im sorry but this word chav has been blown all out of proportion dont forget we all have to start somewhere i mean the cars listed above are all cheap cars to buy and mod performance and styling wise but what you have to consider is a 17 year old just passed his test buys a 1.4 corsa b totally standard insurance is going to cost him £2,000 or their abouts so to mod it he has to do it on the cheap eg lexus light £30 of ebay imo look sh!t but to him look nice and are cheap, the callipers and drums are looking a little rusty £20 on some paint a vast improvement but to the other drivers look sh!t
so in conclusion i think chav can be described as young drivers on a budget !!!!
As Oscar Wilde once said to Whistler, 'I wish that I had said that' (Whistler replied,' You will, Oscar, you will').
Chav is a lifestyle, not just the type of mods you do to your car. I started out with a Ford Anglia 105E. No money, so mods were cheap - smaller steering wheel, chrome effect mirrors, a few extra worry gauges, de-bumpered, etc., the sort of things some people consider to be chavy these days. It was only once I could afford it and gained some experience and skill that the flip front, bubble arches, bigger wheels, suspension mods and bigger engine appeared.
As I have said before, long live the crap mods as they make our cars look so much better