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      01-11-2022, 09:38 PM   #89
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I have nothing more to add that hasn't already been said/beat to death about M-Sport trim, M-Performance variants, and actual M cars. Marketing folk are the worst but they usually succeed quite well at pandering to the ignorant masses.

In my teens I was all about flash but the ironic part is, it's when I had the least. Nowadays, I firmly believe that those who flash the most/bark the loudest are usually compromising something somewhere. Adhering fake badges may fool Bob and Cindy next door for your ego boost, but lets dive deeper into why you really need that boost, shall we?
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      08-03-2022, 06:03 PM   #92
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Ssme bs with the morons putting Hellcat badges on everything...even cars that are not even MOPAR
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      08-04-2022, 11:28 AM   #93
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This makes me want to put a bunch of fake badges on my car.

Doug, in his video, says something unsubstantiated and I think CERTAINLY wrong in some of not many cases. He said people are trying to make their car seem like it's more than it is by putting on fake badgers and I don't think this is always true. I think the same way people wear team jerseys or exotic car tee shirts to celebrate the brand, some people are just adding some of these badges to celebrate Ms or AMGs or whatever. It's quite an assumption to say that these folks are decorating their cars trying to fool people.

And how is it that much worse than spoilers that do nothing, fake vents that do nothing, exhaust that makes more noise that it needs to.

Cut people some slack and don't condescend. And certainly don't assume you know what their intention is.
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This makes me want to put a bunch of fake badges on my car.

Doug, in his video, says something unsubstantiated and I think CERTAINLY wrong in some of not many cases. He said people are trying to make their car seem like it's more than it is by putting on fake badgers and I don't think this is always true. I think the same way people wear team jerseys or exotic car tee shirts to celebrate the brand, some people are just adding some of these badges to celebrate Ms or AMGs or whatever. It's quite an assumption to say that these folks are decorating their cars trying to fool people.

And how is it that much worse than spoilers that do nothing, fake vents that do nothing, exhaust that makes more noise that it needs to.

Cut people some slack and don't condescend. And certainly don't assume you know what their intention is.
Ugh, why else would you add a fake badge to a car if not trying to portray it as something that it isnt? Its no different than wearing a fake Rolex or a woman wearing a fake purse. You are trying to fool the masses into thinking you own something more valuable than you do.

Wearing a BMW shirt to support the brand has nothing to do with, and isnt remotely close to slapping an M badge on a 330i.

Fake vents, large spoilers, etc may be in poor taste to most, but they dont hide what the car really is. Again, its not the same as re-badging the car to a superior model.

Anyway - I think this discussion is all in good fun. If you want to slap an AMG badge on your entry level c class then go ahead! But those who know will surely giggle and scratch their head when they see the fake badge.
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      08-04-2022, 01:47 PM   #95
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The M badges on the brake calipers are ridiculous too, especially when considering that the E46 M3 doesn't even have M badges on its brake calipers...
Aren't the E46 M3's brake calipers too tiny to even fit an M logo on them?
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Aren't the E46 M3's brake calipers too tiny to even fit an M logo on them?
Pretty sure the M logo is cast into the caliper, same with the E36.
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How about we also stop with fake exhausts while we’re at it?
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I forgot about this horrid little car until today.

I had one of these on loan when mine went in for warranty work. Got the funniest looks from strangers. Felt like a soccer mom for the day.
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I don't see what the big deal is. It's your car do what you want.

Case in point, I think canards are stupid, but people love adding those to their cars.
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I don't see what the big deal is. It's your car do what you want.

Case in point, I think canards are stupid, but people love adding those to their cars.
Some of them do look kinda cool though.
If only they had functional value...
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I don't see what the big deal is. It's your car do what you want.

Case in point, I think canards are stupid, but people love adding those to their cars.
For science: do you have those stripes on the grille of your car, or some sort of decal?
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I don't see what the big deal is. It's your car do what you want.

Case in point, I think canards are stupid, but people love adding those to their cars.
For science: do you have those stripes on the grille of your car, or some sort of decal?
I def do not lol.

I'm not into that BMW trend at all, but again, it's your car, you do you.
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