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      12-30-2007, 06:02 AM   #1
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$ justified: piano vs. high gloss finish

Originally posted in the general/UK forum, I understand there is an individual package in Australia, better chance of getting help from the aussies I think.



Ordered the coupe with Piano trim but....

Cost is about euro 1,000 vs. no charge for the black high gloss (plastic) trim with dakota leather.

The BMW woods in fact seem similar to plastic (although they are wood).

The question is, should I save the cash and swtich to high gloss trim or is the piano black actually nicer?

I know it isn't going to be euro 1,000 nicer, but will it actually look better at all?
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      12-30-2007, 06:14 AM   #2
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I was having the same problem as well. I looked at both and i couldn't spot the difference between the two. Its only when you tap the trims with your finger you understand which one is which. Id say save the money and get high gloss, mainly because visually there is no difference.For my car i chose burr walnut trim in the end, it went well with saddle brown leather.
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Everything except the aluminium trim looks like glorified plastic to me so that is why I went for the aluminium trim. At euro1,000, save your money for other mods.
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Everything except the aluminium trim looks like glorified plastic to me so that is why I went for the aluminium trim. At euro1,000, save your money for other mods.
?? The aluminium trim looks like glorified plastic to you, so you still got it....??
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Originally posted in the general/UK forum, I understand there is an individual package in Australia, better chance of getting help from the aussies I think.



Ordered the coupe with Piano trim but....

Cost is about euro 1,000 vs. no charge for the black high gloss (plastic) trim with dakota leather.

The BMW woods in fact seem similar to plastic (although they are wood).

The question is, should I save the cash and swtich to high gloss trim or is the piano black actually nicer?

I know it isn't going to be euro 1,000 nicer, but will it actually look better at all?
I'd save the money and get the high gloss, still looks great!

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?? The aluminium trim looks like glorified plastic to you, so you still got it....??
personally i think it looks like a tin can, but hey...
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?? The aluminium trim looks like glorified plastic to you, so you still got it....??
What I was trying to say was that all the woods looked like glorified plastic (to me at least). The aluminium looked real. It all comes down to choice. When I purchased my E39, my wife insisted on the walnut trim even though I was not a fan of it.
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What I was trying to say was that all the woods looked like glorified plastic (to me at least). The aluminium looked real. It all comes down to choice. When I purchased my E39, my wife insisted on the walnut trim even though I was not a fan of it.
Lol, i didn't read the except part... one of the downfalls of reading posts after a few.
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