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      08-08-2008, 12:40 AM   #1
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now, im not the type to judge others by their car taste and whatever nick nacks they have on it. but this one has really gotten to my head.

we all know bmw has made the corona rings their trademark by just putting it on most if not all of their cars nowadays. but i am seeing more and more of these mazda3's with after market corona rings. kind of like how audi is slowly making the led strips and "audi" thing. imo, this is no different than putting a poser badge on a car. to even make it worse, they also add the shark fin!. seriously, why not just by a used 3'er. i have also seen the corona rings on a subaru impreza! im not sure if its just a fad where i live (vancouver) or is it happening elsewhere also?
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From your title, I thought you were talking about Xerox machines
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i think you're referring to the halos/angel eyes that everyone has as an aftermarket option?
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now, im not the type to judge others by their car taste and whatever nick nacks they have on it. but this one has really gotten to my head.

we all know bmw has made the corona rings their trademark by just putting it on most if not all of their cars nowadays. but i am seeing more and more of these mazda3's with after market corona rings. kind of like how audi is slowly making the led strips and "audi" thing. imo, this is no different than putting a poser badge on a car. to even make it worse, they also add the shark fin!. seriously, why not just by a used 3'er. i have also seen the corona rings on a subaru impreza! im not sure if its just a fad where i live (vancouver) or is it happening elsewhere also?
I think you should lighten up. Who cares?
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      08-08-2008, 01:16 AM   #5
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yes yes yes, who cares. but this is one of my personal hates. like some men are apposed to wearing pink than others. like you said, who cares! but i had a question in my vent. anywhere else is this done?
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Its happening here in Manila too...Mazda 3's mostly...seen some Jazz/Fit with one big ring of light also...

I don't really care though...I am just glad than when I get beside a car with that...I am in my E46 325i (which incidentally did not come with angel eyes, just retrofitted), and I know he probably wants to be in my car instead! hehe!
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      08-08-2008, 01:18 AM   #7
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Back to the OP's question, I see it often here in Georgia. Mazdas, Civics... Yesterday I saw a full-size chevy truck with projectors and angel eyes....and a one-inch gap between the lenses and fenders, too. Whatever. It doesn't bother me.
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From your title, I thought you were talking about Xerox machines
Me too ..I was ready to whip out that credit card and buy an "Ultimate Copying Machine" for the office
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Still kinda irritating.
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now, im not the type to judge others by their car taste and whatever nick nacks they have on it. but this one has really gotten to my head.

we all know bmw has made the corona rings their trademark by just putting it on most if not all of their cars nowadays. but i am seeing more and more of these mazda3's with after market corona rings. kind of like how audi is slowly making the led strips and "audi" thing. imo, this is no different than putting a poser badge on a car. to even make it worse, they also add the shark fin!. seriously, why not just by a used 3'er. i have also seen the corona rings on a subaru impreza! im not sure if its just a fad where i live (vancouver) or is it happening elsewhere also?
if someone is copying you that means they like your style and creativity. i would think that makes me feel good to own a BMW. The leaders in the automotive world. Companies can do whatever the hell they want to do. Who cares...... its marketing. And anyway Halos dont look good on any car but BMWs
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It does annoy me.

There are a lot of people who put shark fins on their cars over here, and they still have their original antenna sticking out.

Oh well. Everyone unto themselves.
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This barely moves the needle on the care-o-meter.

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