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Car Colors
« on: September 09, 2019, 09:32:04 PM »

Iíve gotten over all this Camry/Accord talk and figured something different would be topical; what car colors have you owned?...what are your preferences?  For me the cars Iíve owned have had the following primary colors:

Red:  X3
Purple:  X1
White:  X3
Green:  X1
Orange:  X1

Personally while Iím more into abstract colors like; purple, orange and green Iíve found that maintenance of daily drivers is easier in something more generic.  I tend to really like white because it hides dirt and paint defects fairly easy but somehow (usually because the dealer has the exact model I want) a lot of daily cars end up red.  Really Iíve found red to be a pain in the ass to keep clean in dirty/dusty environment and tends to fade easily in the sun.  My least favorite car colors are black and silver.  Silver seems like something a 1990s soccer mom would buy and black is more for the guy who thinks heís in a Fast & the Furious movie.  Iíve found silver easy to maintain and look clean whereas black is the most difficult of all colors. 

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Re: Car Colors
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2019, 09:39:59 PM »

Silver/Grey X 2
Red X 1
Green X 2
Blue X 2
Beige X 1
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Re: Car Colors
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2019, 09:48:50 PM »

Blue - X2
Black - X7
Silver - X2

We had no white cars but we may get one soon. We don't hate them, we just never intended to have one.

I perfer gray, silver, and white, but i like black and blue too.
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Re: Car Colors
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2019, 09:56:25 PM »

I almost think we need a separate board dedicated to cars. After all, we need them to drive all the roads we talk about.

Anyway, I just don't like black, even more so if it's the interior.. and then there's BMW. Their new Vantablack makes it so you can barely see the car itself, so there's no point in having any sort of side-moldings or anything else that makes the car look nice. Just the lights and the TWO big honking grills. Forget to turn on your lights on that thing and you risk a crash at night.

On the outside my favorites would be green, blue, and a darkish red. For the inside I would take a beige or brown any day. My first/current car is a grayish-green on the outside while the inside is.. BLACK, with cloth seats.  :banghead: 
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Re: Car Colors
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2019, 10:00:28 PM »

I almost think we need a separate board dedicated to cars. After all, we need them to drive all the roads we talk about.
That's a very good idea. Maybe we can ask the admins to make a board about cars and we can move this thread, the Camry and Accord (and more car threads) on that board too!

It's obvious. We need cars to drive on the roads!
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Re: Car Colors
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2019, 10:00:58 PM »

Blue - X2
Black - X7
Silver - X2

We had no white cars but we may get one soon. We don't hate them, we just never intended to have one.

I perfer gray, silver, and white, but i like black and blue too.

Iím running under the assumption that these cars belong to your parental units?

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Re: Car Colors
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2019, 10:03:20 PM »

My current cars are:

Silver - 1
Blue - 1

The blue one would've been silver, except the co-worker who talked me into getting a Prius drove a silver Prius, and I wanted to avoid confusion with her car in the same office garage.

Others:

Silver - 2
Blue - 1
Gold - 1
Brown - 1
Red - 1
Aqua - 1
Green - 1 (co-owned with my sisters, they chose the color)
White - 1

I didn't keep the last six for long. The first three "others" each lasted more than 100K miles. My current 2008 blue Prius is over 310K miles, while my current 2018 silver Subaru is over 52K miles (just getting started). So all my longest-lasting cars were boring silver or blue.
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Re: Car Colors
« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2019, 10:03:32 PM »

1 each and I believe in order:

Pale Yellow/Primer/Rust
Dark Blue
Beige
Maroon
Green
Metallic Blue
Brownish silver
Gray

My metallic blue A4 was my favorite color, but I think my current gray A3 is pretty sharp too.
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Re: Car Colors
« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2019, 10:03:50 PM »

Blue - X2
Black - X7
Silver - X2

We had no white cars but we may get one soon. We don't hate them, we just never intended to have one.

I perfer gray, silver, and white, but i like black and blue too.

Iím running under the assumption that these cars belong to your parental units?
Yes. I don't have a car yet, but I will tell you what color it is when I get it.
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Re: Car Colors
« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2019, 12:17:18 AM »

From older to newer:

Red  (not my first choice - but it was on the lot)
Raspberry/Black two-tone   (That's what the color was called!  Not exactly purple, maroon, nor red.  Roof was black, rest of the car raspberry.)
Green  (blue would have been my choice, but that model was not available in blue)
Black  (Current.  Wanted blue, but they were in high demand and the dealer was unable to work out a swap with another dealer.  Black was 2nd choice and acceptable.)

The Raspberry/Black was IMHO the sharpest looking of the bunch.
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Re: Car Colors
« Reply #10 on: September 10, 2019, 02:06:28 AM »

Monochromatic seems popular around here. No idea why, other than potentially better resale value.

For myself: black x1; grey x1.

For my family (over about 30 years):

red: x5 (Subaru XT, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Toyota Sienna, Honda Civic, Toyota Highlander (in that order))
white: x3 (Dodge Grand Caravan, Toyota Camry, Volkswagen Jetta)
black: x2 (Oldsmobile Bravada, Hyundai Elantra)
silver: x2 (Toyota Prius, Toyota Corolla)
grey: x2 (Toyota Avalon, Volkswagen Golf)
green: x1 (Hyundai Veracruz)
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Re: Car Colors
« Reply #11 on: September 10, 2019, 06:54:56 AM »

Silver x3
White-Black 50/50 split x1
Red x1
Beige x1 (technically: Sunset Metallic)

Didn't want my current car in silver, but manual cars were limited.

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Re: Car Colors
« Reply #12 on: September 10, 2019, 10:14:01 AM »

Current cars:
Dark red (2007 Mustang convertible) black convertible top
Black (2011 Ford Crown Victoria)

Previous cars:
Deep Forest Green (1997 Ford Crown Victoria)
White (1976 Ford LTD coupe)  note: original white half-vinyl roof was later replaced w/blue half-vinyl roof.
Black/Grey Tu-tone (1989 Chevy Caprice sedan)
Navy Blue (1985 Mercury Grand Marquis sedan) w/dark blue half-vinyl roof
Red (1976 Ford LTD sedan) w/black vinyl roof
Beige (1974 Impala hardtop sedan) w/white vinyl roof
Champagne Gold* (1969 Ford LTD sedan) w/black vinyl roof
* hood & left-front fender were replaced with ones of a different color due to the car being in an accident prior to my ownership.  For something that ran & cost $300 (in 1982); one can't really complain too much.

Upshoot: the only repeat colors I have are red and black (counting the upper-color of my tu-tone Caprice).
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Re: Car Colors
« Reply #13 on: September 10, 2019, 10:48:03 AM »

When in the market a year ago for my current car, I was amazed how hard it was to find cars of interest to me in anyone's used stock that were anything other than white, silver/gray, or black.
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Re: Car Colors
« Reply #14 on: September 10, 2019, 11:10:13 AM »

In order,
Mustard Yellow (hey, it was the 70s)
Metallic Gold
Dark Blue
Brown
Red
Gray
White
Red
Light Blue
Red
Black
Gray
Dark Blue
Pacific Green (2 Ford Escorts in a row)
Red
Dark Blue
Burgundy (actually Ford called it Merlot)
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Re: Car Colors
« Reply #15 on: September 10, 2019, 11:15:20 AM »

Over the years, I have owned about every color, excepting only yellow, gold, and purple.  I buy cars off the lot based on the features I want, color is never a determining factor. 
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Re: Car Colors
« Reply #16 on: September 10, 2019, 11:43:45 AM »

I buy cars off the lot based on the features I want, color is never a determining factor.
I do similar as well. 
The one exception was when I bought my then-new '97 Crown Vic.  Since it was a factory-order, most models w/the Handling/Performance Package (aka HPP) had the digital dash which I didn't want; I was able to choose the exterior/interior combination I wanted.  Such remains the only time I did such.

The only time I turned down a car due to its color, specifically the durability of said-color, was when I was looking for a replacement for the above-'97 Vic. (it was totaled in a 3-car accident over 3 years ago).  There was a white 2010 Mercury Grand Marquis for sale; however, and anyone who has ever owned any Ford Motor Company vehicle painted in Performance White knows this, the paint was already flaking off.  I decided to pass thinking I can find a similar-conditioned car in a more durable color.  Such was accomplished when I purchased my current black 2011 Crown Vic.
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Re: Car Colors
« Reply #17 on: September 10, 2019, 12:09:43 PM »

I've owned 6 cars, colors in order are:

Red
White
Silver
Blue
Silver
Gray

I like silver the best, but I bought gray last time because I think my current car looks better in gray than in silver.

