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How important is color exterior/interior #4724327
04/12/18 05:29 AM
04/12/18 05:29 AM
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New England
madRiver Offline OP
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How much does color(s) weigh into your automotive purchase as percentage. Me 40%

My wife is seeking out a new VW Tiguan and only wants black/grey interior hard stop.

My sis in law picked up a $60k 2016 Volvo XC90 for $45k with 10k miles/Volvo certified bumper to bumper 7yr/100k. It is hideous gold/beige and I think reason for massive price drop compared to others.

Even used which I normally buy if I don't like color combo pass despite the owner/care/price etc of vehicle. You?

Re: How important is color exterior/interior [Re: madRiver] #4724330
04/12/18 05:33 AM
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I wouldn't buy something I consider ugly. I did a few times when I was younger, now I'd rather not compromise.


God Bless Our Troops

Re: How important is color exterior/interior [Re: madRiver] #4724334
04/12/18 05:34 AM
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Where the wind comes sweepin'
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Where the wind comes sweepin'
If the car's mechanical reliability and performance are TOP GRADE, and you're getting a HUGE discount then I'll take whatever color is for sale.

Re: How important is color exterior/interior [Re: madRiver] #4724335
04/12/18 05:36 AM
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I am pretty picky about colors, new or used.


'02 530i (Edge 0W-40)
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Re: How important is color exterior/interior [Re: madRiver] #4724337
04/12/18 05:38 AM
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Women tend to be more picky while guys will more often settle. My wife had a hard time finding her car in the color she wanted with a stick. She didn't wanna do a dealer swap as the local dealer wanted a deposit. She found her car at an Audi dealer in Cleveland.


Wife: 15' Audi A4 quattro 6 speed manual
Me: 13' VW GTI 3 door 6 speed manual
Wanted: 2019 Ford Ranger
Re: How important is color exterior/interior [Re: madRiver] #4724349
04/12/18 05:50 AM
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ZZman Offline
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Important. I have owned black vehicles but never again. They show too much.


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2008 Sebring Hardtop convertible. PP HM 5w-30 and Fram Ultra
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Re: How important is color exterior/interior [Re: madRiver] #4724351
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I like black / dark grey interior because it reduces sun glare on a very sunny day.

It also doesn’t show dirt as easily as a much lighter colored interior.

Re: How important is color exterior/interior [Re: madRiver] #4724358
04/12/18 06:00 AM
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Living in the SW I won't buy a car with a black interior or paint. The solar heat gain when parked in the sun will actually burn your skin.
YMMV

Smoky


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Re: How important is color exterior/interior [Re: madRiver] #4724370
04/12/18 06:06 AM
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Cincinnati, OH USA
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Exterior colors: black, gray, silver. That's IT
Interior, we're more open on that front but my bride seems to prefer black or gray over tan or brown

The gold Kia was a gift from my parents, don't look a gift horse in the mouth. I will confess that the kids have asked if I could take it to Maaco and at least have them shoot it black.

Color is an absolute deal-breaker for us.


06 Kia Sportage EX greenish gold(ugliest color ever)
11 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited HEMI Mineral Gray
14 Honda Accord LX metallic black
17 VW Jetta SE black
Re: How important is color exterior/interior [Re: Smoky14] #4724373
04/12/18 06:09 AM
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Kira Offline
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Color is entirely secondary to me as I buy used cars.

I agonized over color when I bought my ONE new car (1995 Subaru Legacy LS).
A wise friend said, "Just get a blue one for Heaven's sake!".

Hot climates....another matter.

Re: How important is color exterior/interior [Re: madRiver] #4724383
04/12/18 06:18 AM
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Both exterior and interior colours are very important to me. Spent months debating what colour to get my car, and I am so happy I finally went with the Lemans Blue for the 1er.




Interiors I like in one of three colours, black, black or black.

Last edited by mightymousetech; 04/12/18 06:22 AM.

Mighty Mouse Tech
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Re: How important is color exterior/interior [Re: madRiver] #4724391
04/12/18 06:27 AM
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I won't buy the wrong color, even if it is the right car in every other way.


"Zed's dead baby, Zed's dead."
Re: How important is color exterior/interior [Re: madRiver] #4724397
04/12/18 06:36 AM
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I am going to be in the market for a new truck in the next few years and for the $35k+ price tag, I'm going to get the exact color I want. I also tend to keep vehicles a long time so that influences my decision.


2004 Toyota 4Runner | 180k | Castrol GTX 5w-30, PH8A
2012 VW Passat | 85k | PPHM/Redline 5w-30, XG9911
Re: How important is color exterior/interior [Re: skyactiv] #4724406
04/12/18 06:46 AM
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Originally Posted By: skyactiv
Women tend to be more picky while guys will more often settle.
Yes, I agree. I wanted black for my GLC43, but could not find one in black that had the options I wanted. I did find it in white and "settled", but once I saw it in person, Diamond White (pearl) was very nice versus Polar White (flat gloss), which is what I expected. My wife, on the other hand, would not settle on the color of her C300.

Re: How important is color exterior/interior [Re: madRiver] #4724413
04/12/18 06:54 AM
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About this much.




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