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What Color Is Your Vehicle?

Sun Jun 28, 2009 4:15 pm

It seems almost every other car or pick-up truck around here (DFW) is either white or red. I believe white and red are the two most popular colors, in the US for personal vehicles.

My Buick is white, and my F-150 is red, but I would rather both were a dark blue.

What color is your vehicle, and are you happy with that color?
 
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RE: What Color Is Your Vehicle?

Sun Jun 28, 2009 4:19 pm

I have a 4-year old Dodge Stratus coupe in silver, and I really like it. And it seems like every other car I see these days is silver, although I suspect that's because I notice it more.
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Sun Jun 28, 2009 4:49 pm

My Dodge Stratus is "light almond pearl metallic", basically a fancy name for a metallic beige.

It's an alright color, as when I bought the car, it was within the price range (and mileage) I was looking for. Being a lighter color, dirt does show up more than on a darker color. There are some in the colors I liked more (Onyx green pearlcoat and steel blue pearlcoat), but were either not in my price range (Under $14,000) or my mileage range (Under 25,000 miles).

My next vehicle, I'm definitely going to be looking for something in green, gray, or blue. None of the cars I've ever owned have been in those colors. Other than my first car (which was white), everything else I've had has been some shade of red (red/maroon/burgundy) or tan/beige.
 
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RE: What Color Is Your Vehicle?

Sun Jun 28, 2009 5:00 pm



Quoting Srbmod (Reply 2):
a metallic beige

My Altima is metallic beige as well.

Quoting Srbmod (Reply 2):
Being a lighter color, dirt does show up more than on a darker color

I actually find that it is quite the opposite. I used to have a black Civic and the dirt will show up on that very easily. I wash my Altima as often as Air France washes their airplanes Big grin and haven't had any problems with dirt being easily visible.

This is the exact colour I have (this is not my car btw):

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RE: What Color Is Your Vehicle?

Sun Jun 28, 2009 5:05 pm



Quoting Phoenix9 (Reply 3):
I wash my Altima as often as Air France washes their airplanes

OMG

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RE: What Color Is Your Vehicle?

Sun Jun 28, 2009 5:07 pm

My little Nissan Micra is purple. It's not very nice but it gets me around.
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RE: What Color Is Your Vehicle?

Sun Jun 28, 2009 5:18 pm



Quoting Moose135 (Reply 1):
I see these days is silver, although I suspect that's because I notice it more.

My Volkswagen Eos is silver...and Moose, silver is the most popular color by far, industry stats show.

My Eos, in the options I wanted, was next to impossible to get on Long Island so silver it was, but I like it alot. They trucked the car in from the CT/RI border for me.
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RE: What Color Is Your Vehicle?

Sun Jun 28, 2009 5:25 pm

The minivan is silver with a blue belly and a thin stripe of red and teal between the silver and blue. There's also some orange around the doors and whatnot from rust.
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RE: What Color Is Your Vehicle?

Sun Jun 28, 2009 5:27 pm

Silver. The most common colour I see on the roads of Europe. Maybe you see another colour more popular, one never knows.  biggrin 
 
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RE: What Color Is Your Vehicle?

Sun Jun 28, 2009 6:25 pm

My brand new 2009 Honda Accord is celebrating it's 1 week anniversary today... and it's black!
 
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RE: What Color Is Your Vehicle?

Sun Jun 28, 2009 6:27 pm



Quoting JBLUA320 (Reply 9):
My brand new 2009 Honda Accord is celebrating it's 1 week anniversary today

Have you popped its (red-line) cherry yet?  bigthumbsup 
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Sun Jun 28, 2009 6:30 pm

Black/Black Alfa Romeo 166.

I´m getting tired of black interiors, I´d love to have a tobacco brown or oxblood red leather interior next time. Sad these colours are so rare. Why must "all", or lets say, 90%, buy the same boring colour combinations?
 
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RE: What Color Is Your Vehicle?

Sun Jun 28, 2009 6:39 pm

My Mazda3 Hatchback is red.

