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#1 (permalink) Old 05-19-2004, 04:09 PM
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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.
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consdier getting black interior instead of gray.

Over time jeans will start to rubb off on the light coloured leather.
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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.

My 2c. Buy what you like.
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My vote goes for the black interior!!

The views of the forum when I made my order a few weeks ago was that titanium silver was not a good idea - I went for silver grey
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Originally posted by 320CDI@May 19 2004, 06:07 PM
The views of the forum when I made my order a few weeks ago was that titanium silver was not a good idea - I went for silver grey
Taste is not like breathing--breathing is something you have to do.
Choosing a color is personal preference. Buy what you like.

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Titanium Silver is sweet, but get black interior and tint the windows. then you will be big pimpin'. If you can't change to black , I still think your car will be beautiful.
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I recently purchased a 330i ZHP (M Performance).

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).
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Be prepared: With jet black, every surface imperfection (dirt, dings, paint scratches, plastic scrap marks, etc) will be like a beacon to your eyes.

In addition to my grey metalic 330i with black interior, I have a black 2001 Lexus GS300. To often I find myself grimacing at such blemishes
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Get the level 2 tint, level 3 is too dark, cant see out the car at night
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The 2 best combos in my opinion are imola Red with black interior or black sapphire metallic with natural brown interior. I saw one of those (black/brown) in the showroom and it blew me away.

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Steel Gray + black interior!!!!

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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
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I have Grey Leather Interior and love it!
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IMO,

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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