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#1608711 - 30/09/2017 09:18 Colour choice
Parcelmonkey Offline
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Registered: 26/09/2017
Posts: 5
Loc: Uk
Morning gents , quick question from a newbie looking to buy 1st coop....
Does the colour efffect price ? I.e. Some colours more popular / stay away from?

Cheers for your help

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#1608814 - 02/10/2017 11:04 Re: Colour choice [Re: Parcelmonkey]
williamsdad Offline
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Registered: 29/06/2009
Posts: 48
Loc: Fleet, Hampshire
Personally I don't think colour affects price because its a personal thing, depends what the buyer is into... the only thing that affects price really is condition, history and whether its a special edition.
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#1608815 - 02/10/2017 11:09 Re: Colour choice [Re: Parcelmonkey]
Dan Offline
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Registered: 17/12/2005
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Loc: Leicester
Unless it's a rare colour like Crono or Pearl White.

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#1608829 - 02/10/2017 15:50 Re: Colour choice [Re: Parcelmonkey]
Parcelmonkey Offline
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Registered: 26/09/2017
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Loc: Uk
Thanks a lot , cheers for the replies 👍

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#1609087 - 06/10/2017 23:05 Re: Colour choice [Re: Parcelmonkey]
AnnieMac Offline
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Registered: 15/04/2013
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Loc: Berkshire
I love all the Coupe colours except silver. Silver cars look to me like they are waiting for the top coat.
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#1609214 - 09/10/2017 09:10 Re: Colour choice [Re: AnnieMac]
neil_r Offline
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Registered: 16/08/2007
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Loc: Germany
Originally Posted By AnnieMac
I love all the Coupe colours except silver. Silver cars look to me like they are waiting for the top coat.


smile

Mine is silver with tan leather and to me the shape and colour made it look like it was made from a solid block of metal (until I took it to the first car park!).

We went to the Frankfurt motor show in Autumn 1997 and the Pininfarina stand had a coupe 20VT, a Ferrari 456 and a few other cars that they built at the time. The complete stand was silver and tan. I guess that one of the famous design centres did not think it was a bad colour choice.

But we should buy what we like and not what others think is right smile

Putting a beautifully crafted shape in shape-hiding black has never made any sense to me. Almost any other colour is better ...

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#1609219 - 09/10/2017 10:28 Re: Colour choice [Re: neil_r]
came2dance Offline
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Registered: 18/12/2005
Posts: 13193
Loc: england
Colour is of course subjective. I didn't really like Silver and have in fact said I would never have a silver car. But my kia Soul was a 'kind of silver' but with grey/greenish tinge depending on the light.

An now I have LE0173 and it's not Silver. It's Steel grey crazy

but i love it smile

I think Silver is the best colour really laugh
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#1609224 - 09/10/2017 10:51 Re: Colour choice [Re: Parcelmonkey]
neil_r Offline
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Yep, colour is very subjective. However, it just amazes me how few people choose a colour when buying a new car. Black, grey, silver or white makes up over 80% of sales in most western countries. So boring frown

Silver is a safe choice but is now boring because it is so common. I still think that "steel grey" suites the coupe though.

White is going in the same direction as silver but I like it more than black. It is a bit characterless but at least not shapeless.

Certain colours really suit certain cars while looking crap on others. One needs to specify the "right" colour for a car to show it in its best light. Not many seem to dare frown

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#1609227 - 09/10/2017 12:29 Re: Colour choice [Re: neil_r]
came2dance Offline
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Registered: 18/12/2005
Posts: 13193
Loc: england
Agree wholeheartedly with that and if Hanny hadn't died i was thinking of painting him in one of Renaults Reds. I don't know what Renault have done with their paint but it's bloody fantastic cool
A few others like Mazda are catching up now though - very shiney cool


Edited by came2dance (09/10/2017 12:30)
Edit Reason: to get rid of ‽ (I don't recall typing that :) )
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#1609230 - 09/10/2017 12:51 Re: Colour choice [Re: Parcelmonkey]
neil_r Offline
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Renault and Mazda have promoted their reds well and red in general seems to be making a comeback, as does bronze/sand/brown, which can look anything from exquisite to sh...

I guess the other obvious barrier is the not insubstantial extra for a metallic colour that is the norm these days.

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#1609268 - 09/10/2017 23:25 Re: Colour choice [Re: Parcelmonkey]
AnnieMac Offline
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Moon grey is quite different to silver. Moon grey looks cool.

I did drive a little Rover that was silver and nothing looks worse than silver with rust!

I hope that modern red cars won't fade like my 1997 Skoda did, it ended up matt pink!
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#1609274 - 10/10/2017 08:12 Re: Colour choice [Re: Parcelmonkey]
neil_r Offline
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Loc: Germany
Flat greys seem to be making a comeback too but most look like battleship grey to me and I would rather have something more striking frown

Have a look at this:

http://www.fiatforum.com/gallery/data/500/medium/Prestatyn_Hill_1.jpg

To me, the "steely" looks more "expensive" for the want of a better word.

The only coupe colour I don't like is that pale metallic blue ...

Metallic reds seem to hold up well. It's the flat reds that seem to be susceptible to fading. However, if the lacquer goes, the original colour is no longer relevant frown


Edited by neil_r (10/10/2017 08:16)

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#1609960 - 19/10/2017 11:09 Re: Colour choice [Re: came2dance]
Genic Offline
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Registered: 06/01/2006
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Originally Posted By came2dance
Agree wholeheartedly with that and if Hanny hadn't died i was thinking of painting him in one of Renaults Reds. I don't know what Renault have done with their paint but it's bloody fantastic cool
A few others like Mazda are catching up now though - very shiney cool


I beat you to it mate red 1
red 2

Although I agree renault are making great colours

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