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Old 11-14-2014, 04:55 PM
 
Location: Arizona, The American Southwest
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Colors for cars are a matter of personal preference, I know that I would never be caught driving a pink car...

Many have mentioned darker colors, like black, are not preferred in areas like Phoenix or Las Vegas, where summer time temperatures are hot, unless you can keep the vehicle parked in shaded areas and/or a garage.

I recall a local TV station did a comparison test with 2 cars about 10-15 years ago, same brand/model, with the same cloth interiors but different exterior colors, one was white and the other was black. They set them out in the sun for a few hours and they measured the temperature inside them and if I remember correctly the difference was significant.

Also, one thing to keep in mind about the finishes, metallic finishes are not ideal for areas with hot summers, especially if you're going to park the vehicle outside in the sun, such finishes oxidize faster than other types of finishes, unless of course you can spend the time applying protective coating on them every year.
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Old 11-14-2014, 06:42 PM
 
Location: City of the Angels
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If I could get the car for a great price and the interior was a color I could tolerate, I'd buy it and get it painted the color I like.
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Old 11-14-2014, 07:25 PM
 
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Although Color is not the most important thing to me.. I will not buy a White Vehicle.. I also prefer Red and Blue then Black then Green.
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Old 11-14-2014, 07:43 PM
 
Location: Lakewood NJ/Murrells Inlet SC/ N. Naples FL/Swainton NJ
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My last and current vehicles are gold (the new one is labeled "champaign silver" but looks goldish to me). Even though I keep my vehicles clean, the gold color has been the best for me in not showing dirt or grime that I have not had a chance to wash off........
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Old 11-14-2014, 07:53 PM
 
Location: Southern Arizona
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Originally Posted by IShootNikon View Post
Would you buy a puke green color if it meant saving a few thousand dollars.
Simply put, IShootNikon . . . NO PUKE GREEN FOR ME.

I prefer to keep my vehicles for years and the color is almost as important as the make / model, regardless of the money saved when purchased.
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Old 11-14-2014, 08:03 PM
 
Location: West of Louisiana, East of New Mexico
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It really depends on the car (make, model etc.).

Personally, white only looks good on new higher end cars. If the paint job is good and it's been well taken care of, great. Otherwise...eh, not so much.

Puke green or a bright lime-green would probably look great on a flashy sports car like a Lamborghini. On a Toyota Corolla, not so much. Honestly, bold and crazy colors seem to look best on sports cars...assuming the paint job is top notch.

Personally, I like a deep blue color.
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Old 11-14-2014, 08:56 PM
 
Location: Montgomery County, PA
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And the winner is….

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Old 11-14-2014, 08:59 PM
 
Location: Montgomery County, PA
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Europe…

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Old 11-14-2014, 09:00 PM
 
Location: Montgomery County, PA
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Japan..

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Old 11-14-2014, 10:50 PM
 
Location: Out there somewhere...
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It varies from year to year.
USA
2011 DuPont Automotive Color Popularity Report

Percentages represent the color's share of the model segment.

Rank Color % of Segment
1. White 23%
2. Black 18%
3. Silver 16%
4. Gray 13%
5. Red 10%
6. Blue 9%
7. Brown/Beige 5%
8. Yellow/Gold 3%
9. Green 2%
10. Other <1%

In the AZ desert cities black is 2%

Here's another poll for 2012...
http://autos.aol.com/article/heres-a...olors-in-2012/

And then again who cares as long as you're happy with your color.
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