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RE: What Color Is Your Vehicle?

Sun Jun 28, 2009 6:46 pm

Interesting - I love white cars and red cars and silver and black cars hehehehe.

I currently have a 2007 Acura TL - in White as well as a 2009 Acura TL in Paladium.

My new one - Paladium - is sort of silver - but more platinum metallic. It's quite an amazing colour - it is not dark or light silver but in between and it reflects other colours around it - so it seems to change often.

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RE: What Color Is Your Vehicle?

Sun Jun 28, 2009 6:52 pm



Quoting Phoenix9 (Reply 10):
Have you popped its (red-line) cherry yet?

Im sure he's hit 65mph atleast once  duck 
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RE: What Color Is Your Vehicle?

Sun Jun 28, 2009 7:15 pm

I have a red Focus and a dark blue MX-5 (still don't like calling it, I don't know why they dropped the Miata name).
While I have nothing to back this up, it has always seemed that in the middle of the country colors like white and tan are more popular, while on the coasts there is more variety.
 
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Sun Jun 28, 2009 8:17 pm

Maroon Jeep Cherokee. It's in the profile.

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RE: What Color Is Your Vehicle?

Sun Jun 28, 2009 8:31 pm



Quoting NWADC9 (Reply 7):
There's also some orange around the doors

You mean like the outlining of hatches and doors on military aircraft?

Quoting NA (Reply 11):
oxblood red leather interior

Can you slaughter one in your car to get that color? Will an ox even fit into your car?

Quoting Max550 (Reply 15):
I have a red Focus and a dark blue MX-5 (still don't like calling it, I don't know why they dropped the Miata name).

It seems everyone is calling models by letters or combinations of letters and numbers:
Ford F-150 XLT
Mustang/Shelby GT-500KR
Focus SES/ZX-4
Camero RS
GMC Serria C-1500 LT
Mazada 3/5/6/MX-5
BMW 325i
Mercades E-350 (BTW, Fort has an E-350, too)
 
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RE: What Color Is Your Vehicle?

Sun Jun 28, 2009 8:42 pm

I can't remember the fancy smancy title given to the color, but I just call it tan with brown trim.
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RE: What Color Is Your Vehicle?

Sun Jun 28, 2009 8:43 pm

2009 Acura TSX, black, with fancy "spider web design" (made the mistake of letting the dealer wash it on its first service). It's hell to maintain a black paint job, at least for me, but it looks the best IMHO.
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RE: What Color Is Your Vehicle?

Sun Jun 28, 2009 8:58 pm

BMW is Laguna Seca Blue (love it) and the VW is dark green (hate it).
 
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RE: What Color Is Your Vehicle?

Sun Jun 28, 2009 9:51 pm

My C-Class is iridiumsilver. It's timeless, not too prone to scratches and you don't need to clean it every day.
 
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RE: What Color Is Your Vehicle?

Sun Jun 28, 2009 10:06 pm

Mine is like a Mist Green of some kind:

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RE: What Color Is Your Vehicle?

Sun Jun 28, 2009 10:10 pm

Orange, first it was a gag, because there were only a few orange cars to be seen in my area. But I wish, it would be black, or blue, or grey, but not orange. But ok, this is an old car, and if I have to buy a new one, it will be black or blue, or grey.
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RE: What Color Is Your Vehicle?

Sun Jun 28, 2009 10:14 pm

My Element is titanium -- at least those parts that are not black plastic.

My Goldwing is also titanium -- quite an accident they were never intended to 'match'
 
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RE: What Color Is Your Vehicle?

Sun Jun 28, 2009 10:17 pm

Red Crystal Pearl. My 2007 dodge Caliber. I recently found out she was one of first off the line and I am happy to say she is much better than my old Suzuki Grand Vitara.

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RE: What Color Is Your Vehicle?

Sun Jun 28, 2009 10:18 pm



Quoting Phoenix9 (Reply 3):
I actually find that it is quite the opposite. I used to have a black Civic and the dirt will show up on that very easily. I wash my Altima as often as Air France washes their airplanes Big grin and haven't had any problems with dirt being easily visible.

My Stratus is a lighter shade than that Altima. I think that since my car isn't a daily driver (I have a Ford E-150 van my employer provides), it just seems more noticeable as it sits Monday through Friday in the driveway (I typically only drive it on the weekends, but on occasion, will drive it during the work week.). So the dirt and grime can build up at times. My neighbor will get her grass cut and the car gets coated in dust, we'll get enough rain to just get things wet but not wash the dirt away. I seriously need to do a good scrubbing on it, as the automatic car wash doesn't get all of the built up grime off.
 
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Sun Jun 28, 2009 11:17 pm

My 2006 Hyundai Elantra...

The color?

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RE: What Color Is Your Vehicle?

Sun Jun 28, 2009 11:27 pm

I don't actually have my own car yet, I've not passed my test. But my mum's new car is a 'Vision' Blue Ford Fiesta Style  Smile

It's actually really nice although the colour is incredibly popular. I would have preferred it in black, but it's Rona's car therefore Rona chooses  Smile

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RE: What Color Is Your Vehicle?

Mon Jun 29, 2009 12:47 am

My acura EL (more luxurious honda civic) is magnesium metallic. Basically a dark grey metalliac with a touch of purple.
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Mon Jun 29, 2009 12:49 am

My Nissan Murano is Merlot.....
 
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RE: What Color Is Your Vehicle?

Mon Jun 29, 2009 1:14 am

My Wrangler is 'light greystone' - though it looks like silver. They don't make this colour anymore. I'm quite happy with the colour but I would have preferred it to be a bit darker.

For some reason I can't post a picture here...it doesn't even get to the 'preview post' page. Whats happening?
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RE: What Color Is Your Vehicle?

Mon Jun 29, 2009 2:40 am

My Golf is Silver. Stays clean and hardly shows any scratches. Silver seems to suit German cars quite well for some reason lol
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RE: What Color Is Your Vehicle?

Mon Jun 29, 2009 2:56 am



Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 17):

You mean like the outlining of hatches and doors on military aircraft?

No, just rust splotches  Wink
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RE: What Color Is Your Vehicle?

Mon Jun 29, 2009 5:27 am

We have a Pepper White MINI and a Sparkling Graphite BMW

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RE: What Color Is Your Vehicle?

Mon Jun 29, 2009 5:35 am



Quoting KiwiRob (Reply 34):

Shall I take a number in line to come over and drool over that BMW of yours?  Wink
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Mon Jun 29, 2009 8:26 am

Candy Apple Red, an official Chrysler color.
 
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RE: What Color Is Your Vehicle?

Mon Jun 29, 2009 8:46 am

Quoting JetsGo (Reply 35):
Shall I take a number in line to come over and drool over that BMW of yours?

The mini is more fun to drive and will get even better when I get it chipped after the warranty expires.

Both cars are diesel.

[Edited 2009-06-29 01:47:42]
 
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RE: What Color Is Your Vehicle?

Mon Jun 29, 2009 8:56 am

My first car was a Black 2003 Ford F-150 regular cab. I tinted the rear window, passenger window, and driver's window to 5%, and then put 35% mirror tint on the entire windshield  rotfl  Man, I miss that truck so dearly.

My next car was a White 1993 Ford Ranger. Bought it for $700, got it home, took it out the next day, and the engine puked all over I-275 in Tampa. I sold it the next day for $500.

After that was a 1995 black Jeep Wrangler with no roof and no windows. A junker that sucked down epic amounts of fuel and was tough to use in the summer's in Florida. Bought it for $3,500, sold it a year later for $4,000  Silly

My last vehicle was a 1999 Silver VW Passat. Somehow managed to get an insanely good deal on it and it was in IMMACULATE condition. I freaking loved that thing. I gave it to my father when I left to move to Germany (which at the time I thought was going to be a permanent move, but 5 months later found out it will not be), and he sold it 3 weeks after I moved. Oh well.
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RE: What Color Is Your Vehicle?

