That's a bit presumptuous and judgemental on your part. His question had to do with how to remove the badging - flaming him because it's not something you would do or not something you agree with, is completely out of line. There are many instances where vehicles look tons better when they are stripped clean from logo's, decals or badges - but then again, that's subjective.09Enclave said:Why would anyone want to remove the factory badging? Are you embarrased you are driving a Chevy? I don't get it. Stand tall, and be proud to own a Chevy, and a well built GM vehicle. Leave the badges ON.
Well said! :thumb: As for dealer badging...that's another thing all together. I used to always remove it, thought it looked tacky. But, funny thing is....I have now thought about leaving mine on the Enclave for a funny reason: I've been watching those classic car auctions, and sometimes a vehicle goes thru that's an original owner car, and still HAS the dealer badge on it....those are thought of as being more collectable. Will I keep the Enclave till it becomes a classic or collectable? Probably not...BUT, if for some reason I decide to, I will be the original owner, and still have the badge where it came from. (plus I ordered it, just as I wanted, and it never sat on the dealer lot) Also, since the Enclaves are built in Lansing MI (my local town, or "area" if you will) that would be cool to have the dealer badge that says Lansing. I don't know, probaby a silly reason, but the one from my dealer is not bad looking, and it's in an OK place, and on there straight...so I'm leaving it for now. As for the pro-GM comments I made earlier, I understand most people don't feel that way now...however, I would think owners, and those who are a part of GM forums would welcome those feelings, like a "club" if you will. But I guess I'm understanding now that people on car forums are not like fans necessarily of the manufacture of vehicle they own. Guess I need to accept that fact.t4me said:That's what I get for typing and not reading what I type :-\ Seriously, IMO with no flaming intended and with my utmost respect, debadging does not necessarily imply that someone is not proud of or happy with the car manufactuer they purchased from. As you acknowledged in your posts, the gentleman had already done the debadging to the Tundra of his and said it looked great, so I would say it never entered my mind that this was an anti-GM or anti-Chevy issue in my mind.
I can tell you my wife HATES having any dealer badges on her ride. She was taught, by her dad of all folks, to have it removed at the dealership as she never consented to allow a GM dealership to advertise on her ride.
With regards to cheering or not cheering for GM, I personally have mixed feelings about GM even though we used my wife's family's employee discount (from her dad who has since passed on). I have never been thrilled growing up in a blue collar town (Buffalo) and hearing all the proud stories from UAW and Steelworker Union folks who were SO proud of the ratio of employees to work (way overboard with cots in the backroom - did this happen everywhere - no - but too much for me) and all of the end result of union bargaining (some of the benefits). I am not picking on unions here. My dad was a union carpenter for decades and retired with a really nice pension. We would not have had the lifestyle over the years if it were not for his union and his work. My point is this.... do not under-estimate the number of folks across this country and around this world who (especially after the AIG mess) are no longer willing to cut any business any slack when they themselves are hit where it hurts (re: Bailout money and GM). I cannot tell you the outright FLACK and DISTAIN I have gotten from my co-workers here in Ohio over paying so much for a vehicle that we, the taxpayers, have already bought and paid for so many times over with our tax dollars! (them talking - not me!)
I applaud you for your steadfastness and encourage you to continue. Simply, try to understand that for alot of other folks, your kind of support does not come as easy and like you, they deserve the right to their own opinions (of your opinion). There... no flaming intended here... just being honest since we are all being honest here. I hate being serious. Copperbeech, back to hockey talk, ok? Oh and by the way, let's get those two LAMBDA Enclaves traded in for Traverses, you will definitely feel alot better and so will we! ;D