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Vehicle color combos - what's you favorite? #4807151
07/06/18 08:07 PM
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Flaherty, KY
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Interior and why?

Exterior and why?

Combination interior/exterior?

This last vehicle we bought I had a heck of a time finding the color combo I wanted -- white exterior with black interior. Few models offered it, and none in the makes/years I was looking at. Black exterior seems awfully popular, but it's a pain in the summertime, at least where I live. White hides scratches/imperfections, is cool in summer, always looks good after a wash, even for a couple weeks after. Ages very well. Black not so much, looks elegant after a wash, but not after the first mud puddle. After 10+ years you see every scratch and ding clearly.

On the interior side of things, nearly 75% or more of the vehicles we were looking at had tan interiors. Yuck! I definitely prefer a black (hot in summer but bearable with tinted windows and sunshade for front window) or any shade of grey. Even the old-school red, blue interiors are better looking than tan IMO. Seems a lot of people like tan and I'll never know why-- guess I'm in the minority and that's okay.

Curious what others think.


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Re: Vehicle color combos - what's you favorite? [Re: 92saturnsl2] #4807163
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As long as the outside isn't black, I'm usually ok with it. The Sonata is a light blue, the Camry is maroon, and the Jeep is white.

I don't like black interiors. They show dirt and dog hair too easily. But I have HuskyLiners in the Sonata which are a lifesaver.

I also hate leather seats.


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Re: Vehicle color combos - what's you favorite? [Re: 92saturnsl2] #4807172
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Easiest to keep clean is Silver exterior with black leather interior IMHO.

Best looking (to me) is White exterior with black or red interior.

Edit: I also like Green exteriors with tan or tobacco leather interiors.

Last edited by 123Saab; 07/06/18 08:21 PM.

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Re: Vehicle color combos - what's you favorite? [Re: 92saturnsl2] #4807187
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I like white paint, for the reasons already mentioned. Interior I'm not too fussed, but I do like the black leather in my Outlander.


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Re: Vehicle color combos - what's you favorite? [Re: 92saturnsl2] #4807194
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I really don't like red or gold on a car. I don't like red interiors.


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Re: Vehicle color combos - what's you favorite? [Re: 92saturnsl2] #4807221
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Dark blue over grey leather, or:

Grey over dark blue leather.

Canvas convertible top to match the interior.

Perfection.


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Re: Vehicle color combos - what's you favorite? [Re: 92saturnsl2] #4807232
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I like dark grey with black trim for the exterior but have noticed people tend to pull out in front of vehicles this color more often. I like a neutral color for the interior.

Last edited by TheLawnRanger; 07/06/18 09:25 PM.

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Re: Vehicle color combos - what's you favorite? [Re: 92saturnsl2] #4807260
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White exterior, because it looks great with the black exterior accent trim. Doesn't show scratches and swirls so much.

White or tan leather interior, because it lightens up the cabin. Stays a little cooler in hot weather. And looks beautiful.

I also like light blue, silver, and champagne (Tungsten Subaru color for example), colored exteriors.


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Re: Vehicle color combos - what's you favorite? [Re: 92saturnsl2] #4807263
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In a sports car; Silver with a red interior-classic combo
Anything else; blue or dark green w/ a tan/tobacco/beige interior


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Re: Vehicle color combos - what's you favorite? [Re: 92saturnsl2] #4807271
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blue cars with red interiors are awesome smile

I also like white with white wheels, and a red interior

Re: Vehicle color combos - what's you favorite? [Re: 92saturnsl2] #4807274
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Big fan of black on black with black accents (like our new truck) however I do like black/tan and I was really fond of the LeMans blue of my M5.


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Re: Vehicle color combos - what's you favorite? [Re: 92saturnsl2] #4807285
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Black or dark grey interior and any exterior color besides black/white/silver.


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Re: Vehicle color combos - what's you favorite? [Re: 92saturnsl2] #4807287
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Beige on tan, and grey on grey.


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Re: Vehicle color combos - what's you favorite? [Re: 92saturnsl2] #4807292
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Current vehicle is dk blue exterior with a tobacco/brown and tan interior.


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Re: Vehicle color combos - what's you favorite? [Re: 92saturnsl2] #4807300
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light blue metallic or ford blue.


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