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.
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.
2012 Porsche Carrera 991
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.
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.
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.
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.
Originally Posted by Boyz in da Park
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!
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,
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,
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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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
2005 BLITZ COROLLA - 2001 AUDI A4 QUATTRO - 2003 BMP GTI #3918 - 2008 FORD FOCUS - 2010 BAGGED CW GTI - 1995 370 WHP VRT GTI -2012 BAGGED CW JETTA - 1988 VW CABBY
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
"Your pants too tight,your wheels too bright"