2)Bamboo Beige/ Brushed Aluminum - no regrets
3)Have had white cars, red cars, silver cars, dark blue cars and now LMB. LMB is not all that much different when it comes to keeping it clean. Then again, I'm kinda picky about keeping my car clean.
4)Yes, people have commented positively on the color.
P.S. Get the 6 speed with no nav.