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      09-14-2021, 09:11 AM   #3917
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Agree that only enthusiasts notice this, which is the exact audience that sees it and laughs at how stupid it is. Quite possibly the dumbest thing going in the auto world and honestly sort of sad.
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I do think that upper break light stands out nicely at least.
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Agree that only enthusiasts notice this, which is the exact audience that sees it and laughs at how stupid it is. Quite possibly the dumbest thing going in the auto world and honestly sort of sad.
4 roundels on the back... brake light that spells out "BMW X5"... somebody REALLY wants the world to know he drives a 10+ year old BMW.
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      09-17-2021, 12:11 PM   #3923
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4 roundels on the back... brake light that spells out "BMW X5"... somebody REALLY wants the world to know he drives a 10+ year old BMW.
Missed opportunity to put a matching roundel in the bottom right of the window for that M1 look.
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Missed opportunity to put a matching roundel in the bottom right of the window for that M1 look.
Somehow I doubt people who do this know what the m1 even is
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... somebody REALLY wants the world to know he drives a 10+ year old BMW.
Hmmm...that E53 is at least 15 years old (MY2006 was the last of the E53)

I hid mine under the hood...
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Sound like a man of experience.
Only with the living, breathing version. I would never own a Ford car.
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Their intent is to fool people that don't know any better...
Agreed, but it's only possible because the basic paradigm for BMW cars (by and large) is exactly that of every other commuter car. It's only us fanatics that notice much beyond the badges (the hips, the exhaust, the size of the tires, the stance, etc.).

If the car had a different paradigm, say that of my Lotus, the badge itself wouldn't matter. My Exige says "LOTUS" on the back of it, and has a Lotus badge on the front, yet usually the first question every normal person asks is "what is it?"

Maybe I should put an M badge on it
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4 roundels on the back... brake light that spells out "BMW X5"... somebody REALLY wants the world to know he drives a 10+ year old BMW.
And yet the rear wiper is hanging off the bottom of the window... ;
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Agreed, but it's only possible because the basic paradigm for BMW cars (by and large) is exactly that of every other commuter car. It's only us fanatics that notice much beyond the badges (the hips, the exhaust, the size of the tires, the stance, etc.).

If the car had a different paradigm, say that of my Lotus, the badge itself wouldn't matter. My Exige says "LOTUS" on the back of it, and has a Lotus badge on the front, yet usually the first question every normal person asks is "what is it?"

Maybe I should put an M badge on it
I want one of these so bad. Someone help me convince my wife that the 3rd garage spot is for a 3rd car and not for useless junk.
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...Agree that only enthusiasts notice this, which is the exact audience that sees it and laughs at how stupid it is. Quite possibly the dumbest thing going in the auto world and honestly sort of sad.
Think about the poor Mustang owners. A base Mustang and a GT350/500 owners see this all the time. Someone bolts on some parts, applies some stickers and a cobra and they have a "tribute" GT500. It happens everywhere, all the time, certainly not exclusive to BMW. Different years but red is V6 Base, Blue real deal.
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