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Old 06-01-2005, 12:09 PM
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To anyone who thinks debadging is a "poseur" thing to do: Since you have no idea why their car is like that (easier waxing, badge was stolen, looks cleaner, etc.) a statement like that says more about you than them.

Now, I think we can all agree that MISbadging is a poseur thing to do. A few months ago I saw an E46 330ci with an M3 badge on it, and all I could think was "how sad."
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Old 06-01-2005, 12:21 PM
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To anyone who thinks debadging is a "poseur" thing to do: Since you have no idea why their car is like that (easier waxing, badge was stolen, looks cleaner, etc.) a statement like that says more about you than them.
Agreed
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Old 06-01-2005, 01:58 PM
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To anyone who thinks debadging is a "poseur" thing to do: Since you have no idea why their car is like that (easier waxing, badge was stolen, looks cleaner, etc.) a statement like that says more about you than them.
Now that sounds to me exactly like something that a poser would say...

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Old 06-01-2005, 04:42 PM
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Now that sounds to me exactly like something that a poser would say...
This from a guy in a jag-yoo-ahhh.
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Old 06-01-2005, 05:25 PM
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This from a guy in a jag-yoo-ahhh.
Only at the vacation house in Florida where [when there] I want to relax, be as comfortable as possible, shut out the outside world with a silent cabin and listen to great music...and still be able to put the hammer down and pull that 4000 lbs. of rolling English club comfort to 60mph in 6.3 sec. and up to 155 mph, and still get 25mpg at cruise [four shop visits in three years all covered by warranty].

In L.A. it is [soon-to-be] an e90 330i PP, SP, CWP, CA, Steptronic.

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Old 06-01-2005, 09:38 PM
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I want to relax, be as comfortable as possible, shut out the outside world with a silent cabin and listen to great music...and still be able to put the hammer down and pull that 4000 lbs. of rolling English club comfort to 60mph in 6.3 sec. and up to 155 mph, and still get 25mpg at cruise [four shop visits in three years all covered by warranty].
Debadging a vehicle may be as foriegn to you as what others consider the impossibility of being happy with a Taurus.. I mean hag.. no wait.. JAG.. Oh, whatever.
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Old 06-02-2005, 08:53 AM
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Debadging a vehicle may be as foreign to you as what others consider the impossibility of being happy with a Taurus.. I mean hag.. no wait.. JAG.. Oh, whatever.
See, that falls flat with me because 1] I don't give a rat's arse about what anyone else thinks regarding what I drive and 2] I am secure enough in my own opinions and choices that I couldn't care less that Ford now owns Jaguar [and Volvo, and Mazda, and Aston Martin, etc.] and that the two companies share parts.

What is most interesting to me is the original poster specifically asked for opinions on 'de-badging' an e90 and he didn't specify - 'only those opinions in favor of it'

I simply offered my opinion, no more, no less. You and a couple of others seem to have such a difficult time with me expressing an opinion that is contrary to your own views that it strikes me as an obvious kind of insecurity.

I have to wonder if these protestations are not in fact masking some form of compensation?

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Old 06-02-2005, 09:16 AM
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See, that falls flat with me because 1] I don't give a rat's arse about what anyone else thinks regarding what I drive and 2] I am secure enough in my own opinions and choices that I couldn't care less that Ford now owns Jaguar [and Volvo, and Mazda, and Aston Martin, etc.] and that the two companies share parts.
1) I didnt say anything about YOUR car. I drew a paralell between someone being happy with a jag and your thoughts on debadging.

2) It's hardly believeable to feign interest in what others think of your car when you offer your own opinions on debadging posuers and 155MPH english comfort.

3) Since this is quickly becoming a public p!ssing contest, we should either take it to PM or drop it. As I don't care anymore after having made the above case, I doubt I'll continue.

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Old 06-02-2005, 09:18 AM
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i debadged my car cus i hate wax build ups..
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Old 06-02-2005, 09:40 AM
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It's hardly believeable to feign interest in what others think of your car when you offer your own opinions on debadging posuers and 155MPH english comfort.
No, no, you have that completely wrong. I will gladly offer my own opinions and impressions on any number of subjects. What I don't care about is whether or not anyone else agrees with me.

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Since this is quickly becoming a public p!ssing contest, we should either take it to PM or drop it. As I don't care anymore after having made the above case, I doubt I'll continue.
No "pissing" here. Just honest curiosity as to why my having offered my opinion on the specific thread subject resulted in a couple of ad hominem attacks; first the, "that says more about you" crack and then 'dissing' one of my whips.

Hey, no big deal right? Opinions are like pubic hair; everyone has at least a few. It seems to me however that my opinion on 'de-badging' has here struck a nerve or two.

No pissing, just morbid curiosity.
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Old 06-03-2005, 09:47 AM
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That's actually the reason I would debagde a 330 or M3....so people would automatically assume it's a 325. That's just me, though.
I think i'll asume you drove an M3 if you debadged your M3... there are other things that differentiate between a regular 3 and an M...
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I wanted to start my own thread on this, but figured i'd glom onto this one.

I was in Holland for the last week and just about *every* BMW that i saw (from Amsterdam to Maastricht) was debadged. It was annoying because I was looking closely at every BMW I saw for E90's! Oh, and because I'm gassing for a BMW

Why do you think this is? This is a very uncommon "option" in the USA.
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