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      01-22-2008, 06:54 PM   #1
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Like 99% of you know im selling my car. This weekend is time to order a new one.
I am very confused about exterior color (and interior and a whole bunch of other stuff, but that's a different matter), and wanted to query to get your opinions. Rate the color from 1-5 (1 being horrible, 5 being awesome) based on:
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2. practicality
3. ability to hide imperfections (swirls, etc)

These are the colors that I am considering and this is MY ratings of em:

alpine white:
looks 4
practicality 3
imperfections 4 (good with swirls, bad with chips)

TiAG
looks 2 - kinda boring IMHO
practicality 5
imperfections 5

Space Gray
looks 2
practicality 5
imperfections 4.5.. chips might show

Crimson Red
looks 5
practicality 3
imperfections 3 - non metallic

Montego Blue
looks 5
practicality - i have no clue
imperfections - 3? idk

that's all im considering... correct me if im wrong about any of em..
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aw all the way so we can be twins do not get space grey haha
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alpine white:
looks 4
practicality 3
imperfections 4 (good with swirls, bad with chips)
when you say chips i assume you are talking about paint chips (front bumper, etc.) white is actually probably the least revealing paint chip color of them all. considering when you chip it, the layer below is revealed which happens to be white. darker colors are probably much worse
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Mantis, you're too unique to get space gray

BTW 20,000 posts exactly? Daaamn

I say get montego.
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      01-22-2008, 07:23 PM   #5
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is yours 6MT alex? is it leased? i need to lease
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Mantis, you're too unique to get space gray

BTW 20,000 posts exactly? Daaamn

I say get montego.


MONTEGO IT ISSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
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You know what you have always wanted man, get it!! or buy mine
alex... does it get dirty easy? like black gets dirty WHILE you are detailng.. before ur done with the front hood, ur trunk will be dirty. u drive for 2 min's it gets dusty... u know?

how about swirls and stuff?
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alex... does it get dirty easy? like black gets dirty WHILE you are detailng.. before ur done with the front hood, ur trunk will be dirty. u drive for 2 min's it gets dusty... u know?

how about swirls and stuff?
Honestly, I've never had any issues with swirls or anything. I guess it depends on how well you take care of your car. Yes you can see chips, dents, dirt, etc, easily depending on the size, but the paint when cleaned and waxed looks like a kinda fire blue. It's really beautiful. Not over the top or extreme.

If you want to be different, go with Crimson. I saw it today in South Carolina and I kept staring at it. Photo's never do justice. Really awesome.
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Honestly, I've never had any issues with swirls or anything. I guess it depends on how well you take care of your car. Yes you can see chips, dents, dirt, etc, easily depending on the size, but the paint when cleaned and waxed looks like a kinda fire blue. It's really beautiful. Not over the top or extreme.

If you want to be different, go with Crimson. I saw it today in South Carolina and I kept staring at it. Photo's never do justice. Really awesome.
i saw crimson here too.. the only one with the options i want is crimson

but i feel like i want a metallic color that looks clean.
u know how SG, SG, and TiAG look always clean even when they're relatively dirty or dusty?
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i saw crimson here too.. the only one with the options i want is crimson

but i feel like i want a metallic color that looks clean.
u know how SG, SG, and TiAG look always clean even when they're relatively dirty or dusty?
Then go with Sparkling Graph. Space and Titanium are boring, typical colors. It's all up to you though.
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im just gonna *hope* montego blue is not as bad at jet black and go for it. i love the color, i think TiAG is boring, SG is boring, and spar grap is eggplant color, i hate it
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montego!!! you can always get crimson red to be different
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Practicality for Montego: I say 3 (based on my Le Mans blue)
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im just gonna *hope* montego blue is not as bad at jet black and go for it. i love the color, i think TiAG is boring, SG is boring, and spar grap is eggplant color, i hate it
What do you mean by "not as bad"? If you're talking about swirls, I've never had any. Your issues were the main reason I never even considered getting black. That and my previous vehicle was black, so I know about the headaches.

I vote Crimson
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i think crimson is one of, if not the most underrated color forthe e92
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is yours 6MT alex? is it leased? i need to lease
Leased but forgot you got no love for steptronic..
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i think crimson is one of, if not the most underrated color forthe e92
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Montego Blue
looks 4 (looks really good, but white or gray should be even easier to keep looking clean)
practicality - 4 (if you needed to touch up, metallic is probably harder to fix)
imperfections - 4 (chips are darker than the paint and aren't noticed unless you are really looking)
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yah for some reason
i think im saying this cause i keep picturing vik's (tazaM3) insane M3
the red with all the csl cf accents... asdfadfs. cf and red go so well together imho
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