Message:Thank you for saying what every good shop owner would love to say. Great video.
Message:That was soooooo dope!!! Tell like it is! There is not alot of people like this still around in the world. We need more people like Vinny Ten!!
Message:That is so spot on. I feel that if customers that are new to the car scene and do not understand basic engine mechanical theory but want to have a car built because they saw some youtube videos of fast cars should be turned away until they do some homework. People need to understand what it actually takes to own, maintain and drive a high horsepower car before a shop will build their vehicle. I have been studing vehicles and high performance engine output since age 12 and I still learn things on a regular basis. When These kids today watch an episode or 2 of TopGear and think they have a slightest clue about cars and builds. It opens a door for a world of issues.
Message:I have always said I am high paid janitor cleaning up others mess's.
Message:This guy is EXACTLY the same as he was twenty years ago.Speaks with the same passion and enthusiasm as ever. Love you Vinny Ten!
Message:Amotherfuckingmen! I preach this each day. People building cars according to their pens size. The truest words. Miss the old days. Have fun and keep it going!
Message:Well done Vinny, saying what we all wish we could. Kudos to you sir and may your business outlast all those that shouldn't.
Message:I'm surprised that guy got over 500 HP out of a T25 >.<
Message:Vinny, You can add our shop to the list of people that care, but end up dealing with other peoples nightmares. Great rant brother! Just like old times. You all know the saying, you want Cheap, Fast and reliable. But you can only choose 2. cheap and fast is not reliable. fast and reliable is not cheap. The choice is yours. And you are 100% correct. you are waaay more than a mechanic. an artist who's canvas is fuel injected turbocharged glory is more appropriate. Long live Big Blue! GRIM
Message:My Man Vinny Ten telling it like it is.... I deal with this crap everyday... Got a guy now asking me to perform a miracle on his car after 4 shops screwed him and he's 40k in the hole and his car is still in pieces... I sent him an estimate in 08 and 2010 and he didn't like the price... I told him you pay less when they know less.. You're paying me for what I know...
Message:Blame the internet, forums, hype, bottom dollar pricing to get labor/tuning. Then you can add-in every kid with a laptop and a few hours on a forum and they are a self proclaimed expert tuner/builder without actually lifting a finger. There really is no substitute for a hands on experience and a little thinking out side the box. The spoon fed miss-information highway can sometimes be a roadblock to learning what works in reality. Unfortunately it's the way it is and it's here to stay. Luckily in the tuner/ builder world, time weeds most of this stuff out.
Message:Dear Customers, This will now be required viewing for any large projects...Vinny covers everything.
Message:I love Vinny! He says it like it is!
Message:Vinny is 150 % RIGHT! we have to educate the customers. the best part was when he said the customer goes somewhere else after he told him what he didn't want to here. then they come back crying wanting a deal. theses are the reasons that I pick and choose my clientes. don't need the " on the internet I saw" or the "i read in a magazine" customers! VINNY KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.
Message:Wow, what a great video. It's crazy how every single straight shooter in this business deals with the exact same obstacles and issues. Well said, Mr. Ten.
Message:they say in the tattoo business, a good tattoo isn't cheap and a cheap tattoo isn't good....you always get what you pay for...
Message:Welcome to the truth! Thanks for the link Buford!
Message:Wow, so true on all accounts. My favorite was the customer that wants someone elses mistakes fixed for cheaper than originally quoted at your shop. You get what you pay for and it holds so true!
Message:explaining like it is Vinny. Modern day cars requires unique type of skills. I've seen little young kids opening a so-called "racing/tuning" shop and seen these nightmares their customer brings home.
Message:Amen brother! This video should be shown to anyone that wants to modify a car prior to them starting.....it should be compulsory viewing haha.
Message:am I glad I'm going to autotech school and mechanical engineering school.
Message:Oooohhhh dear now I know why the crew at my workshop think I'm on drugs... My bad :(
Message:Great advice for anyone preparing to build a high horsepower car!