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Old 11-03-2018, 06:41 PM
 
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Personally my favorite car color is white with black interior. My last three vehicles have been white. My DH has had dark gray, coppery brown, gawd awful yellow, red, and is now back to a coppery brown.


I must ask ……….how does everyone feel about house colors? Are you the person with the bright purple house, sedate green, neon yellow, peacock blue, white, or what? I once read that most people get a car the color of their house. I doubt the truth of that, although..... DH has a coppery brown SUV and our house is half brick and half coppery brown shingles. :-)
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Old 11-03-2018, 07:03 PM
 
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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.
I have to admit that when I first saw it I hated it. Once we looked at one at a dealer lot I liked it. We test drove one and it is an amazing car. Solid! Handles great. Rear view is interesting as it has a "pass-through" window just above the rear seat with a corresponding window at the rear of the car.

Put it in pure electric mode and hang on!

Overall distance is a bit disappointing. Around 360 miles iirc, but I doubt there's a stretch of road I'll drive that hasn't got a station within it's reach.

Most importantly is that we both are comfortable driving it. There's 13 inches difference in our height.

Someone on a forum (this one?) explained the straight and low rear panel over the wheel. Aerodynamics. Apparently it smooths the air flow more than a high curved panel. True? I have no idea.

But I like the red! Green is second choice.
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Old 11-03-2018, 07:32 PM
 
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Personally my favorite car color is white with black interior. My last three vehicles have been white. My DH has had dark gray, coppery brown, gawd awful yellow, red, and is now back to a coppery brown.


I must ask ……….how does everyone feel about house colors? Are you the person with the bright purple house, sedate green, neon yellow, peacock blue, white, or what? I once read that most people get a car the color of their house. I doubt the truth of that, although..... DH has a coppery brown SUV and our house is half brick and half coppery brown shingles. :-)
I can’t say that I’ve ever liked a beige or coppery brown car before. Porsche makes an anthracite brown which can be very attractive in the right lighting.

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Old 11-03-2018, 07:37 PM
 
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I can’t say that I’ve ever liked a beige or coppery brown car before. Porsche makes an anthracite brown which can be very attractive in the right lighting.

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1957 Chevy sierra gold

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Old 11-03-2018, 09:37 PM
 
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"What is the deal?'

1. fleet sales are overwhelming white. insurance breaks is what i have heard.
2. white/black/red have the best resale value overall.
3. white is the cheapest to customize.
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Old 11-03-2018, 11:41 PM
 
Location: Minnesota
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My favorite car color was my red escort, it was a happy color!!

Now I have to press my key fob to get my car to honk in the parking lot to find my car in the sea of silver/gray of crossover vehicles...it's just not as happy looking either. Would be much happier if red, and easier to find.
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Old 11-04-2018, 01:46 AM
 
Location: Washington state
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1957 Chevy sierra gold
I'd take that car in any color.

I like an off white or ivory color. The PT Cruiser came in some green color that I don't see often and really like, too. It's hard to describe. It's sort of a light pine green, almost a moss green. Very soft and subtle.

I personally wanted a dark blue car but had to get the only one available - purple. I guess it looks OK, but I don't like purple. Never did. I wish I could afford to paint it.
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Old 11-04-2018, 01:02 AM
 
Location: SF, CA
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1957 Chevy sierra gold
Elegant!
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Old 11-04-2018, 08:24 AM
 
Location: Central IL
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Apparently, for some years now the most popular car color in the US (also mostly everywhere else too) is white, followed by black, gray and silver. Is that because consumers are a bit shy of flashy things and tend to play it safe when and if they are buying a new car?
That trend has persisted over the years. Meaning the likelihood of a flood of more adventurous colors on the market is not great, hence, the rarer it is, the higher price tag it can command?
What is the deal? Is it because everyone is just in a really cranky mood and just doesn’t feel like happy colors?
There used to be some pretty spectacular car colors around the turn of the century.

I guess you might find some explanation here:
https://www.consumerreports.org/cons...so-boring-now/
Here is more to it:
https://haynes.com/en-us/tips-tutori...lack-car-india

Will that trend change anytime soon?
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What (not so popular car color) you find most beautiful?
Loving the Royal Crimson Metallica and Alpina Green from the Chicago Auto Show! Hate all the oranges and brownish yellows...the lime greens are good for visibility but other than that just plain ugly...most of the blues look flat, I suppose because they ARE flat with no hint of metallic. Guess I'll stick with my sunlight silver metallic.
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Old 11-04-2018, 02:26 PM
 
Location: Upstate NY
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I think they're boring, too.

A few years ago, someone posted a pic in the Automotive forum here, of cars on a beach--in the 1950s. One of the things I first noticed, was the color. And the half-color cars which were popular then--top half yellow, bottom cream lol.

I should've printed it out because it was a great photo.
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