In Reply to: Cosmosblack -hard to maintain ?(more) posted by need advice before choosing color combo on January 26, 2000 at 07:10:11:
I am very happy w/ my Cosmos Black/sand 6spd. As an earlier post stated, the flecks give it a slightly lighter color than Jet Black, in my opinion it looks like a very dark grey. I picked mine up in November, and like many dark cars, it shows the dirt. However it shows it much less than my 93 jet black 325 (however I sold that in 1996 and memory fades). I prefer the sand interior as I think it looks the best from both within and from the outside. While tan may be a little harder to maintain, it's not as dark as an all black car.
I currently have the BMW black rubber floormats in the car, and it doesn't look all that bad. If you are in a northern climate, I recommend the winter mats. They cost around $60.00 from Pacific BMW. Once hint though - air out the mats for a few days outside before you put them in. The strong rubber smell overpowers the 'new car' smell quickly, perhaps shortening the life of that wonderful scent. I wish I had known this before I put them in - straight from the box!
BTW, I was debating between Cosmos and Anthracite, and I was pleased to find the Cosmos a perfect mix between Jet Black and Antrhacite.