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09-08-2012 09:58 PM
Car.crash Nope all badges present and correct. I have even renewed them on my cupra as they were faded.
09-08-2012 02:31 PM
bottletree Ouch!! I take it your car is degadged then?
09-07-2012 10:29 PM
Car.crash
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Originally Posted by bottletree View Post
Why do it? I can not for the life of me see the sense in this at all. It's a bloody car for crying out loud that gets you from A to B, not a flippin person who has there own soul and life. My brother bought an Audi recently that came debadged, so now he's had to spend some dosh on replacements. I think cars that have been debadged look plain and lack personality to be honest. A waste of money and it looks crap.
Rant over.
Nearly as bad as driving round with no MOT for a year.
You worry about yourself before you worry about others
09-07-2012 09:35 PM
18ME I may have to debadge the C-Max that I've just bought as I noticed this evening that the i in Titanium is missing and the other badges are a bit grubby.

I did debadge a VXR8 a couple of years ago because 1. It looked much cleaner 2. It said Vauxhall but it was really an Holden 3. It was funny seeing peoples faces trying to work out why a normalish looking large saloon car would make the noise it did (6.2L V8 with Wortec exhaust) and not knowing what it was.
07-09-2012 09:30 AM
jumborat
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Well, it's not just the "modding" fraternity that are guilty of that one mate! How long is it since you saw 1.6 or 2.0 on a car. All you see is TDCi or similar. How do you know if it's a 136 or 110 or 90 hp version and stuff like that when you're looking to buy a motor?
I don't know if they still do but Audi used to identify the more power diesel versions with a red "i" in the badge. I suppose other manufacturers could do similar?

Debadging always seemed popular with owners of lesser German vehicles, those who didn't want others seeing they only had a BMW 520i, not a 525i, etc. Of course, like Beaker's mate, it could work the opposite way at the traffic light Grand Prix!
07-06-2012 09:51 PM
Beaker I've debadged a couple of cars over the years. Mainly for a "Surprise" to people. My old Mk2 Astra Belmont LXi was an SRi with an estate back. Badges came off it when I resprayed it, and never got put back on. A Mate has a 335d, and that's been debadged so people think it's a 318.

I CAN see the point, but it depends entirely on the car itself.

On the flip side, a friend has an Escort with a 2.9 Twin Turbo under the hood, and that still says "Escort LX 1.6".
07-06-2012 07:21 AM
Big Budgie Well, it's not just the "modding" fraternity that are guilty of that one mate! How long is it since you saw 1.6 or 2.0 on a car. All you see is TDCi or similar. How do you know if it's a 136 or 110 or 90 hp version and stuff like that when you're looking to buy a motor?
07-05-2012 10:25 PM
bottletree
Debadging

Why do it? I can not for the life of me see the sense in this at all. It's a bloody car for crying out loud that gets you from A to B, not a flippin person who has there own soul and life. My brother bought an Audi recently that came debadged, so now he's had to spend some dosh on replacements. I think cars that have been debadged look plain and lack personality to be honest. A waste of money and it looks crap.
Rant over.

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