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      04-01-2008, 03:31 PM   #1
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Ordering car tomorrow, color decisions

I'm stuck between either Monaco Blue or Sparkling Graphite. Both cars will have Black Dakota Leather and Alum Trim. And I forgot to mention this is on an E92.

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Sparkling is what i would go with.
AW is my favorite followed by Montego then Sparkling.

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Sparkling Graphite is my favourite followed by ALPINE WHITE
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SG gets my vote between those 2
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monaco blue is an elegant color.. SG is sportier. i'd personally go with monaco blue
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SG looka more agressive i think
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I bought space gray, really liked it.. but if I were you Alpine white.. I've seen a few coupes in AW and was like..Wow! Being that as it may, between the too I like Sparkling Graphite over manoco blue. Get ready to wash your car a lot!
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I'm a big fan of the space gray as well, wasn't a big fan of the Monaco, but I saw a coupe yesterday in that color and it actually looked pretty good. I would say if you want to be somewhat original get the Monaco, although it's definitely going to be more difficult to keep clean.
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Neither, Alpine White FTW...

If not go with the Sparkling Graphite... Those colors are the BESTTT!
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The white is nice but I've already had 2 white cars so I need something different.

I'm leaning more towards SG.
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then take SG! it`s very nice !!
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Have you seen the car in both colors? If not, I recommend you go to a dealer that has lots of cars and check them out. Let your "gut" decide not your head.

I was stuck between AW and Black Sapphire. So I drove 1 1/2 hours to a dealer that had lots of 3 series cars and checked them out for an hour. My head wanted the AW because it's easier to keep clean and swirl marks won't be an issue, but my gut wanted Black Sapphire. I ordered the Black Sapphire and second guessed myself for months as I waited for my car. I'm glad I listened to my gut! It's a pain to keep clean but I love it.
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do you have any other vehicles?

if so, what color are they?
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I have SG with black Dakota and aluminum. I love the combo. Just know the graphite changes a lot under different lighting conditions. It has a purple hue when clean and in direct sunlight. Coupe or sedan? Montego on the coupe is really sexy IMO. I can understand your dilemma.
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the same situation, but i decided AW
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Monaco Blue is style !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Is very special

Black or white have many people already

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Have you seen the car in both colors? If not, I recommend you go to a dealer that has lots of cars and check them out. Let your "gut" decide not your head.
Nope but I've been spending hours on the forum searching for Sparkling Graphite and Monaco Blue photos. I'm going to the dealer tomorrow to place my order so I will be able to look at both colors then


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do you have any other vehicles?

if so, what color are they?
Yeah, my sti is white and my prelude before the sti was pearl white. My moms Benz is white and my dads Ram was white. Kinda tired of white.


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I have SG with black Dakota and aluminum. I love the combo. Just know the graphite changes a lot under different lighting conditions. It has a purple hue when clean and in direct sunlight. Coupe or sedan? Montego on the coupe is really sexy IMO. I can understand your dilemma.
The color changing effect is not a problem at all, if anything I think that's awesome. I'm going with the Coupe. Montego was my #1 choice but I know that in a few years I will get tired of it and want something classier.
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Space gray ..then Deep Green ...then Monaco blue ... then Metallic Black ...then Sparkling Graphite...

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God where's the canuck at.

Seriously man, go down to a local dealer and just check em out for yourself. We can't tell you what you want, and you're not buying the car to please others. Lots of people make this thread, even I made it when I was a noob here, but you have to learn that it's ultimately up to you.
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