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Legality on Car Badges

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by necroeire, Jan 31, 2005.

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    I saw a 1.8T the other day and the guy had an S3 badge on it. Knew it was definetly not an S3.

    Would this effect their insurance cover?

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    Possibly. Makes the car more attractive to thieves (should the thief be stupid enough not to spot it wasn't a real one)

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    But Joe, that's easily offset by the additional weight of the badge. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/lol.gif
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    You've just gotta laugh when you see such poor attempts. Why would you do such a thing? Why do BMW drivers put "M" badges on pretty much anything? Maybe because they're running on Optimax or have dropped in a K&N filter.
    I also love the 316 drivers who've had the car debadged & put some huge alloys on it.
    I would much rather have an S3 with a 1.6 or TDi badge on it. That would really surprise people, and obviously I'd prefer to only get it stolen by professionals.
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    For a min there i thought you'd seen me as my car is almost exactly as you describe, incl the R reg!!.....except for the mirrors! Maybe that's where they went!! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif

    andymac - i'm with you. Why advertise when you can suprise!!
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    If you put a TDi badge on your S3 do you lose some horses then?
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    hahahha that i have a friend who had a little merc c180 komp and he did stick on a 220 badge on it

    same fella now got a porky cayenne and he has made it into a porky cayenne S with the aid of a simple little letter 'S' and some glue

    think anyone interested in the difference between such models would obv know which is which
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    If you put a TDi badge on your S3 do you lose some horses then?

    [/ QUOTE ]You'll also get better mpg,also might run a bit lumpy with diesel.Think of the torque increase /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif
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    So if I put a 1.4 16V badge on my tailgate my insurance will go down and the car will be lesss attractive to thieves .......... woohoo!
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    No they might try to class 16v as sports. 1.2 12v corsa badge on order get cheaper car tax to.
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