Which Performance Badges Are a Scam?

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    Publikuar 11 ditë më parë


    1. Colby Boyer

      Why didn’t you mention TRD

    2. Eugene Monotilla

      The Quattro line is still pretty much used as a good indicator badge though. All Quattro cars come with AWD.

    3. C Holesterol

      The instrument you hum is a 'kazoo', not a 'gazoo'.

    4. Komap619

      So short on honda's type R.. such a shame there is alot more to say about the type R

    5. TJ Hemphill

      This drives me crazy. I know so done with the $2000 AMG upgrade and they think that their engine is hand built.

    6. Janis Skrabans

      but if i can`t afford m5 but i want the locks?

    7. Mr Meme

      Trd really didn’t add nothing to the camry,corolla or 86

    8. Nico M

      What about SS and Sti

    9. FroZ ssd

      quattro (meaning four in Italian) is the sub-brand used by the car brand Audi to indicate that all-wheel drive (AWD) technologies or systems are used on specific models of its Audi automobiles. You should fucking know this....

    10. Ryman0131

      Some of the M performance BMW's have some pretty impressive horsepower numbers compared to the non-m performance models. The new M340i has 380bhp compared to the around 250bhp of the standard 330i. The X3 M40i also has more than 100 extra hp on it than the standard x3. I'm coming off as a total BMW fanboy right now... I do think that adding an "m package" on a non-m or non-m-performance is stupid and unnecessary tho.

    11. B Fairfax

      Wow you'd think you'd do some research before you started talking smack about car brands you obviously have zero knowledge about. Audi s-line is a trim package for A series base model cars , Audi performance cars are S /Sport models and RS /Renn or Racing Sport models . Which are completely different cars with minimal carry over between the base cars and their sport model versions .

    12. TBear

      love gazoo racing... i really do

    13. Zachary Johnson

      In all fairness to Audi, Quattro just means AWD. S is a slightly higher performing line with sportier esthetics. At least they aren’t throwing RS on something unless it’s truly a performance vehicle......like *clears throat* BMW with ///M

    14. dazzaburger

      Anything that says “line” or “sport” after the name you know it’s a fake

    15. rc guy

      Please stop pronouncing bmw the wrong way.

    16. Paulo Varella


    17. Ellis Foster

      He got auto completely wrong, Quattro is their version of all wheel drive named after the car they developed it for that shares the same name, their s-series is the sport version of their base cars. Their r-series are the race series that concentrate more on performance

    18. Jesse Stapleton

      I was surprised that Toyotas TRD badge wasn't added to this considering they're throwing it on Camry's and shit now. All it adds to them is a inch suspension drop and cosmetics really.

    19. Greg Nelson

      You made a video about badge dilution and then said nothing about the Cadillac "V" that was impressively built and then raped and pillaged all within a decade.

    20. Robbe Valentijn C.

      I think you forgot a big one. The POLESTAR badge for VOLVO ? It even is a seperate brand now !

    21. Leontii Zainchkovskyi

      I liked that "Diversify your bonds" Reference. But quite wrong about Audi. Their system is easy to understand: S-Line means that it was given better design and some boost, S means that it is very fast, RS means that it will destroy and humiliate Mercs and Beamers. P.S. 10:57 You painted both Koreas into South Korean flag, Bold move, hopefully Kim will not drop bombs on Donut Office))

    22. Red Rolo

      Saw a Ford Mustang one where the owner had removed the standard rear badge and replaced it with the Bugatti "EB". *chuckles*

    23. sameer mohideen

      Quattro is just Audi’s way of saying it’s got 4 wheel drive. Kind of like Mercs 4matic and BMW’s xDrive

    24. valient vicky

      what about jaguar and Land-Rover.......with their SV and Dynamics badge...??????

    25. Alaska Famous

      I got in a uber the other day that the driver was trying to tell me was a M4. it was a 428 grand coupe m sport. ... To make it worse i daily drive a F80 M3 and told him this and he still insisted it was a M4 lol

    26. Gabriel Meluš

      Well this was boring.

    27. Mystery Man

      Just like avatar in game.

    28. OnPointFirearms

      You have a butt for a face, buttface.

