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patton03m3
09-05-2005, 05:19 PM
Had a few minutes to take a few shots today...it only has 250 miles on it but it's filthy. :( Next week RG4s should come in and I'll take pics then...I know the orange reflector is ugly and it's a 4x4. Working on it. :)

RChoudry
09-05-2005, 06:18 PM
reminds me of Steel Gray. Very nice!

LMC
09-05-2005, 09:49 PM
Great color choice, Ken! Lookin' real, real good! :thumbup:

farmer
09-08-2005, 10:18 PM
That's a very nice ride...did you get a good deal on it? Those guys at BMW of Austin wouldn't budge much off the msrp on the e90 for me.

16hr Day
09-08-2005, 11:03 PM
I like it too. Congrats!

patton03m3
09-08-2005, 11:49 PM
That's a very nice ride...did you get a good deal on it? Those guys at BMW of Austin wouldn't budge much off the msrp on the e90 for me.
Thanks! I got a pretty good deal...3rd car from same salesman. I really wouldn't expect them to budge much on an e90 just yet. They seem to be selling well. Did you have an E46 to compare it to? Pros/Cons? I'm waiting for the official e90 m3/4/3.5 whatever it's gonna be announcement.

jvr826
09-09-2005, 12:49 AM
You have exceptional taste in color combinations. :D Congrats on your new ride!!

ramyar
09-12-2005, 04:54 PM
How were you able to get sparkling graphite on an M3? Was this a custom job or aftermarket? I thought (at least according to bmwusa.com) only color options on 05 were Carbon Black, Interlagos, Tit Silver, Silver Gray, Mystic Blue, White, Black, Red. I didn't think BMW did that. Please do tell... :confused: Nevertheless, excellent choice in color! :thumbup:

patton03m3
09-13-2005, 12:08 AM
How were you able to get sparkling graphite on an M3? Was this a custom job or aftermarket? I thought (at least according to bmwusa.com) only color options on 05 were Carbon Black, Interlagos, Tit Silver, Silver Gray, Mystic Blue, White, Black, Red. I didn't think BMW did that. Please do tell... :confused: Nevertheless, excellent choice in color! :thumbup:

Thanks! Special order color, handled by BMW Individual. Some dealers will do it, for some customers, and some won't. It's my third BMW from the same dealer/salesman.

patton03m3
09-13-2005, 12:12 AM
You have exceptional taste in color combinations. :D Congrats on your new ride!!

Aw man, I thought it would be the only one. ;) Swaybarbarians?

ramyar
09-13-2005, 12:23 AM
Ah but of course. I'd heard about that. Can you pick any color? Is there a catalog? Extra charge? So many questions, so little time :)

jvr826
09-13-2005, 12:24 AM
Aw man, I thought it would be the only one. ;) Swaybarbarians?

Well, mine isn't an M3, so your's probably IS the only one.

Swaybarbarians = :thumbup: :thumbup: Best $350 I've ever spent in my entire life, hands down!

patton03m3
09-13-2005, 08:31 AM
Ah but of course. I'd heard about that. Can you pick any color? Is there a catalog? Extra charge? So many questions, so little time :)

You can pick most any color which hasn't been discontinued. Sparkling Graphite Metallic is a 3-series color, so it was easy. I tried for other graphite colors but was unsuccessful. I researched about 2 months looking for colors...I think some non-USA BMW websites have an individual section which shows some of the colors.

This place has touch up sticks, which is a good reference for BMW paint codes:
http://shop.store.yahoo.com/eagleday/nebmwpatoupk.html

Also do a google search for BMW Individual.

MSRP for Special Exterior Paint is about $2000.

patton03m3
10-02-2005, 11:14 PM
Had a few minutes to take a few shots today...it only has 250 miles on it but it's filthy. :( Next week RG4s should come in and I'll take pics then...I know the orange reflector is ugly and it's a 4x4. Working on it. :)

And now with 1200 miles, RG4s and clear reflectors...

ramyar
10-02-2005, 11:28 PM
Very sweet! It looks to be one of those colors that vary in differenet light. Congrats again!

Cowboy Bebop
10-03-2005, 08:16 AM
nice, now lose the egg yolks :thumbup:

FYI, Discontinued (recent) colors can also be had if the you get a dealer willing to push for you, the planets align, you sacrifice a small goat, AND th person making the final decision at NA got lucky the night before.

what are your plans for dropping your sled?

Moderato
10-03-2005, 09:33 AM
Beautiful! :thumbup:

stylinexpat
10-04-2005, 03:20 AM
Very nice pictures :thumbup: