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Spec or colour?

Post by Ikky73 » Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:45 am

I know it’s a personal choice but just out of curiosity which would you guys compromise on? I’m looking to buy a used m235i. I’d prefer black with coral red interior but every car I’ve seen has lacked the spec I want. I’ve seen a mineral grey with black seats which has the spec I want but it looks kinda dull and boring with the black seats ( I wouldn’t mind the mineral grey exterior if it had coral red seats. So would you guys prioritise the colour or spec?

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Re: Spec or colour?

Post by moulin12 » Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:54 am

Specification, specification, specification. Besides which I couldn't live with all that chunk of red for the rear seats. :makefun:

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Re: Spec or colour?

Post by martin10chk » Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:41 pm

Unless the colour is really offending then specification absolutely every time. Get the spec you want.

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Post by martin10chk » Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:44 pm

Red leather is a bit of a marmite thing. I don't think anyone objects to black leather - they might prefer the alternatives. But red. Its love or hate. So if you are thinking about resale going for the boring option (mineral grey and black) probably is safer. Of course you may just love red leather interiors.

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Post by Maybebmw » Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:32 pm

You can change the colour easily, trying to add spec with after market parts is much trickier! Buy the spec you want/need then wrap the car any colour you desire 8)
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Re: Spec or colour?

Post by moulin12 » Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:01 pm

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Post by rcw600 » Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:08 pm

For me, the only acceptable leather colour is oyster white. Black means the entire interior is black, which just looks drab, red is a bit Marmite as someone else said, and brown is just horrible IMHO. I've had Estoril blue, Mineral White and now Mineral Grey, which is by far the best of the three I think, and the black wheels look great with it.
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Re: Spec or colour?

Post by Ikky73 » Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:16 pm

Got the spec and colour I wanted, black with coral red interior. Black with black interior just felt a bit too bland and gloomy for me. The coral red really livens it up imo. I did consider the oyster but thought it’d be a nightmare to keep clean.

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Post by rcw600 » Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:21 pm

White does get a bit grubby after a while but leather cleaner works a treat.
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Re: Spec or colour?

Post by BigSwede » Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:31 pm

Cognac FTW!!!

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Re: Spec or colour?

Post by racey1979 » Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:08 pm

Originally wanted silver with black leather but went to order and they canned silver on the LCI. Then picked mineral white with black, then changed to mineral grey and black...but then test drove a 140 with coral and loved it so settled on mineral grey with coral, the red wasnt too much as the dash wasnt red too, dont think id have picked it if it was . A definite no no for me would be red on red or blue on red (superman) though some do like them. Each to thier own
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