10 Cars You See Way Too Often Around Phoenix
4.) Fake Luxury Cars
This is the act of buying a base-model vehicle, and trying to fool people into thinking you own the top-of-the-line model. For example, people who buy the $52,000 Mercedes-Benz E350, then affix an "AMG" badge in a bid to get people to think you dropped $100,000 on the E63.
This is incredibly common around Phoenix, and the first problem is that almost everyone affixes the fake badge crookedly, places it in the wrong location, or leaves the other original badges on the car. Usually, it's all of the above, like that SL500 in the photo.
This is the middle-class equivalent of people who put plastic hubcap "spinners" on their 1995 Dodge Caravan. You're a faker, and you're not fooling anyone. Here are two more people we'd like to shame: