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#4724327 - 04/12/18 06:29 AM How important is color exterior/interior
madRiver Offline


Registered: 07/11/15
Posts: 3598
Loc: New England
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?

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#4724330 - 04/12/18 06:33 AM Re: How important is color exterior/interior [Re: madRiver]
demarpaint Offline


Registered: 07/03/05
Posts: 29975
Loc: NY
I wouldn't buy something I consider ugly. I did a few times when I was younger, now I'd rather not compromise.
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#4724334 - 04/12/18 06:34 AM Re: How important is color exterior/interior [Re: madRiver]
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Registered: 08/15/08
Posts: 3023
Loc: USA
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.

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#4724335 - 04/12/18 06:36 AM Re: How important is color exterior/interior [Re: madRiver]
Quattro Pete Offline


Registered: 10/30/02
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Loc: Great Lakes
I am pretty picky about colors, new or used.
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#4724337 - 04/12/18 06:38 AM Re: How important is color exterior/interior [Re: madRiver]
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Registered: 03/02/13
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Loc: The Midwest
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.
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#4724349 - 04/12/18 06:50 AM Re: How important is color exterior/interior [Re: madRiver]
ZZman Offline


Registered: 03/17/08
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Loc: Michigan
Important. I have owned black vehicles but never again. They show too much.
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#4724351 - 04/12/18 06:50 AM Re: How important is color exterior/interior [Re: madRiver]
Mr Nice Offline


Registered: 09/12/04
Posts: 21325
Loc: Orlando, FL
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.

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#4724358 - 04/12/18 07:00 AM Re: How important is color exterior/interior [Re: madRiver]
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Registered: 04/23/03
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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

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#4724370 - 04/12/18 07:06 AM Re: How important is color exterior/interior [Re: madRiver]
CincyDavid Offline


Registered: 03/03/16
Posts: 727
Loc: Cincinnati, OH USA
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.
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#4724373 - 04/12/18 07:09 AM Re: How important is color exterior/interior [Re: Smoky14]
Kira Offline


Registered: 08/19/10
Posts: 5406
Loc: Champlain/Hudson Valley
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.

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#4724383 - 04/12/18 07:18 AM Re: How important is color exterior/interior [Re: madRiver]
mightymousetech Offline


Registered: 04/03/17
Posts: 1470
Loc: Ontario, Canada
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.


Edited by mightymousetech (04/12/18 07:22 AM)
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#4724391 - 04/12/18 07:27 AM Re: How important is color exterior/interior [Re: madRiver]
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Registered: 12/24/11
Posts: 4301
Loc: North Carolina
I won't buy the wrong color, even if it is the right car in every other way.
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#4724397 - 04/12/18 07:36 AM Re: How important is color exterior/interior [Re: madRiver]
CARJ Offline


Registered: 01/31/10
Posts: 100
Loc: Olathe, KS
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.
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#4724406 - 04/12/18 07:46 AM Re: How important is color exterior/interior [Re: skyactiv]
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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.
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#4724413 - 04/12/18 07:54 AM Re: How important is color exterior/interior [Re: madRiver]
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Loc: Taiwan
About this much.




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