I had earlier posted an article on the Subaru Impreza WRX/WRX STI scoop and the various cars utilizing it. This modification is usually done by people to want to make their rides look like they have a gazillion horsepower under their hoods or that these cars really need the extra cooling due to 'having a top mounted intercooler' like an Impreza WRX. Maybe the Toyota Hilux in the picture I posted earlier is a turbo diesel with a top mount intercooler and the scoop is really useful in directing cool air where it is needed the most. But sometimes the scoop is just a dummy intake for the sole purpose of styling and looks. This is like the picture of the Proton Satria turbo conversion above, where the scoop is purely for looks as the intercooler is front mounted. The scoop is redundant.
While I do agree that it is their hard earned money and it is their democratic right to spend it on whatever they feel like doing, sometimes you do feel like someone should tell them not to. The following photo is an example of why you should do just that:
A new Proton Saga with a triple layered Impreza scoop as mentioned by one of the readers of the previous posting. I just had to search for it. And for the benefit of you readers I have found it on a Malaysian buy-sell site. We all know that if you dress badly you may end up being arrested by the fashion police or at the very least the photo of a very badly dressed you in a fashion magazine as an example of how not to dress. Maybe the car is a show car for some motoring event or to showcase the 'skills' of the fiberglass specialist. But we may still need some policing for car mods like these, regardless whether they are just for motor-shows or events; as some people say too much freedom can be a bad thing. This is all the proof you need that sometimes you HAVE to tell someone they have taken things a little too far.