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      03-07-2006, 09:53 AM   #23
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I tell you something you might not realized. BMW always pick the best looking color for each particular model on the front cover of their sales literature. Do you remember which color it is for the E90? and for the E46?

More trivia...Do you know which option on the car is always pictured on the front cover.
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      03-07-2006, 09:55 AM   #24
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More trivia...Do you know which option on the car is always pictured on the front cover.
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      03-07-2006, 09:56 AM   #25
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If DonnyGirl is the one who posted a thread about being more attractive women with an e90, is Donny a guy?

Too many posers in this forum.
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      03-07-2006, 10:20 AM   #26
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If you want opinions about color, go to the Poll that our administrator, MarkE90M3, set up:

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3008

You will see that SG is ranked #1 (as of today) as the color most commonly chosen among voters.
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      03-07-2006, 10:32 AM   #27
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SG looks great when in the sun, under overcast skies it is dull. It also scratches (swirls) just as easily as a black automobile.
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      03-07-2006, 10:36 AM   #28
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SG is a bit too "executive" for my liking
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      03-07-2006, 11:00 AM   #29
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I think Donny is still second guessing the SG colour. Remeber this recent thread?

"Will SG be dangerous in twilight?"

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Hello

I have ordered a SG 325 SE (UK) and I am now having doubts about the colour. The photos of SG all look great, and it changes appearance in different light conditions which is kinda interesting.

However after having seen a few, in dim and twilight (sp) conditions I am worried it typically looks pretty dull colour, and would not be so obvious to see in twilight. So I am also rather worried about safety and side impacts sitting in this coloured car.

Especially here in the UK where it always pretty dreary light condtions

Any veiws / concerns over beeing seen in a SG ?
Donny - SG is a fine colour, and the most popular. Resale won't be an issue. Try not to worry about resale when you haven't taken delivery of your car yet. Relax and enjoy. It is a great car.
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      03-07-2006, 11:06 AM   #30
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If you care for for the car, keep it clean and keep it poloshed it will look amazing. I cant wait for the spring to re-polish my car and get it shining like day 1 again.
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      03-07-2006, 11:11 AM   #31
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Yeah, but when I posted whats the best combination, not what you have, but what you think is ideal, people said silver with black interior and aluminum trim. Thats what I bought.

But I disagree with the op, but can understand that England does get very little sunshine, and agree, that SG's metallic brilliance comes through in a nice sun. I live in Houston, so, obviously don't have that problem, and think SG looks great.

I don't understand how he thinks Silver is bad and bad for resale? silver is the most popular color in any car in the past few years, people love it, and its easy to keep clean. I would avoid black cars in places like Houston (even though a clean black car is my favorite).

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If you want opinions about color, go to the Poll that our administrator, MarkE90M3, set up:

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3008

You will see that SG is ranked #1 (as of today) as the color most commonly chosen among voters.
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      03-07-2006, 11:40 AM   #32
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Hey Donny...pick orange instead...the chicks will dig it!

But don't take my word for it...I'm stupid! (I picked TiAg)
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      03-07-2006, 11:49 AM   #33
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Hey Donny...pick orange instead...the chicks will dig it!

But don't take my word for it...I'm stupid! (I picked TiAg)
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      03-07-2006, 11:52 AM   #34
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So I opted for a Sparkling Graphite, and hope that its gets delivered next week (some hope) Unfortunately I thought Sparkling Graphite would look good. It looks Ok in photos, but jis ust plain dull when I have seen them on the roads. So I now realise that I have made a major boo boo I can see that resale of SG cars will be low in a few years time.

I now realsie I should have gone for a classic Jet Black. BTW TiAg and white are pretty stupid choices as well, and I don't think Black Saphire will look particulatrly good, unless its plished very day.

Anyone else feel happy with their SG choice after a few months ?
I would not have gotten Jet Black! I would have preferred Mystic Blue or even White. Jet Black is soooooo hard to keep clean.
 
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If you pick black you won't have any time for the chicks 'cause you'll be spending all your time washing it.
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      03-07-2006, 12:06 PM   #37
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Yeah, but when I posted whats the best combination, not what you have, but what you think is ideal, people said silver with black interior and aluminum trim. Thats what I bought.

But I disagree with the op, but can understand that England does get very little sunshine, and agree, that SG's metallic brilliance comes through in a nice sun. I live in Houston, so, obviously don't have that problem, and think SG looks great.

I don't understand how he thinks Silver is bad and bad for resale? silver is the most popular color in any car in the past few years, people love it, and its easy to keep clean. I would avoid black cars in places like Houston (even though a clean black car is my favorite).
I think that people should get what they want, not what they think others would want. Beauty is always in the eyes of the beholder, and an e90 owner should be self-confident enough to rely on his or her own wants and desires.

I also feel that color choice is mainly a right-sided brain decision, not a left-sided one. Color choice based on visibility in different weather conditions is taking this a bit too far. One could always buy a bright white van if visibility were an issue.
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      03-07-2006, 12:20 PM   #38
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Sorry for being offensive in my use of words in original post - of course everyones colour choice is of equal value.

Yeah in the UK its always pretty damp and dreary plus on the way to work I see loads of grey (Sparkling Graphite ?) Audis, VW Golfs, Vauxhalls (GMs) - hence the pre delivery nerves.

Hey 330m are you trying toscare me or what ! - Maybe I shall reinforce my front doors !

BTY Don't take me or my posts seriously.

BTW2: My salesperson rang me an hour ago to say he could deliver two days early - next Tuesday Yes - Now I am worried, and acnnot get any sleep about trashing it on the first day.

Appologes once again

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      03-07-2006, 12:24 PM   #39
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I'm not sure why you say that Silver and White are stupid choices. That is a fairly strong word to use to describe someone's preference of color. How's this for stupid - ordering a car and deciding you don't like the color even before you have it. That's pretty fucking stupid.
I agree. White and silver are the best colors for a car when it comes to reselling. Plus IMHO, they are very clean colors.

My 1st option was SG, but when i arrived at the dealership it was a cloudy day, and i didnt like it. So i opted for silver. It's the next lightest step up. And i dont regret it , sure its super common, but atleast it always looks classy. However now that ive seen SG out on the roads in the sunshine, its nice.
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      03-07-2006, 12:26 PM   #40
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I agree. White and silver are the best colors for a car when it comes to reselling. Plus IMHO, they are very clean colors.

My 1st option was SG, but when i arrived at the dealership it was a cloudy day, and i didnt like it. So i opted for silver. It's the next lightest step up. And i dont regret it , sure its super common, but atleast it always looks classy. However now that ive seen SG out on the roads in the sunshine, its nice.
Come on Bella.. you could light up any color even on a cloudy day
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My TiAg always looks shiney, even when covered in road dirt. I think it is one of the easiest colours to keep looking clean and bright. No regrets with my choice
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I have SG. With the 162s +xenon and sports package, the car still looks great imo.

Jetblack is a 'cheap'(non metallic) colour in EU just like Alpine White(only taxis have it here ) but in Cali or Florida etc it looks better I think...

And Donny, you live in Blightey so GOOD CHOICE old chap

Yeah, black looks great in SoFLA. Although, I have metallic paint on my A4…

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      03-07-2006, 12:43 PM   #43
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Come on Bella.. you could light up any color even on a cloudy day
Very smooth...
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      03-07-2006, 12:57 PM   #44
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ok then paint your car dark green to go with the dull weather
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