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View Poll Results: Which Individual Color Would You Pick?
Santorini Blue 38 20.43%
Hellrot 27 14.52%
Speed Yellow 15 8.06%
Frozen Monte Carlos Blue 28 15.05%
Frozen Brilliant White 26 13.98%
I'd save $5000 and get a standard color 52 27.96%
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      01-26-2013, 09:58 AM   #67
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Yeah I'm 99% positive I'll be sticking with my original choice of Santorini Blue. I'll buy the edition grill set, black chrome tail pipes, and Have EAS tint the windows, powdercoat the ZCP's vader black and install a set of 15/12mm spacers before I pick up the car.



Now the wait begins...

I think there has been a lot of good discussion, thanks for everyone's inputs!
good choice.
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I've never seen santorini but I saw frozen MCB and was really disappointed. It just kills the colour and looks strange on the road (btw I have a shiny MCB on order so I love the colour).

I do like frozen white and santorini in pictures. For what it's worth I chose MCB then debated and changed my mind 100 times but still stuck with it.

Pretty happy I did although yet to receive the car so don't want to speak too soon.
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      01-29-2013, 12:28 AM   #69
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Santorini is really nice, but I think I would save $4450 and go with mineral white.
its that nice
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      01-29-2013, 01:50 AM   #70
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Have you decided?
Yeah I'm 99% positive I'll be sticking with my original choice of Santorini Blue. I'll buy the edition grill set, black chrome tail pipes, and Have EAS tint the windows, powdercoat the ZCP's vader black and install a set of 15/12mm spacers before I pick up the car.



Now the wait begins...

I think there has been a lot of good discussion, thanks for everyone's inputs!
I'm sure you won't regret it.
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      01-29-2013, 02:39 PM   #71
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Santorini is really nice, but I think I would save $4450 and go with mineral white.
its that nice
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      01-29-2013, 09:47 PM   #72
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Oh hell, go with whatever the ugliest color there is. Then you'll be stuck with it and perhaps learn to enjoy it.
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      01-30-2013, 02:59 PM   #73
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Yeah I'm 99% positive I'll be sticking with my original choice of Santorini Blue. I'll buy the edition grill set, black chrome tail pipes, and Have EAS tint the windows, powdercoat the ZCP's vader black and install a set of 15/12mm spacers before I pick up the car.



Now the wait begins...

I think there has been a lot of good discussion, thanks for everyone's inputs!
Hey buddy, I think you're the guy in front of me in line. I think you and I are the next two Individual builds from Steve Thomas.

Congrats on your car! Santorini is a phenomenal choice.

Francesca says we're supposed to get our allocations confirmed next week. I'm so excited.

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      01-30-2013, 03:23 PM   #74
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^^ can't wait to see your cars when they come in

the wait will be long but be strong it will be well worth it when you get it trust me!
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You're off your head mate.

5K buys you a performance exhaust, Evolve Tune, Spacers, and a fair chunk of a BBK.

THEN you have the M3 that you really want.

PS - best of luck either way but you'll thank me if you take my advice. I promise .....

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at least you didn't cop out and got a DCT. just sayin'....
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      01-30-2013, 06:32 PM   #77
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5K buys you a performance exhaust, Evolve Tune, Spacers, and a fair chunk of a BBK.
I'm in this camp, honestly.

That said, you've picked a stunning color - enjoy it!
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Hey buddy, I think you're the guy in front of me in line. I think you and I are the next two Individual builds from Steve Thomas.

Congrats on your car! Santorini is a phenomenal choice.

Francesca says we're supposed to get our allocations confirmed next week. I'm so excited.

Sweet, lets just hope the incentives/programs hold! What color did you choose?

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^^ can't wait to see your cars when they come in

the wait will be long but be strong it will be well worth it when you get it trust me!
This is just the tail end of a several year wait for me so I don't mind

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You're off your head mate.

5K buys you a performance exhaust, Evolve Tune, Spacers, and a fair chunk of a BBK.

THEN you have the M3 that you really want.

PS - best of luck either way but you'll thank me if you take my advice. I promise .....

Cheers,
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While a couple years ago I was all about modding, I'm pretty sure this time around I'll be one of those stock/OEM accessories guys. I'm planning on taking it to some track days and I'm pretty sure the car in stock form will be more capable than I. I think the individual paint is more of a statement than an exhaust/tune/brakes any way.

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at least you didn't cop out and got a DCT. just sayin'....
6MT was never in question
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Santorini is the t!t5. There is always another option... get a standard exterior color and go with an Individual Interior. Interlagos Blue with Rust Brown or Caramel Interior. Mineral White with Platinum Interior with matching Platinum Alcantara Headlinger. Don't know if you can get some E46 interior like Jerez Black with Imola Red or Alpine White with Laguna Seca Blue. Silverstone with Cinnamon.
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Santorini is the t!t5. There is always another option... get a standard exterior color and go with an Individual Interior. Interlagos Blue with Rust Brown or Caramel Interior. Mineral White with Platinum Interior with matching Platinum Alcantara Headlinger. Don't know if you can get some E46 interior like Jerez Black with Imola Red or Alpine White with Laguna Seca Blue. Silverstone with Cinnamon.
Mineral white with rust brown crossed my mind but I saw speed cloth and fell in love so I decided to spend the $$$ on the paint.
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Mineral white with rust brown crossed my mind but I saw speed cloth and fell in love so I decided to spend the $$$ on the paint.
Sounds good to me. Can't lose with this one.

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Santorini ........
The car sounds too good, don't change it !
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Talked with Francesca and she said they get a ton of requests for GTS rims but BMW says no port of entry installation, it has to be bought and installed at the dealer which means big $$$. I'll just have EAS powdercoat the OEM ZCPs.
Or get them from Turner.

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What's the difference between Santorini Blue and Laguna Seca Blue?They both look like the same color.
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What's the difference between Santorini Blue and Laguna Seca Blue?They both look like the same color.
LSB has a turquoises hue to it where as Santorini is a little darker blue. Most photos don't do either of them justice...

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Sweet, lets just hope the incentives/programs hold! What color did you choose?
Laguna Seca Blue

While you're right about the turquoise hue (which I love - my final choice was between LSB and Atlantis), LSB looks so differently depending on the light. Under the type of bright florescent lighting you find in gas stations and some parking garages, LSB takes on a purple-ish hue that is almost Santorini-like. (I attached a pic of my E46 to show it a little bit, although pictures never, as you note, do it justice.)

You picked one of the best colors available from BMW, period. Congrats on not listening to all the people in this thread who told you to save your money. You can't put a price on Individuality.

Can't wait until April!

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Laguna Seca Blue

While you're right about the turquoise hue (which I love - my final choice was between LSB and Atlantis), LSB looks so differently depending on the light. Under the type of bright florescent lighting you find in gas stations and some parking garages, LSB takes on a purple-ish hue that is almost Santorini-like. (I attached a pic of my E46 to show it a little bit, although pictures never, as you note, do it justice.)

You picked one of the best colors available from BMW, period. Congrats on not listening to all the people in this thread who told you to save your money. You can't put a price on Individuality.

Can't wait until April!

Sweet, we should definitely snap some shots if the cars are at the dealership at the same time to do a LSB/SB comparison.
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If you want to take care of the frozen paint id do Frozen Brilliant White or Frozen MCB... if not id do Santorini since you dont have MCB regular as an option
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