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      03-16-2011, 10:50 PM   #1
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A funny story

I pulled into my dealership this afternoon to pick up my M3 after I had the performance exhaust installed. As I parked I notice a blue "M3" parked near the entrance. I was surprised that I had never seen an M3 like this one before, single exhaust with dual tips, 16 inch wheels, standard, older 3 series front end.. I have to admit I was stumped. About that time a guy walks out, gets in it and drives off. At the same time my SA walks out and he looked at my puzzled face, smiles, and says, "it is a 2001 328 with an M3 badge"...

I should have seen it right away.. just never dawned on me that someone
would actually put an M3 badge on anything other than an M3..
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      03-16-2011, 11:14 PM   #2
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I'll change the title to "A sad story."
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      03-16-2011, 11:26 PM   #3
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You see that a lot here in Miami. Sone don't even change the bumpers..they leave a 2000 323ci stock and put m3 badges.
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It probably gets along with his M3 keychain...
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      03-16-2011, 11:55 PM   #5
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ha... thats so stupid. You should ask them how much power that badge added.
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      03-16-2011, 11:59 PM   #6
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I went the other way. I put a 328 badges on my M3 to make it a sleeper car. Kidding.
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      03-17-2011, 01:48 AM   #7
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I pulled into my dealership this afternoon to pick up my M3 after I had the performance exhaust installed. As I parked I notice a blue "M3" parked near the entrance. I was surprised that I had never seen an M3 like this one before, single exhaust with dual tips, 16 inch wheels, standard, older 3 series front end.. I have to admit I was stumped. About that time a guy walks out, gets in it and drives off. At the same time my SA walks out and he looked at my puzzled face, smiles, and says, "it is a 2001 328 with an M3 badge"...

I should have seen it right away.. just never dawned on me that someone
would actually put an M3 badge on anything other than an M3..
Hey, if that gets him (ghetto) chicks...
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      03-17-2011, 01:50 AM   #8
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I had the performance exhaust installed.

Would love to hear this in person.
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      03-17-2011, 02:16 AM   #9
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i've seen a lot of socal E36 guys do this. not sure why anyone would do such a thing but... whatever floats their boat i guess? lol. i've seen alot of A5 owners doing this too (putting a S5 badge on a regular A5).
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      03-17-2011, 02:50 AM   #10
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This should be punishable by being forced to drive a Yugo for a month.

That being said, I bought the ///M rim stickers and stuck them on the side sole of my sneakers........ I can barely keep up with my feet these days. (j/k)
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I've seen a couple civics that have full body kits and whatnot and the owners put BMW roundels on it....
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      03-17-2011, 07:56 AM   #12
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I think it's funny.
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      03-17-2011, 09:03 AM   #13
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lol sadly I have seen this a few times.
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      03-17-2011, 09:26 AM   #14
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      03-17-2011, 11:26 AM   #15
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Unfortunately this is a very common occurrence from fake BMW Roudels, M, AMG, GTR, and I've even seen a Porsche crest on a KIA!!I never understand this, sure they may fool some but when you pull up next to the people in the real thing they never want to have any fun just slouch in their seat
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      03-17-2011, 12:18 PM   #16
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Would love to hear this in person.
It is amazing, way better in person than any of the videos. If I wasn't 6 hours
away from you I would swing by so you could hear it..
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I've seen it happen a lot

it's kind of common lol

whenever my 328 people would want me to get M3 badges for them, I'd tell them no
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I pulled into my dealership this afternoon to pick up my M3 after I had the performance exhaust installed. As I parked I notice a blue "M3" parked near the entrance. I was surprised that I had never seen an M3 like this one before, single exhaust with dual tips, 16 inch wheels, standard, older 3 series front end.. I have to admit I was stumped. About that time a guy walks out, gets in it and drives off. At the same time my SA walks out and he looked at my puzzled face, smiles, and says, "it is a 2001 328 with an M3 badge"...

I should have seen it right away.. just never dawned on me that someone
would actually put an M3 badge on anything other than an M3..
That is sad! But more interestingly, how about pics of the exhaust and your impressions?
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It is amazing, way better in person than any of the videos. If I wasn't 6 hours
away from you I would swing by so you could hear it..
I got to hear it in person in Dallas a couple weeks ago. It definitely has a very distinct sound to it.
I liked it a lot, I just wish they'd come off the price a bit. Not sure what you got yours for, but I was quoted $4700 at my dealer. Don't believe that included install either. Haven't been able to bring myself to take that kinda plunge yet.
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If I had a 328i I would put a 329i badge on my car.

This way I can still thumb my nose at all the lowly 328i owners, but not step on 330i, 335i and M3 owners toes.
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but if it's just a M badge, and not a M3 badge, then it's okay as long as they have mtech

that's how it is in some countries straight from bmw
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If I had a 328i I would put a 329i badge on my car.

This way I can still thumb my nose at all the lowly 328i owners, but not step on 330i, 335i and M3 owners toes.
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