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    • White

      44 17.67%
    • Black

      50 20.08%
    • Silver

      22 8.84%
    • Gray

      15 6.02%
    • Red

      23 9.24%
    • Blue

      52 20.88%
    • Brown/Beige

      4 1.61%
    • Yellow/Gold

      8 3.21%
    • Green

      17 6.83%
    • Other (explain)

      14 5.62%
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      03-08-2012 11:32 AM #36
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      My '97 Escort was green.
      I think they were all Pacific Green. My Dad had a green wagon, and my Mom had a green sedan! (at different times.)

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      03-08-2012 11:32 AM #37
      Black for me. I know it's safe and it might be a bit boring but it makes a good looking car better looking and an ugly car a little less ugly. No other "colour" does that except for black.

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      03-08-2012 11:35 AM #38
      White, in the summer there is no question.

      I shot the temp with an infrared thermometer on a friend's identical car in blue. His was 90+ degrees hotter in the direct sun than mine in white. He was always complaining about how pathetic his AC was too.

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      03-08-2012 11:41 AM #39
      For those of you who love purplish cars....I once saw a gorgeous used Cayman S in Carmona Red Metallic, a deep maroonish color with a hint of red, with upgraded Natural colored leather (dark tan) for sale at a local dealer. Stunning combo, heavily optioned car, but they had to lower the price several times to find a buyer.
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      03-08-2012 11:52 AM #40
      don't have either anymore, but red is what i choose:

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      03-08-2012 11:52 AM #41
      Voted for blue since that is what I have, but I also like white, silver, and gunmetal. The other colors tend to work some times but not others, and I really like unique colors.
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      03-08-2012 11:58 AM #42
      Quote Originally Posted by EKaru View Post
      I'm guessing that if I posed this poll in the mid-90s that most of you would have chosen green..
      Being that my brain is perpetually stuck in the mid-90's, I did in fact choose green.


      I don't understand why cars aren't offered in more colors, especially stuff like M3's and R8's and whatnot. I can see making a lot of them special order only, but at least have them available in the configurators.

      A Fiji Green R8 would be excellent.
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    8. 03-08-2012 01:54 PM #43
      Wanganrunner's Corvette post.

      I have a car painted in the bright aqua. I have owned black, white, orange, red, yellow, blue in varying shades, green, purple, dark grey, and tan. I cannot stand silver because it looks like cheapened metal. Raw metal (stainless steel) is OK, but not a copy of it.

      I keep thinking I want a dark-colored car for the next one. Maybe a rich chocolate brown? It depends on the day. Maybe that's why I have various colors.

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      03-08-2012 01:59 PM #44
      German beige for me. Looks good when it's dirty. Looks great when it's clean.

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      03-08-2012 02:00 PM #45
      White, Silver, Blue, Red, and Black are my top five in that order.
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      03-08-2012 02:02 PM #46
      The colors of all the cars I've ever owned, in order:

      Blue
      green
      green
      blue
      blue
      Island Gray
      Blue (special order from the factory, not yet received)

      I think it's pretty clear what I prefer.

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      03-08-2012 02:05 PM #47
      Oh that's a fun game, my colors in order:

      Black
      Dark green/forest green
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      03-08-2012 02:25 PM #48
      Bright blues are my favorite. I love things like Aqua Blue on recent Porsches, Cobalt Blue on previous Porsches, Sky Blue, Celestial Blue, and Winning Blue on Mazdas, and Grabber Blue on the current Mustang.

      That said, if a car is unavailable in blue, or is only in a particularly dark blue, I do also like wine/subdued reds. My current car is "Sangria Red," which is metallic and not dark... somewhat in the middle of the dark/light progression.

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      03-08-2012 02:29 PM #49
      Quote Originally Posted by Mike! View Post
      Bright blues are my favorite. I love things like Aqua Blue on recent Porsches, Cobalt Blue on previous Porsches, Sky Blue, Celestial Blue, and Winning Blue on Mazdas, and Grabber Blue on the current Mustang.

      That said, if a car is unavailable in blue, or is only in a particularly dark blue, I do also like wine/subdued reds. My current car is "Sangria Red," which is metallic and not dark... somewhat in the middle of the dark/light progression.
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      03-08-2012 02:32 PM #50
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      Urban Green (without decals )

      a kid on campus has a z4 in urban green. i get a half chub every time i see it.
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      03-08-2012 03:30 PM #51
      Well, I've had them all on that list, but I can't really vote. There are many variables.

      My GTI that I bought new was Ginster yellow and I loved it on there. In spite of the similarities, it would look absolutely terrible on a Jetta. I initially thought it was because it was a car with a trunk, but then I thought of the Prelude Si from the late '80s and how freakin' great it looked in a similar color.

      I'm not a big fan of silver or gray except in some instances. On a Mercedes 300SL? Silver is the only color! Any classic German racer should be silver with black. (Silberpfeil - sliver arrow) It meant something at the time. I actually like brighter colors, but since all other cars I've had have been used, they've been whatever they came with, with one standout exception. I changed the color of my convertible Beetle from yellow to Mars Red, as I didn't want a yellow Beetle. Notice that both are quite bright, though.
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      03-08-2012 03:42 PM #52
      I think it depends on the car; some makes/models have some very interesting shades of Blue and Green throughout time. Generally I like green (and would buy a green car for my next car if able!) So far i've owned a sky-blue Honda Civic and a black VW Golf. I've lusted over the Green mk4s, and the Jazz Blue Golf!

      The Green on the E46 is really nice looking. But so is white, and the blue shade!

      Never been much a fan of reds, though! Purple is really really sweet when the shade is pulled off just right!

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      03-08-2012 04:05 PM #53
      Quote Originally Posted by EKaru View Post
      I'm guessing that if I posed this poll in the mid-90s that most of you would have chosen green..
      I chose green. Got my license in the 90s, so I guess that explains it.


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      03-08-2012 04:07 PM #54
      I voted other because I like ALL OF THE COLORS




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      03-08-2012 04:08 PM #55
      Black for the most part. Although I wouldn't mind having a yellow camaro with black stripes.
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      03-08-2012 04:38 PM #56
      Quote Originally Posted by Eightysixturbo View Post
      Depends on car. If national racing color is silver, then I want silver. My ideal S2K would have been white, but silver looks so astonishing I had to break my own rule.
      I'm with this one ... always buy a car in the racing colors of the country it came from. And Phryrxis has gone the right way with his cars

      JDM - White
      USDM - white with Blue Stripes or Blue with White stripes
      French - Sky Blue (but who buys french anyways!)
      British - Green
      Italian - Red
      Dutch - Orange (and well, Spyker now owns SAAB, so you could probably choose)
      Swede - Light green
      German - White for Opels, Porsche & BMW, Silver for Audis, VWs, Mercedes
      Indian - Saffron

      ..... and if you can somehow say the far east has a color association,
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      Chinese - if I ever buy one, I'd get one in the Ming pottery colors - white n blue , but thats a long way off

      Unfortunately you get a little stuck, but then there's always room to play, since for example the BMW Ms are always offered in special Blues: E34 Avus Blue, E39 LeMans Blue, E60 Interlagos Blue ... and so on

      On the other hand,
      Quote Originally Posted by Roketdriver View Post
      I voted silver because my car is silver. Silver works with all color interiors. It's classy. I like it. Silver is a nice color. It's like gray, but shiny, and sometimes lighter or darker depending on the shade.
      It does work with all color interiors, but ultimately you may as well get an unpainted car for the money.

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      03-08-2012 06:06 PM #57
      Audi Nogaro Blue and Imola Yellow are 2 of my favorites.

      Edit - Voted for blue as far as generally preferred color.

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      03-08-2012 06:16 PM #58
      White is the superior color.




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      03-08-2012 06:23 PM #59
      Black is generally my go to color on most sports cars and luxury cars. That being said blue is my favorite ranging from lighter shades like World rally blue, a more royal blue color, or my favorite which is that really dark shade of blue.

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      03-08-2012 09:20 PM #60
      My last 3 cars have been gray and I would say its generally my favorite color for cars. It even looks great on a Lamborghini...



      That said I also like bright blues, reds, black, silver, etc. It all depends on the car, imo. The only color I really HATE on cars is Gold/biege

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      03-08-2012 10:05 PM #61
      I'm a fan on Yellow on a car (though my current car is green) and dark blue or black on a truck.
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    27. 03-08-2012 11:12 PM #62
      I love black cars and I told myself that I'd never buy a white car. I guess you can never say never!


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      White and or Brown.
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    29. 03-08-2012 11:51 PM #64
      i've always liked the dark blue, and dark red/burgundy....more elegant colors, and various shades of blue and red

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      03-09-2012 12:01 AM #65
      Quote Originally Posted by deagle View Post
      i've always liked the dark blue, and dark red/burgundy....more elegant colors, and various shades of blue and red
      Darker colors definitely tend to be more provocative and sometimes hide a car's age despite being a bit more difficult to keep clean imo.

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      03-09-2012 12:27 AM #66
      Quote Originally Posted by Seki View Post
      White.

      Saw this t the dealer,and had to have it. Its a b.... to maintain, but i loved it.
      It will depend on the car, and certain cars are awesome in certain colors.
      I had black x2, white x3,blue,red,green x2,silver, gold.
      I hated green after i had gree stratus, but my TT is green and im ok. Would never own a silver TT.
      Right now i would stay away from black unless its bmw, or beige/gold of any kind
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      03-09-2012 12:47 AM #67
      I dont usually post in these threads, but my favorite color of all time has to be Brombeer Metallic; Subtle in the shade but looks amazing in sunlight.




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      03-09-2012 12:51 AM #68
      I vote for black

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    34. 03-09-2012 12:53 AM #69
      I've only ever owned two cars that were the same color... so... I guess I'm pretty open minded .
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      03-09-2012 12:58 AM #70
      My top choice would be blue or teal, but silver or white close second.


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