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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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      02-06-2013, 02:15 PM   #111
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I have an 01 PY with Kiwi and Individual Piano Black

So the exterior paint of your 06 had to be Individual, because the last year it was available to regular order was 04... corrcet?

Please post pics of the E92 PY when you get it!
Yes I believe Phoenix was cut off in '04 or '05, so my car was an Individual order.
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      02-06-2013, 02:26 PM   #112
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I can tell you from a buyers perspective, ordering an M3 without NAV is a big mistake, IMHO. If you plan to keep it forever...ok, fine.

There was a great Individual MCB e90 for sale here...NEVER sold primarily b/c of how bare bones it was. It's just not appealing to most.
And yet how appealing is a nav in a 10yo car? The tech is evolving quickly, and I can't help but feel that nav screen is going to be a low-def dinosaur well before the machine reaches middle age.
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And yet how appealing is a nav in a 10yo car? The tech is evolving quickly, and I can't help but feel that nav screen is going to be a low-def dinosaur well before the machine reaches middle age.
I'm not referring to a 10 year old car...obviously it will be very much dated at that point, as will be the entire car. I'm talking about someone who might turn around and sell within 3 to 5 years.

Clearly it hurts resale and cars without NAV sit for significantly longer, regardless of a rare color or not.
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I'm not referring to a 10 year old car...obviously it will be very much dated at that point, as will be the entire car. I'm talking about someone who might turn around and sell within 3 to 5 years.

Clearly it hurts resale and cars without NAV sit for significantly longer, regardless of a rare color or not.
I just ran a comparison on Edmunds for a 2008 E92 M3 with 50k, in Oustanding condition. With nav added about $600 in value. With a 2006 E46 M3, it's something of a wash.

Adding the nav on a current model means the Premium Package at over US$4k. I guess the decision is whether the nav option expense is worth the difference.

These are sportscars! Maybe with a luxury cruiser an outdated nav has more value, especially if it has the potential to be seriously upgraded. But at some point, I can't help but feel that the ancient screen, sluggish processor and low-grade graphics are going to detract, not add to the value, no? Or at least not get back that extra 4 grand invested.

If you get a chance, if you haven't already, I recommend sitting in a new Tesla sedan at the mall and just take in the giant touchscreen, bigger than any tablet, bright, clear and intuitive. I think that's more like the kind of nav tech we're all going to have in 5 years, and the dinky screen on today's model (which already is a few years old) will feel like looking at first-generation Super Mario Bros.

YMMV, but speaking for myself, I hated the nav in my 2007 335xi well before my 3-year lease ended. It was almost embarrassing.
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I just ran a comparison on Edmunds for a 2008 E92 M3 with 50k, in Oustanding condition. With nav added about $600 in value. With a 2006 E46 M3, it's something of a wash.

Adding the nav on a current model means the Premium Package at over US$4k. I guess the decision is whether the nav option expense is worth the difference.

These are sportscars! Maybe with a luxury cruiser an outdated nav has more value, especially if it has the potential to be seriously upgraded. But at some point, I can't help but feel that the ancient screen, sluggish processor and low-grade graphics are going to detract, not add to the value, no? Or at least not get back that extra 4 grand invested.

If you get a chance, if you haven't already, I recommend sitting in a new Tesla sedan at the mall and just take in the giant touchscreen, bigger than any tablet, bright, clear and intuitive. I think that's more like the kind of nav tech we're all going to have in 5 years, and the dinky screen on today's model (which already is a few years old) will feel like looking at first-generation Super Mario Bros.

YMMV, but speaking for myself, I hated the nav in my 2007 335xi well before my 3-year lease ended. It was almost embarrassing.
My thoughts exactly, If I were in the market for one I'd actually prefer an E46 NOT have a nav system since it is so dated. I'm getting this car under the assumption that I'll be holding on to it for several years, beyond the usefulness of the current nav system.

Plus in all honesty...My 2010 E90 335i has the hard drive based nav system and I use my phone for map directions 100% of the time while driving...who has time to peck addresses (which I got from goggle maps on my phone) into the nav system?
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Personally I love the nav. My e39 M5 still has the original square (pre lci) nave screen. It's a bit slow but has updated maps and still does the job plus the tv still works perfectly (until we go all digital).

I don't think it affects the price on an older car but certainly makes for a quicker sale!
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santorini blue ! hands down !
it's the BEST color for e9x m3.
I wish we had those colors here that's why I'm planning a santorini blue wrap but dunno if i can find a proper color fit
Dealership here is refusing to place a new order here !
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