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Re: Cosmosblack -hard to maintain ?(more) (archive)

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Posted by Steven De Clario on January 26, 2000 at 08:54:48:

In Reply to: Cosmosblack -hard to maintain ?(more) posted by need advice before choosing color combo on January 26, 2000 at 07:10:11:

: Cosmosblack -as hard to maintain looking good as solid/non-metallic black....?
: I'm asking anoyone on this board who has or have had this color.
: Does Cosmosblack show schratches dust etc as easily as solid/non-metallic
: black or is it better?
: Also which interior color looks best with cosmosblack in you opinion..?

I purchased my Cosmosblack/black interior 540I three weeks ago and have not yet washed it. After a heavy rain I just wiped it down with a chamois and it did not show any spots. The metallic flakes in the paint make it show spots and dust much less than my black Grand Marquis I once owned.

I have a question of my own. I have the six speed and am still getting used to the clutch and shifter. One time in starting off in first I tried letting the clutch out quickly at 2-3000 RPM but the traction control kicked in immediately and after about a second hesitation it lurched forward and jerked. If I had turned off the traction control would the tires have spun?
My real question is how to shift properly for maximum acceleration without putting a strain on the drivetrain? Should I turn the traction control off?

Thanks for any help

Steve De Clario

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