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      07-26-2009, 10:30 PM   #1
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Hi All,

I might have a small window to get Fox Red instead of Black - I have debated this for a while. I have never had red leather... never had leather in a car... want something that is relatively easy to maintain and well.. looks good...

on that basis.... what do you all think?
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fox red!!

3 reasons:

1. Fox red is different
2. Black gets too hot in the sun
3 Fox red looks cool
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3 reasons:

1. Fox red is different
2. Black gets too hot in the sun
3 Fox red looks cool
Agree w/ all 3 points.
Classic BMW sports coupes have had red leather. Oh, and we can have black leather in ... hmm.. about every lux car I can think of, or near luxury.

Infiniti: black = available; unique to M3 FR - no.

Of course, I am biased. Please choose black: will make my M3 that much rarer
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      07-26-2009, 10:54 PM   #4
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black is cleaner
red is more unique
when I had my aw/cr 335i some girl said my car looked like shit because of the interior
so it's subjective
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black is cleaner
red is more unique
when I had my aw/cr 335i some girl said my car looked like shit because of the interior
so it's subjective
Yes, it's subjective.

"black is cleaner" - trying to work this out but I surmise you mean that it's harder to mark and obsidian.

"red is more unique " yes - and echoes BMW's heritage w/ 507s etc.

"when I had my aw/cr 335i some girl said my car looked like shit" I assume this g/f is an ex (?) Good move
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black is cleaner
red is more unique
when I had my aw/cr 335i some girl said my car looked like shit because of the interior
so it's subjective
no offense, but i find the red offered in the regular 3 series is tacky, fox red is a rusty red, much nicer in my opinion
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my extended fox red is my favorite thing about the car. DEFF DO IT!! I get so many compliments on it you would be surprised. Sometimes i find myself sitting in traffic just feeling and in awe of the softness and color. Definitely get extended as well! You wont regret it.
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if your personality is bold enough to consider red leather then i think you should go for it!
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no offense, but i find the red offered in the regular 3 series is tacky, fox red is a rusty red, much nicer in my opinion
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IMO FR (red) is not a pimpish color:

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Points taken gentlemen... tough call - but I think that I'm starting to sway - in the end - this is a one of a kind colour and it does look very nice.
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if your personality is bold enough to consider red leather then i think you should go for it!
Mine is not and I chose FR because .... I COULD! I mean, choosing black is easy, which does not make it wrong.

All about preference.
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black is cleaner
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when I had my aw/cr 335i some girl said my car looked like shit because of the interior
so it's subjective
Ahhhh, but Fox looks so much nicer than the Coral!
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Ahhhh, but Fox looks so much nicer than the Coral!

Now Coral is somewhat pimpish.
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no offense, but i find the red offered in the regular 3 series is tacky, fox red is a rusty red, much nicer in my opinion
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i used to want a 335 with coral red leather, and now when i see it. i think its horrible, its like a bright red. Fox Red is classy, VERY classy in my opinion.

Go red!
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Now Coral is somewhat pimpish.
I think it's much like on my E46 M3, I just wasn't really feeling the Imola Red interior but absolutely loved my Cinnamon! I wish it was an option on the E9x. I am glad that the FR is more of an earthy brick-like red otherwise I would have to get black or bamboo as I HATE the silver leathers.
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I think SG/FR would be a great combo. The FR will give the car some flare.

SG/black would be kind of dull, IMO.
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I think SG/FR would be a great combo. The FR will give the car some flare.

SG/black would be kind of dull, IMO.
Definitive comment. I know an M3 pilot who now wishes for FR. In their core.

Tough ask.

Black is cool and mean... and hot (as in temperature). And available in all major luxury sedans. Awesome!

Oh, that's right: I want to keep the [FR] numbers down Damn!
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Update: I can change - I have until the end of this week to make the decision on FR. So that is good news... hmmm tough decisions.... or maybe not!
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I got my car in sept, SSII/FR and I really love the colors, Fox red is a really nice classy color. It stands out and gives the car a bold presence. I've driven my car for almost 26000miles and I never get tired of it

In my opinion I really don't think you'll regret making the choice. One more thing, I really like how the fox red goes along with the interior lighting especially at night.
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Update: I can change - I have until the end of this week to make the decision on FR. So that is good news... hmmm tough decisions.... or maybe not!
Choice = 'good news'. Whatever speaks to you will be the right choice.

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My E46 was red (more like a burgundy) and the GTO too. It was almost as hot as black, and showed wear/fade/stains (even with my exaggerated conditioning) rather quickly, so no more red ever for me, but when new it looks nice. If you want it, get it, but I predict it'll be your first and last; just make sure to tint your car, take VERY good care of it, and hopefully you're not a big fellow so you can lever yourself into and out of your car without rubbing your seat, or your nice red leather would look like crap in no time. Oh, and I had a hard time selling both of them because of the interior; not many folks like it, so be ready to deal with that too. Good luck man.

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