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Old 07-30-2002, 06:51 PM
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Where is Jon Shafer's new BMW picture gallery?

He used to have an gallery of pictures he took at http://www.cuttermotors.com/jon_shafer/ but it's gone. I remember he said something about losing the old gallery, but is the new one up?

Anyone have the link? I'm trying to show my wife some of the available options and colors for the E46...
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Old 07-30-2002, 06:58 PM
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He lost all his pics...

what do you want to see? I'm sure that someone here can dig them up for you
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Old 07-30-2002, 07:16 PM
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Right now I'm creating a photo gallery with the possible choices for our soon-to-be 325i. I'm missing:

-base 4-spoke steering wheel in black (new style with buttons)
-a good shot of a steel blue 325i sport package with the 2002+ 17" wheels (the style # escapes me...sorry )
-a good shot of a steel gray 325i equipped the same way
-steel gray and steel blue 325i pics with the base 16" wheels

Anyone have any contributions?

Our time table has been moved up...details to come.
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Old 07-30-2002, 07:21 PM
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Right now I'm creating a photo gallery with the possible choices for our soon-to-be 325i. I'm missing:

-base 4-spoke steering wheel in black (new style with buttons)
-a good shot of a steel blue 325i sport package with the 2002+ 17" wheels (the style # escapes me...sorry )
-a good shot of a steel gray 325i equipped the same way
-steel gray and steel blue 325i pics with the base 16" wheels

Anyone have any contributions?

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Old 07-30-2002, 07:44 PM
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The steering wheel pic is going in the gallery, thanks!

bmwusa.com sucks when it comes to giving you good pictures. Even worse, the big glossy printed brochure has a whole bunch of pictures of the same car! Although it isn't bad, gray green isn't on the short list.
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Old 07-30-2002, 08:33 PM
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The steering wheel pic is going in the gallery, thanks!

bmwusa.com sucks when it comes to giving you good pictures. Even worse, the big glossy printed brochure has a whole bunch of pictures of the same car! Although it isn't bad, gray green isn't on the short list.
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Right now I'm creating a photo gallery with the possible choices for our soon-to-be 325i. I'm missing:

-a good shot of a steel blue 325i sport package with the 2002+ 17" wheels (the style # escapes me...sorry )

Anyone have any contributions?

Our time table has been moved up...details to come.
I can contribute to one of those requests...


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Re: Where is Jon Shafer's new BMW picture gallery?

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He used to have an gallery of pictures he took at http://www.cuttermotors.com/jon_shafer/ but it's gone. I remember he said something about losing the old gallery, but is the new one up?

Anyone have the link? I'm trying to show my wife some of the available options and colors for the E46...
Phil,

Fortunately I have many or most of the pics on my hard drive here at home. The hard part is finding enough time to recompile and categorize them in a systematic, logical manner for presentation. I started to do so with E39 pics, and got side-tracked when I got to E46's...

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Old 07-31-2002, 07:44 AM
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Thanks all.

The preliminary decision is: 325i Steptronic SP PP Steel Gray. We both like Steel Blue better, but we're thinking of going with the gray to make the car blend a little better with traffic. Since it's "her car", I'm really trying to allow my wife to choose some options (besides the damn step), so I think she should have the final say on the color.
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Thanks all.

The preliminary decision is: 325i Steptronic SP PP Steel Gray. We both like Steel Blue better, but we're thinking of going with the gray to make the car blend a little better with traffic. Since it's "her car", I'm really trying to allow my wife to choose some options (besides the damn step), so I think she should have the final say on the color.
If you both like steel blue better get steel blue! Why not stand out a little bit? Steel Gray seems like it would be drab, especially in Philadelphia in the winter. I think steel blue would actually be a safer choice too because other cars will be able to see you better.
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If you both like steel blue better get steel blue! Why not stand out a little bit? Steel Gray seems like it would be drab, especially in Philadelphia in the winter. I think steel blue would actually be a safer choice too because other cars will be able to see you better.
I agree with you atyclb. Go with you first choice so as to not regret the selection later.

Grey Green is a classice color too But I like not seeing a lot of them on the road.