    29. StereoSoundAgent

      M used to mean something though.. my old e46 M3s were made at the Regensburg BMW M gmbh factory in Germany whereas my old nonM cars were made like any other boring BMW in North Carolina. BMW M gmbh was its own division and department. Now "X5Ms" and what not are just assembled in North Carolina and nothing means fuckall anymore. (notably the e34 M5 engines were the last engines that were hand assembled at the BMW M factories)

    30. Phillip Schmidt

      You also need to look at the total package of these performance lines. Yeah, most don't have much motor performance gain, but for that $2,000 more, you get more than just sportier looks and a small bump in HP. Most will also throw in other options that would otherwise cost extra like blind spot warning, collision sensors, backup camera, upgraded infotainment, etc. All in all, most aren't a bad deal at all, you still get what you pay for.

    31. R B

      5 min of bs before you got to the point...also you're annoying

    32. Basketball Coach Allen

      I have a Shelby... the thing rips hard... its fast!

    33. ExcellentCarpet


    34. Lou Mannn

      What about dodge srt?!?!

    35. bigblocklawyer

      Missed one. The Chevy Citation X-11. If that wasn't the greatest badge hoax of all time...

    36. Gryffin DarkBreed

      I wish Honda would bring back the SiR-T, as well. It was just a step below the Type-R and was applied to the Accord and Prelude and included improved suspension, better brakes and a very, very sweet high-compression high rev engine.

    37. Bass Boosted Romania

      Where is the Golf R? Or Golf GTI? 🤔

    38. Nicole M

      The greatest badge has to be the "GT" that goes after my Mustang. All of the other cars in the video are crap and slow and overrated and overhyped. My Mustang would even smoke many of the race cars featured in the video. Hell, my old 300C would smoke them.

    39. Titus Weber

      Actually a m235i has More horsepower than the other Models and is the second strongest. And Audis S line is just a Badge That says its better equiped. Kind of a „superior“ line.

    40. Wesley Pohorsky


    41. Raoul Duke

      Where is Alfa Romeo's Quadrifoglio!?

    42. DestinyWorld Cars

      What about Seat with the FR badge? Like the Seat Leon FR?

    43. JeffAM1986

      Totally agree, nothing gets me laughing more then to see BMW M’s and Audi S line car’s posing on the road. It’s literally nothing more the an appearance package. It’s about as dumb as seeing idiot toyoata drivers in the Carola “S”, like I here people acting like it’s some sports car, such a joke.

    44. Car Enthusiast

      u forgot alfa romeo's quadrifoglio verde badge

    45. Al Castill

      I'm buying a Corolla TRD! See you all in the F1 track!

    46. Joseph Kolinski

      You can't forget about the hellcat from Dodge or the srt line

    47. S4N0

      In my country every single merc benz car has amg badge on it but to be sure both are shit

    48. shintot

      Like the Toyota you can see the badge TRD

    49. hansdietrich83

      Waiting for the day, donut actually shows an M5 when talking about them

    50. hansdietrich83

      4:30 minutes to get to the point... And then so much misinformation.

    51. Ethan Davis

      Are we not gonna talk about TRD? Almost every toyota has a TRD version with fake quad exhaust, different wheels and suspension, riced out wings, and absolutely no added power or torque. Worked as a Toyota sales man and this was super cringe. I do have to hand it to the TRD 86 though for being sick af

    52. Suq Madiq

      My wife paints her Tampons red so she goes faster.

    53. Jan Badertscher

      Is this the common pronunciation of Hyundai in the US?

    54. The Haxx

      With BMWs, "M Sport" and "M Performance" mean different things. M Sport is just a trim level with sportier styling, firmer suspension and better brakes, whereas M Performance cars are pretty fast while still being comfortable enough to daily. The new G20 M340i for example is quite close in performance to the F80 M3.

    55. 웅이

      I'll tell you all the offenders: A Spec (Acura) Nismo (Nissan) F Sport (Lexus) TRD (Toyota) HRC (Honda)

    56. Mrluvshack

      Didn't talk about STI

    57. Andrew Emond

      guys you forgot dodge in this episode

    58. Efren Munoz

      I thought the same about the Explorer ST. But it's Interceptor Utility version outperformed the Dodge Interceptor in every category except city fuel economy. I understand that the Explorer ST is not spec'd like the Interceptor Utility, but the IU also has the weight of a tank

    59. ColoradoStuff

      The way you say NisssMo is fckin awful

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