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      02-20-2006, 01:12 PM   #199
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Hey there guys i am new to this site, i am going to order a 330i next week and i am torn between SG and Monaco Blue. Perhaps some of you can help me solve this problem. Also what color interior.
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questions like that should be answered by no one but you. people here can only tell you what they like. my advice would be go to a dealership and look and the colors they have on the lot and see if something really catches your eye. other than that, you will get opinions on what other people like, but you're gonna be the one owning your car!
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      02-20-2006, 05:20 PM   #201
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      02-20-2006, 08:29 PM   #202
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I feel like if i get silver graphite i am obligated to go for the sport pkg because those wheels look a lot better than the stock wheels with this color. As far as interior i am thinking terra/aluminum. What do you guys think!
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      02-21-2006, 07:23 PM   #203
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I feel like if i get silver graphite i am obligated to go for the sport pkg because those wheels look a lot better than the stock wheels with this color. As far as interior i am thinking terra/aluminum. What do you guys think!
I feel the same way about the wheels,I think the 162's look better.I'd go for beige interior though.
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      02-22-2006, 09:10 AM   #204
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The black leather interior also works well. I initially thought it would be like a dark pit, but surprisingly the cabin is still very airy, and the sunroof only improves the situation.

I agree with Vladinecko though, it is personal choice and you have to see it in person and decide what floats your boat.

On another topic... Keep the pics coming guys, I love this colour the more I see it, and I love seeing others' cars... everyone without exception I have showed my car to has commented on the colour unprompted...
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Here are some updated pics of my SG w/ 199's and F1- GS-D3's.
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      02-25-2006, 06:39 PM   #206
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My Golly gosh. Are there no trees in Iowa?
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      02-25-2006, 08:45 PM   #207
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My Golly gosh. Are there no trees in Iowa?
Sure there are, just not near my house. Eastern Iowa is a very wooded area. It's a great place to drive around when summer turns to fall.
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      02-26-2006, 10:55 AM   #208
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Does your car have sports package or lowering springs?
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      02-26-2006, 11:02 AM   #209
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Does your car have sports package or lowering springs?
Nope, neither. That's a stock non-sports setup. It came with the 17" 159 style wheels. I have noticed though that mine seems to set lower than other non-sport setup I've seen and I've had others ask me if it was stock based on the way it sits. I've compared it to others on the lot at the dealership and with the original wheels and tires, I had about a 2 1/2 finger gap on the back wheels while new ones on the lot had a 3 finger gap.
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They look great! Where did you get them and for how much?
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They look great! Where did you get them and for how much?
Thanks. I like them alot. When I first got the car I saw the picture in the accessories catalog with those wheels on an SG 330i and I knew those were the wheels I was getting.

I got the rims off of EBay from a BMW dealer out of Ohio(BMW Cleveland) for $1700 and the F1's from Tire Rack for about $900. Worth every penny. They have some other wheels listed right now, ask for Kip if you call them.

There's a set on 199's for sale on Ebay now for $1995, it's not the same dealer I got mine from but their feedback is perfect...http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/BMW-G...76539119QQrdZ1

www.bmwwheels.com used to sell them for $1,800 but they don't have any listed on their site right now.
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Sure there are, just not near my house. Eastern Iowa is a very wooded area. It's a great place to drive around when summer turns to fall.
It's so stark! My Aussie eyes are too used to Greenery.

Oh BTW nice car
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It's so stark! My Aussie eyes are too used to Greenery.

Oh BTW nice car
Thanks. It's a little bland for me some days but it's a nice area so I'm willing to look past it. Nice green areas aren't too far away, it's a good excuse to take a 2-3 hours road trip.
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      03-07-2006, 11:43 AM   #214
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hi there i just love the color so i painted my car sparkling graphite too
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      03-07-2006, 03:14 PM   #215
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      03-14-2006, 05:43 PM   #216
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its time to whore out pictures of my car!

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Looking at Arctic v. SG...

def. having black int. with wood accents.

I lean towards the SG but I am afriad of swirl marks. I have a dark blue pearl paint on my car now and it has terrible swirls from dealer washes and they drive me nuts...

Is the SG and up keep nuts? I usually do a brushless, touchless wash every other time I fuel up but thats about it. I don't want to have to deal with chaomis or chenielle or whatever. I have other things to worry about but I don't want my car to look like pooh...

SG owners, speak out! (Titanium is NOT an option...) My downside of the Arctic is its blue/green... I like it best when it's a mid-grey/silver...

HELP! I order Friday!!!
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      03-16-2006, 02:28 AM   #219
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Looking at Arctic v. SG...

def. having black int. with wood accents.

I lean towards the SG but I am afriad of swirl marks. I have a dark blue pearl paint on my car now and it has terrible swirls from dealer washes and they drive me nuts...

Is the SG and up keep nuts? I usually do a brushless, touchless wash every other time I fuel up but thats about it. I don't want to have to deal with chaomis or chenielle or whatever. I have other things to worry about but I don't want my car to look like pooh...

SG owners, speak out! (Titanium is NOT an option...) My downside of the Arctic is its blue/green... I like it best when it's a mid-grey/silver...

HELP! I order Friday!!!
geeslice, I ordered my e90 in SG last week. The color was the only thing I was sure of. The reason I like SG is b/c it displays multiple shades depending on the light reflection. Also, its easy to maintain- dirt and scratch/swirls don't reveal as easily as does jet black, for example. I currently have steel gray, which is quite similar, and I only really needed to wash it maybe once every two-three weeks- and I'm quite anal about my car... hope this helps...
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Thanks.

My Mom has a dark grey metallic on her Lexus and it shows scratches but it's more of a cool grey while the SG is more of a warm grey so I figured it was worth an ask...

Does it bother you that it seems a lot of ppl have the SG? It's such a beautiful color but it seems to be exceedingly popular...

This is the reason I don't want the Titanium... I read that 37% of cars sold last year were silver...
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