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Old 11-14-2014, 11:52 PM
 
Location: North Texas
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I've owned a metallic rose pink car, a flat white car, a shiny metallic gold car, a flat maroon car, another shiny metallic dark gold car, and now a shiny metallic white car.

I definitely prefer metallic paint to flat paint. I prefer light colors to dark colors. I doubt I would ever buy a black car; they always look dirty to me. I'm not a big fan of red either, or unusual colors like yellow, bright green, orange, etc.
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Old 11-15-2014, 04:59 AM
 
Location: Georgia, on the Florida line, right above Tallahassee
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If I wouldn't wear it ...I wouldn't paint my house or drive a car
in the color. I'm not kidding.
Here's the color mine came in, in 1970. You couldn't pay me to wear this color.
http://www.torinocobra.com/images/page8and9.jpg

and today.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/63777075@N05/15608236580/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/63777075@N05/15794637372/

I have no idea what the color is called. I just bring a picture when I need it repainted. It's a weird color. It's yellow green. But with a green interior, it works. Incidentally, every person that painted it has painted it a different color combo of yellow-green. Sometimes it's more green. Sometimes, it's more yellow.

Seriously though, who buys a car with a green interior, these days?
https://www.flickr.com/photos/63777075@N05/15608292330/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/63777075@N05/15607310589/
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Old 11-15-2014, 06:33 AM
 
Location: Miami, FL
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^^My first car a 1968 Cougar was that color. It was beautiful and went perfect with Cragar SS wheels and black stripes over the hood, top, trunk.

I had an orange colored car as a teen. A Trans Am. The color fit that car perfectly. If I owned a Challenger it would be Orange as well.

But I do not see Orange as a color for other types of vehicles. Same with purple or glow green etc etc.

Current car is black which as mentioned is stunning for all of five minutes after washing/waxing and then Poof!
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Old 11-15-2014, 07:16 AM
 
Location: Ohio
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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........
I agree, I have an Impala in Light Sandrift Metallic, hides the dirt nicely between washes.


My car, almost exactly, except mine has a thin, double line racing stripe.
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Old 11-15-2014, 07:18 AM
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Location: Houston, TX
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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...
Here's A Look At The Most Popular Car Colors In 2012

And then again who cares as long as you're happy with your color.
Share of model segment doesn't necessarily reflect the owner's color preference. The manufacturer makes the cars in X color with X options. Often the car buyer buys whatever model because he/she wants third row seat + AWD + sunroof, backup camera, etc. . . and car color is secondary. I think that list is about on target though. Not sure why white is so popular. It gets really dirty easily, in my experience. I wonder why people who like white cars think black cars get dirty really easily and people who like black cars think white cars get dirty really easily. I'm curious if dirt/mud has a car color preference

As for black comprising being only 2% of the color of cars driven in AZ desert cities, I'm skeptical of that figure. I have lived all over TX, including arid cities, where we hit over 100 degrees many days of the year (heat index 110-120), and black is almost as popular a color as white.
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Old 11-15-2014, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Long Island
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Please tell me this is a joke, I got a laugh nonetheless.
There are 3 different whites in the family. And they are all distinct. I don't expect people to tell them apart on their own, but when you see it, you would know.
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Old 11-15-2014, 09:50 AM
 
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A color that looks strange on one car could look good on another car. There are some colors I won't get (like pink for example).
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Old 11-15-2014, 10:42 AM
 
Location: I am right here.
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Would you buy a puke green color if it meant saving a few thousand dollars.

I know Lexus has an ugly puke green color available. It is probably one of the least popular colors with good reason. I know there has been one being sold locally but it's been up for months and price has slowly been trickling down. At what point is it worth it? 90% of comparables? 80%? 70%?
Has anyone really ever puked green?

I'm trying to think back to when my kiddos got the stomach crud, and I don't think they ever puked green. It was usually brown or tan....never green, though. I do not recall me ever puking green either.
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Old 11-15-2014, 11:00 AM
 
Location: Hickory, NC
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To me, color is one of my top 3 criteria on choosing a car. Maybe the most important. If I like the body style and drivetrain, but I don't see a color I like, there is 0% chance I will buy that car.
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Old 11-15-2014, 11:18 AM
 
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Has anyone really ever puked green?

I'm trying to think back to when my kiddos got the stomach crud, and I don't think they ever puked green. It was usually brown or tan....never green, though. I do not recall me ever puking green either.
Yep, its bile and its when you run out of other stuff to puke
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