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Unread 04-01-2012, 07:39 PM   #1
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Hey guys - I have a sliver-blue 2006 BMW 325xi, and I've had a change of heart and have decided its time for a black car. I could sell it for about 95% of what I paid for it and get a new car(ie: Mustang, Camaro, something neat) that is both cool and black. However, I could keep my current car, but it would cost around 4,000 dollars to get it repainted. The reason I'm posting this is because 1) I want to know your opinion and 2) I'm trying to convince my old man (car is registered to him) to let me sell it and pick up a new, cooler one. Thanks!

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Personally, unless you just happen to have a ton of money to throw away I would keep it as it sits until your ready to change vehicles. But if you must I would get a new car vs repainting.
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Spray paint is cheap...

$4000 sounds ridiculous
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The BMW would probably make more sense, would likely last longer than something "cool" that somebody has beaten the crap out of. Just a thought
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Hey guys - I have a sliver-blue 2006 BMW 325xi, and I've had a change of heart and have decided its time for a black car. I could sell it for about 95% of what I paid for it and get a new car(ie: Mustang, Camaro, something neat) that is both cool and black. However, I could keep my current car, but it would cost around 4,000 dollars to get it repainted. The reason I'm posting this is because 1) I want to know your opinion and 2) I'm trying to convince my old man (car is registered to him) to let me sell it and pick up a new, cooler one. Thanks!
Sell it, and buy an S60R


Way faster than the Xi. And 6 speed manual... turbo, awd...
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I suggest you just keep it. Trust me on this one, I've owned a black car before. YOU. DO. NOT. WANT. A. BLACK. CAR!



Mine got so hot inside during the summer it burst unopened soda cans, melted credit cards, and made the cloth seats all but unbearable to sit on. The leather wrapped shifter and steering wheel made it even worse. As a result it was all but undriveable until the AC kicked in around June, July, August, and about halfway into September.


Your silver-blue car is bloody awesome. Keep it, enjoy it, and be thankful you're in a position to have a BMW that early on.
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KSIMP suggested a Volvo!!! Didn't see that coming :P
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Anyone know of any good painting services for a good price? Alternatively, does anyone know of a nice type of car (ie: reliability, durability) that is also cool. Thanks for the Volvo suggestion, too. That one is neat.

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Spray paint is cheap...

$4000 sounds ridiculous
Are you kidding? Glad I'm not totally new. I appreciate your feedback, but REALLY?! REALLY??!?!?!?!?!

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Yea.... I would NEVER paint a car on my own. I haven't been trained on how to do it proper.

I'd imagine it's something like primer, sand, primer, sand, paint, sand, paint, sand, clearcoat, sand, clearcoat, sand, wax.
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