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Old 07-22-2012, 07:27 PM   #1
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Need advise on interior... regular Natural brown vs Black Sport

Need advise on my CI interior.
I bought the car without sport seats. It has regular full power Natural brown interior leather.
I can get full black power leather sport seats. Is it worth it??
Natural Brown is a nice color... finding sport seats in this color is impossible.
Sport seats feel great.

what would you do?

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Old 07-22-2012, 07:29 PM   #2
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Old 07-22-2012, 08:42 PM   #3
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the natural brown are one off the best interior colors

dont swich to black leather get natural brown sports seats
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Old 07-22-2012, 09:03 PM   #4
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Old 07-22-2012, 09:12 PM   #5
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the natural brown are one off the best interior colors

dont swich to black leather get natural brown sports seats
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I've got the natural brown interior as well and love it, but, I've got sports seats too.
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Old 07-22-2012, 09:16 PM   #6
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Even though the natural brown is the best color IMO, I'd swap them for black sport seats in a heartbeat.
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Old 07-22-2012, 09:31 PM   #7
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Natural Brown is a nice color... finding sport seats in this color is impossible.

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Old 07-22-2012, 10:18 PM   #8
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black leather owners gona say black leather lol

i have natural brown sport seat so i never ever in my life i gona change for a black ones lol

if the black sports seats you have lookin are in great shape, go for it... if not and you like more natural brown just keep lookin the color you realy like... anyway you just want a sports ones not change the color you have... keep looking
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Old 07-23-2012, 08:17 AM   #9
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there are couple of things wrong with them... their convertable not coupe, the bolsters are worn on the side and looked flattened on the bottom... and no shipping. im in Canada... there is a big difference in shipping.
Also the cost of this colour is usually much more then black. I got a set of black for half that price.

Now i need to make a decision.
here are some picks of what is in now..

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Old 07-23-2012, 08:44 AM   #10
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there are couple of things wrong with them... their convertable not coupe, the bolsters are worn on the side and looked flattened on the bottom... and no shipping. im in Canada... there is a big difference in shipping.
Also the cost of this colour is usually much more then black. I got a set of black for half that price.

Now i need to make a decision.
here are some picks of what is in now..

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I didn't intend you to buy these particular seats. Your statement was that thesewere impossible to find. I seached for 30 seconds and found these. Yes, this color will be more expensive because it's rare and desireable. Every other Bimmer out there has a black interior so those will always be cheaper. As to coupe vs vert, all that means is you get electric head rests.

If you wanna go cheap, go black.
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Old 07-23-2012, 09:18 AM   #11
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if you went black, your doors would still be two tone which would look good. personally yours is in good enough condition that i would use some leather conditioner and call it a day though. Natbrau is by FAR the best interior option for the e46. wish i had the terracotta over the all black on my car.
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Old 07-23-2012, 09:27 AM   #12
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I didn't intend you to buy these particular seats. Your statement was that thesewere impossible to find. I seached for 30 seconds and found these. Yes, this color will be more expensive because it's rare and desireable. Every other Bimmer out there has a black interior so those will always be cheaper. As to coupe vs vert, all that means is you get electric head rests.

If you wanna go cheap, go black.
I looked at a convertable set before and decided that if i want to put in the sports, id need to make it look the way its intended to. having 4 seatbelts in front just doesnt appeal to me.. I dont know Maybe im just picky.

I remember someone was selling entire interior in Texas and didnt want to split them nor ship them.

Ill swap the interior with black and post some pics.

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Old 07-23-2012, 10:00 AM   #13
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here is the black sport in the car

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Old 07-23-2012, 07:28 PM   #14
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The seats looks great and, as someone earlier mentioned, the 2-toned door panels are a nice touch. BTW, what color is your exterior? Can't tell if black or maybe something else. I ask because my car is dark green metallic but can look black in certain light.
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Old 07-23-2012, 08:33 PM   #15
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Black sport seats > Natural Brown non-sport all day long.

The non-sport seats are garbage. If you have these seats, you should have researched these cars before buying, and bought one w/ the Sport Package.

No Sport Package or Xenons = automatic pass
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Old 07-23-2012, 10:54 PM   #16
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The seats looks great and, as someone earlier mentioned, the 2-toned door panels are a nice touch. BTW, what color is your exterior? Can't tell if black or maybe something else. I ask because my car is dark green metallic but can look black in certain light.
the color is Oxford Green

At first I didn't like it that much but now I dont mind it at all

As for the two tone door cards... I was thinking of changing the arm rest pads to black to complete this. I also have the zhp knob coming this week. The wood trim looks even better with black interior then before, even though I was thinking of wrapping it in cf.
Again.. I would love the NB sport seats but very difficult to find and much more expensive then black.

And for resale I think the sport seats will hold the overall value better then regular seats and will appeal to more potential buyers.
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Old 07-24-2012, 04:14 PM   #17
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Black sport seats > Natural Brown non-sport all day long.

The non-sport seats are garbage. If you have these seats, you should have researched these cars before buying, and bought one w/ the Sport Package.

No Sport Package or Xenons = automatic pass
I owned a 323ci before so i know these cars. at the time it was difficult to find one with decent milage and good maintanence records. This had the milage i was looking for and almost full BMW dealer service records... down side was regular seats.. color was great so i just went for it.

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