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      01-09-2017, 04:19 PM   #1
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F30: Alpine White or Estoril Blue?

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Was thinking of trading my E90 330i auto saloon in for an F30 320d. Actually reckon I will go for a 330d now. Have seen a couple of available cars with good specs, and wondering whether, long term, I'd be better with Alpine White or Estoril Blue. I always fancied the Estoril, but you see a lot of them around and they're maybe a tiny bit wide boy-ish?

So, what do you think is the better colour for an F30 saloon? Which colour do you reckon I'd end up regretting?

All thoughts welcome...
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      01-09-2017, 04:49 PM   #2
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What interior are you wanting?
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Estroil blue is too common on the new 3/4 Series, I personally prefer white which suits the f30 well, Grey looks great too

Need the performance body styling kit and larger alloys to make it look good, get HK audio, pro navigation and adaptive suspension for sure
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They look really nice in Estoril Blue though!
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Neither
E Blue is too common and White is a horrible (non)colour.
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What interior are you wanting?
Black leather. Can never understand folks speccing red or white leather. WFT?!
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Estroil blue is too common on the new 3/4 Series, I personally prefer white which suits the f30 well, Grey looks great too

Need the performance body styling kit and larger alloys to make it look good, get HK audio, pro navigation and adaptive suspension for sure
It's hard to find all those things together. Best bet, spec wise, is to look for a car with the M Sport Plus kit. But that limits your choices a bit, particularly for 330ds.

My preference is for 18 inch alloys, based on my experiences of driving E90 models with 18s and 19s. The 19s look great, but they ruin the ride.

Having not had satnav before, I believe it's worth having the pro nav. I'd also prefer a car with adaptive suspension but these are hard to come by.

Does anybody know what model/spec you need to get the standard upgraded hi-fi (what used to be called 'professional')?

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Estoril blue, for sure. They look so nice. Who cares if a lot of people have that colour? Unless you're trying to be a unique snowflake.
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Black leather. Can never understand folks speccing red or white leather. WFT?!
Because Black makes the interior really dark, dull and boring.
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Because Black makes the interior really dark, dull and boring.
I much prefer dark interior. I swapped my dakota lemon out for dark alcantara and always have the roof blind closed
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Because Black makes the interior really dark, dull and boring.
Well, I'd say white or, particularly, coral red leather makes the interior seem redolent of a pimp's car in a 1970s James Bond movie. ;-)

Hey, each to their own.
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Well, at least you don't want a grey interior heh.

I find black a bit boring too. But then I wanted a black car so went for a red interior. Everyone that gets it in says they love it. Whether they're telling the truth or not, I don't know heh. Black on black would have been a bit too much.

A white interior can look great in the right car.



Same with the right grey too actually.



IMO, EB with a black interior is a bit boring. Looks great with a light interior.

So if you're set on black, I'd go AW. Better re sale value I think too.
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Just to clarify: I like both the Alpine White and the Estoril Blue. But I worry that I might get sick of the Estoril after a while. I think white works very well on 3 Series models. I currently have a silver 330i and would go for silver again but fancy a change.
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