Plus keep in mind that Mike325xi has a steel gray car and is in the Philly area. Drab and he sort of run together in the same sentence
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Thanks all.

The preliminary decision is: 325i Steptronic SP PP Steel Gray. We both like Steel Blue better, but we're thinking of going with the gray to make the car blend a little better with traffic. Since it's "her car", I'm really trying to allow my wife to choose some options (besides the damn step), so I think she should have the final say on the color.
I'd say go with Steel Blue too. It isn't like Topaz or Electric Red that really stand out, it is still pretty low key. Get the color you like, I highly doubt the shading difference between steel blue and steel gray make you any more/less of a target, it is still a BMW in either case.
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Old 07-31-2002, 08:17 AM
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I was actually seriously considering not getting the sport package so she wouldn't be driving around with those great looking alloys. I think I'm over that, but we may still compromise on the color.

Of course, for my 5-series I got some nice deep dish Style 32s.
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I was actually seriously considering not getting the sport package so she wouldn't be driving around with those great looking alloys. I think I'm over that, but we may still compromise on the color.

Of course, for my 5-series I got some nice deep dish Style 32s.
I rpomise, if you dont get the color you really want, the car will not me as special as it should, you will regret it, and as someone said, dark grey in winter is drab. perfect description.
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Old 07-31-2002, 08:30 AM
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I rpomise, if you dont get the color you really want, the car will not me as special as it should
That's true, and maybe that's sort of the way I want it to be. Although I commute in with my wife and will be driving this car nearly every day, it's her car, and the first new BMW I'm going to buy. If I get my dream car and she goes out to every mall in the area and gets it dinged, scratched, curbed or otherwise marred, I'm going to be a little too neurotic about it. At least the step is guaranteed to put some distance between me and her car...

Dunno, but I may just have a few more days of enjoying the decision making process.
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Yeah…it's a shame that Steel Grey is such a dull color, especially in winter when all the other colors look so vibrant. Get the color you want or you will be disappointed, but SG is far from dull.

Here are a few bandwidth wasting pics of the dull Steel Grey in all of the seasons.







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...Steel Gray seems like it would be drab, especially...
Sheeesh!

Steel Grey is about the closest thing to a quick sure sell that I can order these days...

Forget the fact that I drive one too...
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That's true, and maybe that's sort of the way I want it to be. Although I commute in with my wife and will be driving this car nearly every day, it's her car, and the first new BMW I'm going to buy. If I get my dream car and she goes out to every mall in the area and gets it dinged, scratched, curbed or otherwise marred, I'm going to be a little too neurotic about it. At least the step is guaranteed to put some distance between me and her car...

Dunno, but I may just have a few more days of enjoying the decision making process.
That is a good point, plus if topaz is the color you really want, and your buying a 5er soon, then I really understand. good luck either way
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Yeah…it's a shame that Steel Grey is such a dull color, especially in winter when all the other colors look so vibrant. Get the color you want or you will be disappointed, but SG is far from dull.

Here are a few bandwidth wasting pics of the dull Steel Grey in all of the seasons.


Mike I remember this being one of the first pics I checked out when I was getting ready to order. I originally was going to get a sedan (the Mrs. helped on the touring decision). I had even thought of steel grey when I saw them. I think you posted them as first day pics

Oh and the snow pic is still a classic

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Mike I remember this being one of the first pics I checked out when I was getting ready to order. I originally was going to get a sedan (the Mrs. helped on the touring decision). I had even thought of steel grey when I saw them. I think you posted them as first day pics

Oh and the snow pic is still a classic

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I love the cloth interior that you can see in the pic that Nate posted. I remember that someone in the forum ordered their BMW with the cloth interior, but I believe his was black. I just love that gray cloth! I might have to check into ordering my '03 325Ci with it. I had pretty much decided on electric red with sand 'ette interior, but I might have to switch to topaz with gray cloth. I used to have a '99 silver 323i with gray leather, but I thought I would save myself $1500 this time and skip the leather.
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Alisa, stick with the electric red!!! you will love it..

actually, my old A6 was almost the same red color
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