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      04-27-2011, 08:26 PM   #1
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I think I made a mistake!

So I ended up ordering my E93 (which is a 2-3 days away from delivery) with the titanium shadow trim (MW/FR). I am now in this loop thinking I have made a mistake and I should gone with carbon leather trim. I know in the grand scheme of things it hardly matters, but I haven't seen the TS trim in person and I just don't want to be overly underwhelmed! I am looking for experiences/advice/consolation from everyone here on this forum. (except E=mc2)

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So I ended up ordering my E93 (which is a 2-3 days away from delivery) with the titanium shadow trim (MW/FR). I am now in this loop thinking I have made a mistake and I should gone with carbon leather trim. I know in the grand scheme of things it hardly matters, but I haven't seen the TS trim in person and I just don't want to be overly underwhelmed! I am looking for experiences/advice/consolation from everyone here on this forum. (except E=mc2)

Thanks guys!
Titanium shadow trim is an oldie but a goodie, I guess u can say. My 2003 e46 and 2002 Acura came with the silver type trim. I drove those cars around for 10 years or so and decided that I could not possibly get it again on the M. To me, it was played out and "retro" if you will. Actually I originally had TS trim on my build sheet but quickly called to change it to carbon leather trim right before it went into production. Now sure, everyone on the planet probably has the carbon leather by now but to me, it was something different and unique because the regular 3 series cannot get it.

Since ur car is here, u can always just swap out the trims yourself if u decide u really dont like it. Too late to modify your order now. I say take delivery the way it is, drive it around a few weeks and if u decide u really cannot stand it, then go buy the pieces online and swap it out. Who knows, u may actually just stick to what your gut told u when u placed the order
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Not much you can do about it at this point. I think it is the most flat finish of the trims which I would think would be good for a vert. I don't care for the carbon leather myself. I have anthricite which I like but it can be a bit glossy in the sun.
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I think its gonna look great, better than the carbon imo.. don't sweat it man
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Yes, or he can take it to a paint shop and get it custom painted for something really unique.
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      04-27-2011, 08:56 PM   #7
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Thanks guys. That does make me feel a bit better. I am really hoping it blends well with the interior and looks good with the top down. I'll post tons of pictures after I pick it up...
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So I ended up ordering my E93 (which is a 2-3 days away from delivery) with the titanium shadow trim (MW/FR). I am now in this loop thinking I have made a mistake and I should gone with carbon leather trim. I know in the grand scheme of things it hardly matters, but I haven't seen the TS trim in person and I just don't want to be overly underwhelmed! I am looking for experiences/advice/consolation from everyone here on this forum. (except E=mc2)

Thanks guys!



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Honestly. The carbon fiber looks good up close. But the alu trim looks really sweet. And it makes the inside look really cool. No mistake! good choice
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Yes, or he can take it to a paint shop and get it custom painted for something really unique.
+1 .

Somebody posted the trim in matching alpine white (which is almost like yours), and it looked phenomenal. It was vinyl wrap, rather than paint, but either one is easy and cheap enough to do; definitely much cheaper and unique than buying carbon leather trim pieces. I have carbon leather, and really like it, but wouldn't pay hundreds of dollars to get it. Even if you don't like it, it's a small mistake . Take care.
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I think its gonna look great, better than the carbon imo.. don't sweat it man
i agree. cant go wrong with either. titanium trim looks great, but the cf reminds me of the louis vuitton pattern (damier graphite?), which is also interesting.

and if worst comes to worst and you hate it,

A) go down the check list and make sure that it is exactly spec'ed out the way you wanted it on your contract. if something is missing, they broke the contract and you get your deposit back.

B) ask them to take more money off. cant hurt at this point.

C) walk away.

good luck
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      04-27-2011, 09:37 PM   #12
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I think its gonna look great, better than the carbon imo.. don't sweat it man
i agree. cant go wrong with either. titanium trim looks great, but the cf reminds me of the louis vuitton pattern (damier graphite?), which is also interesting.

and if worst comes to worst and you hate it,

A) go down the check list and make sure that it is exactly spec'ed out the way you wanted it on your contract. if something is missing, they broke the contract and you get your deposit back.

B) ask them to take more money off. cant hurt at this point.

C) walk away.

good luck
That's something handy to keep in mind. Thanks! I'm going to be very careful in checking the car upon delivery.
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That's something handy to keep in mind. Thanks! I'm going to be very careful in checking the car upon delivery.
people make mistakes. so if something is missing, then great. you have an excuse. it for sure happens. one other tip is that you should prolly put your poker face on. the more calm and rational you stay, the better. if you cant find anything wrong, dont let your face give it away. smile, after all, your getting your m3, right?

