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View Poll Results: Why did/will you rebadge your car? (Multiple choice)
Preferred the look of the Toyota GT-86 logos 61 52.14%
Not a fan of Subaru/Scion brand name 36 30.77%
Wanted to mod something 11 9.40%
Other 23 19.66%
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Old 02-26-2015, 03:03 PM   #71
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My car is in my sig...
Bro your personal taste is obviously being called in to question here, and of course other dude thinks your car is tooo hellaflush\slammed\stanced. Your personal choices are obviously the wrong ones and thus you should both be insulted and feel bad for making your car what you want it to be.

Fucking duh.


But really fuck guys who talk shit on your personal taste. I love your car.
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Old 02-26-2015, 03:12 PM   #72
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Is that good or bad? haha
Mountain Dew's marketing strategy is to try so hard to be "cool" that it comes off as sad and pathetic. It's not good.
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Old 02-26-2015, 03:57 PM   #73
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Mountain Dew's marketing strategy is to try so hard to be "cool" that it comes off as sad and pathetic. It's not good.
I smell what you're stepping in. I think Scion saw a good marketing car, but it's past probably effected the taste of the car as a name. Personally I moved from a family of "Chevy Lovers" to Toyota (more specifically the Scion FR-S).
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That doesnt sound good at all.. If anything it would go with vodka!

Thats it. Let us settle all of these feuds with a drinking contest! We'll all meet up somewhere in the middle of the US (for fairness) And drink until the last man stands!
Gin! (Mind you the result is somewhat akin to Lemon Pledge)
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Bro your personal taste is obviously being called in to question here, and of course other dude thinks your car is tooo hellaflush\slammed\stanced. Your personal choices are obviously the wrong ones and thus you should both be insulted and feel bad for making your car what you want it to be.

Fucking duh.


But really fuck guys who talk shit on your personal taste. I love your car.
Holy crap, this is new!
Never seen the good old badge wars (be carful how you pronounce that or it takes on a whole new meaning) degenerate into a stance slap fight before!
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If I were to rebadge I'd go hit up a junkyard for the spelled-out "TOYOTA" badges like my Corolla used to have. I've never really liked the bean-with-a-hat thing. Either that or just get the front shaved right and go with no badges, it's not like anybody recognizes it now anyway even with the name all over it.

I'm not really embarrassed about the Scion thing anyway, Aasbo and Gushi have been making us look pretty good in the pro motorsports world and I've never gotten grief for it outside of car forums.
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Scion is the Mountain Dew of car brands.
Wow, don't understand that at all, even with the Marketing explanation. MD is the brand others rip off in that space...

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Gin! (Mind you the result is somewhat akin to Lemon Pledge)
Tequila! If you could pour Tequila into one of those Mountain Dew Slushie/Icee machines you might have the perfect drink.
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Wow, don't understand that at all, even with the Marketing explanation. MD is the brand others rip off in that space...





Tequila! If you could pour Tequila into one of those Mountain Dew Slushie/Icee machines you might have the perfect drink.
Tequila is bad juju.. I have only ever seen it negatively affect people.. There are so many other happy drinks that dont leave you in a tequila induced rage!
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Wow, don't understand that at all, even with the Marketing explanation. MD is the brand others rip off in that space...
Yeah because it works on certain markets. It doesn't work on 20 somethings with money however. Young people with money want to lease a cheap bmw and feel sophisticated, which is the marketing opposite of mountain dew.


*Not all young people. I'm extrapolating.
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Tequila is bad juju.. I have only ever seen it negatively affect people.. There are so many other happy drinks that dont leave you in a tequila induced rage!
might be became you live in spokompton

tequila gets me into happy rage mode. Yes that's an actual thing; Great for shows
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Well, I think a huge portion of the Aussie>Subaru misassociation is because of their outback line and how they focused a bit of their marketing efforts on being 'out there' in the bush.

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Haha, I remember the commercials with Crocodile Dundee and thought that Subaru was an Australian car maker because of it. That was back when I didn't know car companies aside from Toyota and Honda (slight exageration).

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Being a huge fan of Toyota and coming from a family that has owned Tundras, 4Runners, Solaras () and a few Lexus SUVs, I wanted to stick with the brand when looking for a cool commuter car. I HATED the fact that the car came with the Scion name. I don't consider myself part of their target demographic at all, but I still really wanted a fun-to-drive, sexy-as-hell sports car from Toyota to get me to and from work with decent MPG's so I bit the bullet, bought the FRS and popped off those Scion badges as soon as humanly possible (except for that pesky boot image splash screen on the HU).

[...] I'm more proud of the fact that its heritage is part Toyota, so those are the badges that I choose to display. At the end of the day, it doesn't come down to insecurity, just personal preference.
Quick thought : I've never really been able to understand that argument [brand association/pride in the heritage]. Obviously, I don't feel the need to associate to a brand's image. I do value a brand's product if they are known to make quality products, no matter under which banner. I just feel that wether it's a Lexus, Toyota or Scion, they come from "the same plant" (trying to think of a witty metaphore or expression... none come to mind )

I do respect this argument, and I think it's only now that I read it the way you wrote it that I can say that I do. I previously thought it sounded ridiculous to have pride in a badge as I would try comparing that argument to someone having pride in wearing Banana Republic instead of Gap. It's not so much that you prefer Banana Republic over Gap, but that you've been accustomed to it (flame me if you want over this ridiculous example . Probably the worst example possible...).

In terms of beauty in the badge's logo itself, I never really found ANY of them appealing (wether it be Scion, Toyota, Ford, Acura, BMW, Porsche, Ferrari or Lamborghini to name a few. I might like Cadillac & Aston Martin... but that's just me...). It's either a "bland" or unappealing badge to me (that Kia "K" badge anyone? ). I guess that must be the biggest thing that I find "weird" when reading a post coming from someone who enjoys the Toyota badge.

Personnally, the only thing I would want to do in the "badging" department is unbadging any name. I find it unaesthetical (probably mispelt that) to have a name on a car's rear end. Throw's the symetry off, plus I find that if you don't know what that car is, I'll leave you in the mystery (unless you politely come and ask me and we can strike up a conversation, help each other have a good day ). If you know what it is, you don't need some silly name (FR-why the hyphen-S) to remind you. Only exception would be if the car has many trim levels with varying mechanics (first example that comes to mind for me is the last gen of celica that had GT and GT-S trims, both with different engines and transmissions).

As always, at the end of the day. To each their own. It's your car. Not mine. I'm still rocking my pre-millenial Saturn and its unrusted ass
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I removed my subaru brz tags because subaru pissed me off when they didn't deal with there condensation tail lights and frozen window issue there where both service bulletins
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That'll show them!
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I removed my subaru brz tags because subaru pissed me off when they didn't deal with there condensation tail lights and frozen window issue there where both service bulletins
Since Subaru pissed you off you should put Toyota badges on it hahhaha
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