I was pulling into a parking spot next to a Ford Fusion at my local Waffle House this morning, when, out of the corner of my eye, I spotted something weird on the Fusion. I parked the car, got out, and walked around behind the Ford, and sure enough, my eyes hadn’t deceived me- there was a badge on the back that said “Mondeo.”

I was completely flummoxed by this. The car had US-market tailights (red turn signals), so it wasn’t an import. Someone, then, had to have purposefully badged the car as a Mondeo!

Why would anyone ever do such a thing? The car had no other modifications. Who would spend good money on this badge? I can understand the rationale behind fake M and AMG badges, but this? To me, it makes no sense.