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Own up, who's is this?

razza1 Aug 22, 2015

  1. razza1

    razza1 Registered User

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    Come on then, who's badging a TDI as an S4? At least remove the TDI badge lol

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  3. Bristle Hound

    Bristle Hound Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Oh dear ...

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  4. fouryoghurts

    fouryoghurts Registered User

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    Hahah! It's a "hybrid".
     
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  5. s3_trev

    s3_trev Northern Ireland

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    hahahahahaha you gotta love it dont you? Some of the tacky **** that people stick on their cars is unreal, even proper badges used in the wrong way make the whole car look rubbish, like in this case.
     
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    jdp1962 Grumpy Old Man Gold Supporter

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  7. JG51 AUD

    JG51 AUD Registered User

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    Shame on who ever own's this car. :sign werd:
    JG
     
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    I saw a merc c220 diesel with a wonky amg sticker on the back yesterday....looked *****
     
  9. Fctaff

    Fctaff Registered User

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    The worst are BMW owners, every BM is an M
     
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  10. razza1

    razza1 Registered User

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    I think I may have seen the same one lol, was it black?
     
  11. skiptowncat

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    Silver one near Barton bridge
     
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  13. razza1

    razza1 Registered User

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    Must be a merc club thing then :)
     
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  14. benjie

    benjie Registered User

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    My friend told me a few years ago that he had a 120 M. When I saw it, it was a 120d with the optional M pack - big wheels, flared arches etc - all the usual BM overkill. Basically all the talk, none of the walk!
     
  15. chucky1

    chucky1 Registered User

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    No different here. The bigger the M badge the better.
     
  16. Matt Benns

    Matt Benns Benzy

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    Big M badge is known to give 10-12 extra BHP. Surly you guys all know that?
     
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  17. chucky1

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    Funnily enough it seems to me that Beemers get the rice treatment a bit more than Audis and Mercs. They cop a bit more bling etc by younger guys. Could be thats me getting older too.
     
  18. ub7rm

    ub7rm Registered User

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    Audi is just the same with the S-Line trim.
     
  19. razza1

    razza1 Registered User

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    Which is interesting, is this why S cars are good sleepers, as most other cars look like them (lots of s-lines about), and only real knowledgeable people can spot (and hear) the difference....?
     
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  20. Locoblade

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    Yup "M Sport" is a BMW trim spec just like "S Line" is an Audi trim spec. Both mean cars that look virtually identical to the high performance models in the range but can have the lowest spec engine in the range and I don't see an issue with that, like you say it helps the quicker variants fly under the radar which to me is good.

    What I do find annoying is what you see above, when "S" or "M" badges get stuck on cars where they shouldnt have them trying to make the car something it's not. An M badge on the bootlid of a 1 Series annoys the **** out of me having had 1 Series cars for the past 6 years, even if it's on an MSport spec car that has M badges scattered over it's interior its just tacky, the only BMWs that have M boot badges are proper M cars or the halfway house M cars with some M input like the M135i etc.
     
  21. Ozmosis

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    They just forget the other letters...

    O R O N

    That's 80bhp....
     
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  22. Shrek5

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    I've also seen a similar badging, think it was an "S4 (or 5) S-Line"...

    The other one I saw the other day was a Mini (not sure if it was a cooper or not) with a badge that didn't look right... then I realised it was the Audi style 'Supercharged' badge some put on instead of the V6T badge. I understand it on the V6T not on the mini... although I suppose it was probably at least technically accurate.
     
  23. CHEZ

    CHEZ moderately amusing Supporter

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    Any car I own gets debadged.
    It's personal preference as it just looks cleaner I think.
    Even if I was lucky enough to own an RS3/4/5/6/7, R8, Porsche 911 turbo or even a fiat panda, I would remove it's ingredients from it.

    To coin a favorite phrase....

    YOU CANNOT SHOW A BIGGER **** THAN WHAT YOU GOT......
    (obviously referring to poultry competitions)
     
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  24. GeoffDunk

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    BMW put the extra badges on for you; my wife has an M-sport X5, its not the M, just the M-sport trim and it has11 M badges on it from the factory, we got it new and they were already there. It seems a bit excessive to me for a 3.0ltr Diesel all be it almost 300bhp.

