First, if I had any color, besides Black, I would have the moldings painted. Considering my 325i is JetBlack, the moldings are not really a problem. I would still like to have them painted, as it would be somewhat less to maintain. Since they match, I can find other uses for the money.phlin said:actually, contrary to what the others have said, i kind of like the painted moldings -- makes the car, especially the side panels, look really sleek. and do not really think anyone is going to mistake your car for a honda.
here it isphlin said:not sure how much it would cost, but if you decide to go ahead with the paint job, you might also want to get the black portion of the rear apron, just above the exhaust, painted as well. i just noticed that on your photoshop image you left it black. can you do another sample with that section painted silver as well?
When will you guys admit it, the E46 sedans REALLY look like Civic's! When I first bought my car I more than once had to catch myself in the parking lot as I was walking towards a silver Civic sedan...:banghead:pt00323i said:Yes, when I first picked up my 323i, my wife was driving behind me, she told me it looks like a Honda Civic.
I wish they paint those moldings. I am also suprised that M5's moldings are not painted. I just can't imaging it would add that much to the sticker price.
Maybe the next 3 series will have it.
The sedans? Hmm...Mystikal said:When will you guys admit it, the E46 sedans REALLY look like Civic's! When I first bought my car I more than once had to catch myself in the parking lot as I was walking towards a silver Civic sedan...:banghead: