favourite color for cars

obi_waynne

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From
Deal, Kent UK
Car
A3 1.4 TFSI 150 COD
I love black when it is clean and shiny but keeping it so is a big problem. I quite like flip paints and candy red but I am very happy with my cars purple metallic. Purple is an odd colour that looks black or dark blue in certain lights.:D
 

jetlag700

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157
From
Edmonton Alberta CANADA
Car
1988 Jaguar XJS 5.3
I love black when it is clean and shiny but keeping it so is a big problem. I quite like flip paints and candy red but I am very happy with my cars purple metallic. Purple is an odd colour that looks black or dark blue in certain lights.:D
I love really dark purple too, but black is my favourite colour, maybe I will paint my black jag with purple accents.
 

pgarner

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From
Lockerbie, SW Scotland
Car
Octy smoke machine
do like black as you can get it super shiney pretty easy but it is hard to keep that way
wifes looks great after a quick wash,ok 2 hours is a quick wash, but compare that to 4 hours to do mine which isnt as good a shine

 

Jason Azzopardi

Torque Junkie
Points
55
From
Ukraine Kiev
Car
Sonata 2.0L
Really like black color but its really hard to keep it looking clean!!!! And where I live it will be impossible coz we are still waiting for the asphalt to be done:amazed:
 

MasterAuron

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242
From
379bhp 359lbft
Car
Mk1 Focus RS
Depends on the car! Trouble with black (or other dark colours) is it's hard to keep looking clean and shows up any blemishes. Nissan Midnight Purple and VW Dusty Mauve are amongst my very favourites though.
 

thexav

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387
Car
2002 Clio 172
Silver is my favourite colour as far as cleaning it goes. But yes I agree that black looks best on most cars.

Matt black is also a fave of mine and hopefully will not be so hard to keep clean.
 

lutonmatt

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197
From
chatham kent
Car
82 trans am kitt
Depends on the car as i like all my trans am's to be black
but if i was to get a mustang i would like it to be red

and jap cars i think a nice deep blue goes well

but a nice shiny black goes a long way

i clean mine every week and polish and wax ready for the shows but now it needs a clean but is just sitting in the garage
 

HDi fun

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Points
637
From
Buckinghamshire UK
Car
Passat 2.0 TDi
Depends entirely on the car and the observer. In 1998 a work colleague of mine bought a kingfisher blue metallic XK8. Nice colour but would have suited my Primera better, which was dark metallic green (Peridot green was the name for it on the order sheet).

I also think that the Nissan's colour would have worked better on his Jag than its own colour.
 

lt93civic

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16
From
USA/Id/boise
Car
93 Civic, jdm d16zc
i have a burnt orange on my civic, it looks pretty sick. the interior and exterior match. my favorite color so far. i haven't seen anyone else with it where i live either so its nice.
 

Yugguy

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507
From
Rugby (expat Preston lad)
Car
Merc C220Cdi Elegan
Silver is always popualr cos it looks 'premium'.

There seems to be a trend for white these days which I hate as I dont like washing the car every 5 minutes.

My all time favourite colour is the battleship grey as found on saab 900s.
 

droponikz

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From
Wiley Colorado
Car
Chevy Colbalt SS
I would have to say that my favorite color on a car would be a charcoal kinda grey, like a dark smokey kinda color, looks beautiful on many cars.
 

onionhead

Newbie
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16
From
Brandon, Suffolk
Car
323 GXi 4 Door
As everyone else has said (and i'll have to agree) Black paintwork looks the buiness when it's highly polished, trouble is after about 2 hours when you get dust / pollen sitting on it, it looks pretty poo. I think the best colour car i've had was silver, it never looked dirty. What type of car is it your thinking of painting?.
 

Zwaf

Road Burner
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92
From
Croatia
Car
Seat Ibiza 1,9TDI
Every collor is good....as long as it is black! :lol:
Got black Ibiza and black Golf mk4. Clio is blue, but If I could find good peace in black it will be black as well.
It really is tough to keep it shine, but I wash my cars once a week and once a week it is beauty to me. If I had anny other collors they would not be beauty's not even once a week. :lol:

P.S. I agree there is models that look best with some other collors, but black is almost always sure bet in my point of view. In other hand some time ago, all new cars was silver or grey, today all is white, but black never goes out of style.
 

old-git

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617
From
Essex
Car
Elan & Robin Hood
Exactly. My record is 9 silver cars passing me in a line. it seems that people choose a car colour that is easy to sell on rather than a colour they actually like. But I guess most people aren't car nuts and they are just a way of getting around
 
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