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    Does Your Car Have To Be A Certain Color

    All of my cars have been Red Or Black. My new car this time round is Red.

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    Because I often live in a desert climate with extreme heat, I buy white cars. I tested the temperatures of dozens of cars, inside and out, and bright white is the best for bright sun.
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    I don't live in a desert climate, but I've always lived in the Deep Southern US, where the Summers get intense. It's pretty miserable getting into a car that's been baking in the sun all day on blacktop pavement. Even worse if the car is black. And EVEN WORSE if the seats, and steering wheel are leather.

    Anyway, my past 2 cars have been green...there's no specific reason, other than that I wanted a particular model car, and it was the most decent color of that type available that day.

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    I don't have a particular colour preference for my cars, but I do prefer colours which don't blend in with the colour of the highway or surrounding countryside, I guess white or some bright colour would be my preferred colour.

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    I've had a white one, a non metallic gold one, a metallic gold/bronze one and a silver/pewter one. I liked the metallic gold/bronze the best.
    Dust didn't show on it. I live near an agricultural area where fields are always being plowed, so car gets dusty every time you turn around.

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    Between 1983 and 1990 I had 3 black cars...However, because they are so hard to keep clean looking (and I don't want to constantly wash them) , I vowed to never own another black car.

    I owned two blue mustangs in a row from 1996-2009.

    I now prefer the colors that hide dirt the best...maybe I'm just lazy and don't want to waste time washing cars. Thus I now have a particular fondness for silver cars.

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    Yes, I want my car to be a certain color. Uncertain colors are hard on the eyes.
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    Love the car bro, is it yours?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MitchellSince1893 View Post
    Between 1983 and 1990 I had 3 black cars...However, because they are so hard to keep clean looking (and I don't want to constantly wash them) , I vowed to never own another black car.

    I owned two blue mustangs in a row from 1996-2009.

    I now prefer the colors that hide dirt the best...maybe I'm just lazy and don't want to waste time washing cars. Thus I now have a particular fondness for silver cars.

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    I have had pretty good luck with my vehicles so I've only owned 3 as they lasted a long time

    the first was a car and it was white
    -I did not like white as I really do live in the 'Great White North' and with 6 months of snow on the ground, its too easy for the car to blend into the environment, especially in a storm and be unsafe...so I'll never get another white one-I also found it showed dirt/dust alot and was hard to keep looking clean

    The next was a burgundy red car and I liked that color quite a bit-it did not seem to show the dirt as much as the white and I seriously considered getting another vehicle that color

    The third was a big chevy half ton truck...its black and beautiful!
    -I love the high ride & 4 wheel drive, especially in wintertime, so I will never go back to a car again-I think the black looks very cool and it does not seem to show the dirt as bad as the white vehicle did...maybe we have different kind of dirt up here in Northern Ont. <shrug>

    -as a kid, I drove the families candy apple red Buick Lesabre and loved the huge sedan and the color
    -I also drove a pale yellow chevy sedan and it seemed to hide the dirt the best of all

    So going back to the OP original question, $ + independant rating was always the key decision in making my purchase, but as I had grew older and had a bigger budget, color choice did become a bigger issue

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    I've had three cars -- white, grey, and beige -- and a motorcycle, black. White shows dirt as Mike says, and grey and beige both blend in with snowy roads too much, so I have got into accidents merely by people not noticing my car. Even though I wasn't at fault this tends to cost money (my white car was totalled in a snowstorm), so I think next time around I will probably go with black again, or a shiny metal, or something fairly bright in a blue or green.

    I do like red but apparently some insurers charge more for it because it is a potential indicator of unsafe driving.
     

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