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Old 08-16-2006, 11:28 PM
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Black vs. White .... Which would you choose?

Jet black and alpine white are so different, yet they both look so good in the E90 330. Which would you take and why?
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Old 08-16-2006, 11:39 PM
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White! Every time! Mostly because I love how bright it looks; especially, right after it's been washed. It just looks so clean. And because, though some will argue this point, it doesn't show dirt. Dark colors show every speck. Secondly, because I live in Texas! I have had one black car with a black interior.....NEVER again!!! We have had almost a solid month now of highs over 100. Black gets SO HOT! White, especially with good tint, stays much, much cooler.

As far as black goes, I think Black Sapphire Metallic is much prettier than flat Jet Black.
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Old 08-17-2006, 12:35 AM
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If you're a guy, go for Black. if you are a girl, go for White. This assumes you don't want other colors. I went for a silver, because Black shows every speck, white looks too dull to me.
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Old 08-17-2006, 02:50 AM
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black cause its classic and goes with everything
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Old 08-17-2006, 10:10 AM
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Old 08-17-2006, 10:42 AM
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definitely black!!

if you're looking for convenience rather than looks, get white...

but especially after a nice car wash, no color beats black.
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Old 08-17-2006, 10:46 AM
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Black hides the more garish, misplaced and downright ugly styling cues on the E90. White only makes them stand out more.

It's why I got my E90 in black. It's still ugly, just not as bad as it could have been.
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Old 08-17-2006, 11:00 AM
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why get it if you think its ugly?? just wondering...

yeah i'd go for black as well... white just seems girly...
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Old 08-17-2006, 11:01 AM
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why get it if you think its ugly?? just wondering...

yeah i'd go for black as well... white just seems girly...
All BMWs are now ugly.

For the price, no other car drives quite like it. And when I'm driving it, I can't see how ugly it is (although the interior isn't exactly gorgeous either).
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Old 08-17-2006, 11:01 AM
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Gota be black, after a wax job the depth of the shine and the attitude that a black car has is just without compare.
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Old 08-17-2006, 11:05 AM
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All BMWs are now ugly.

For the price, no other car drives quite like it. And when I'm driving it, I can't see how ugly it is (although the interior isn't exactly gorgeous either).


Ok, I am confused. You have said THIS:

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......I actually love the car. I'm a bit unnerved, actually, by how much I like it. It just feels right. ......The interior looks much better in person than in pictures and it a gorgeous, comfortable place to spend time. .......I am pleased. (And a bit unnerved.)
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Old 08-17-2006, 11:11 AM
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Ok, I am confused. You have said THIS:
The honeymoon is over, baby.
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Old 08-17-2006, 11:45 AM
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Black is still the best selling color, but White or any of the light metallics are much easier to take care of,and will probably look better in 5 years than the dark colors.If you can get tinted windows, usually light interior, medium tint and dark interior, light tint.In quite a few states it's illegal,so if you're in one of them ,don't go too extreme.Keep in mind that's it's really hard to see out the back window at night when your backing up,so don't go too dark
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Old 08-17-2006, 11:56 AM
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I had a black IS300. I hated it!! The paint looked like s hit after a year. Il never do it again.. my choice is white. I will never go back to black.. white for life!!

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Old 08-17-2006, 12:49 PM
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Black looks great brand new. White ages better. Look at any older model black car, even if it has been kept up well and compare it the same thing in white, and in my opinion, the white looks better.
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Old 08-17-2006, 12:59 PM
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On a couple of occasions I have had a black car, and also a dark blue car. Now, those are on my 'avoid' list. The very dark colors show swirl marks rather badly, which can be a nuisance. White disguises those surface imperfections. Also, white is better if you live in a warm climate. Black does, of course, look more distinguished.

There are only three colors for the E90 which do not incur the $475 extra charge: black, white, red. Red looks a bit odd on an E90, although I still like it. Black is higher maintenance, and less comfortable in very hot weather. I guess that leaves Alpine White. I must confess both my wife's 325i and my 330i are Alpine White. We sometimes get kidded about the near identical twins.
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Old 08-17-2006, 02:36 PM
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BMW AW rules. It looks great now and later, especially if you dont do your own detailing. If you like to take your car to the car wash and you get black you will see so many scratches in the clear coat it will drive you crazy. Plus in SoCal you literally will have a shiney car for one day only and by the next you will see dust all over it. I have had several Black cars and will never get another. Go with the white is my advice.
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Old 08-17-2006, 02:38 PM
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Every black car I see is filthy.

I would go with white. Although I admit black looks better the first day it is driven off the lot. Then it sucks big time.
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Old 08-17-2006, 02:55 PM
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I would get black only if you are dedicated to washing it ALL the time because as everyone says black shows the littlest speck of dirt. White is a to common of a color for me. 25% of all cars and trucks are white (BUT the exterior door handle lights do show up WAY birghter on the white than any other color. But if you are going to get white and are worried that it is to "GIRLIE" you can put some GLOSSY white rims on it and you will stand out in a crowd.
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Old 08-17-2006, 02:58 PM
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Jet black and alpine white are so different, yet they both look so good in the E90 330. Which would you take and why?
If you have a devoted manservant to maintain it, go for black. If you like spending your spare time polishing your car rather than driving it, go for black.

It sure does look better when it's clean.

Otherwise, white.

(We've had 7 white cars now.)
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Old 08-18-2006, 03:03 AM
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I reckon they both look extremely plain stock, but if you add a bit of bling (tint, kit perhaps, etc) then they can both look fabulous. For stock I would go for some metallic color.
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After I saw this agel, the next car of mine will be oonly white!
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Old 08-18-2006, 05:52 AM
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Every black car I see is filthy.

I would go with white. Although I admit black looks better the first day it is driven off the lot. Then it sucks big time.
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Alpine White is my choice....my friends was jet black.....
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