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E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013)
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Old 11-09-2011, 06:49 AM
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Alpine White is a very nice colour...see my 7 Series for example! The one issue I have with white is, at least in the area in which I live, it provides the perfect "canvas" for tar specs. I'm often using Turtle Wax's Bug and Tar Remover after I've finished washing my 7 to remove the specs of tar that the tyres throw onto the sides of the car. Other than that, it's an easy colour to care for and it goes particularly good, I think, with the lines of the 1 Series.

Good luck with your search!
Yep. My 335d is alpine white and is my 3rd or 4th alpine white car. I actually had an alpine white 535i on order until the dealer made me a stupid offer to take an in stock black unit.
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Old 11-09-2011, 06:52 AM
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Think hard before getting a demo. Who knows how many hard test drives it has had without being properly warmed up? Or how hard it was driven if also given out as a loaner?

I would think a low mileage 1 owner car would be better than a demo.

IMO get the new one with 5 miles on it.
I concur. I did lease a BMWNA car (they are often sold as executive cars) and it had a fair share of wear and tear on it. It was a compelling deal at the time though and I would do it again as a lease, but not a buy.
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Old 11-09-2011, 07:59 AM
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If the object is to purchase, I think cars coming off 2 or 3 -year leases presents a great option. The cars should have low mileage and, generally, less wear and tear. Of course, the greatest plus is not having to suffer that HUGE first year depreciation hit. I still have memories of selling my 650i convertible that I owned for less than 11 months and losing $25K in value.
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