in this week's window shop episode, we told our shoppers to find the most interesting modified and custom cars they could buy for under $15,000. while we started our search with visions of the sort of nos-equipped engine-swapped turbocharged awesomeness you see in the fast & furious films, a few of us didn't quite hit that mark. actually, most of us didn't even come close.
to help us find modded stuff, the c/d crew is joined by youtuber jason fenske of engineering explained. fenske wows us with a ford pickup that promises near ram trx levels of horsepower for an equally unbelievable $7000. in addition to fenske's finds, the c/d staff uncovers an ls-swapped second-generation mazda rx-7, an e30 3-series with an e36 m3 engine, a very polished mini cooper, and yet another four-wheel-drive amc eagle. k.c. colwell's near sti-spec subaru forester gives us pause—not because of the mods, but because of the "suv mendoza line." if you're not familiar with this, don't worry; it's all explained.