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Debadging: Fresh or Faux Pas?

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When it comes to removing all but the SAAB Scania emblems on an AERO...

What do you reckon? 馃榿

Please vote. It will determine which route I take on mine ;)
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Debadging only works well on curvey body lines IMO. For the 9000 I think badging is characteristics of the era and well deserved as a statement of automotive history and quality. If it were a Honda accord, who cares...
 

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I think de-badging a car makes it look like a 16-year-old drives it. I'd say faux pas for sure. Kinda like wearing skinny jeans when you're 40.
IMO upbadging makes a car look juvenile (see every V6 Mopar with a Hellacat badge or every "Cobra" ecoboost/V6 mustang).

My other car is debadged. The rear is incredibly clean looking, which I find much nicer. When it goes by most ppl don't know what it is & it definitely is a nice conversation starter with ppl that enjoy talking cars. Badges were only made to upsell model/trims levels...I personally don't find any joy in being free rolling publicity. I'd rather someone that is genuinely interested ask & I'm happy to continue talking about the driving experience, the engine/trans swap, etc with them.
 

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My other car is debadged. The rear is incredibly clean looking, which I find much nicer. When it goes by most ppl don't know what it is & it definitely is a nice conversation starter with ppl that enjoy talking cars. Badges were only made to upsell model/trims levels...I personally don't find any joy in being free rolling publicity. I'd rather someone that is genuinely interested ask & I'm happy to continue talking about the driving experience, the engine/trans swap, etc with them.

See, this is what I like about debadging. It persuades people to ask what it is, that normally may not. Those little common ground conversations are great.
 
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