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Old 11-24-2005, 07:54 PM
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buying 325i questions regarding resale and color choice

I am buying a 325i 06 in alpine wht/blk leatherette, options= auto, sport pkg, that's it! I am paying a cheap lease payment this way.

My question is do you think white is a good color for resale. I previously had an o5 alpine white 325i and in the middle of the 2 yr lease had $3500 equity, and traded up for this new one due to come in next week. I am thinking maybe I should get graphit but I am thinking since there are so many that resale won't be as good. Anyone have any thoughts? Is graphite a better color to get.

I will be upgrading the wheels to the 330i sport pkg wheels as soon as I find out the best and cheapest way to do this.
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Old 11-24-2005, 07:55 PM
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thats a great idea
we share the same thoughts, got bare bones w/ only A/T and heat seats.
Im just as happy as the guy with all the bells and whistles, and didnt go overboard.
But, like you, Im not a big fan of those 16" wheels, but got it fix.
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Old 11-24-2005, 07:57 PM
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I am buying a 325i 06 in alpine wht/blk leatherette, options= auto, sport pkg, that's it! I am paying a cheap lease payment this way.

My question is do you think white is a good color for resale. I previously had an o5 alpine white 325i and in the middle of the 2 yr lease had $3500 equity, and traded up for this new one due to come in next week. I am thinking maybe I should get graphit but I am thinking since there are so many that resale won't be as good. Anyone have any thoughts? Is graphite a better color to get.

I will be upgrading the wheels to the 330i sport pkg wheels as soon as I find out the best and cheapest way to do this.
Graphite would be an easier sell, even if there are more of them out there. White is a tough color on BMWs... either you love it or you hate it.

We don't buy white, red, or green cars for our used inventory, so the only ones we get are the ones we take in trade. When we go out and buy cars, we stick to silver, grey, black, blue... the colors that we can sell very easily.

I'm not sure that this directly affects resale "value", though... but it sure DOES impact your resale market.

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Old 11-24-2005, 07:59 PM
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get whatever color you want

BMW doesn't really have any terrible colors right now (oh, the new red is pretty bad, and arctic is disctinctive)

difference in resale is going to be negligable
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Old 11-24-2005, 08:02 PM
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Graphite would be an easier sell, even if there are more of them out there. White is a tough color on BMWs... either you love it or you hate it.
I dunno, I think white is a safe color, it can be for both men or women. White w/ black interior is an awesome elegant combination.

what trim are you deciding on? aluminum is nice, but I understand it scratches and dings ez from the seat belt, plus it get hot from the sun. Burl is good!

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Old 11-24-2005, 08:53 PM
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I am buying a 325i 06 in alpine wht/blk leatherette, options= auto, sport pkg, that's it! I am paying a cheap lease payment this way.

My question is do you think white is a good color for resale. I previously had an o5 alpine white 325i and in the middle of the 2 yr lease had $3500 equity, and traded up for this new one due to come in next week. I am thinking maybe I should get graphit but I am thinking since there are so many that resale won't be as good. Anyone have any thoughts? Is graphite a better color to get.
In Germany, white on a car is referred to as Kühlschrankweiß (refrigerator white). To say it´s not a popular color for a car would be an understatement. Just my 2 pfennig.
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In Germany, white on a car is referred to as Kühlschrankweiß (refrigerator white). To say it´s not a popular color for a car would be an understatement. Just my 2 pfennig.

Yeah-- I think we're unique in the US for liking white cars. I never understood it either.
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Yeah-- I think we're unique in the US for liking white cars. I never understood it either.
I would say that it had to do with studies showing lighter cars are safer but I wouldn´t wish to ascribe that much intelligence to the population at large.
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I am getting an Alpine White E90, First I was getting only black cars, then I got tired of washing them every other day, then I was getting 3 silver cars in the row...Now this will be my 3rd White car for whatever reason looks like I have fixations on colors and I keep getting the same thing until I am tired of it....In any case for whatever unexplained reason I think I am going to stick with lighter cars because they make me feel better, Yes I can not explain it but even when it is overcast outside and/or raining and I am in a lighter car with a lighter interior it makes my mood better....

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Yes I can not explain it but even when it is overcast outside and/or raining and I am in a lighter car with a lighter interior it makes my mood better....
Perhaps this is the best reason of all!
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