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      02-12-2013, 01:39 PM   #45
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Lol can't argue with that logic
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      02-12-2013, 01:48 PM   #46
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If you go to the trouble of adding an extra M badge, anywhere, you do it for a reason. Hmm, what could that be?

Probably it's because you are trying to enhance what people think of your car, and hence you, the driver. Realistically, you are sending a not so subtle signal out that you are a bit of a cock. You've probably gone to the trouble of hunting one down on ebay, or even had the front to go to the BMW parts desk and buy one.

When I see an extra M badge, I therefore make the assumption that said driver is a bit of a cock.

Just my opinion mind, so no one should get too offended.
That logic could be extended to anyone debadging their car, particularly if it's a 4 pot, becasue you want people to assume it's a little more "special". What about all the other modding, twin exhausts etc - each to their own!
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That logic could be extended to anyone debadging their car, particularly if it's a 4 pot, becasue you want people to assume it's a little more "special". What about all the other modding, twin exhausts etc - each to their own!
Don't follow that, sorry Ian!
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      02-12-2013, 02:19 PM   #49
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That logic could be extended to anyone debadging their car, particularly if it's a 4 pot, becasue you want people to assume it's a little more "special". What about all the other modding, twin exhausts etc - each to their own!
Not really, its the opposite, you're removing a factory badge and doing something that is available as free option at purchase.

It's all in the detail!
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      02-12-2013, 02:33 PM   #50
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It is all getting quiet sad, just be happy you own a premium brand car, it is a BMW for gods sake!
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      02-12-2013, 02:36 PM   #51
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It is all getting quiet sad, just be happy you own a premium brand car, it is a BMW for gods sake!
Yes, come on guys I was only after a thumbs up or down on the 'M' badge question.

You are correct mate we are all driving gorgeous cars at the end of the day.

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      02-12-2013, 02:43 PM   #52
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You sure you're not going to shoot it with an Air rifle? LOL
Haha was I been out of order there or did you see the funny side? What's your username on cutters? Check my last post and read my reason for editing.
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Don't add extra random M badges. Simple as that.

Why is this a discussion.

If you add a badge, the hand you add it with should be cut off with a blunt machette.
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It's quite simple really - if it didn't come from the factory with one, don't add one.

And at the end of the day, who are you trying to impress. Most people will have no idea what an M badge is, so is lost on them anyway; likewise R, S, RS, GTI. Those who are in the know, will know that it's meaningless, so pointless again and as we have read here, attracts ridicule...
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That logic could be extended to anyone debadging their car, particularly if it's a 4 pot, becasue you want people to assume it's a little more "special". What about all the other modding, twin exhausts etc - each to their own!
Mine is debadged and you don't really get a much more special 3 series apart from the gts, a true car enthusiast would be able to tell by the exhaust anyway.
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Don't follow that, sorry Ian!
My point is that the reason many people (but not all ) debadge is to hide the model version, lets face it people have been swapping, adding & removing car badges for as long as I've been driving, which is over 40 years. Personally, I'd rather have an M3 that looks like an 320 than a 320 that looks like an M3, but it's all a matter of personal taste
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Mine is debadged and you don't really get a much more special 3 series apart from the gts, a true car enthusiast would be able to tell by the exhaust anyway.
Mine is debadged too, that's the way it came but if it hadn't I would've debadged it myself, as I did my last car - my reason, I just don't like badges of any description
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I think most people would rather have an M3 that looks like a 320 rather than the other way round
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I think most people would rather have an M3 that looks like a 320 rather than the other way round
Duh, I didn't think that one out sensibly
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I only wanted to show my car off, not cause war!!!
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I think most people would rather have an M3 that looks like a 320 rather than the other way round
That's funny. I personally would like an M3 that looks like an M3
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I'm all for the sleeper stealth look. Doesn't attract the wrong kind of attention, and can be quite interesting when you have more of a car performance-wise than the looks would suggest.
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I'm all for the sleeper stealth look. Doesn't attract the wrong kind of attention, and can be quite interesting when you have more of a car performance-wise than the looks would suggest.
Good point yes. I had a VW mk5 R32 in black and it did not look that much different to my wife's VW mk5 GT Sport also in black.

Obviously a car enthusiast would tell the difference but I had to point them out to my wife and daughter.
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That's funny. I personally would like an M3 that looks like an M3
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