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      11-30-2007, 04:22 PM   #23
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      11-30-2007, 04:51 PM   #24
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The potential unavilability of a color on the E90 vs. E92 certainly is not OT.
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      11-30-2007, 04:54 PM   #25
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So, one of the nicest colors is not offered on the sedan. Great. There's always the RS4 or C63 - their greys are pretty nice.
So you'd rather buy a RS4 or C63 instead of just going with Sparkling Graphite (a pretty nice gray, to use your terms) on the E90 M3? That's a drastically rash decision, unless you aren't really that committed to the M3.
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      11-30-2007, 05:49 PM   #26
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After I drop the kids off at the bus stop, i have 22 miles to work, the car gets nice and hot every day.
Phew, glad to hear it. For the sake of your engine.
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      12-01-2007, 09:26 AM   #27
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After I drop the kids off at the bus stop, i have 22 miles to work, the car gets nice and hot every day.
sounds wonderful...
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      12-01-2007, 10:13 AM   #28
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So you'd rather buy a RS4 or C63 instead of just going with Sparkling Graphite (a pretty nice gray, to use your terms) on the E90 M3? That's a drastically rash decision, unless you aren't really that committed to the M3.
Right now, I am not committed to any of these 3 cars. I am waiting for all to be available so I can test drive at the same time. If, for example, I conclude that I like the M3 and one of the other cars equally, color will be a deciding factor. And personally, I find SG too dark a color for the E90 body. I prefer medium silver/grey colors for this car - like space grey. From what I can tell, the MB may have the best choices for silver/grey colors. But, color is not my driving force (excuse the pun).... First, I have to choose the right car for me, then I worry about the color.
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      12-10-2007, 12:43 PM   #29
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I'm also kind of stuck between a rock (SSII) and a hard place (Sparkling graphite). I'd really like that space grey on the sedan, but it's not looking like it's available according to the M3 BMWUSA brochure. Just looking at the E90 vs E92 335, though, the E90 has Arctic metallic, which is similar to space grey. Perhaps BMW will be adding that to the E90 M3 lineup? you'd think that if they offer an option inbetween the two for the 335, that they'd do the same for the M3... after all, how hard is it to paint it if they already have the systems online for the 335....
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      12-10-2007, 01:52 PM   #30
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Obviously Space Grey is available (my order):

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      12-10-2007, 02:27 PM   #31
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I thought I remember seeing it was not available on the sedan, E90.

You going through with the order, Eric? How much longer before you can't make any changes to your order?
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I'm also kind of stuck between a rock (SSII) and a hard place (Sparkling graphite). I'd really like that space grey on the sedan, but it's not looking like it's available according to the M3 BMWUSA brochure. Just looking at the E90 vs E92 335, though, the E90 has Arctic metallic, which is similar to space grey. Perhaps BMW will be adding that to the E90 M3 lineup? you'd think that if they offer an option inbetween the two for the 335, that they'd do the same for the M3... after all, how hard is it to paint it if they already have the systems online for the 335....
My current E90 330i is Artic because Space grey wasn't an available color choice back in 2006. Artic was the only "medium" silver color available for the E90. Artic is a totally different silver than Space Grey. It has blue/green hues in it which Space does not. Space looks much nicer on the 3 series body, IMO. Artic is an OK color, but I wouldn't order it again. Sparkling G is not much better - too dark and too purple.... and Silverstone is too light for my taste. So, at this point, if I ordered the E90 M3, I don't know what my color choice would be. I prefer medium colors - and pure and classic medium silvers like Space Grey. But, no matter how great the M3 is, I will not buy if I cannot settle on a suitable color choice. I won't make the same mistake as I made when I bought my 330i. Color is too important to me. Space grey would have done it - but now, who knows..... I might be forced to look elsewhere.
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      12-10-2007, 03:26 PM   #33
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I just checked BMWUSA.com and for the 335i sedan Space Gray was not available. The 335i coupe did have Space gray as an option as we know already. So it would seem reasonable that the M3 would follow suit in not having Space Gray as an option for the e90 M3. I would almost hope that they provide an additional color that the e92 would not have, just to compensate alittle.
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My current E90 330i is Artic because Space grey wasn't an available color choice back in 2006. Artic was the only "medium" silver color available for the E90. Artic is a totally different silver than Space Grey. It has blue/green hues in it which Space does not. Space looks much nicer on the 3 series body, IMO. Artic is an OK color, but I wouldn't order it again. Sparkling G is not much better - too dark and too purple.... and Silverstone is too light for my taste. So, at this point, if I ordered the E90 M3, I don't know what my color choice would be. I prefer medium colors - and pure and classic medium silvers like Space Grey. But, no matter how great the M3 is, I will not buy if I cannot settle on a suitable color choice. I won't make the same mistake as I made when I bought my 330i. Color is too important to me. Space grey would have done it - but now, who knows..... I might be forced to look elsewhere.
I'd say you were a prime candidate for AW now.
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      12-10-2007, 04:34 PM   #35
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I thought I remember seeing it was not available on the sedan, E90.

