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      03-16-2011, 04:06 AM   #1
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E90M Alpine White vs Jet Black?

QUICK!! which one would you rather get?

in terms of looks, maintenance, rarity, your preference?
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      03-16-2011, 05:10 AM   #2
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White could be on the turn if you ask me (just my opinion), still looks fresh on the E92 with the contrast of the CF roof but not the E90. Gloss (not metallic) black will never go bad and is my first choice regardless. That said I'm really starting to admire any red cars that I see on here and I think that it really makes the E90 look special.
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      03-16-2011, 05:31 AM   #3
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Jet Black ftw!

Or as Ken puts it: Matte Red wrap
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      03-16-2011, 05:44 AM   #4
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Take it from a JB E92 owner. JB doesn't accentuate M3's curves and details. The hood vents are almost not visible the power dome needs some focusing to see from a distance. The white shows more details and lines.
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      03-16-2011, 05:54 AM   #5
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Take it from a JB E92 owner. JB doesn't accentuate M3's curves and details. The hood vents are almost not visible the power dome needs some focusing to see from a distance. The white shows more details and lines.
Ans you picked JB because you donīt like the curves and details??
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      03-16-2011, 07:14 AM   #6
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Ans you picked JB because you donīt like the curves and details??
No just was the only color the dealer had with the options I wanted..I could not order and wait, waiting would have killed me. Also when you don't have an M3..any M3 looks great, it takes time to critisize it. Plus JB is a classic color that won't break the deal if it's the only color availabe..had it been purple or golden color I would have waited.
Bottom line, if I were to order mine I would have ordered AW or SG
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JB is a major PIA to maintain.
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Lease is almost up on my AW, now I have a JB on order
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rarity?? Those are the 2 most common colors!

It's like saying whether you see less Burger King or McDonalds. I feel like everyone on this forum has a JB or AW
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Yea there's nothing rare about either of these colors...
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AW with Carbon Fiber. No other color combination is nicer than that for the e92 M3 IMO.
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None is rare. AW is 100x easier to keep clean.
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both are great, i drive a AW now i also had a jet black before couldn't tell you what i liked better black just required a little more effort
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White could be on the turn if you ask me (just my opinion), still looks fresh on the E92 with the contrast of the CF roof but not the E90. Gloss (not metallic) black will never go bad and is my first choice regardless. That said I'm really starting to admire any red cars that I see on here and I think that it really makes the E90 look special.



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None is rare. AW is 100x easier to keep clean.

MR is rare.
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MR is rare.
I should've said "either is rare". My comment was for AW and JB.
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White sucks in my opinion. JB is a pain is the ass to keep clean though!
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Alpine white is hugely better than black. I've actually test driven every color in researching my car, black hides the m3's details like another poster said and it made the car really just not feel special because it hid the details. White is so popular for a reason. The best m3 colors are white, silverstone and red, avoid all others.
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Alpine white is hugely better than black. I've actually test driven every color in researching my car, black hides the m3's details like another poster said and it made the car really just not feel special because it hid the details. White is so popular for a reason. The best m3 colors are white, silverstone and red, avoid all others.
You've test driven cars to try out their colour ??? I never heard of anyone doing that before - respect (I think !).
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I dont understand the point of color threads... There are different colors for different people. Everyone is going to give their own opinion, there is no right or wrong answer here. The only wrong one would be you not choosing what you like because of other peoples comments. Do what you think is best! Me personally I just looked at all the colors and started eliminating one by one and was down to aw and sg. It also depends on what mod theme you wanna go with! Good luck!
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not so much as personal pref. like "i love black and black is the only color period!"

I was looking more for things like
"black is the deepest, but will by far the hardest to keep clean"
"white accentuates the the curves of the body"

things that add more insight into the decisions.
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