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Pimp My Ride (2004–2007)

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Xzibit finds the owner of a ruined car and takes it to the West Coast Customs for a renovation.

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Xzibit finds the owner of a ruined car and takes it to the West Coast Customs for a renovation.

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4 March 2004 (USA)  »

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Enchúlame la máquina  »

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The show now takes place at GAS (Galpin Auto Sports) Garage instead of West Coast Customs with all new mechanics, although Mad Mike still stays on the show. See more »


Referenced in Honest Trailers: 8 Mile (2015) See more »

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Great, impressive, entertaining show!
17 September 2005 | by (Guadalajara, Mexico) – See all my reviews

Pimp My Ride comes from the now overused concept of reality TV that started with The Real World and Big Brother. However, there are 3 things that make it a great family show: the host Xzibit, the West Coast Customs crew, and the extremes they go to when fixing up cars (the "pimpification" process).

Xzibit plays a very important part as the host, thanks to his spontaneous, natural style and his peculiar, unique sense of humor; he made me laugh in the floor more than once. The other greatest player is the West Coast Customs crew. Unlike the crew from their counterparts in Overhaulin', who give a much more professional and serious image, in Pimp My Ride you can see they have a lot of fun while doing the job, giving a lot more informal, energetic, juvenile image to the show. The pimpification process is the third part that makes this show a great one. Even though some modifications are even unpractical like having three PSP's, a DVD monitor next to the dogs' dishes or a washing machine in the car, exaggeration is what counts: not everyone has one of these things on their cars, and that's what makes them so special.

I've seen many detractors wielding the argument that says these cars would get stolen immediately. Well, think about that: these pimped cars are usually worth $30-40'000 dollars of accessories, audio and rimz 'n tirez; a Mercedes-Benz, a BMW or a Lincoln car are worth the same value or more, and some are even more prone to stealing than fixed cars because of their retail value, so the likelihood that a pimped car gets stolen, at least in theory, is about the same as the one a luxury car has. Sure, they look very impressive, but think this too: a Navigator or a Cadillac also look almost this impressive.

This is what makes Pimp My Ride a wonderful TV show.

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