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No. It's only what's under the hood that counts 8 10.81%
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Old 05-12-2011, 12:16 PM   #1
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How much does car color play a part in your car purchase decision?

Since my mind is in a car browsing state, was wondering, how much does having a favorite color play a part in your car purchase decision. For me, I know that is does, as there are some colors, I really like, some I can get by with, and some some I really don't want.

For me, I put down, yes, but not top consideration.
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Old 05-12-2011, 12:21 PM   #2
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Wanted a car with anything but a black interior. We ended up buying a car with a black interior.... vowing to never do that again (again)
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Won't buy any car with a black exterior. They would almost have to give it away for me to take one. It looks sharp when it is clean, but it is a PITA to keep it that way and too hot in the Summer
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In the past, I've always had a color I wanted (or sometimes a couple of colors) but it was always the first thing to go when buying a car. For example, for my current Prius, I wanted a red one. The only red ones within hundreds of miles of here either didn't have features that I wanted or had a bunch of features I didn't want. The Prius that had the features that I wanted was gray. So....I have a gray Prius.

This next car that I plan to buy I'm going to get the color I want. If I have to special order it to get the features and color, so be it. But I'm tired of never seeming to get what I want.
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Old 05-12-2011, 12:56 PM   #5
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White or silver - don't show the dirt or dust as Ronnieboy pointed out and much cooler on a sunny day. I would never buy a dark colored vehicle.

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White or silver - don't show the dirt or dust as Ronnieboy pointed out and much cooler on a sunny day. I would never buy a dark colored vehicle.

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Silver, for sure, for the same reason (won't show dirt or dust as much as darker colored cars).
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I told the salesman that I wanted to test drive a Venza with a certain configuration.

He got the keys to a gray metallic Venza, and then said, "Is this color OK for you?"

I said, "Does it show dirt? I want a color that doesn't show dirt". He said it wouldn't, so I test drove and then bought it. He was right.
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+1 for not having a black car in the South.
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When I was car shopping I rejected the first few Honda Crv's that I saw because I did not like the color . I finally found a color (white ) I could live with and had the features I wanted at a dealer an hour away .
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The color is not important for me. I will take any color as long as it is not red, black, white, yellow, blue or green. Oh, add purple.
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He was right.
Same reason, same color for my SRX.

Of course, my Mustang is "laser red" (black vert top). It's a car that needs to be a bit "flashy" ...
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The color is not important for me. I will take any color as long as it is not red, black, white, yellow, blue or green. Oh, add purple.
So, gray and that flashy orange that was popular a couple years ago? Oh... I suppose there's always taupe or a stylish pink (only acceptable on a caddy though)
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I would never buy a black car. I could almost tolerate every other color, if the price was right, but not black.
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(only acceptable on a caddy though)
And only if you are in Mary Kay sales...
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And only if you are in Mary Kay sales...
aren't we all? Oh, wait, wrong forum!
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When I worked for MegaMotors we could directly order our lease cars, but certain colors were not allowed. I found it ironic that we offered colors that even we thought were too ugly. Think purple, lime green.......
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I voted for the third choice, but (surprise!) I am picky about color. My favorites are silver, gold, white, black, and British racing green (the latter paired with a tan interior).
I would never purchase a car in bright red, bright yellow, or that burnt orange that seems to be somewhat popular. I am also not terribly fond of blue unless it is maybe a bluish-gray metallic.
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This thread reminded me of some the colors Chrysler Motors had on some high horsepower cars of the late '60s, early '70s. Two that came to mind were: Gange Green and Statatory Grape.
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Probably the last thing I consider in buying a car, but it's still fairly important.
I nearly always go with either silver or gold/tan, for two reasons.

First, they're highly visible, so I think they may be a little safer.
Second, they don't get as hot as dark colors.
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I voted for the third choice, but (surprise!) I am picky about color. My favorites are silver, gold, white, black, and British racing green (the latter paired with a tan interior).
I would never purchase a car in bright red, bright yellow, or that burnt orange that seems to be somewhat popular. I am also not terribly fond of blue unless it is maybe a bluish-gray metallic.
I like that burnt orange
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