Originally Posted by lkraven
Forgive me-- I know this has probably been beat to death.
I'm debadging my 335i because I don't care what people think about the car I'm driving...
You shouldn't care about what other people think about the car they're driving either. It's their personal preference, and if they want to be tacky, let them be. They like it, and what matters most is how it makes them feel.
Personally, the purist in me does not much care for non-OEM, pseudo-M parts. Am I bothered by the M-sport 330i or 335i? No, because that's the way it it was offered from the factory. It's a M-sport, not a M3, we know the difference, and if someone has a problem with it, that's their problem. I love the M-sport shifter knob, because of the way it feels, looks, and the little ///M is cool. Same thing with the M-steering wheel. It's thicker, feels better, looks better, IS better. I'm not going to hate on it because someone has a problem with the little M on it.
The Mercedes C230 has AMG exhaust tips on it. That doesn't make it less of a car, and its owner a poser.