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Old 09-14-2008, 04:56 AM
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Will my car look silly?

I have a W204 C220CDI classic in tenorite gray. It does not have the avantgarde grill or the chrome strips on the exterior like the elegance and avantgarde models., however it still looks fine because of the dark colour. My only "exterior" appointments are xenon headlights and a sunroof.

My dealer is advertising that they can replace the standard classic grill with an avantgarde grill. The avantgarde grill does look much sportier, but will it look out of place on a standard classic car without the accompanying chrome strips on the bumpers and on the fog lights?
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I have a W204 C220CDI classic in tenorite gray. It does not have the avantgarde grill or the chrome strips on the exterior like the elegance and avantgarde models., however it still looks fine because of the dark colour. My only "exterior" appointments are xenon headlights and a sunroof.

My dealer is advertising that they can replace the standard classic grill with an avantgarde grill. The avantgarde grill does look much sportier, but will it look out of place on a standard classic car without the accompanying chrome strips on the bumpers and on the fog lights?
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on my personal opinion if u want to put the avantgarde grill, take out all chrome strips. get the AMG/brabus full body kit, 19" wheels n lower the car. the car looks too plain without bodykit.
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I have a W204 C220CDI classic in tenorite gray. It does not have the avantgarde grill or the chrome strips on the exterior like the elegance and avantgarde models., however it still looks fine because of the dark colour. My only "exterior" appointments are xenon headlights and a sunroof.

My dealer is advertising that they can replace the standard classic grill with an avantgarde grill. The avantgarde grill does look much sportier, but will it look out of place on a standard classic car without the accompanying chrome strips on the bumpers and on the fog lights?
The dealer is out for revenue. Your car looks great in the classic style. How about putting the money in your pension fund or buy a few shares on the stock market so you can afford to buy a S Class next time
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What do you like? if you want the Big Star Avantegard grille- have them install it. It's a matter of personal preference. Posters here are replacing the grille with the "C63 style" or painting the fins on their Avantegard grilles black. Put you own personal touch on your car and make it stand out. Have fun and Enjoy the new beautiful car.
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It will not look silly. It will look fine.

But if you change the grille you should also change the hood badge. I think the star ornament would look out of place with the Avant Guard grille.
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It will look fine, but I agree, put on a flat hood emblem.
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having said that, it won't look silly.
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do it....do it ...do it do what you feel is going to make you smile. i smile every day i look at my car the big star really stands out.....its callin me
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Originally Posted by mohammedm View Post
I have a W204 C220CDI classic in tenorite gray. It does not have the avantgarde grill or the chrome strips on the exterior like the elegance and avantgarde models., however it still looks fine because of the dark colour. My only "exterior" appointments are xenon headlights and a sunroof.

My dealer is advertising that they can replace the standard classic grill with an avantgarde grill. The avantgarde grill does look much sportier, but will it look out of place on a standard classic car without the accompanying chrome strips on the bumpers and on the fog lights?
I changed my C300 lux grille to the sport grille (mit flat medallion) soon after I took delivery. It looks good and the 18" wheels complete the package. I would prefer to keep the hood star for aiming purposes but the grille star AND a hood star are too much. You can buy the grille and medallion as a package for less than $200 in some places and change it yourself if you are so inclined.
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