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      04-23-2012, 10:34 AM   #23
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The Apline white would match if you had to touch it up and match compared to the metallic white paint.
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      04-23-2012, 12:42 PM   #24
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They are all the same.
Also, swirls are in the Clear coat, which is exactly the same on all 3 Series from a particular factory ( BASF or Standox, depending on Factory )
Thanks for the clarification. Do you think that colors would effect trade in value?? Whether AW vs AP vs EB vs Black?

I've always had metallic white and black colors..thinking maybe being bold and unique with the AB.
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      04-23-2012, 12:48 PM   #25
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Thanks for the clarification. Do you think that colors would effect trade in value?? Whether AW vs AP vs EB vs Black?

I've always had metallic white and black colors..thinking maybe being bold and unique with the AB.
Unusual colors do lower trade-in value I believe...
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      04-23-2012, 04:01 PM   #26
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The Apline white would match if you had to touch it up and match compared to the metallic white paint.

I agree to this, I have a E93 M3 in MW and it doesn't hide scratch or touch up paint easy, AW are easier to paint and touch up. The MW does look silveriesh... I switch back to AW on my F30.
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      04-23-2012, 08:06 PM   #27
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Looked at them both, ended up ordering Alpine White because it just looked cleaner IMO
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      05-03-2012, 10:20 PM   #28
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I have mineral white and you can tell the difference but the light conditions have an affect on whate you see. When it is bright light outside the color looks almost like alpine white but with a light silky sheen on it, under low light (twilight) conditions it takes on a very very light grey look. I like the mineral white for a couple of reasons 1. more depth to the color 2. fewer cars with this color. I was originally going to get the alpine white, becuase it does look great, until my CA talked me into the mineral white metallic.
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      05-04-2012, 01:25 AM   #29
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Mineral White , love the pearl white color!!=) still waiting for my car to be delivered this June!!!
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Mineral White , love the pearl white color!!=) still waiting for my car to be delivered this June!!!
After seeing the two side by side I agree, mineral white is excellent.
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      05-04-2012, 08:53 AM   #31
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Can anyone voice there opinion on both of these colors.

- Can you tell a difference?

- Is it easier to clean or prevent scratches?

- Which one do you prefer?

...and so on. Thanks for the inputs!
Here's my Alpine 335i..i don't know for me it stands out and very classic!

Seeing pictures like this really makes me wish I had the sport line ):
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We looked at 2 bimmers next to each other - 1 AW and 1 MW and went with the MW for our F30. The AW looked very flat compared to the MW. Plus there was an M3 on the road in MW and it just sparkled.
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I like the MW but I find it to be the "girly" white vs alpine. Thats just my opinion, but my 335 is alpine...
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      05-04-2012, 08:28 PM   #34
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Thanks for the clarification. Do you think that colors would effect trade in value?? Whether AW vs AP vs EB vs Black?

I've always had metallic white and black colors..thinking maybe being bold and unique with the AB.
In three or four years no colour is going affect resale value. If you're buying it and only going to turn it over, get the colour YOU want.
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I went looking for an alpine white and ended up getting the mineral white. Love it, everytime the sun shines on it as I get close. It always amazed me. And I've had the car for over a year now!
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Originally wanted Mineral White because I first saw it on an M3. I ordered Alpine White though.
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Originally wanted Mineral White because I first saw it on an M3. I ordered Alpine White though.
I ended up ordering MW, but to be honest I love AW too. Not much in it for me.
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Is AW difficult to look after. Is there any special care required. I like the clean look of the colour but have never owned a non-metallic paint car, I'm a little concerned.
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      05-06-2012, 02:33 AM   #39
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I am so happy i chose MW. It shows the lines better on the car and hides the dust. At night it is silverish but during the day it is white. From afar it really shows the shininess and it looks like its always newly waxed.
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Reading through the thread I see that there is not much difference between MW and AW.

1 - Day time look the same
2 - Night AW is white and MW look grey-ish
3 - If need to paint/repair chip MW will not match paint
4 - They are both sexy colors

To me is it worth an extra $550...probably not. Unless you are going for Mineral Grey.

Do you thing $550 is worth it for the extra $550?
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      05-06-2012, 06:49 AM   #41
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Reading through the thread I see that there is not much difference between MW and AW.

1 - Day time look the same
2 - Night AW is white and MW look grey-ish
3 - If need to paint/repair chip MW will not match paint
4 - They are both sexy colors

To me is it worth an extra $550...probably not. Unless you are going for Mineral Grey.

Do you thing $550 is worth it for the extra $550?
1 - Day time look the same - Agree
2 - Night AW is white and MW look greenish - AW has a yellow hue at night. MW more grayish/silver
3 - If need to paint/repair chip MW will not match paint - Correct. To paint a whole section though they can match it. Harder to touch up small nicks.
4 - They are both sexy colors - Amen!

I was really reluctant at first since i had an AW E90. Having the MW for two days now and seeing it day and night, I am glad i chose this color. Glossiness of the paint makes it seem more expensive. Therefore, worth the extra moolah!
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I love Mineral White, It is not girly although it attract girls staring at it.
Alpine white is classic but it makes BMW looks like a Japanese fridge...
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Reading through the thread I see that there is not much difference between MW and AW.

1 - Day time look the same
2 - Night AW is white and MW look grey-ish
3 - If need to paint/repair chip MW will not match paint
4 - They are both sexy colors

To me is it worth an extra $550...probably not. Unless you are going for Mineral Grey.

Do you thing $550 is worth it for the extra $550?
1. Disagree. I went and looked at both side-by-side in full sun on a clear, blue sky day and you can tell the difference. To pick a reference point, use the lines of the hood or the side of the wheel arches.

2. Looked at them at night too, under white street lights. Both looked white.

3. Not as well, but when you're as critical as I am you'll notice it on any colour.

4. Agree. Horses for courses.

You've got it easy where you're from. Down Under a metallic paint is about a $1,200 option before taxes (which can add another ~36% to the price depending on the total cost of the car).
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      05-07-2012, 11:27 PM   #44
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I picked arctic white. Saved me $800 and looks like my candy white GTI. flat white. Surprisingly it does show dirt as much as one would think. Also living in Canada it hides the salt better
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