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Old 06-15-2013, 02:53 PM
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I HATE THE WOOD TRIM 2007 bmw 328xi

Okay, so I just bough this car and loved it, but now I just cant get over this ugly wood everywhere I HATE it, Ive seen aluminum and omg its so nice and I would much rather have that, if anyone wants to switch their aluminum for wood PLEASE for the love of god let me know!!
heres pictures of the car and all that wood I want totally gone

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Old 06-22-2013, 07:36 PM
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I hear you , i think its a little old school , i have the brushed aluminum and love that look with black interior
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Old 06-22-2013, 07:42 PM
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Okay, so I just bough this car and loved it, but now I just cant get over this ugly wood everywhere I HATE it, Ive seen aluminum and omg its so nice and I would much rather have that, if anyone wants to switch their aluminum for wood PLEASE for the love of god let me know!!
heres pictures of the car and all that wood I want totally gone

http://www.cars.com/go/search/detail...aff=national#0_a_
And just HOW LONG did you look at this car before you acquired it? Just asking. Did you get the color that you liked? IMO, the interior trim looks great.
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Old 06-22-2013, 08:03 PM
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Old 06-23-2013, 08:11 AM
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Whats the issue? You're complaining about something you saw and made a purchase. It isn't a hidden feature. Get the next generation, it doesn't have the wood.
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Old 06-23-2013, 09:18 AM
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Old 06-23-2013, 09:37 AM
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To each their own...I actually didnt find the aluminum appealing. Much prefer the wood in my car.

Youve got a good looking car there
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Old 06-23-2013, 11:32 AM
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I think the wood looks good. The wood is at least real wood veneer. The aluminum is plastic made to look like metal.

That said I like the aluminum stuff too. There is some guy that comes on the forum that sells kits to replace the wood with carbon fiber or metal looking stuff.

If you use the search you will probably find him fairly quickly.
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Old 06-23-2013, 01:59 PM
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I think the wood looks good. The wood is at least real wood veneer. The aluminum is plastic made to look like metal.

That said I like the aluminum stuff too. There is some guy that comes on the forum that sells kits to replace the wood with carbon fiber or metal looking stuff.

If you use the search you will probably find him fairly quickly.
Also extremely fragile ... dents/scuffs easily and not easily repaired as with the wood, you can remove the pieces and polish them.
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I like my gray poplar, but it doesn't look a lot like wood and is very dark gray to black, otherwise not much of a fan of the bmw woods - think they could do better colors. I would just wrap yours - quickest and easiest to something different, aluminum gets beat up by the seat belts on the strip on the door.
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Aluminum often gets dented and looks oxidized and cheap...the wood is a classier look long-term.
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Old 06-23-2013, 11:36 PM
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Aluminum often gets dented and looks oxidized and cheap...the wood is a classier look long-term.
Agreed, the aluminum wont wear as well. The wood will age much better.
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I HATE THE WOOD TRIM 2007 bmw 328xi

Aluminum is the cheaper option starting 2013, standard in all the cars unless you pay an extra 550 for wood trim.

You can order a replacement set of the aluminum trim at the dealer. But probably should use the money to modernize that steering wheel and rest of the car, the 07 is a 7 year old car and its showing age especially in the sedan form, new angle eyes or LED taillights would improve looks much more for the same pice as a set of aluminum trim. And definitely the steering wheel, a m sport wheel or sport wheel with the chrome accents will make it look much better.



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Old 06-24-2013, 08:38 AM
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I like my gray poplar, but it doesn't look a lot like wood and is very dark gray to black, otherwise not much of a fan of the bmw woods - think they could do better colors. I would just wrap yours - quickest and easiest to something different, aluminum gets beat up by the seat belts on the strip on the door.
I think the gray looks the best,I saw it at a BMW dealership about one year ago and really liked it,I have wood and aint gonna change it but if I did it would be gray
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