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Would you debadge a 330 if you own/ownd one?


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I recently debadged mine and to be honest I am kind of regretting it. The amount of people that have come up to me recently and been like nice 318 or 328 what have you done to it?! And first off I'm like well it's not a 318, then they respond with oh it's a 328?! And I just sigh a bit and say uhmmm no it's a 330 haha. Then there are the people that are completely ignorant and ask if its an m3.... haha
 

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To me it looks like you were rear ended and was to cheap to replace the emblem. IMHO it makes you look broke regardless of what model car its on. I could be called a purist though. I think they look best when in stock form, once you start adding non BMW wheels, aftermarket body parts, and changing small trim it cheapens the car. If it was supposed to come that way BMW would have done it. To much aftermarket and debadged makes the car look like a old Honda SI that people used to modify way back in the day.

Don't get offended because your car is clean but they could be sisters lol



iv said the same thing. especially when i park next ti a silver civic coupe. lol
 

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I recently debadged mine and to be honest I am kind of regretting it. The amount of people that have come up to me recently and been like nice 318 or 328 what have you done to it?! And first off I'm like well it's not a 318, then they respond with oh it's a 328?! And I just sigh a bit and say uhmmm no it's a 330 haha. Then there are the people that are completely ignorant and ask if its an m3.... haha
lol that makes so much sense. Because to me it makes me think the person is insecure with their low model 318i, so they want to hide people from knowing they got the cheapest/cheaper model.

I htink most people with a 300i will not want to debadge it. Kind of like, would you debadge a Porsche Carrera S? Probably not. You want people to know you got the expensive model. But a Boxster? Maybe, if your goal is to look richer than you are.
 

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I like that my e90 330i was only one model year- i would never debadge it. Maybe if I put a bunch of "M-style touches" on it.
 

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I finally debadged mine.
Well I did debadge it a while back, but I had replaced the
330Ci badge with an ///M badge.
Not ///M3, but I took it off because it just felt wrong.
Also, I had people asking me if it was an ///M3?
So I just had to remove it.
 

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To each his own

I look at things from more of a classic viewpoint. Just like on "Wheeler Dealers", twenty or thirty years from now the most valuable find will be the completely untouched 330. Collectors and purists will not want any part that has been altered or removed from stock. No carbon fibre wrap on the rear view mirrors. Everything stock and oem will be treasured. That's the way I see my car now. After all it's 11. Never in my life had a car for more than six years before.
Don't get me wrong, I've been in other places. Always looking to personalize my car with things that would make it just mine. But a shift took place where I appreciate a car darn near perfect when built that is exceptionally well taken care of.
Imagine you're going thru a car museum. All the cars are best found totally stock in great condition. That's just what feels best to me now.
 

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I recently debadged mine and to be honest I am kind of regretting it. The amount of people that have come up to me recently and been like nice 318 or 328 what have you done to it?! And first off I'm like well it's not a 318, then they respond with oh it's a 328?! And I just sigh a bit and say uhmmm no it's a 330 haha. Then there are the people that are completely ignorant and ask if its an m3.... haha
Perhaps it is just me, but I look at people who want to debadge or even worse, put a "M" label as the same a children playing a game: lets pretend. Something definitely different about that mindset beyond the pre-school years. Does one not think that someone who knows cars will immediately spot that that car is not what it is 'badged' as, and look at the driver twice as to his maturity. A BMW is a BMW, a great car. The model one drives is that model, mis-badging fools no body. But if one feels better, I wonder how high one can go if one puts a few badges on it, ie "M" AND "7". How about going all the way and just mislabel it as some super-expensive spot car.
 
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