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F10 / F11 (2011 - Current)
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Old 05-16-2012, 09:07 AM
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You people and your stupid Alpine White cars…..

So, as I started to firm up the option list for my vehicle order (I hope to put the "bid" out today), I’m browsing around and I come across a picture of an Alpine White 535…First thought: Hmm, that’s looks nice. 2nd thought: ahhhh frack…..

I’ve almost always owned black cars – 4 of the last 6. But black is just not a healthy color to own in Washington State. If it’s not raining, the stupid shrubberies (that the rain feeds) are spreading their pollen, and if that’s not happening, a flock of seagulls from the Puget Sound will fly over and take a bombing run at your paint job…..looks like your car has bird-crap measles.

Then of course there’s just the mud…..Its a wet, muddy, marshy, swamp-infested sink-hole of a state…..Love it though. ….except for Black cars. – but I digress…

Point is, I didn’t think the E350 looked that good in black so I got the silver and I really like the low(er) maintenance. I also don’t have the time like I used to for washing, waxing and cursing at rain clouds.

That said, I was set on Jet Black for the 535 - I pondered Sapphire but decided I’d rather have the ink-black since I’d be washing it every 32 seconds anyway. So I basically had my options finalized, trade-offs made and decision settled…..THEN I see an Alpine White 535i…..never really liked White on a car but the 535 seems to look good in just about anything, and the Alpine White looks really looks good.

So, I do some searching and come across posts by you people that have the audacity to drive Alpine White cars and THEN make things worse, by posting pictures of them. YES...I'm looking at you Smashhell, Ghost Protocal, Et al......

(Guilty admissions time - I've had a picture of Smashhell's car on my phone for a week, along with the same car only in Sports-pak and then a Jet black version - all in the same perspective....when I have a free minute, I frantically swipe back and forth trying to decide which I like.)

ANYWAY.....for various reasons, Im now 80% on Alpine white.....so thank you for that particular headache, you white-car driving anarchists.
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Old 05-16-2012, 09:12 AM
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Old 05-16-2012, 09:15 AM
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Old 05-16-2012, 09:33 AM
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Old 05-16-2012, 09:46 AM
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Yes you have narrowed it down to the only two reasonable choices ....... cars should be black or white .... all my cars are black or white.

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Old 05-16-2012, 09:47 AM
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You can buy in White and later do a wrap and change into any color you want .... Wrap in different color ... change color as often as you like

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Old 05-16-2012, 09:49 AM
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Having once owned a Sapphire Black 645Cic I can speak with some certainty that Alpine White isn't one of the easiest colours to maintain...but it sure is pretty!
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Old 05-16-2012, 09:53 AM
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Old 05-16-2012, 10:27 AM
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I feel your pain.. after 3 black cars, I went to silver, then back to Black because that 12 seconds it stays clean after you wash it was a natural high.... and cursed every spec of dust..ALAS, when I ordered my 535...I went white and LOVE IT!
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Old 05-16-2012, 10:34 AM
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I wanted a white one as well, but my wife's 3 series is white and we didnt want two white cars. Black was my next color, but I hate the maintenance. I went for the dark graphite instead, its a bit lower maintenance than black and looks very shape when it is clean.
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Old 05-16-2012, 10:39 AM
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I had a very hard time to decide against Alpine white all my surveys ended up saying Alpine white is the most wanted especially in M sports! and i am so attracted to the it looks from the front with MSport bumper.

I have to go to rehab to give up on the desire to have a alpine white BMW!... Well i succeded and bought imperial blue... But once in a while I feel


BTW i liked your thread tittle.. I thought you gonna piss off 50% of the folks here

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Old 05-16-2012, 10:43 AM
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Am I helping?

Not exactly, that sure is a nice picture........(currently reads an uptick in Alpine White likelihood to 85%)

My wife isnt fond of white, but then she likes brown cars., and so her opinion is void.
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Old 05-16-2012, 11:26 AM
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I had a white E36 M3...loved it. Thing looked clean all the time...even with Boston winters...and looked pretty much like new for years...even with nicks and dings. My carbon black 5 series looks like I went off-roading, within hours of washing it!!!
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Old 05-16-2012, 11:33 AM
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The reason I wanted white was because my wife has a white Volvo and it always looked clean so I figured what the heck, two white cars in the family, just means less work for me and alot more sanity....
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Jet black will scratch if you look at it wrong. Go for sapphire metallic.
White is BMW's racing color so that is probably one of the big reasons why people think all BMW's look good in white :

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Old 05-16-2012, 11:59 AM
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Old 05-16-2012, 12:05 PM
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Every time I tell my wife I want a white car she tells me it looks like plastic. Or a refrigerator.

Sigh...
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Every time I tell my wife I want a white car she tells me it looks like plastic. Or a refrigerator.

Sigh...
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There's a saying out there about once you go black...
I came back and never again. For people who hate to have a dirty car Titanium Silver is the best color followed by Space Grey. When white gets dirty is looks like egg shell, not as bad as black though.
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Black Sapphire Mettalic. Gorgeous when clean and it is sunny. Very small flecks in the metallic.
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I really like white, but I hate how BMW's white isn't metallic.

Lexus does a beautiful pearl white that shines in the sun

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Old 05-16-2012, 03:25 PM
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[QUOTE=TJPark01;6838375]Jet black will scratch if you look at it wrong. Go for sapphire metallic.
White is BMW's racing color so that is probably one of the big reasons why people think all BMW's look good in white :

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Aren't they supposed to say Black BMW?
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Lexus does a beautiful pearl white that shines in the sun

Gotta go BMW Individual for that and get Moonstone.
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