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Old 03-26-2012, 10:58 AM
 
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Default Color of your car?

Currently, I have a green 2000 Honda Civic and I am looking to buy a used Honda Civic, 2007 or 2008 but I am undecided on the color, I like gray and dark blue so I am wondering how did you decide on the color of your car? Thank you!
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Old 03-26-2012, 11:03 AM
 
Location: Long Island, NY
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When I bought my 2008 Civic I didn't have much of a choice, it was either blue or black because that's what the dealer had In stock that day.

Just bought a new car and picked a gray color because the dealer have me a great price if I would pick it up the same day (the other colors he had on the lot were just ugly). It's rare to actually find the exact shade and color for your dream car. I wanted a really dark royal blue but unfortunately that color was only available for Honda Accords but not the Civic.
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Old 03-26-2012, 11:16 AM
 
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When I bought my 2008 Civic I didn't have much of a choice, it was either blue or black because that's what the dealer had In stock that day.

Just bought a new car and picked a gray color because the dealer have me a great price if I would pick it up the same day (the other colors he had on the lot were just ugly). It's rare to actually find the exact shade and color for your dream car. I wanted a really dark royal blue but unfortunately that color was only available for Honda Accords but not the Civic.
That is lame they do not have dark blue for the Civic! I do not mind sky blue but dark royal blue is better! I also like silver too
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Old 03-26-2012, 11:19 AM
 
Location: NJ
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I have always liked dark cars. My current car is black. Pain to keep clean, but it looks so good.
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Old 03-26-2012, 11:26 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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I pick out the car I want, and somebody else has already decided on the color. I've never been influenced by the color in any car I've ever bought.
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Old 03-26-2012, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Woodland Park, CO
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I like metalic silvers, they just don't show dirt and scratches as much.

http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/272595_772204304621_40012926_37335185_6814684_o.jp g (broken link)
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Old 03-26-2012, 11:55 AM
 
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if i have a choice, i prefer white or light to medium blue cars. otherwise unless the color is hideous, i buy the car because i like the car, not the color of the paint. at some point in time if i choose, i can always change the color of the car.
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Old 03-26-2012, 12:27 PM
 
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I bought Midnight Blue Metallic on my GTO because I thought it looked best. But darker blue is generally my default color anyway. After the fact I found out that only 1500 were painted that color, and only in one model year, so that will help its value a little bit, besides being less common in daily driving.

Certain vehicles look better in different colors. For instance, I saw a Camry that had been resprayed bright red, and it didn't look right at all. Toasters look better in muted colors, such as silver, white, and beige. Corvettes don't look right in silver or white, IMHO.

Repainting a modern vehicle in a different color is either very impractical due to cost and labor involved, or will reduce it's value significantly.
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Old 03-26-2012, 01:01 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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When I bought my 2008 Civic I didn't have much of a choice, it was either blue or black because that's what the dealer had In stock that day.

Just bought a new car and picked a gray color because the dealer have me a great price if I would pick it up the same day (the other colors he had on the lot were just ugly). It's rare to actually find the exact shade and color for your dream car. I wanted a really dark royal blue but unfortunately that color was only available for Honda Accords but not the Civic.

Wow, how times change.
When I ordered my first car (a 1957 Ford convertible, in October of 1956) from my local Ford dealer,it was going to be two toned, which was popular in the cars back then.
I wanted white, but had not decided on the other color until I saw what I wanted in a magazine that my mom had.
It was showing dark purple drapes in a good housekeeping magazine.
That was the color I wanted.
I took the magazine with me the day I ordered the car, and the dealer said he would see if the color could be made.
I received a call later that day .
The color would be on the car when it was delivered.
With the colonial white (the standard Ford white), and that beautiful dark purple, the car was a one of a kind.
The purple was almost black looking, but in the sun one could tell it was purple.
Try getting a custom color today, and all you will here is, "We couldn't possibly get that color for you.".
So, in today's market you have a choice of grey, Grey, or gray.....
What a shame.
Bob.
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Old 03-26-2012, 01:13 PM
 
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My 2004 GTO is Phantom Black Metallic; not my first choice, but the only others were red ( too common) yellow ( wife would hit me!) and purple!
The red interior made it OK with me.
As said, hard to keep clean, but it looks great when it is.
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