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Old 01-24-2013, 11:10 PM
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Old 01-25-2013, 06:56 AM
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The exterior is really gorgeous, and I have done so and could live with the ultra light leather....but never, never, never the light carpets! Big No No!! Carpets and door rests, arm rests must be dark. This car will look dirty inside in a matter of weeks, with or w/o kids. Yikes!!
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Old 01-25-2013, 07:47 AM
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The exterior is really gorgeous, and I have done so and could live with the ultra light leather....but never, never, never the light carpets! Big No No!! Carpets and door rests, arm rests must be dark. This car will look dirty inside in a matter of weeks, with or w/o kids. Yikes!!
that's the problem i've always had....i love light interiors...but a lot of works and stress to keep looking nice...
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Old 01-25-2013, 08:28 AM
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Agree on the light interior, wouldn't be for me either, but certainly admire it. Floor mats are probably in the trunk, so as to not dirty them, but suppose owner can purchase black ones, which wouldn't detract from the look. Love the light/dark contrast of the interior.
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Old 01-25-2013, 09:59 AM
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x3 on the light interiors

If I drove <10k mi/year I'd go for one. I drive too much, and im anal/borderline OCD about my cars as it is, I'd go nuts trying to keep the armrests, carpets, seats clean and unmarked - yikes

Just to give you an idea; I keep a toothbrush in my glove compartment - to detail and get rid of dust in very tight areas haha, perfection or nothing!
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Old 01-25-2013, 10:08 AM
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Old 01-25-2013, 10:57 AM
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My take on light interiors. I have had a 535i with full beige interior, 335i with vanilla/black 2 tone, 750 now with oyster/black 2 tone. I have 2 boys under 8, I let them eat and drink in the car, but always make sure they have enough napkins, drinks sealed etc. They don't throw food around, but accidents sometimes happen, and naturally you get crumbs etc.

The full beige interior I had for 2 years. Seats looked fine, but the carpets and mats definitely showed up dirt. I never did any steam clean or something excessive, but I get the feeling that it would not be 100% cleanable - perhaps up to 90%. Definitely a lot of work. Scuff marks on the plastics could probably come out 95% with the right Lexol and elbow grease. Now to the leather. I think I could get out at least 98%, if not 100% of all marks that weren't made with anything short of a permanent marker. I just use Lexol cleaner and conditioner. New dark jeans definitely do transfer a little dye, but that comes out with Lexol. I try and avoid that with my "cape" solution (tuck a pillow case into the back of your pants like a cape). I clean the interiour about 3 times a year? I've had the 750 almost a year, and the leather looks almost as good as the day out of the factory (except for usual wear).

Bottom line, if you are leasing - why not. If keeping it for a long time, at the least go 2 tone and expect a little more work (not a whole lot). If you don't mind all black, that's probably the least overhead intensive.
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Old 01-25-2013, 10:58 AM
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Had to get black floor mats! But it's hard to find a loaded sample of a B7!
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A magnificent car except for those light colored (looks more ivory than white) door panels and carpets...not very practical in my opinion. Also, I have to admit that if were spending $154K on a car, I might not be willing to go that large on a B7.
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Old 01-25-2013, 09:41 PM
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x3 on the light interiors

If I drove <10k mi/year I'd go for one. I drive too much, and im anal/borderline OCD about my cars as it is, I'd go nuts trying to keep the armrests, carpets, seats clean and unmarked - yikes

Just to give you an idea; I keep a toothbrush in my glove compartment - to detail and get rid of dust in very tight areas haha, perfection or nothing!
I keep a Swifter duster in the side door compartment to remove dust from instruments, dials, knobs... and there is a microfiber towel in the glovebox, center console and in the trunk is a CA car duster, Quick mist detailer, glass cleaner, glass cleaning towels and microfiber towels for the detailer mist!!!
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Old 01-30-2013, 07:32 PM
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I bet they ordered it and when they saw the carpets they freaked!
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Old 01-30-2013, 08:15 PM
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I have an Amaro Brown interior and wouldn't go lighter, but as long as jeans aren't regularly worn and black floor mats are used, the interior of this B7 shouldn't be too great of a problem for the average owner.

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Old 02-16-2013, 10:22 PM
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Top-of-the-line, not sure what they were thinking with the headrests though:

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I have an Amaro Brown interior and wouldn't go lighter, but as long as jeans aren't regularly worn and black floor mats are used, the interior of this B7 shouldn't be too great of a problem for the average owner.
What should people that wear jeans a lot do ?!? I would be worried that the dye won't be able to come off o_O

What do u guys clean your seats with currently ?
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Old 02-20-2013, 10:21 PM
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What should people that wear jeans a lot do?
Get a different color.
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:01 PM
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Beaverton never struck me as a place to drive around in a $150k car.
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Old 02-21-2013, 12:29 AM
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Get a different color.
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Old 02-21-2013, 03:36 AM
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I bet they ordered it and when they saw the carpets they freaked!
Same thing happened with one of my 2011 750s. The car came in with the oyster instead of oyster and black. The dealer screwed up. Car was loaded. They didn't care. They just ordered a new one for me without hesitation.

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Old 02-21-2013, 11:12 PM
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really nice. I love the light interior. I've owned black interiors and I just don't like them.
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