In Reply to: Help me choose color of my Z3, can't decide posted by Chris on June 09, 1999 at 20:57:01:
a most unpretentious subject line eh?
DC is right on target. Buy what YOU want and think looks good. That said, I'll give you my opinions, worth exactly what you've paid for them :-) Short answer - silver. Long answer below. I'm not up on what's available for '00, this is just off the top of my head and incomplete:
Black - Z3s look awesome in black. I'd have gotten it in a heartbeat - if I had a personal detailer to follow me around. By far the hardest color to keep looking good.
White - I've always liked white cars and have owned several. Actually easy to keep clean and tends to not show dirt. However I don't care much for it on a Z3, can't really put my finger on why. I like it a lot better on coupes though...
Bright Red - If my past cars weren't white, they were red. I love the Z3 in red.
Imola Red - (exclusive to the ///M?) Nice, but if I was going for red, I'd prefer the brighter shade.
Violet Red - not for me, but a very cool color nevertheless.
Steel Gray - Kind of neutral. Much prefer silver.
Arctic Silver - This was my preference when I started shopping for my ///M. I thought it projected a cool elegance. My wife had other ideas.
Dakar Yellow (another ///M only?) What I got. My wife fell in love with it. I have to admit I really think it's stunning, but I don't know if I'll ever get used to it. I'm normally not that extroverted - and if you think a Z3 draws attention, it SCREAMS for attention in yellow.
Boston Green - Another favorite of mine, perfect with a beige and wood interior.
Estoril Blue - I've never cared for blue cars much, and didn't consider it, but it's another color that I think seems to look better on the coupe.
Once again, IMHO only! Try to see as many colors as you can, *in person* and then go with your gut feeling. In any color, you won't be sorry.
'00 Dakar YELLow ///M