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Old 11-03-2018, 04:04 PM
 
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We have white then we have white.
I think metallic white (not appliance white) looks good.
We've had a couple of White Diamond Cadillacs. Combined with a light interior, the car doesn't get hot and it doesn't show dirt.
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Old 11-03-2018, 04:31 PM
 
Location: Houston
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I like silver because it hides dust and scratches well, it also isnít quite as hot in the sun. My previous car was a dark blue metallic and I loved the color, but it showed fine scratches so badly that it only looked good after a buffing and glazing. Darker colors are certainly high maintenance.
Ditto
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Old 11-03-2018, 05:06 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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Our two are Deep Impact Blue and Bluejeans. Both heavily metallic and sparkly in the sun. The problem with unusual colors is that they look dated, popular only for a shot time. I remember in the 1990s a lot of them were teal or some variety of blue-green, or forest green. Now you see very few in those colors. For some reason now there are many smaller cars especially the EVs and Hybrids that are unusual ugly colors, and I expect that will lower their resale value.
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Old 11-03-2018, 05:21 PM
 
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The problem with unusual colors is that they look dated, popular only for a short time.
My mom has a 2008 Cadillac CTS that is a color called Sunset Blue that was only offered that year on the Gen 2 CTS.
It's like a Light Blue version of White Diamond... Light Blue when it's sunny and Light Gray when it's cloudy.
I think it's a very nice color. Don't think it'll hurt the resale of a 2008 CTS with 28K miles on it.

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For some reason now there are many smaller cars especially the EVs and Hybrids that are unusual ugly colors, and I expect that will lower their resale value.
IMO, Techno Pink and Lemonade are the most desirable colors for a Chevy Spark.
A Techno Pink Spark would be very easy to sell to a young girl.
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Old 11-03-2018, 05:37 PM
 
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To fix my typo, and to respond or compliment so of the replies, more visible cars are safer, though not everybody wants a fluorescent car and it not only depends on which look good that way, few are offered that way.

So white often wins out for cars and there are surely studies of better safety and cheaper insurance which support the rationale for them. Resale as well, for some.

Plus, certain cars just look better in certain colors, though much of that is subjective.

The cars I owned by choice were black, and I wouldn't chose black again nor dark shades of other colors - too hot, too easily dirty and not as visible.

I actually like white but some cars don't render well in it. I think some muscle and Euro sports cars look great in fluorescents and black, but I'm not getting one of those.

http://www.seriouswheels.com/pics-19...a-White-st.jpg

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There is the safety factor of lighter colored cars.
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Old 11-03-2018, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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Car manufacturers need to make more colors available - when I bought my current car (bought in '09 it's a '10 Corolla) - there was a VERY limited amount of colors available and only my color at the dealership - the usual BORING gray - I want a color (I REALLY wanted green as it's my fav. color but they only had this horrible dark green (almost black) color then. I would never want a florescent color I did NOT want: silver, white, black, gray.....
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Old 11-03-2018, 05:50 PM
 
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I remember forest green being so popular in the 90ís in GM products.
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Old 11-03-2018, 05:54 PM
 
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Our next car.

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Old 11-03-2018, 06:23 PM
 
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Our next car.
I've seen a Clarity in that color.
Looked good to me, but I realize the Clarity's styling isn't everyone's cup of tea. I like it, my wife hates it.
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Old 11-03-2018, 06:37 PM
 
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Ford White Platinum Pearl is probably my favorite vehicle color, it's what sold me on my Edge. My least favorite vehicle color is red.
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