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E60 (2004 - 2010)
BMW 5-Series (E60 chassis) was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E60 is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 11-14-2012, 11:05 PM
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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
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Old 11-15-2012, 11:48 AM
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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.
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Old 11-15-2012, 01:02 PM
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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
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Old 11-15-2012, 02:51 PM
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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
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Old 11-15-2012, 09:39 PM
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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.
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Old 11-15-2012, 01:39 PM
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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.
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Old 11-15-2012, 02:16 PM
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Same here in Houston. It's harder to find white than any other colors. And the prices do reflect that.
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Old 11-15-2012, 04:55 PM
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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)
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Old 11-15-2012, 05:11 PM
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Black, white, and silver are extremely easy to find in my experience.
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Old 11-15-2012, 09:26 PM
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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.
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Old 11-15-2012, 10:38 PM
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There are quite the # for same in SoCal

IMO it seems to go.

Silver/Black > White/Grey > Blue/other > Wierd stuff.
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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
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Old 11-16-2012, 03:49 PM
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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
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Old 11-17-2012, 01:34 AM
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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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Old 11-16-2012, 04:28 AM
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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
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