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View Poll Results: Which color would you prefer (Socal weather)
Alpine White 62 67.39%
Jet Black 30 32.61%
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      03-16-2011, 12:08 PM   #23
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Wow that is a tough call, for me it would be AW, but for you a suggest JB
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      03-16-2011, 12:08 PM   #24
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the dealer had exact same cars when i was shopping for mine, just different colors, AW and JB. i chose the AW one.
i just think white cars always look classier but black ones look more manly/cool.
again, just personal opinion

good luck with whatever you choose!
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      03-16-2011, 12:09 PM   #25
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all the inputs so far a great. Thanks people. Keep em coming!
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      03-16-2011, 12:13 PM   #26
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There are just too many black details on this car on the front fascia, side gills, aft mesh grille to get a color that doesn't contrast well with them. For that reason, the lighter color work very well on this car (AW, MR, SSII). Even the blues are better as they still contrast well. Black, while a nice color, just hides all of these details.

Oh, and every woman I've asked has preferred AW. Can't argue with the ladies.
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      03-16-2011, 12:31 PM   #27
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I love black and have had a few black cars myself, BUT extremely hard to maintain and like others have said, aside from the exhaust it hides all the curves and accents that separate the M3 from the regular 328 or 335i,
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      03-16-2011, 12:52 PM   #28
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Mineral White, no contest



That's actually (Individual) Brilliant White

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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.
Black looks awesome when clean but it just never really looks clean. The fact that it also hides many of the M3's styling details (bumper openings, etc.) would rule it out for me.

White looks great but I'm a little tired of it (and I have it).

Given your choices, I'd definitely go with white. But if I were getting another one right now, it would definitely be blue (LMB, IB, or perhaps even Monte Carlo Blue or Laguna Seca Blue if approved by BMW).
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There are just too many black details on this car on the front fascia, side gills, aft mesh grille to get a color that doesn't contrast well with them. For that reason, the lighter color work very well on this car (AW, MR, SSII). Even the blues are better as they still contrast well. Black, while a nice color, just hides all of these details.

Oh, and every woman I've asked has preferred AW. Can't argue with the ladies.
couldn't agree more with this. although I do lust for black from time to time since it looks so good when it's clean, white accentuates the aggressiveness of the M3's body lines too well to pass up. hence why I went with AW.

can't go wrong with either though.
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      03-16-2011, 01:05 PM   #30
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White definitely accentuates the body more then black
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      03-16-2011, 02:55 PM   #32
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have you guys seen those cars wrapped in tape?

this could always be my option later on.

http://www.autoblog.com/2008/08/06/b...-car-to-white/
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I LOVE Jet Black ext. but I have to say as I get older I do love less maintenence. Although white is a popular choice for M3's, white is such a easy color to maintain and looks phenomenal for many many years.
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AW, relatively speaking less transfer of heat!
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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!
Exactly. It just turns into an opinion-fest.

Don't even understand the point of asking others for a car that YOU're gonna drive.
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Alpine white 51:27 jet black
Wow. White wins. Thank you for your input ladies and gentlemen.
My current car was bought new as white, and I have never owned a new black car.
I'm not a good listener so I'll just have to find out the hard way about maintaining a black car.

Black it is.
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blk gets hot here in socal so white gets my vote
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^re: heat, nothing that good tint can't handle.
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^re: heat, nothing that good tint can't handle.
for the back, but not for the front. i dont want any fix it tickets.

the dumb laws we have in california
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uhmmm... *whistle*
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3M 70%

I have 3M's 70% in the front windshield. It's not even noticeable.
I drove in front of cops and they don't care. And my car is cooler inside than a friends with same color but no front tint.
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AW with FR!!! Though Nick's mineral white is the best!!!
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