3-Series (E46, E90)Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1999 to Current. Models include: BMW 316i, BMW 318i, BMW 318Ci, BMW 320i, BMW 323i, BMW 325i, BMW 330i, BMW 328 Ci, BMW 328i, BMW 325i/xi, BMW 330Ci, BMW 320d, BMW 330d, BMW 335d.
Recently ordered a 2004 330ci w/ZHP in Silver Gray Metallic, Gray Leather, & Silver Cube Trim. Is this a good combination or have any others expecienced some great ones that I might enjoy too. Pictures would be great.
I have Ti. Silver, Light Grey Intererior, Antracite Maple Trim.
My opinion on color is that if you car will see a lot of use (friends,dogs,bad weather,kids) I would go with a black interior.
Keeping a grey interior clean takes more time and the dirt shows up immediately.
My car is usually driven by one person (no dogs, kids, bad weather). It still needs to be vacuumed at least 1 time per week, more often if leaves and other junk has been tracked into the car and the light grey mats have to be shampooed 1-2 times per month, especially if any amount of grease/oil has been tracked into the car.
I chose Jet Black, with Alcantara interior, and I plan on getting the windows with a fairly dark tint. Im expecting this to look good - any comments (ie what %/type tint would you reccomend)?
I went with the Jet Black for a couple reasons:
1) The cost to goto the metallic black outweighed the visual difference; they seemed very similar.
2) I thought Jet Black would mesh better with the tinted windows.
3) My previous car was red, so I didnt want another (Imola Red).
Black and Tan. I love it. Of course, are there two more high maintenance colors you can get?? The outside show shows dust like no other and the inside shows every scuff, smear, and spill. But when it is clean....
__________________ 2003 330Ci Midnight Sapphire Black
I think the orient blue casts a remarkable purplish hue on a bright sunny day.
I ended up with black sapphire metallic and sand leather interior. I think a lighter interior color nicely complements a dark exterior. Black on black just seems to be too "dark". BTW, in the warmer months, a dark interior color, like black will be hotter (black absorbs sunlight/heat to a greater degree than a lighter color (which reflects sunlight to a greater degree).
As others have said, however, yo've just got to go with your gut-- whatever you like best!
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