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Old 10-23-2017, 02:48 PM   #21
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I like Mineral Gray the best on M3s.
Sakhir is like Yas Marina, visually impressive, but not something i'd want to live with every day.

The individual colors are great, Tanzanite or Azurite would be worth the $1950 to me.

Looking at the interior options, Cohiba is sharp, but I'd do the Cloth Leather option and pocket the $3500.
Sakhir can seem bright in the sun, but in the slightest shade it gets pretty dark. Gray is nice for sure, but I'm all grayed out. Had the turbo for 3 years, still have the LR4, and even the Miata is a bit of a grayish silver. The eGolf is also silver. Plus, my wife loves Sakhir so I'm running with it. I was very tempted with Tanzanite even for $2k, but it's just too dark. You have to have direct sunlight to make it look blue.

Also, going with cloth saves $4.5k.
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Old 10-23-2017, 02:54 PM   #22
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Yas Marina would be my choice. No problems living with that on my end. Sakhir is OK, but I hate the way it dulls up out of the sun.
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amazed by the amount of cloth votes, assumed it was just Bren and I
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Old 10-23-2017, 02:59 PM   #24
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Yas Marina would be my choice. No problems living with that on my end. Sakhir is OK, but I hate the way it dulls up out of the sun.
Yas is a bit too much. My wife and I saw it in person.

Well, I guess I'll just follow my gut and go with cloth.

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Old 10-23-2017, 03:58 PM   #25
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I would get leather, extended or full wouldn't matter that much to me since I'd probably get a black interior. I say if you love the brown leather, go for it.
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Old 10-23-2017, 04:22 PM   #26
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I would get leather, extended or full wouldn't matter that much to me since I'd probably get a black interior. I say if you love the brown leather, go for it.
It's more like, if I'm going to spend all that money in full leather, I might as well get something other than black. If the contrasting stitching were free, I'd go that way: all black with orange stitching.

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Old 10-23-2017, 04:23 PM   #27
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Yas is a bit too much. My wife and I saw it in person.

Well, I guess I'll just follow my gut and go with cloth.
I see it regularly in person. It's one of the best street car colors I've seen around.
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Old 10-23-2017, 04:30 PM   #28
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I see it regularly in person. It's one of the best street car colors I've seen around.
I think it will age well, if LSB is any indication. I personally like it a lot, but I like Sakhir, too. Don't think you can go wrong either way.

EDIT: Just looked up Tanzanite and Azurite. Both are nice; they sort of evoke Carbon Black, which was always my favorite E46 M3 color (particularly with cinnamon interior). But I don't think I'd pay more for those than YMB or SO.
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Old 10-23-2017, 07:26 PM   #29
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We have the Nappa leather package (with leather dash) on the X5, and it really upgrades the look.

I would never have cloth seats with kids. Too absorbent...
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I would never have cloth seats with kids. Too absorbent...
But shampoo-able. I've seen plenty of leather seats destroyed by kids (food/dirt/scratches).
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