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Old 09-13-2006, 05:21 AM   #1
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Would you buy BLACK again?

I have mostly had silver cars and would like a change but though I think black looks great when clean I am scared that day to day it wil be a pain to keep looking good. Does any one have any comments on living with a black bimmer?
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Old 09-13-2006, 05:38 AM   #2
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I honestly don't think I will EVER get black again. It is an incredible pain in the ass to keep clean. However, if you have the time to wash/wax black can look incredible.
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Old 09-13-2006, 06:09 AM   #3
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black is the hardest to maintain, but it is also the "shiniest" when taken care of. the big problem with black (and dark blue's) is swirl marks. just don't wipe the car when it's dusty and don't use an old rag when washing the car, and you'll be fine. if you want a color that's easy to maintain, go for silver
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Old 09-13-2006, 05:55 AM   #4
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I've got TWO black BMWs, and from now on I think all of my cars will be black (see below). Yes, they're difficult to keep clean, but I think those few moments when they are clear are totally worth the effort Which isn't all that much really - 15-20 minutes and $2 in quarters at the local coin wash, once or twice a week. Once a month I wax whichever one I'm driving most. Once a year, I have each detailed, but I'd do that no matter what color my cars were.
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Old 12-16-2007, 03:53 AM   #5
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I've got TWO black BMWs, and from now on I think all of my cars will be black (see below). Yes, they're difficult to keep clean, but I think those few moments when they are clear are totally worth the effort Which isn't all that much really - 15-20 minutes and $2 in quarters at the local coin wash, once or twice a week. Once a month I wax whichever one I'm driving most. Once a year, I have each detailed, but I'd do that no matter what color my cars were.
I'm as good as my word - I bought my 3rd black/black BMW last Tuesday, a 2007 M Coupe (some great deals on them right now). The plan now is to get rid of the 2 in my sig and add a black 530i or a black 330C1 cab with ZHP for my topless fix.

Here's a quick picture of it on the trip home from North Carolina, where I bought it: . I'll take some nicer ones when the snow stops.
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Old 06-29-2011, 02:40 AM   #6
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I'm as good as my word - I bought my 3rd black/black BMW last Tuesday, a 2007 M Coupe.
And the trend continues, with my 4th black BMW and my 3rd Z-car, a Z3 Coupe. The stable stands at:
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Old 09-05-2011, 07:26 PM   #7
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I'm as good as my word - I bought my 3rd black/black BMW last Tuesday, a 2007 M Coupe (some great deals on them right now). The plan now is to get rid of the 2 in my sig and add a black 530i or a black 330C1 cab with ZHP for my topless fix.

Here's a quick picture of it on the trip home from North Carolina, where I bought it: . I'll take some nicer ones when the snow stops.
And my 4th black BMW -

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Old 09-13-2006, 05:58 AM   #8
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I dont think i would get black again, at least not JET black, its such a *****, even waxing its a pain cause you get streaks of wax you cant see unless your working in a well lit garage. I always had silver cars and you can tell when their clean, and they look clean when their dirty. The Jet Black one gets dirty within 5 minutes of cleaning it. theres already dust on it. But when its clean, its the most beautiful thing ever. I wouldnt get Jet black but maybe the metallic black BMW has.
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Old 09-13-2006, 06:12 AM   #9
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i think i would. i REALLY like how the black looks on cars
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Old 09-13-2006, 06:28 AM   #10
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I just went from black to silver.....no more black cars for me. Its just too hot and a PITA to keep clean.
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Old 09-13-2006, 06:32 AM   #11
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I love black - it's the sexiest color at night.
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Old 09-13-2006, 06:32 AM   #12
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I always say I'll never buy another one because of how hard they are to keep clean, but honestly, when it's clean (which is most of the time for me), it's absolutely gorgeous and I love it.


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Old 09-13-2006, 06:36 AM   #13
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Its a major pita to keep it clean... but damn is it worth it. Still there are many other unique colors out there that I would look into next go around.
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Old 09-13-2006, 06:56 AM   #14
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I'm basically just going to reiterate what everyone else said. It's a huge pain to keep it clean, you wash it and then a day later its already a bit dirty...but when it is washed/waxed nothing beats it.
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Old 09-13-2006, 07:09 AM   #15
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I'm basically just going to reiterate what everyone else said. It's a huge pain to keep it clean, you wash it and then a day later its already a bit dirty...but when it is washed/waxed nothing beats it.
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Old 09-02-2007, 12:50 AM   #16
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4 door bmws need to bmws need to be black.
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Old 09-03-2007, 06:47 PM   #17
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4 door bmws need to bmws need to be black.
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Old 09-03-2007, 07:07 PM   #18
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Old 09-13-2006, 07:25 AM   #19
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I had a black Saab 9-3 (What a collosial POS that thing was) and don't think I'll ever do black again.
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Old 09-13-2006, 07:40 AM   #20
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Thumbs Up Not a BMW but...

I have personally never owned a black vehicle, by my parents have.

My dad once had a black 85' Vette. It looked sick when clean (I was the one always detailing it even as a young kid). I found it hilarious that he said he would never own a black car again because it was so hard to keep clean, even though I was the one who was always cleaning it. Even at like age 10, I was freaking out when he would drive through puddles right after I washed it,

In 04', my parents purchased a new Jaguar XJ8... in black, in spite of their promise to never own a black car again. Once they saw it, they simply couldn't resist! They also now live on a dirt road, so weekly washings are mandatory, if not twice a week! They used to keep the dust off the car with the California Car duster, but you should only really use that for pollen, and not dust from dirt as it can scratch the clearcoat.

The XJ8 is an otherwise "plainly" (yet classy) styled car. I've seen some in beige and they just disappear in traffic along with the multitude of other plain looking cars like Hondas and Toyotas. But because their car is black, it really has an upscale look to it that makes it stand out. I love the color... especially since I don't live at home and don't have to wash their cars for them weekly anymore! If you can deal with the maintenance, I'd say the color black is definitely worth it.



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