Mon Jun 29, 2009 9:05 am



Quoting KiwiRob (Reply 34):

diesel 3 series?
 
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RE: What Color Is Your Vehicle?

Mon Jun 29, 2009 9:22 am



Quoting Idealstandard (Reply 39):
diesel 3 series?

Diesel 3 series and a diesel Cooper Clubman, I doubt I would buy a petrol engined car again, unless it was a sports car, modern diesels are excellent.
 
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RE: What Color Is Your Vehicle?

Mon Jun 29, 2009 12:34 pm



Quoting KiwiRob (Reply 40):
Diesel 3 series and a diesel Cooper Clubman, I doubt I would buy a petrol engined car again, unless it was a sports car, modern diesels are excellent.

Those versions of the BMW 3 Series and Mini Cooper (another BMW product) with diesels are not offered in the US. Diesel powered cars just are not popular here, and it is tough getting them to pass smog tests. But VW is trying to change that and has introduced new effeicent diesels here now, one gets 58 MPG.

But, I'm still keeping my 2003 red Ford F-150 Lariet. Those little diesel engines cannot tow anything at highway speeds (70 MPH).
 
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RE: What Color Is Your Vehicle?

Mon Jun 29, 2009 12:43 pm

Mine is metallic beige. It wasn't the color of my choice but it was better than waiting 3-4 months to get the color I wanted. Good thing is that the car has to be really dirty for it to look like it needs a wash.
 
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RE: What Color Is Your Vehicle?

Mon Jun 29, 2009 12:54 pm



Quoting JetsGo (Reply 22):
Mine is like a Mist Green of some kind:

I believe Ford actually calls that color Spruce Metallic.

Quoting KC135TopBoom (Thread starter):
What color is your vehicle, and are you happy with that color?

My 2007 Mustang convertible is Redfire Metallic (the darker red, not the loud, bright red which Ford calls Torch Red) and my 1997 Crown Vic. LX is Dark Forrest Green Metallic (similar color to the Philadlephia Eagles' helmets). I'm happy with both of my vehicles' colors.
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Mon Jun 29, 2009 1:38 pm

Mine is a silver Ford Fairmont.

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RE: What Color Is Your Vehicle?

Mon Jun 29, 2009 1:43 pm



Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 41):
Those versions of the BMW 3 Series and Mini Cooper (another BMW product) with diesels are not offered in the US.

The 335 diesel is available in the US, mine isn't a 335d, I wish it was but in Norway they are super expensive.

Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 41):
Those little diesel engines cannot tow anything at highway speeds (70 MPH).

I would agree re the mini, it's only 1.6. I don't have a towbar on my BMW so I can't comment but my neighbour has a 1500KG boat and trailer which he tows with a 320d xdrive, it tows it easily, Norwegian highways go up and downhill a lot, not flat like US roads, the car will easily pull 100-120kph with plenty of go left for overtaking uphill.
 
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RE: What Color Is Your Vehicle?

Mon Jun 29, 2009 4:26 pm

Our Nissan Versa is Metallic Gray while out Nissan Pathfinder is Storm Grey.
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RE: What Color Is Your Vehicle?

Mon Jun 29, 2009 4:44 pm



Quoting KiwiRob (Reply 34):
Sparkling Graphite BMW



Quoting JetsGo (Reply 35):
Shall I take a number in line to come over and drool over that BMW of yours?

If the line is too long you can come drool over mine  Smile

Sparkling Graphite BMW 320d

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RE: What Color Is Your Vehicle?

Mon Jun 29, 2009 4:47 pm

Nice, gotta love the E90 and E91. Sparkling Graphite and Le Mans Blue are the best colours.
 
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RE: What Color Is Your Vehicle?

Mon Jun 29, 2009 5:05 pm



Quoting KiwiRob (Reply 48):
Sparkling Graphite and Le Mans Blue are the best colours.

Prior to this I had two 320i, Topaz Blue and another blue the name of which escapes me. Lovely colours but I didn't want another blue car.

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