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      07-08-2014, 11:29 AM   #177
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saw a "M3" yesterday, took a photo, when home to check on the computer, turns out an M3 is a real car!
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      07-08-2014, 11:30 AM   #178
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I think the most common though is seeing some base mustang with a Shelby Snake on it. OR the guy I saw with a Bentley logo on his chrysley 300 hahaha. Seen a few Fake M's in my area as well, even one on an X3 smh..
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      07-08-2014, 12:56 PM   #179
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Some people are superficial, some people are genuine, some people can't tell the difference, and some just don't give a damn.

This guy is hilarious...

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      07-08-2014, 04:00 PM   #180
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obviously for added hp and tq....what a silly question

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      07-08-2014, 11:27 PM   #181
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It's not fake, remember that bmw is putting M badges on everything.....
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      07-08-2014, 11:58 PM   #182
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saw a "M3" yesterday, took a photo, when home to check on the computer, turns out an M3 is a real car!
Happened to me few times.
I took a picture of X6 with M logo. Took a picture X6 M , and tried to post it. Found out it was real X6 M.

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      07-09-2014, 11:29 AM   #183
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Why do people do this?
The funny thing is that the ONLY people this would impress are the very ones who can tell that it's a fake. For example, my 9 year old son is a gear head and he points out pretty much EVERY fake /M, AMG, F, etc. badge. It's getting a bit tougher as every manufacturer is trying to cash in with the special edition car with the upgraded badge, but he knows where such badges belong and where they are placed only for the "real thing". He laughs and points at the vehicle, often with the driver noticing and trying to do their best invisibility impersonation.

My wife on the other hand doesn't even notice the "real" cars. Even when they are pointed out to her she doesn't realize the difference between an S65 AMG and a Corolla. She is fooled by the badges, yet couldn't care less about the badge because she doesn't even "know" to be "impressed".

I had a great set of frantic looks in the rear view mirror of the car ahead of me last week. He was in his 325i "M3" in front of my in my e90 M and from the look of his face in the rear view, he was fully aware that I knew he had a fake badge job. All I could do was shake my head and smile.
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      07-09-2014, 11:31 AM   #184
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Happened to me few times.
I took a picture of X6 with M logo. Took a picture X6 M , and tried to post it. Found out it was real X6 M.

Yes, there is an X6 M. What I find funny are the Merc drivers who like the AMG version of their SUV, then paste the AMG badge after their own-ie. ML350 AMG. Unless I'm mistaken EVERY real AMG uses a two digit designation (at least most do) and there is NO "ML350 AMG". Even with the AMG packages, the badges go on the wheels, etc., but never on the deck lid-much like BMW.
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      07-09-2014, 11:35 AM   #185
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Some people are superficial, some people are genuine, some people can't tell the difference, and some just don't give a damn.

This guy is hilarious...
This is true. I even met a pharm rep about a year back who had owned a "fake" C250 AMG. Unfortunately he purchased it private seller and paid the premium for the "premium model". He hadn't realized until years after trading it in that it was fake-when we were having a discussion about this very topic (ironically, he brought it up) and I mentioned seeing a "fake C180 AMG last week"-his jaw almost hit the floor when he asked how I knew and I told him that there is no such thing.
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      07-09-2014, 11:58 AM   #186
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Someone once posted pictures of an R8 here that had the Audi logos (including the one on the engine) replaced with the roundel. Go figure.
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      07-09-2014, 07:42 PM   #187
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Can any experts tell me if this one is legit?



Another angle if needed:
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      07-09-2014, 07:52 PM   #188
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What difference does it make what people do with their cars?
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      07-09-2014, 07:59 PM   #189
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Can any experts tell me if this one is legit?
My neighbor has an M33 and it has a quad exhaust so I'd say "not legit". Nice try tho...
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      07-09-2014, 09:26 PM   #190
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Can any experts tell me if this one is legit?



Another angle if needed:
This is the Mercury Villager M33 special edition with BMW badgery and grills from pep boys imports division. Notice the license plate which surely stands for awkward when a BMW is behind this yahoo.
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      07-09-2014, 09:53 PM   #191
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This one deserves an M3 badge! 1000+hp Modified Honda Odyssey. The expose intercooler was specially interesting. (images from History channel's Top Gear USA)
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      07-11-2014, 02:50 PM   #193
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Can any experts tell me if this one is legit?



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hahaha thats hilarious
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      07-11-2014, 04:34 PM   #194
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This one deserves an M3 badge! 1000+hp Modified Honda Odyssey. The expose intercooler was specially interesting. (images from History channel's Top Gear USA)
I wonder if the Oddy can get more than 150 of that to the ground, however.

I'd much rather have the Juke-R. It looks like a Juke, but has the GT-R drivetrain, chassis and engine so it can actually use the ludicrous amount of power. Unfortunately as far as I know there are not many around and most are spoken for by middle east royalty.
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      07-14-2014, 12:02 PM   #195
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This is the Mercury Villager M33 special edition with BMW badgery and grills from pep boys imports division. Notice the license plate which surely stands for awkward when a BMW is behind this yahoo.
Thanks. At first I didn't recognize this, but I didn't know this one was the LCI version.




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      07-14-2014, 01:43 PM   #196
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Thanks. At first I didn't recognize this, but I didn't know this one was the LCI version.




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Also when they swap out the ZCP wheels with OEM Villager wheels, it throws you off as you'd think it's a civic villager.

does that makes sense?
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      07-14-2014, 09:03 PM   #197
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hahaha thats hilarious
I SERIOUSLY want to know what that person is thinking! Someone find them, please, and ask them for me.

"Excuse me, can I ask you a question? Just what in the actual f*ck are you doing with this BS?"

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      07-15-2014, 07:12 PM   #198
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Also when they swap out the ZCP wheels with OEM Villager wheels, it throws you off as you'd think it's a civic villager.

does that makes sense?
I wonder if a Civic Villager has more torque than a Civic E90....


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