In Reply to: Re: Color Crisis posted by Gregor on October 24, 1999 at 08:36:30:
: : I have just ordered my 2000 323 BMW Coupe
: : and still can't feel totally relaxed about the color that I chose.
: : To tell you the truth, I did not like any colors on the new coupes except TITANIUM SILVER, but could not get it with SAND interior.
: : Therefore I was left with the option of having to sacrifice the OUTSIDE color for the INTERIOR color that I wanted (I didn't like the grey int as much)!
: : So then I decided on STEEL BLUE, it looked great in the broshure, but when I saw it in person, I thaught it had a purple-ish look to it that I didn't like.
: : SO THEN, I chose TOPAZ BLUE and placed my order.
: : Having seen the color only once in person, I am now finding my self once again second guessing the color I chose!!
: : Does anyone out there have a new TOPAZ BLUE coupe
: : that could make me feel better about the color I chose? THANKS!!!
: My dealer has a Ci in Topaz, and I have a Ci in Ti Silver. The Topaz is very attractive. It is my favorite color for the Ci. I bought the Ti Silver, just because here in the NorthEast the winter weather makes dark cars hard to keep looking clean.
Silver shows less of the stone chips. My wife has a silver camry and likes the silver for this reason. For me it's OK but I'm not wild about it, seems too restrained for me for a BMW, too businesslike. Also practically every car out there is silver. I can't count the number of times my wife has walked to the worng car in the parking lot! The other day she was trying to get into an accord! I prefer the red color family. I've seen the blue in the color you ordered and it is quite stunning. I think you will like it very much, but it will tend to show, as do all the darker colors, stone chips more. It's the price we pay for beauty.