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View Poll Results: Laguna Seca Blue or Alpine White?
LSB is always the greatest, end of story. 101 54.89%
That blue is yucky, AW ftw! 83 45.11%
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Old 10-28-2009, 09:00 PM   #1
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LSB - Laguna Seca Blue vs. Alpine White - AW

I'm in the market for an M3, and it is really between these two colors for me. I love both, and I really am having difficulty deciding on which to go with. Every time I find a well priced AW M3, I always stop myself from committing because I feel that I will regret not going with LSB. I have seen a few LSB M3's in person, and it is a simply astonishing color. The car is an entirely different shade when you see it in person versus all of the pictures online. Alpine White also looks gorgeous in person, and it is very rich and creamy. But I just don't think AW has the personally that LSB has. What do you guys think?
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Old 10-28-2009, 10:50 PM   #2
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Omg so hard to choose.

But LSB would be my choice
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Old 10-28-2009, 10:52 PM   #3
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and that blue will never be yucky

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Old 10-28-2009, 11:00 PM   #4
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Voted LSB because when I'm ready next year I want an AW on IR or cinn. So u can have the other. Or SG on IR or cinn.

I think those two are the best color combos ever.
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Old 10-29-2009, 08:48 AM   #5
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LSB/Cinn is probably the best looking E46 combo. I'd personally go with LSB but AW is a little less "in-your-face".
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Old 10-29-2009, 08:48 AM   #6
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I like both colors but i voted AW for obvious reasons , but you can't go wrong with either. GL on your search.
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Old 10-29-2009, 10:38 AM   #7
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You better get a LSB young man.
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Old 10-29-2009, 11:12 AM   #8
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bro ,
you can always buy a white car anytime you like ...

But you only get one shot w/ LSB.... M3

DO IT....

I'm sure this will not be the only car you ever own... if you ever get sick of the lsb you can always drive a white car later in life
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Old 10-29-2009, 02:40 PM   #9
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Voted LSB because when I'm ready next year I want an AW on IR or cinn. So u can have the other. Or SG on IR or cinn.
I'm sure there's enough M's out there for both of us! Those are definitely some of the best combos. AW with Cinnamon or Imola is gorgeous, as is LSB with cinnamon. My 328Ci that I'm trying to sell was Steel Gray with Imola M3 interior. It is definitely a beautiful combo. I also like Imola Red on black, but I'd rather have LSB or AW. Silver Gray is another nice one, but I'm not much of a CB or TiAg guy..

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LSB/Cinn is probably the best looking E46 combo. I'd personally go with LSB but AW is a little less "in-your-face".
Definitely agree with the LSB/Cinnamon. It's so original and unique, gotta love it. And that "in-your-face" factor is also what's sort of keeping me on the fence. AW is super nice and refined, while LSB just screams "RACE ME" haha. I'm worried that I'll become a huge cop magnet, which is not good at all.

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you can always buy a white car anytime you like ...

But you only get one shot w/ LSB.... M3

DO IT....

I'm sure this will not be the only car you ever own... if you ever get sick of the lsb you can always drive a white car later in life
That is very true! LSB was only used for the E46 M3. Since this will most likely be my only E46 M, I might as well go with the discontinued color. I do love the E92 M3 in Alpine White, so maybe I should save that color for the V8 in a decade or so! I'll have this car for at least the next 6 years, and after it I wouldn't be surprised if I ended up with an AW E92. So it looks like I'll have to go with LSB!
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Old 10-29-2009, 02:43 PM   #10
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i got to sit on them red seats man. got to..

whatever u do, just dont get that nasty puke grey/silver, shitty looking interior. i absolutely hate it.
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Old 10-29-2009, 02:58 PM   #11
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i got to sit on them red seats man. got to..

whatever u do, just dont get that nasty puke grey/silver, shitty looking interior. i absolutely hate it.
That gray is just revolting! I really don't know why people would choose gray over black, ever. That is one of the biggest problems I'm having with the LSB's. 75% of them have the nasty gray interiors! I'm actually just considering buying an LSB M3 for cheap and shelling out a few grand extra to swap it to black with Cinnamon seats and door panels. I could get my hands on most of the parts pretty easily and for cheap. What worries me, however, are parts like the dash that are hard to find and difficult to ship.
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Old 11-03-2009, 01:41 PM   #12
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I faced the same decision when looking for my ///M. I was looking for LSB with black int. only but kept finding ones with gray int. Then I saw the AW/IR combo and fell in love with it but quickly learned it was much more difficult to come across. I figured which ever one I came across first for the best deal was what I was gonna go with, which ultimately turned out to be the AW/IR. I still second guess mysef and think about one day getting an LSB/black ///M but I think had I found one I'd feel the same way about the AW/IR. Overall, I'm happy with what I got and basically, either way you can't go wrong!!
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Old 11-03-2009, 02:22 PM   #13
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Unquestionably AW. Fvcking amazing with red leather!
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Old 11-03-2009, 06:19 PM   #14
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I do love the AW with Imola or Cinnamon. It would be much easier for me to go this route, since I already have a full Imola M3 interior with door panels and everything that I could just swap right into the car. Such a difficult decision!
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Old 11-03-2009, 06:31 PM   #15
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Im Actually sellin my 01 AW vert!!! 75k blue top grey interior... leme kno if your interested
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Old 11-03-2009, 06:33 PM   #16
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Old 11-03-2009, 06:54 PM   #17
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Im Actually sellin my 01 AW vert!!! 75k blue top grey interior... leme kno if your interested
Sorry, only looking for coupes. Your car looks great though, why are you selling so soon? And how about you just convince your man to sell me his car instead haha. I would buy that beauty in a heartbeat!
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Sorry, only looking for coupes. Your car looks great though, why are you selling so soon? And how about you just convince your man to sell me his car instead haha. I would buy that beauty in a heartbeat!
accidentally PMed yu under my BF's name..... DenaliXTC.. lol but PM him back after yu read it
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Old 11-04-2009, 04:39 PM   #20
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accidentally PMed yu under my BF's name..... DenaliXTC.. lol but PM him back after yu read it
haha I got it. Just sent him a PM back. Thanks for the message!
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