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      11-03-2014, 03:17 PM   #23
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Definitely not the reason he does it. Not questioning your motive at all. But he has literally said to me that he does it for the reason I stated.
I actually rewrote how I was going to say that just so it didn't seem like I was questioning your judgement, so thank you for being civil. I hear ya, I am not sure what some people are thinking. I was talking with a guy in Virginia at the beginning of the year and he swore up and down that his car was an M3, but it was a 335i. He badged it all up and was bragging to some chick. We asked him if it was turbo charged and he said, "hell yes it is, twin turbo charged is the ONLY way the M engineers do anything!" It was an E92. Sigh.........
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Definitely not the reason he does it. Not questioning your motive at all. But he has literally said to me that he does it for the reason I stated.
I actually rewrote how I was going to say that just so it didn't seem like I was questioning your judgement, so thank you for being civil. I hear ya, I am not sure what some people are thinking. I was talking with a guy in Virginia at the beginning of the year and he swore up and down that his car was an M3, but it was a 335i. He badged it all up and was bragging to some chick. We asked him if it was turbo charged and he said, "hell yes it is, twin turbo charged is the ONLY way the M engineers do anything!" It was an E92. Sigh.........
No worries man. Thanks for being civil on your side too. The anecdote you shared could easily have been the guy I was referencing. He also lives in VA. Don't get those guys at all. I have a 330i too and badge or no badge would never pretend like it's something it isn't.
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No worries man. Thanks for being civil on your side too. The anecdote you shared could easily have been the guy I was referencing. He also lives in VA. Don't get those guys at all. I have a 330i too and badge or no badge would never pretend like it's something it isn't.
I just noticed that you are out there! My brother is the guitarist for The Deloreans, so go look them up and jam out!

This dude had all sorts of M3 shit on his car. That is the reason I approached him.
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Will definitely try to check them out Mhead. Love the use of Pacman on their site - assuming I found the right band.
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Will definitely try to check them out Mhead. Love the use of Pacman on their site - assuming I found the right band.
That is them for sure! They play all over the east coast. Let them know that Matt sent you. Actually, just go up to the long haired guitarist and tell him you talked to his brother on the BMW forum. He will instantly love you!!
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Acura TSX with an identity crisis...
Oh damn! The unicorn Acura-Mercedes TSX turbo hybrid!! Good catch. You don't see those everyday.
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Took this awhile ago, but I still see it around every now and then
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Saw this next to me at the car wash
To be fair though, there are some dealerships near me that do this for customer cars even before delivery. They offered it to on my 335 thinking I would love it and was surprised when I turned them down.

As well, there are plenty of people who hear something once and don't remeber the details when it comes to their car. My brother in law is still convinced his 750 is a V12 because the dealer told him so. A count of the cylinders wouldn't even change his mind.
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This one made me laugh a little. Don't you think this is a little tongue and cheek?
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Here is one that should have debadged. Evo roof diffuser and wing on an ES with hubcaps. ROFLMAO.
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LOL... it's not bothering me when people use M badge at all. Indeed they are respecting M Division ...
What is really bothering me is 12 M badge we have on our cars (exterior) and 6 M badge (interior) for total of 18 badges...
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To be fair though, there are some dealerships near me that do this for customer cars even before delivery. They offered it to on my 335 thinking I would love it and was surprised when I turned them down.

As well, there are plenty of people who hear something once and don't remeber the details when it comes to their car. My brother in law is still convinced his 750 is a V12 because the dealer told him so. A count of the cylinders wouldn't even change his mind.
I understand and I respect when they would decline like you did. But obviously the owner agreed to it and was most likely excited about hes M and to top it off I can BET that he's reasoning would be that he tuned and modified it to be faster then the m equivalent
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I've found it fun recently to just pull up alongside any fake badges and simply give a thumbs down out the window.

Most likely not the reaction they're looking for from other BMW owners.
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What sucks about this one is that there is a real amg c63 that wanted that plate and now it's not available
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What sucks about this one is that there is a real amg c63 that wanted that plate and now it's not available

Let's give the guy the benefit of the doubt and assume it was previously on his C63 AMG Black Edition and he has fallen on hard times. I am sure he wants to get back to his previous financial position, so he is just hanging onto the plates until he pulls himself up by his bootstraps and gets another one!
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I understand and I respect when they would decline like you did. But obviously the owner agreed to it and was most likely excited about hes M and to top it off I can BET that he's reasoning would be that he tuned and modified it to be faster then the m equivalent
But that dealership I was talking about does it to cars in the showroom for sale. They have M Performance parts added to it so I think that is how they justify it. They will let customers assume that it is an M-like car and some have no clue what they are really buying and put credibility in the M badging even though us enthusiasts know what is what.

Having said that, yes, the majority are posers trying to fool others who don't really know much about vehicles in general.
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What sucks about this one is that there is a real amg c63 that wanted that plate and now it's not available
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Let's give the guy the benefit of the doubt and assume it was previously on his C63 AMG Black Edition and he has fallen on hard times. I am sure he wants to get back to his previous financial position, so he is just hanging onto the plates until he pulls himself up by his bootstraps and gets another one!
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But that dealership I was talking about does it to cars in the showroom for sale. They have M Performance parts added to it so I think that is how they justify it. They will let customers assume that it is an M-like car and some have no clue what they are really buying and put credibility in the M badging even though us enthusiasts know what is what.

Having said that, yes, the majority are posers trying to fool others who don't really know much about vehicles in general.
Ok, you gotta let the cat out of the bag. Which poseur dealership is this?? If it's GTA I just have to go lol, maybe put on a dufus routine, would love to have them sling their bs to see how stupid they really are!!
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But that dealership I was talking about does it to cars in the showroom for sale. They have M Performance parts added to it so I think that is how they justify it. They will let customers assume that it is an M-like car and some have no clue what they are really buying and put credibility in the M badging even though us enthusiasts know what is what.

Having said that, yes, the majority are posers trying to fool others who don't really know much about vehicles in general.
The ppl who do fall for the tricks generally aren't enthusiast to begin with and wouldn't even understand what they are posing to be. But I understand where ur coming from too about scam artist dealerships
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