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Old 11-30-2021, 05:24 AM   #11
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I like any colors on cars, as long as they are not the post-recession: black, grey or white. I always buy cars that actually have nice colors, it always confuses me why people don't like colors on their cars anymore. My Volt is Green Mist Metallic and looks amazing in the sun. It's typically German car makers that use black and white colors on their cars.
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Old 11-30-2021, 06:11 AM   #12
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Generally speaking, I think the darker monochromatic colours like Grey's and blacks tend to suit German branded cars, and the brighter more fun colours tend to suit Italian and French cars. Brighter colours can emphasize a cars character, and German cars don't really have much of that.

I said generally speaking, of course there are many exceptions to this rule. My new favourite colour at the moment is the Olivine green on the new Peugeot 308.
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Old 11-30-2021, 06:27 AM   #13
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The greys are considered safe colors that won't elicit a strong reaction from a buyer. So that is what dealers mostly order, and most Americans buy what's on the lot.

With premium brands, the other colors are also likely to have an up charge.
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Old 11-30-2021, 10:18 AM   #14
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Mine was built two years after Ford took over but the S40 was in production four years before Ford.
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Many of the new cars I look at charge extra for white paint lately. No clue why.
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Here in the UK solid white, red and blue are at no charge. Anything else you have to pay extra.
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Old 11-30-2021, 02:29 PM   #17
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Some car brands offer thier most glamorous and expensive paint option for free as a promotion when the car is released to entice buyers. I've only ever bought two brand new cars, my others have all been nearly new or old, so I've never really had the luxury of choice more than once or twice.
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Old 11-30-2021, 07:09 PM   #18
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Many of the new cars I look at charge extra for white paint lately. No clue why.
The white was probably pearl; white's fancy cousin. Like other 'sparkly' paint colors, its application or content requires extra effort. Except for econo models, the plain white is usually reserved for fleet sales.

Reminded me of a red once available for the Dodge Viper. It was nearly $15,000. Some red pigments contain gold compounds, so take explains part of the price. The rest is because the application process took a week. I guess quick drying wouldn't yield the right result.
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Some car brands offer thier most glamorous and expensive paint option for free as a promotion when the car is released to entice buyers. I've only ever bought two brand new cars, my others have all been nearly new or old, so I've never really had the luxury of choice more than once or twice.
Some will also have limited edition colors. If I had waited a year, I could have had a Dragon Green Sonic. There might have been a yellow one year, but I only recall a purple for sure.
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Yes, probably so. It seems more and more colors are having an up-charge anymore.
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Talking about paying for colour, I am old enough to remember when a heater was an optional extra on many cars, Fords in particular.
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