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Old 08-11-2013, 07:59 PM
 
Location: Undisclosed...(It's SEKKRIT!;)
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black, grey, beige and white? BOR-ing! Those dull tones are not therapeutic for us on an energetic level!

I don't drive but if I did? I'd either get a sky blue or sage/green-blue car...
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Old 08-11-2013, 08:01 PM
 
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Market research.
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Old 08-11-2013, 08:09 PM
 
Location: Windsor, Ontario, Canada
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Buy a white one and paint it hot pink if you like. Nobody is stopping you.


Is this a current event? I'm pretty sure boring colours have been out for a while now.
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Old 08-11-2013, 08:11 PM
 
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black, grey, beige and white? BOR-ing! Those dull tones are not therapeutic for us on an energetic level!

I don't drive but if I did? I'd either get a sky blue or sage/green-blue car...
If I have to guess....
the auto industry doesn't want people to be happy with their car forever and never buy another car again.

It's much easier for people to begin to think that they car is "dull" with those colors than if it has an unique color than nobody else has.
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Old 08-11-2013, 08:23 PM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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I read some time ago that if any color car will catch the eye of the police is a car painted red!

Lots of white colored cars here in Las Vegas, as many believe a car painted white will keep you cooler in summer. Don't know if there's any truth to that.
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Old 08-11-2013, 08:30 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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More cars are painted in colors that people buy. It would be a bad business decision to manufacture a bunch of mint green cars when everyone wants silver.
I haven't seen a beige car in years, apparently they are not sold here as they are where you are. There are regional difference in the colors sent to the various dealerships. The big companies do a lot of research, including focus groups (have been on a couple) when a new model or color is being proposed.
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Old 08-11-2013, 08:32 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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I agree! Henry Ford would be proud.

Of all the cars I've had, the color I liked best was my teal green Honda. All those black and grey cars depress me. I'm OK with beige, though; it doesn't show the dirt.
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Old 08-11-2013, 09:25 PM
 
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black, grey, beige and white? BOR-ing! Those dull tones are not therapeutic for us on an energetic level!

I don't drive but if I did? I'd either get a sky blue or sage/green-blue car...
Sometimes the car you want, in the trim or package that you desire, is in a color that you may not want. At that point, you can either accept the color or obtain the car at a different dealership or even state. With the former option, it is easier and you get what you mostly want; with the latter option, it takes more time to procure the vehicle and you may incur added shipping costs (or costs of traveling to the state), but you do get exactly what you want (or possibly not--package or wheels or whatever might be different).

When I bought my car, I wanted a manual. It was difficult to find one in the Chicago area, let alone some one-horse town/metro region. I had to accept the dark grey color, because I needed a car for work, and didn't feel a special color was worth the added trip/extra hassle of obtaining it. Some people just don't care that much about their car's color. I agree with you, though, that silver, white, or black are boring colors. I would prefer dark green.
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Old 08-11-2013, 09:57 PM
 
Location: SGV, CA
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My car's color is boring sure, but I'm not gonna spend any money for a purely cosmetic change that has zero effect on my daily commute.
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Old 08-12-2013, 09:30 AM
 
Location: Undisclosed...(It's SEKKRIT!;)
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Default I am not receiving?

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Market research.
Are you accusing me of being a market researcher? It helps to be less obtuse when posting
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