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post #1 of 17 Old 7th July 2000, 08:50 AM Thread Starter
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spoiler delete, badge delete? why?

I don't seem to understand why people delete the spoiler and badge (and anything else they could delete!). Is because they are scared that they would be noticed driving such a nice car? Is it because they are SOOO modest? I think that's hypocrisy, not modesty. Personally, I think it's an insult to such a great car.

I wonder to what extent these people would go as to deleting stuff, how about deleting the airdam, 3 exhausts or getting 15 inch wheels instead of 18?
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I agree, but people are weird (I should know) :-).

I personally think it's crazy to got through the considerable expense of getting an M car and then hiding it's origin in the name of stealth. On the other side you have 5 series owners (with lots of help from BMW)badging their cars as M5's.

Go figure? To each his own I guess.

M Power to the people!

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Come on guys - it's not such a big deal. Why should one want to show off M badges all over the place (especially into the eyes of thieves and vandals)? The M5 looks especially tasteful without all the badging. Discrete is neat and it shows you don't have to shout about the things you have; after all, are you buying the car for your own enjoyment or just to be 'flash'?
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I agree- if I could delete all the badges on the outside with the exception of the trunk emblem- frankly I was a little disappointed with the dual exhaust and aggressive lower front- until I saw it up close- IMHO the changes they did to the front and rear make the M5 look much better than the current 5 series. I also find it a little tacky that theres a m logo on the steering wheel, on the door step, on the speedometer on the gear shift, on the wheels- yes I know its a M5 just by pushing the throttle, even a little bit!

Id certainly leave the rear spoiler- it adds a little something.

I suppose all these logos are there since the ///M logo has become associated with high performance and quality, but if it were left up to me, Id have the M logo on the speedo, on the rear and maybe on the doorsteps. thats all. The steering wheel is M w/o the logo- you can tell by the tricolor stiching- thats a nice touch. Id prefer either no logo on the shifter or just a small tricolor banding.

of course this is nit picking, overall the new m5 shows a job well done.

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The first thing I look for when I see an M5 is the chrome wheels. I don't even look at spoiler orr anything (at first anyways). Put the 530i wheels on it, and you would fool most people, and have one helluva sleeper :-). Just my .02

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I'm sticking with full badging etc. simply in the interest of resale.

"Whaddaya mean, you never had a badge or spoiler?" I can just picture it now.

Not that I think I'll ever sell

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I took off my rear badge just because it looked like cheap plastic. Less people notice it, which is fine with me. But those who do ALWAYS want to race, which is also fine with me

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hahah. i had so many plate ideas.

M5 POWER
400 BHP
GOOD BYE
ZOOM BYE
DONT TRY
CYA
M5 JIGGA (yes, corny. it was supposed to be a joke at my clean-cut appearance.)

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incidentally, i ended up with the DMV assigned plate. adds (a little) to the subtlety factor (although I miss every other driver waving a thumbs up).

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