there is also an option D. i dont recommend it, because its kind of a douche move and is really shady. im sure that the contract says that the car must not have any damage. makes sense right? they cant sell you a defective car. what you can do is get a small razor, and make a small incision or gash on the leather somewhere in the back. maybe behind the the front seat or maybe on backseat where your knee is. you got to be shady about it and it has to be at least an inch. what will prolly happen is that the dealership prolly wont inspect the car so throughly that they would notice something like that. and since the car is damaged, they must return your deposit. but this option is like your last option. its your absolute ace in the hole, but it is a major douche move. and if you do proceed with this option, maybe not tell your wife until after you are let go of the contract because her face might give it away.

iono, i could never do that. but if someone needed the deposit that badly or your wife would kill you if you bought a car that you're not 100% satisfied with, and the thought of not having cf will eat at you day in and day out, then option D is all you got at that point. you could also just look at it as merely business transaction. you have to recoup your funds and you have to do it in any manner possible. again, its douche, but im not 100% aware of your situation.

not the nicest way to get your money back, but it is an option. or you could just walk away. up to you.
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That's something handy to keep in mind. Thanks! I'm going to be very careful in checking the car upon delivery.
people make mistakes. so if something is missing, then great. you have an excuse. it for sure happens. one other tip is that you should prolly put your poker face on. the more calm and rational you stay, the better. if you cant find anything wrong, dont let your face give it away. smile, after all, your getting your m3, right?

there is also an option D. i dont recommend it, because its kind of a douche move and is really shady. im sure that the contract says that the car must not have any damage. makes sense right? they cant sell you a defective car. what you can do is get a small razor, and make a small incision or gash on the leather somewhere in the back. maybe behind the the front seat or maybe on backseat where your knee is. you got to be shady about it and it has to be at least an inch. what will prolly happen is that the dealership prolly wont inspect the car so throughly that they would notice something like that. and since the car is damaged, they must return your deposit. but this option is like your last option. its your absolute ace in the hole, but it is a major douche move. and if you do proceed with this option, maybe not tell your wife until after you are let go of the contract because her face might give it away.

iono, i could never do that. but if someone needed the deposit that badly or your wife would kill you if you bought a car that you're not 100% satisfied with, and the thought of not having cf will eat at you until day in and day out, then option D is all you got at that point. you could also just look at it as merely business transaction. you have to recoup your funds and you have to do it in any manner possible. again, its douche, but im not 100% aware of your situation.

not the nicest way to get your money back, but it is an option.
Funny! But I would never do that! Not over a trim :-)

I hope you were being sarcastic!
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Like some have said that's an oldie but a goodie. As stated it was offered in the E46 M3.

If you've seen the thread, approximately 50% of E92 owners [on here] had E46 M3s.

Already, most of that half did not want the same trim again. To me, this is why carbon leather is so popular. It's new to M3s (and it looks nice). You will like the Titanium trim though and it will look good in the sun with a vert - whereas the carbon will look cheap and dated over time (plus possible drying cracking in the sun).

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i know people who would do anything for money.

my uncle, who is a doctor and makes over 300k+ a year would. he is in the top 1% income in the states, but he would gladly do this to save a grand or two. hes a douche. that dr douche is the antithesis of what i wanna be as a doctor.

again, like i said, i wouldnt, but you never know what people will do to save money. and im sure there are many people out there who at least know someone who would do that too to save a buck.
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You sound like a junior in college. Who talks like that about his family? No matter how bad your uncle is, he can be a gambler, drunk, or whatever horrible person he is, he is family. You should never talk like that about family in an internet forum.

You never know who might be reading this forum who might know you or you or uncle.

Anyways, your comments about cutting the leather seats were quite uncalled for, this one just added more to it, so I'm not going to argue with you.
im just listing all the options. the op is the one that picks, not me. if he doesnt do it, good him. if he does, no sweat off my back. yes it is evil malicious and wrong, but i did recommend that he not do it.

what i posted online is nothing i wouldnt say to my uncle. he knows how i feel. and money makes people do crazy things. worst things. its an adult reality.
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i know people who would do anything for money.

my uncle, who is a doctor and makes over 300k a year would. he is in the top 1% income in the states, but he would gladly do this to save a grand or two. hes a douche. that dr douche is the antithesis of what i wanna be as a doctor.

again, like i said, i wouldnt, but you never know what people will do to save money. and im sure there are many people out there who at least know someone who would do that too to save a buck.
You sound like a junior in college. Who talks like that about his family? No matter how bad your uncle is, he can be a gambler, drunk, or whatever horrible person he is, he is family. You should never talk like that about family in an internet forum.

You never know who might be reading this forum who might know you or you or uncle.

Anyways, your comments about cutting the leather seats were quite uncalled for, this one just added more to it, so I'm not going to argue with you.
Thanks for derailing another thread. Again.

For everyone else who contributed positively towards alleviating my anxiety, thanks again! The wait is killing me. Only a few more days to go!
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Thanks for derailing another thread. Again.

For everyone else who contributed positively towards alleviating my anxiety, thanks again! The wait is killing me. Only a few more days to go!
i really am sorry about the negative post. got to give all your options though. please accept my apologies.

on the flip side, if the car was damaged en route, you got them there. even if they fix it, they still have to let you go.
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