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      02-01-2010, 01:38 AM   #1
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Monaco vs. Black Sapphire

So I just sold my Black Sapphire Coupe and every time I washed it I wanted to drive it into the river. It seems like no matter what I did there were always swirls on it when I washed it, I found the PERFECT sedan the only thing is that it's Monaco Blue and i'm worried it's going to be the same headache Black Sapphire was. I would wait, but it's so hard to find a manual sedan with navi, what do you guys think? Is this color really sensitive such as Black Sapphire? My other option is Montego, but not sure if I like the brightness of that...
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Custom-order your car. Why compromise when the car's this expensive?
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Oh, and Montego is a very nice color. This is for you to decide, though.
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Custom-order your car. Why compromise when the car's this expensive?
I'm buying used, the options are:
Both a 6MT
07 sedan montego on terra w/ dark burl, CA, NAVI, Prem/Sport 35k miles.
07 sedan Monaco on black w/ aluminum, Navi, sport, spem, 32k miles.

Both Cost around $32k, both at same dealer, both CPO'd.
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Monaco is about as bad as black for showing dirt and paint imperfections.
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Have monaco blue on my car. Can see swirl marks after car is washed too. Dirt shows less than black though.
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I'd go for the Montego... I got one without even seeing the color is person and I get SOOOO many compliments on the color.
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Montego based on the options on the cars.
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I have a JB E46 and a Monanco E90 sedan. Monaco is not as sensitive or swirl prone as JB. I hand wash both so I would notice. It does have the other characteristics of blacks though as it does show dirt quicker and would need a good detail with paint correction and seal as often. I personally like the color as it's sublte so I can sneak around over the speed limit without sticking out too much IMO.
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Monaco gets my vote.
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A lot of you are saying Montego which is not Manaco.
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A lot of you are saying Montego which is not Manaco.
But the OP presented it as a possible option, so they are picking it.

I would personally choose Montego. If my CPO was not in SGM then I would have sat around and waited for a Montego Blue.

Monaco is going to prove just as difficult as BS. Both serioulsy dark, metallic, and swirly. Montego sticks out more, but is a color with more character. Seems like that model has more options, too.
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Go silver, that's what I'm going to do.
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ok well i drove the montego today and I love the 6MT and I love the terra interior (thought it was saddle) but im still not sure about that bright blue color...ugh I wish it was easier. Its so hard to find a 6MT in a sedan so im thinking i should just go with it and learn to like it. idk silver or white would be nice though so I might just wait it out...its hard living without a 335i lol
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So I just sold my Black Sapphire Coupe and every time I washed it I wanted to drive it into the river. It seems like no matter what I did there were always swirls on it when I washed it, I found the PERFECT sedan the only thing is that it's Monaco Blue and i'm worried it's going to be the same headache Black Sapphire was. I would wait, but it's so hard to find a manual sedan with navi, what do you guys think? Is this color really sensitive such as Black Sapphire? My other option is Montego, but not sure if I like the brightness of that...
honestly, I think any dark color is going to be no good. I would go for a lighter color, light alpine white or silver if swirls piss you off. My car is actually Sonora Metallic, a coppery-goldish color that looks awful in pictures but damn good in person, and as a bonus, it hides dirt and swirls like no other. I don't think you can get a 335i in that color though.
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ok well i drove the montego today and I love the 6MT and I love the terra interior (thought it was saddle) but im still not sure about that bright blue color...ugh I wish it was easier. Its so hard to find a 6MT in a sedan so im thinking i should just go with it and learn to like it. idk silver or white would be nice though so I might just wait it out...its hard living without a 335i lol
Montego blue ftw!
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i'd order...
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Monaco.
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i like the options on the montego car but i like monaco better
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