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      12-10-2005, 08:42 AM   #1
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Jet black with terra

Hey guys,

I cannot decide whether to get Terra with alu trim or with titan matt?
Is there a big difference? Why should I get Alu and why Titan? thank you, appreciate your help!
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      12-10-2005, 10:21 AM   #2
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These are personal choices, only you can decide. I like the Black with Terra and Aluminum because of the contrast.
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      12-10-2005, 11:20 AM   #3
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i have white with terra and burl walnut, i think it looks amazing, maybe you should throw the walnut into the consideration process?
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      12-10-2005, 11:33 AM   #4
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The brushed aluminium is real metal, it looks substantial and hi-tech. However, it is cold to the touch in the winter and I hear it can scratch easily.

The titanium on the other hand is plastic with a silvery grey finish. Some people say it looks cheap but I think it looks okay.

As you spending the money to get Terra leather, if I were you I would go the whole hog and get brushed aluminium with it. I have seen this combination it it looks quite distinctive.
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      12-10-2005, 11:48 AM   #5
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agree, terra with aluminum
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      12-10-2005, 11:49 AM   #6
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The shortcoming of aluminum is it's susceptability to scratching according to some owners. Aluminum is a relatively soft and can be scratched with incidental metal, such as on handbags, coats, etc. I do not have aluminum trim.
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      12-10-2005, 12:23 PM   #7
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If it didn't rain here so often, Jet Black + Terra + Aluminum would be my first choice.
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      12-10-2005, 01:00 PM   #8
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Personal preference - do what you want.

I have black leather and titanium in my '02 Coupe (still can't sell the damn thing!), so opted for burl this time around for something different. IMHO aluminum looks great with the terra, but surprisingly, I really ended up liking my choice of terra/burl - no regrets. And the Black Sapphire/Terra combo really works for me.
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      12-10-2005, 02:07 PM   #9
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I've got Jet Black with Terra and I think the Burl looks really great with it, but I wanted a more luxury look.

I've seen the terra with aluminum and it looks pretty sporty, but (IMHO) the aluminum doesn't seem to compliment the brown hues like the burl. The aluminum with Terra is kind of like wearing gold and silver together. But, we've all got our tastes.

Whichever trim you decide, you are going to love the Terra, I love mine more every day. Every time I drive through at a coffee shop, I get the person working the window staring into the car and saying how cool and unique it looks.
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I have Saphire Black with Terra & Burl and it looks warm/luxurious & inviting.

I would never choose Terra from a brochure but I saw this combo in a dealership & bought the car there and then.
I think it is a perfect combo for a black exterior and a little different from the norm.
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I have Saphire Black with Terra & Burl and it looks warm/luxurious & inviting.

I would never choose Terra from a brochure but I saw this combo in a dealership & bought the car there and then.
I think it is a perfect combo for a black exterior and a little different from the norm.
Same here... When I saw it on the floor, I made the CA sit in the car to hold it while I test drove another. The Terra really has an impact.
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      12-10-2005, 03:31 PM   #12
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thanks guys for helping me out...but i still cannot decide..im a young person and I really love the burl walnut, but i think its more like for my dad than for me..and aluminium scratches very easily. and now you say that titan looks cheap. and i drive a lot of girls with their handbags and dont want to scratch my alu..please help me!!
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      12-10-2005, 04:12 PM   #13
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how about poplar?
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      12-10-2005, 04:17 PM   #14
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how old are you dude ?

I'd be worried if you were 18 & buying a MB with a big slab of wood & beige seats but this is an E90 we're talking about.
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      12-10-2005, 04:41 PM   #15
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      12-10-2005, 05:08 PM   #16
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I say tera w/ burl
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      12-10-2005, 05:31 PM   #17
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Titanium Matt IMO, shoulda just offered real titanium at an additional cost, heh or not.
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      12-10-2005, 06:00 PM   #18
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      12-10-2005, 09:06 PM   #19
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I've got some shots of Terra and Burl over on my site;

http://www.losingtime.com/bmw/
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I mean no!! i like being the only one around with this combo! haha
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I just dont like terra at all
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