You going through with the order, Eric? How much longer before you can't make any changes to your order?
I know I'm not Eric, but the overseas military dealer I'm working with said I can change my order at the very least until the pricing is released and they enter the order in (with a production date).... an option I've used to switch from a E90 335, to the E90 M3 once it was announced, and now again to switch colors and options as they have been announced.....
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      12-10-2007, 10:22 PM   #36
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I thought I remember seeing it was not available on the sedan, E90.

You going through with the order, Eric? How much longer before you can't make any changes to your order?
Hey Eric, I am going through with the order. I couldn't resist the idea of being one of the first people to get the car.

He (Neil) said I have until around the end of December, which is when my car goes into production.
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      12-11-2007, 11:24 AM   #37
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I'd say you were a prime candidate for AW now.
No, not quite. But, maybe a prime candidate for either a RS4 or C63, maybe even a CTS-V -if the color choices are right!
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      12-11-2007, 11:28 AM   #38
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No, not quite. But, maybe a prime candidate for either a RS4 or C63, maybe even a CTS-V -if the color choices are right!
Wow, I thought only women are choosing cars by color.


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      12-13-2007, 04:33 PM   #39
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Wow, I thought only women are choosing cars by color.


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Well, I guess you are wrong, wise ass....Or should I say jackass.
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Well, I guess you are wrong, wise ass....Or should I say jackass.
Choosing by color and no manners. What else should we know about you?





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I agree that colour is important but to deny you the car you want.

I can only assume that you really aren't that caring on which car you drive as long as the colour is right.

Maybe South's Youtube link is a good call.
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I agree that colour is important but to deny you the car you want.

I can only assume that you really aren't that caring on which car you drive as long as the colour is right.

Maybe South's Youtube link is a good call.
I didn't realize that I would raise all this ire by my comments about color. In an attempt to clarify: After researching and test driving the cars on my short list (i.e. at this stage - M3, RS4, C63 and CTS-V), if I end up undecided between two, then color -more than price (within reason) or brand loyalty - will determine which car I end up buying. But, having said that, for me. color is more than just the tie breaker. In fact, I'm willing to make some trade-offs for the right color. For example, if I had to choose, I would pick color over 19" wheels, M-Drive or DCT. I would also choose color over "slightly" more responsive steering or "slightly" better handling , or a "slightly" better track time, or even "slightly" better styling. But, of course, in the end, I'm not going to sacrifice the right car for the sake its color. But, from what I've read, I expect that I'm going to have a tough time choosing between these cars...and if I do, then color will be an important part of the overall package in determining my ultimate choice... I hope this helps clarify my position.
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Choosing by color and no manners. What else should we know about you?





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Nothing, other than the fact that I didn't appreciate the insult. If you needed me to explain my position further, all you had to do was ask.
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I hope this helps clarify my position.
Thanks. You've just confirmed what everybody thought.
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