Tesla Model 3 Owner Puts Honda Civic Si Badges On Electric Sedan

After a Porsche Cayman rolling around with BMW 318i badges, we’ve stumbled across another intriguing re-badging job, this time involving a Tesla Model 3.

A number of images of a black Model 3 have been making their way across social media recently as they show the popular all-electric sedan with badges lifted straight off a Honda Civic Si.

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Not only does the car feature a Honda badge in the center of the hatch, but there is a Civic badge on the left side of the rear and an Si badge on the right. Additionally, there are VTEC stickers on the lower portion of the front doors.

Now we don’t really know why the owner of this Model 3 decided to make these rather curious modifications but, as one Twitter user points out, it’s probably just for laughs.

A number of people assert that if the car was to be in an accident, first responders may see the Civic badges and presume that it is a gas-powered car and treat a potential fire in the same way they would any normal Honda.

Far fetched? Maybe. Then again, stranger things have happened – and EVs are quite tricky when it comes to fires…

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  • JUST ADD COFFEE CAN EXHAUSTS.
    INTERESTING HOW THE ARTICLE CONTINUES TO PERPETUATE THE IDEA THAT TESLA’S ARE MORE PRONE TO FIRES THAN ICE’S.

    MAYBE AN IN DEPTH ARTICLE ON CAR FIRES IS IN ORDER, THIS IS A INFORMATIVE CAR BLOG AFTER ALL.

  • no25

    well that’s just stupid.

  • Six_Tymes

    I read on another site the owners did that because of A-holes keying Teslas in many parts of cali. This works as kind of a visual deterrent.

    • Craig

      I was thinking that it could be done for that reason.

    • Bash

      What about the front? I mean there is a badge there. And the steering wheel. I mean A-holes people keying cars are not that stupid. Are they?

  • dumblikeyou2

    I knew people who were into Tesla were just off.

  • JRP

    Wasn’t this already posted?

  • Dude

    It does look like an Insight from the rear

  • enthusia

    i kinda love this. i love a good gag.

  • benT

    ha

  • Harry_Wild

    Hopefulky, the Model 3 is a performance model!

  • AMG44

    Once a Civic fan, always a civic fan ??

  • Javokhir_Sam

    I feel how terrible to wear Tesla badge on your car. It is like being a loser that you cannot afford a proper car with a proper engine and you bought a “car” with an “engine” from a washing machine. Or rather it is like you cannot get into relationship with a normal girl and instead buy some adult toys to please yourself. EVs are fake cars.

    I feel really sorry for the owner and understand that he pretends to have a proper car by wearing Honda badge.

    (expecting S3XY to emerge from somewhere and come up with a biased and useless comment)

    • WOW, YOU GOT A LOT OF HATE BREWING INSIDE YOU TOWARDS TESLA OWNERS…QUESTIONING THEIR ABILITY TO GET LAID.

  • Arthur Burnside

    An obvious ploy to obtain cheaper insurance rates. And a more reliable vehicle,at least as long as its AUTOPILOT refrains from crashing into parked fire trucks, brick walls, etc.

    • stockinbug

      Wouldn’t work, the insurance company knows what the car is from the VIN.

      Personally, I would guess the owner had some problems with vandalism where he lives, and wanted to keep the car incognito.

    • ONLY “FLY BY NITE INC.” INSURANCE COMPANY WOULD BE FOOLED BY THAT.

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  • JL T0x

    Maybe a visual deterrent to prevent the general hate that many Tesla drivers experience from other ICE vehicle drivers. Most people will see the Honda decals & ignore it.

  • Harry_Wild

    The switch in brand from Tesla to Honda really looks fabulous! To bad Honda is to small to acquire Tesla! Honda design team should be fired for years of bad styling their cars. LOL!

  • Jay_Sam

    Obviously, you are not a petrolhead. You drive cars in one puspose – to get from A to B. Which is stupid because if you drive it only to get from A to B then use public transport which is cheaper and faster. EV’s are only bought by people like you to get from A to B for a huge amount of money. Cars should not be bought only to transport, but also to enjoy to feel that power hear the noise it makes to be amazed by how it handles and changes gears. Driving a car must be a big experience. You should build up a connection by learning how the car reacts to your input. In a proper fuel powered engines you feel the living entity under the hood. You feel ups and downs of pistons and cars character. However, in EV’s, there is no such experience. It is genuinely a robot compared to the the proper ICE which is a human. If you really wanna talk, would you choose a robot or a human?

  • Jay_Sam

    Hitting 60 in 2.5 is fun. But it is as fun as riding in a fast carousel in a Disney park. You just feel the speed and adrenaline. And a carousel is safer way of having fun than hitting 60 in an EV in a public road. Which means if you would like just speed and acceleration just go to Disney park.

    ICE powered cars are different. They might not be capable of giving you a few seconds of 0-60 times but whatever time it takes to hit that speed you feel a sense of connection with the car. The sense that you are operating a living entity. Which is the most important feeling for a true petrolhead.

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