I had a 1998 VW Jetta GLX that was "silver arrow" and that was the best color ever.  I used to get a lot of compliments on that color but silver wasn't very common back then.
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Re: Car Colors
« Reply #18 on: September 10, 2019, 01:14:59 PM »

I buy cars off the lot based on the features I want, color is never a determining factor.
I do similar as well. 
The one exception was when I bought my then-new '97 Crown Vic.  Since it was a factory-order, most models w/the Handling/Performance Package (aka HPP) had the digital dash which I didn't want; I was able to choose the exterior/interior combination I wanted.  Such remains the only time I did such.

The only time I turned down a car due to its color, specifically the durability of said-color, was when I was looking for a replacement for the above-'97 Vic. (it was totaled in a 3-car accident over 3 years ago).  There was a white 2010 Mercury Grand Marquis for sale; however, and anyone who has ever owned any Ford Motor Company vehicle painted in Performance White knows this, the paint was already flaking off.  I decided to pass thinking I can find a similar-conditioned car in a more durable color.  Such was accomplished when I purchased my current black 2011 Crown Vic.

Interestingly I noticed my last two GM cars had significant paint issues.  My recent 2014 Sonic was a daily driver and had Crystal Red Tintcoat.  The paint on the roof started getting flaky despite waxing it every other month.  I noticed that there was serious color matching issues on the bumpers which were corrected when a trucker ramp into a my back bumper and a deer committed suicide on my front.  My Inferno Orange 2010 Camaro had major overspray issues on pretty every panel edge which would peel.  The trunk lid in particular had really bad overspray which I had to keep using touch up paint on.  One of the panels had some sand underneath the clear coat as well.  Interestingly I found one of the best paints that held up well being outside in Phoenix constantly was Green Orchid Metallic on 2012 Ford Fiesta daily. 

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Re: Car Colors
« Reply #19 on: September 10, 2019, 07:02:53 PM »

My first car, a 1977 Ford Granada, was a flat grey when I bought it, but I got it painted white a year or so later. The car lacked AC, so white was a good choice.

Otherwise, in order (and all a metallic finish, unlike the original color on that Ford):
Silver
Silver
Black
Black (current)
Black (current)

When I bought my current TL as a new car, I actually wanted red (Redondo Red Pearl, to use Acuraís term). But the dealer didnít have a six-speed in stock and the first one they got in stock was black, so I bought that because I was without a car at the time (my Accord having been declared a total loss by insurance after I got rear-ended the previous week). While black looks good when itís nice and clean, itís a pain to keep it clean and it really shows the dirt. I do not plan to get another black car, but who knows what the situation might be next time.
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Re: Car Colors
« Reply #20 on: September 16, 2019, 01:15:41 PM »

Light blue (hand-me-down from my grandmother)
Red (bought for $50 from a friend)
Silver (only vehicle at the dealership we could afford)
Dark grey (purchased based on features, mileage, and price)
Silver (purchased to replace the dark grey one, which I totaled)

So color has never mattered to me.

I will say, however, that silver cars almost never look dirty.
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« Reply #21 on: September 16, 2019, 02:18:43 PM »

In order:

Beige
Blue
Red
Green
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Re: Car Colors
« Reply #22 on: September 16, 2019, 05:00:02 PM »

All of mine in my life:

brown: 1

maroon/red: 3

white:  2

gray:  1

yellow:  1

Blue: 1
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« Reply #23 on: September 16, 2019, 05:03:54 PM »

Current car (2012 Ford Focus) - Candy Blue Metallic

Past Cars:

1999 Ford Contour - Wine red
1988 Honda Prelude - Fire Engine red
1984 Ford Tempo - White
1975 Buick Century Wagon - Beige
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Re: Car Colors
« Reply #24 on: September 16, 2019, 07:43:32 PM »

I may have the most boring answer of them all here:

- white (given to me by a family member)
- black (the only one I've bought myself)

I actually wanted my current one to be a sort of bluish-gray color, but the dealer didn't have that one and I was an impatient 22-year-old so I went ahead and took the black one. Clearly I got over it because I still have it 10 years later.
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