Hey guys, just starting to look to potentially buy an R56 S and it came across my mind as I was looking through hundreds of them, both on Autotrader and just google images, that I've never seen a colour coded grille on an R56 like R53s.
Anyone know why? Anyone got any pictures? I could be wrong!
Yeah I wasn't meaning the honeycomb grille, I meant the chrome bars.
Despite it being standard on second generation cars and not standard on first generation cars, I still find it strange that if people like the look, so get them colour coded on their first generation cars why do people not like the same look on the second generation cars?
I haven't worded that well but hopefully my confusion is understood. No matter whether or not it's an upgrade or what the costs are, I'm surprised the colour coded bars is something only done to first generation cars.
I don't necessarily think people liked "the look" (of the body coloured grille) on first generation cars, it's just that it was standard on the S, and people accept what they're given. My 2005 Cooper S JCW came with a Pepper White grille which I promptly painted black.
On second generation cars, the slatted grille is chrome or black as standard - again, people accept that, and very few make an effort to change it. If anyone was such a big fan of the body coloured chrome edged grille from the first gen, they could easily change it (and considering how few people have done it, apparently it wasn't such a big hit the first time around that people would choose to replicate it). At the end of the day though, I don't think most people are bothered - they just live with what they're given and don't give it a second thought!
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