    Its not always the owners fault.

    My RS4 has four RS badges on it and two fo those are inside.
     
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  26. Locoblade

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    When you see a 1/3/5 series other than an M135/M3/M5 with one on the bootlid I blame the owner. Even if a previous owner paid for a dealer to put them on, dental floss is cheap and they're easy to remove! :D


     
  27. Shrek5

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    To be fair I have more respect for this, even if it's not too my taste, than daft badges!
     
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  28. Chop.

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    anyone else get this ? i find this a lot, people constantly asking me about my car i tell them its an S4 and they just look at me, then i head down the " its the one just below the RS4, its got a 3.0l V6 bla bla bla...... " untill i actually hear myself and realise i'm standing in the car park banging on about my motor sounding like a twat and all they really said was nice car

    i deff feel the S4 slips under the radar in the fast car group though and only people that are into audis know what your in, every man and there dog knows what an M3 is, its nice to be a bit stealth ( but not too much )
     
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  29. razza1

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    A mate at work was looking at teslas and I mentioned they were a bit slow, he said your A4 probably cost more anyway...I nearly made him deaf shouting "S4, not an A4!!!", followed promptly by a "quicker than an RS4 as well, 480BHP, 3.5 0-60..."
    He either thought "wow", or "nob"...I'm hoping the first...
     
  30. gary3306

    gary3306 Registered User Gold Supporter VCDS Map User

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    I followed an old R reg Corsa, in eye catching 'hedge green' a couple of weeks ago. On the tailgate? A 'VXR' badge :smirk: Goon!
     
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  31. Chop.

    Chop. Registered User

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    hahaha, used to be a vauxhall man myself back in the day so i'm saying nothing :flushed:
     
  32. chucky1

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    Chop. The other thing that most people miss is that the "little family wagon" can actually be a weapon. Thats what I love. I think the Avant is just a way cool car.
     
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  34. Chop.

    Chop. Registered User

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    :iagree: Oh yes tried and tested
     
  35. gary3306

    gary3306 Registered User Gold Supporter VCDS Map User

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    So did I chop. I always had Vauxhalls, culminating in a Vec VXR before I got the Audi. I'm all for people personalising/upgrading their cars, but a 1.2 VXR? Just behave yourself!!! lol
     
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    There is another one!
     

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  37. razza1

    razza1 Registered User

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    That's just lame...if you're going to do it get rid of the tdi badge
     
  38. Skard

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    There is a grey 1.8T cabby around my way with an S4 badge on, has no S4 features at all and even a burnt orange looking soft top.

    I don't think the current owner even realises haha.
     
  39. Point_Audi

    Point_Audi Vorsprung durch Technik Staff Member Moderator Gold Supporter VCDS Map User

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    Last year I seen a Vauxhall Astra with an "M Sport" badge on the back! haha
     
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  40. opelfruit

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    Last week parked next to a Q5 that had SQ5 brakes, rear valance and quad pipes. Went to that effort but left the s-line badges on the side and rear and the tdi badge on the back. And I quest didn't get around to changing the front grill either. (Yes I know the SQ5 is a tdi).

    It was a 15 plate too. If you're going to go to that effort on a new car then at least go the whole hog. Or step up and buy an SQ5 if that's what you want, don't try and blag it.

    Parked the S4 next to it on purpose to make him feel like a muppet :-D
     
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  41. Bainie

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    Had a few vxrs myself , Thorney Vectra through it, Guy lives near me has a debadged 1.2 Corsa with an Astra vxr engine in it , no other mods , that's cool , S4 badge on a Tdi , not so !
     
  42. cpc_s3

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    it must make it quicker no brainer!
     
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  43. Buxton2901

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    I would love to have an s4 and stick a tdi badge on it then when some moron in a bmw m sport tried to race me he would think. **** that's quick for a tdi lol and no black smoke!!!
     
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