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cam_dadrass 11-14-2012 10:05 PM

How rare is Alpine White?
 
Im in CA and looking to purchase an 08 528i/535i and I rarely come across Alpine Whites. There are plenty of blacks and silvers but I want white. I've been looking for a few months now and I've only come across a few that fit my specifications. Just wondering if it really is more of a rare color or bad luck on my part

booyaazaa 11-15-2012 10:48 AM

What part in cali are you? I was able to find a AW 535i fairly easy in the bay area. However i agree that there a lot more silver and blacks available.

cam_dadrass 11-15-2012 12:02 PM

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Originally Posted by booyaazaa (Post 7196809)
What part in cali are you? I was able to find a AW 535i fairly easy in the bay area. However i agree that there a lot more silver and blacks available.

Im in the bay area as well----looking for one with around 50k miles or less and navi---prefer to buy privately for negotiations sake but im not having much luck

uwhusky 11-15-2012 12:39 PM

Not very rare, IMO. When I went and bought mine almost two years ago there were two on the lot. They appear to be less common than some other colors but I would definately not call them rare.

hadokenuh 11-15-2012 01:16 PM

Same here in Houston. It's harder to find white than any other colors. And the prices do reflect that.

cam_dadrass 11-15-2012 01:51 PM

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Originally Posted by booyaazaa (Post 7196809)
What part in cali are you? I was able to find a AW 535i fairly easy in the bay area. However i agree that there a lot more silver and blacks available.

sweet 5 by the way thats pretty much exactly what im looking to get (08 more in my price range) and do the same with black rims

wyb 11-15-2012 03:55 PM

I am amazed at all the black ones - dunno why - I wouldn't take a black car unless it was free... just got back from the dealership- black M5, black 650xi coupe, black 3 series x 2 in the showroom - and then they brought my car back... I really don't like black ... (mine is AW) :dunno:

Serpens 11-15-2012 04:11 PM

Black, white, and silver are extremely easy to find in my experience.

Laci535i 11-15-2012 08:26 PM

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Originally Posted by cam_dadrass (Post 7195967)
Im in CA and looking to purchase an 08 528i/535i and I rarely come across Alpine Whites. There are plenty of blacks and silvers but I want white. I've been looking for a few months now and I've only come across a few that fit my specifications. Just wondering if it really is more of a rare color or bad luck on my part

2009 535i just hit 29k, alpine white, premium,sport package, sport auto transmission with paddle shifters, comfort access, navigation, heated seats. Still under factory warranty til 6/1/13. Then 2 years CPO. Make an offer. Beige leather. Cheers.

booyaazaa 11-15-2012 08:39 PM

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Originally Posted by cam_dadrass (Post 7197137)
sweet 5 by the way thats pretty much exactly what im looking to get (08 more in my price range) and do the same with black rims

Thanks. The best thing is to shop around and be flexible on how far you are willing to drive. The one thing that is rare out here is a AW with a black interior. My beige interior is nice but black would really nice. :thumbup:

Dking078 11-15-2012 09:38 PM

There are quite the # for same in SoCal

IMO it seems to go.

Silver/Black > White/Grey > Blue/other > Wierd stuff.

2chill 11-16-2012 12:16 AM

Here's a couple of white ones with NAV by private sellers in Southern Cal. for you:

http://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-s...13255888&Log=0

http://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-s...26121301&Log=0

Munich77 11-16-2012 03:28 AM

I think since many model years did not have a surcharge for metallic colors you don't find as many white ones - which is typically a standard color for BMW

cam_dadrass 11-16-2012 02:49 PM

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Originally Posted by 2chill (Post 7197939)
Here's a couple of white ones with NAV by private sellers in Southern Cal. for you:

http://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-s...13255888&Log=0

http://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-s...26121301&Log=0

ohh trust me ive been autotrader daily lol----2nd one is sold and 1st one the guy is asking $5k+ over the kbb and saying firm, i really wish people would be realistic when selling their cars sometimes lol

2chill 11-17-2012 12:34 AM

To be honest with you, I believe the price on the first car is quite fair. I've attached a link showing 7 white 528's. If you check the mileage of the ones with around 30K, they are all listed around $26,000 and up. The car in the 1st ad I sent you has custom rims, so I don't blame the seller on trying to recoup some of that money back. The KBB you saw was probably the wholesale price the insurance would pay out if the car was totalled, not the average resale price. Any 528 you think you can pick up for $22,000 is sure to have way higher mileage or a poor history report.

http://www.cars.com/for-sale/used/20...02&mlgId=28865


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