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#4807151 - 07/06/18 09:07 PM Vehicle color combos - what's you favorite?
92saturnsl2 Offline

Registered: 03/02/04
Posts: 1298
Loc: Flaherty, KY
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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#4807163 - 07/06/18 09:11 PM Re: Vehicle color combos - what's you favorite? [Re: 92saturnsl2]
Nick1994 Offline

Registered: 02/19/13
Posts: 10273
Loc: Phoenix, AZ
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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#4807172 - 07/06/18 09:19 PM Re: Vehicle color combos - what's you favorite? [Re: 92saturnsl2]
123Saab Offline

Registered: 10/27/10
Posts: 1688
Loc: PA
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.

Edited by 123Saab (07/06/18 09:21 PM)
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#4807187 - 07/06/18 09:33 PM Re: Vehicle color combos - what's you favorite? [Re: 92saturnsl2]
hpb Offline

Registered: 08/28/14
Posts: 1229
Loc: Tasmania, Australia
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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#4807194 - 07/06/18 09:41 PM Re: Vehicle color combos - what's you favorite? [Re: 92saturnsl2]
ls1mike Offline

Registered: 06/14/08
Posts: 5173
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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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#4807221 - 07/06/18 10:10 PM Re: Vehicle color combos - what's you favorite? [Re: 92saturnsl2]
rooflessVW Offline

Registered: 12/24/11
Posts: 4299
Loc: North Carolina
Dark blue over grey leather, or:

Grey over dark blue leather.

Canvas convertible top to match the interior.

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#4807232 - 07/06/18 10:24 PM Re: Vehicle color combos - what's you favorite? [Re: 92saturnsl2]
TheLawnRanger Offline

Registered: 03/18/18
Posts: 494
Loc: Mississippi
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.

Edited by TheLawnRanger (07/06/18 10:25 PM)
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#4807260 - 07/06/18 10:49 PM Re: Vehicle color combos - what's you favorite? [Re: 92saturnsl2]
Voleak Offline

Registered: 05/12/18
Posts: 66
Loc: California
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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#4807263 - 07/06/18 10:56 PM Re: Vehicle color combos - what's you favorite? [Re: 92saturnsl2]
wings&wheels Offline

Registered: 12/05/03
Posts: 597
Loc: New England, USA
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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#4807271 - 07/06/18 11:04 PM Re: Vehicle color combos - what's you favorite? [Re: 92saturnsl2]
slacktide_bitog Online   content

Registered: 03/20/08
Posts: 6342
Loc: USA
blue cars with red interiors are awesome smile

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

#4807274 - 07/06/18 11:05 PM Re: Vehicle color combos - what's you favorite? [Re: 92saturnsl2]

Registered: 04/28/08
Posts: 36599
Loc: Ontario, Canada
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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#4807285 - 07/06/18 11:20 PM Re: Vehicle color combos - what's you favorite? [Re: 92saturnsl2]
Gixxer46 Offline

Registered: 06/06/18
Posts: 34
Loc: Canada
Black or dark grey interior and any exterior color besides black/white/silver.
2013 Ram 1500 with a 4.7.

I use 0W-20 year round. I alternate between RP and Amsoil Signature series.

#4807287 - 07/06/18 11:23 PM Re: Vehicle color combos - what's you favorite? [Re: 92saturnsl2]
Lolvoguy Online   sleepy

Registered: 02/06/14
Posts: 2393
Loc: Canada
Beige on tan, and grey on grey.
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#4807292 - 07/06/18 11:35 PM Re: Vehicle color combos - what's you favorite? [Re: 92saturnsl2]
Brigadier Offline

Registered: 03/11/12
Posts: 541
Loc: WA
Current vehicle is dk blue exterior with a tobacco/brown and tan interior.
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#4807300 - 07/06/18 11:59 PM Re: Vehicle color combos - what's you favorite? [Re: 92saturnsl2]
jakewells Offline

Registered: 12/28/12
Posts: 523
Loc: Cave City KY
light blue metallic or ford blue.
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