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Old 11-13-2014, 06:59 PM
 
Location: Wyoming
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It's pretty unimportant to me unless, like the OP's example, it's really bazaar and fugly. When I bought my previous truck several years ago the salesman asked if I had any color preferences. I said no, anything but white. When we went out to the lot to look over the selection, the only one with the options I wanted was white and I took it. Last week, after 14 years, we finally replaced it. We first looked at a 2013 that was a deep blue, my wife's favorite color. We both liked it, but then we decided we'd get a new one. My wife said anything but white. The only thing the dealer had in the model I wanted was white. We got white again.
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Old 11-13-2014, 07:07 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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I'm fortunate, I buy what I like, not necessarily what I need or can buy cheapest. Color is very important to me as does the entire appearance of the vehicle. Like they say, you only get one shot at a good first impression.
I must agree. My last SUV was a 2011 white Mazda CX-7. I hated the car. It drove fine but there were a couple of minor things that bothered me about it, the major one being that it was WHITE. Every day I drove it I wished I had bought a black car, and I still owed a ton of money on the note.

Then one day, a miracle happened. I filed for divorce and dumped the CX-7 on my soon to be ex-husband. He didn't want the car either and tried to force me to keep it, but since it was in his name, I made him take it. I bought a Toyota RAV 4 that is black like my SUV before the CX-7, and I love the car. It's not just because it's black, but that is a big part of it too.

You couldn't give me enough of a discount to drive a puke green car. I've also noticed new cars in these weird blue grey shades, and also some in a brownish maroonish goldish color. They are all just horribly ugly looking. I don't know what's wrong with car manufacturers bringing back primary colored cars. Newer isn't necessarily better.

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Old 11-13-2014, 07:15 PM
 
Location: Louisville KY
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Generally, if it ain't black, if it ain't red, I don't want it. I hate blue, I hate white, I hate the creams & golds, no pirple, green can be tolerable.
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Old 11-13-2014, 07:19 PM
 
Location: Here and There
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I only drive black vehicles. It's been that way for 20 years, don't see myself changing anytime soon. Would not ever drive a puke green car, even thousands cheaper.
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Old 11-13-2014, 08:03 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in America
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Pea soup green? Hell no! It could be free and I wouldn't take it. I love black and charcoal vehicles. My last one was blue because they couldn't get me my packages in any other color within 500 miles so I dealt with it. It was easy to find in a parking! The whooooole world knew I was coming. I am soooo happy to back to black. Would NEVER take a white vehicle either. Too hard to see them in rain and the 80 billion feet of snow we get here.
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Old 11-13-2014, 08:11 PM
 
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Car in question

** 2007 Lexus IS250 AWD** ONLY 59k Miles!!! **PUBLIC AUCTION SALE**
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Old 11-13-2014, 08:14 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in America
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I don't drive pea soup. Don't eat it either.
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Old 11-13-2014, 08:18 PM
 
Location: Prosper
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That's not THAT bad... if color doesn't bother you that much, then go for it. If it was a good enough deal I'd look to buy it if I was in the market. At the end of the day, it's still a Lexus and will hold value well.

I've seen a lot worse colors on cars than that.
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Old 11-13-2014, 08:18 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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My next one will be a lighter color. While I love my navy blue metallic color, it's just too darned aggravating trying to keep the swirl marks buffed out.
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Old 11-13-2014, 08:20 PM
 
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That is one ugly car. Buying an ugly color may save money on the purchase but will probably also be worth less when you sell it. I don't think it's worth it unless you're struggling to buy the vehicle or plan to drive it into the ground for business.

I like to keep vehicles forever so I buy what I like and want to live with for awhile.
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