In Reply to: 99 M3 Color & Option Opinions Requested > posted by BMW Novice on April 23, 1999 at 11:55:25:
My car is Estoril/Grey...IMO..the grey is a very good contrast with blue..and you also get 2 tone interior which will make the already boring interior a bit more exciting to look at. I got the 10 spoke wheels cuz I didn't like the contours on blue but man..these wheels are a BIT*h to clean and since the M3 produces brake dust liek crazy..i clean it every 2 dayz.
I also love Titanium silver on Black or Grey interior with M contour mags....M countour in my opinion only looks good on silver/black/yellow. Black is stealthy but gets dirty quickly and the paint chips stand out more. I'd love to get Violet/tan/grey with either wheels.
Dakar yellow is pretty eye catching but that means the cops will see you first so...you decide but black/grey interior...just beautiful~!
Boston green...uh..saw one m3 with that colour..not bad but kinda bland...get it with greay interior or black or tan...looks good!
Red...bmw red isn't really red is it? orangy red is more like it....i didn't like it at all...but blk/grey would suit it...
but whatever colour you get...don't get euro lenses for red...they look weird IMHO.
The most kick-ass, in-your-face colour is Byzanz...like teh colour of the volvo C70's..orangy metallic colour..absolutelyl sweeeeeet with greay interior...saw one in NZ and thinkgina bout painting my ccar that colour..hehehe
OPtions wise i don't have the HK stereo cuz they sounded the same to me (i'm not an audiophile).
Didn't get the electric seats cuz i am the only one driving it....
Wing..uh...i duno..subjective issue...I liked the M3's rear without a wing.
Cruise control..I never use it but it was on the car so had to live with it...what a waste of money..
Cd changer...you bet..i still need music during the long drives home...
Heated seats...um..S.CA is hot enough already so thanx but no thanx.
Alarm...i reckon aftermarket ones are better but my parents insisted on it...so...
Feb 98 M3/2 8900 miles today!