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      06-04-2006, 01:21 AM   #45
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i hope you don't mind, rgray, i edited your photo slightly. does this better resemble the actual color?
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      06-04-2006, 01:28 AM   #46
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I believe BMW took the term "terra" from terra cotta, as in the clay pots.
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      06-04-2006, 01:47 AM   #47
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i hope you don't mind, rgray, i edited your photo slightly. does this better resemble the actual color?
Thank you, Nikki.

That is truely the closest color I have seen.

I think BMW took it from terra cotta, as in the clay pots too.

If you don't like it that's fine, but I really love it.
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      06-04-2006, 01:49 AM   #48
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they could have just taken it from the word terra meaning earth or ground. it is basically the color of rich soil (i don't mean that in a bad way)
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...rich soil...
Actually that sounds pretty good.

That's a lot better than BROWN.

It's not brown.

Your color is really close.
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Actually that sounds pretty good.

That's a lot better than BROWN.

It's not brown.

Your color is really close.
I've actually never seen it in person, lol
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I've actually never seen it in person, lol
Its what attracted me to the 3! Maybe Ill get a picture of my FX, somthin to compare too.
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I wanted Terra before I even saw it but I loved Arctic more and didn't think they worked well together. If it weren't for Arctic I probably would have gotten Monaco/Terra. I like SG/Terra but my last car was a similar color gray so I didn't want the same thing. I also would have gotten Black Sapphire/Terra but I didn't want to have a black car living in Florida without a garage, too much maintenance and I wouldn't want it to fade.
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I wanted Terra before I even saw it but I loved Arctic more and didn't think they worked well together. If it weren't for Arctic I probably would have gotten Monaco/Terra. I like SG/Terra but my last car was a similar color gray so I didn't want the same thing. I also would have gotten Black Sapphire/Terra but I didn't want to have a black car living in Florida without a garage, too much maintenance and I wouldn't want it to fade.
Yea I know what you mean. I love the way SG and Terra look. If I decide on the e90 thats my combo. e92, Saddle and Space Grey
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Mystic Blue and Terra for me.
IMO most pics out there truly do not do it justice. It really does look much better in person. When my friend and I both ordered our cars for ED, she backed out on getting Terra, then when we picked up our cars in Germany, she really regreted her decision after seeing my car with Terra.

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I couldn't agree more and I see you got the xi.

The Terra is very sporty (sort of the color of a football or basketball) and the Walnut Burl is luxurious.

IMO, the best of both worlds.
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Not sure if I want the Xi or not... I know I should get it becasue im in NY. But the normal i is sexier to me .
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Not sure if I want the Xi or not... I know I should get it becasue im in NY. But the normal i is sexier to me .
Jordan, then get the i.

You know that's what you really want.
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i dont think that you can get any closer to the real thing nikki
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