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      11-09-2018, 04:37 PM   #1
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Four kids (13, 11, 6, and 6)...am I crazy for ordering white interior?

About to place order for new G05. Will go with either sapphire black or arctic grey...would love the contrast with a white interior...but am I crazy?
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Four kids screams X7. God bless you.
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      11-09-2018, 04:42 PM   #3
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Four kids screams X7. God bless you.
I hear you...wife has an escalade, and there's also a minivan...so I'll rarely be driving everyone...just nice to have the option...
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      11-09-2018, 05:09 PM   #4
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I hear you...wife has an escalade, and there's also a minivan...so I'll rarely be driving everyone...just nice to have the option...
If that's the case, get what you like! You'll only occasionally have to worry about the white getting scuffed/marked/covered in food, so just make sure you take care of the leather and it won't drive you crazy
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I’ve had the oyster and it looks great. But you have to take care of it and I wouldn’t let kids near it.
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      11-09-2018, 06:20 PM   #6
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It isn't going to get any dirtier than black or be any harder to clean, just will be more noticeable that it is dirty. I have ivory in my car, I just hit it every week or 2 with a damp cloth wipe down and a little Zaino cleaner if needed and some conditioning a few times a year.

Worst if you wear jeans a lot as the that will turn the seats blue, but the Zaino takes it right off.
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You're crazy!
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      11-09-2018, 06:48 PM   #9
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Yes, you're crazy. Just me and my wife and i wouldn't go near it. Heard jeans will turn it blue.
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      11-09-2018, 08:59 PM   #10
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Appreciate the feedback...struggling with this one. General consensus is 1. I'm crazy 2. quick wipe down rids the manifestations of my craziness (the dirt, not the kids).

I think tarfuto looks nice, but I can't for the life of me figure out which trim works best with it.
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Crazy...but only if you let them in the car.
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Appreciate the feedback...struggling with this one. General consensus is 1. I'm crazy 2. quick wipe down rids the manifestations of my craziness (the dirt, not the kids).

I think tarfuto looks nice, but I can't for the life of me figure out which trim works best with it.
Piano Black trim is what I opted for. $400 option in Canada, but guaranteed won't clash like some of the other wood grain options.
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I also ordered tartufo with piano trim.
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Have two kids, ivory white and would order it again, yes cleaning from time to time but love it
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      11-10-2018, 07:21 AM   #15
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It can be done.. Just stay on top of it and you should be good.
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One word. Yes
One word: discipline.

I had an Oyster interior F10 with a 2 and 5 year old. Cleaned up perfectly. My kids didn't run rampant in the interior. Most of yours are old enough to behave. Even the little one should be fine.

OP you WILL need to put in a little extra effort at cleaning. Black is nearly maintenance free. But the white interior cleans up well and there are good products out there, like Leathermasters and others, that will prevent stains.

Get it and be happy.
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Have two kids, ivory white and would order it again, yes cleaning from time to time but love it
Yup.

Most of those who say crazy have probably never had the interior or kids, or both. It's a common misconception, totally overblown.

I have had Oyster in my BMW, Tartufo in my Cayenne, and Pebble Gray (same as Oyster pretty much) in my 911. None have been especially difficult to keep clean. Kids in all of them all the time.
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Yup.

Most of those who say crazy have probably never had the interior or kids, or both. It's a common misconception, totally overblown.

I have had Oyster in my BMW, Tartufo in my Cayenne, and Pebble Gray (same as Oyster pretty much) in my 911. None have been especially difficult to keep clean. Kids in all of them all the time.
This, have it in my C63, have had very light interiors in previous BMW's and with kids, it is the same to clean. It is coated (re painted) leather, it wipes up easy and color really doesn't make a difference in effort, it only makes a difference in you seeing it is dirty say compared to black.

Jeans are the worst offender but cleanup easy with the right products. If you want to literally do nothing, then just get black and pretend it is clean because you can't see all the dirt.
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It's the drivers squab that cops it - with blue jeans! My E70 with oyster went blue as it was a DD for my wife. F15 with black is too dark, G05, not sure what color to get....
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It's the drivers squab that cops it - with blue jeans! My E70 with oyster went blue as it was a DD for my wife. F15 with black is too dark, G05, not sure what color to get....
Treat it with Leather Masters protectant. Won't pick up jeans transfer.
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