Would you let color alone stop you from buying a great used car?

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Would you let color alone stop you from buying a great used car?

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  2. No

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  1. SINBUSTER007

    SINBUSTER007 Well-Known Member

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    unlike most people color for me is everything when it comes to buying the car. before my orange cars, i would buy red only, no matter what car i owned it was red....and
    the escapes are still red (metallic) the mustangs previous to my 2012 boss were also red metallic. i have passed up special editions because they are a color i do not like (bullitt)
    some of the others were not offered in the colors i wanted so i passed. but i am very selective in my color choices, and with that most people buy a car to go from point A to B.
    they could care less about the color, or even how much they pay for it too....

    another option (and a bit expensive) is to wrap the car now. its becoming popular and you can do almost any color you want, then change it in a couple years if you want.
    im sure most here would say the same as i did so hope this helps.
     
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    Color is among the top considerations for people purchasing vehicles.

    That said, I wasn't looking for white when I bought mine. I wasn't even looking for a Mustang when I bought mine. I had my heart set on a 2019 Lexus ES350 F-Sport, but then I test drove the Cali Special and that was that.

    Looking back, would I do it again? Eh.....50/50 chance. Do I regret getting white? No, especially now that I have a lot of black accent pieces to make it more sleek.

    If you can live with the color, go for it. If not, keep looking.
     
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    Absolutely. If it's not the color I want, I'll walk away.
     
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    Was looking for a 19GT premium 401a, 19 or 20" wheels, 12" display, nav, etc...in either fury orange or Ruby red.

    Now I don't see many of the fury orange around me and literally zero of the Ruby red.

    To me color is first, then wheels then all the creature comforts.

    Was lucky to find EXACTLY what I wanted down to the 20" wheels. 20200113_002503.jpg
     
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    Nice looking car and great color choice! I might be a little biased though lol
     
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    No, you aren’t biased. You are correct.
     
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    I know without a doubt that if I'd bought a different color, I would regret it. Every time I would see a silver one I would have that nagging brain tick saying "Shoulda got silver!" Royal Crimson would probably be the only other one as a second choice. That color is absolutely stunning in the right light. But, IMO, silver looks good all the time and hides dirt very well. It doesn't have the "pop" that others do, but that's okay. Silver, being a metal color, sort of announces "I am a machine not to be messed with!" Google images "Mercedes CLK GTR silver". Probably my prime example of this. LOVED watching these cars race in the 90s!

    But, color preference is subjective. If everyone had silver cars it would be very boring so having all these colors is best.
     
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    I read the question and before I clicked on the thread and read the original post, I said to myself, "Yep, white."
     
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    I'm afraid I can't be any more definite than "I don't think so".

    Partly because I haven't bought a used car in almost 50 years (and wasn't overly concerned with color even for those).

    And partly because if I was shopping used and actually did find a used car with all of the things I did want and hardly any of the things I didn't, there probably wouldn't be much else to choose from.

    But I'll give you a 'no' in your poll. I can at least live with most basic colors, though I probably would add blue stripes to an otherwise all-white coupe (convertibles being a non-starter for me).


    Norm
     
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    Honestly it really depends on how good the deal is. If it's a color i absolutely don't want, I won't buy it though. I didn't want a comp orange mustang. Everything else I was fine with.
     
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    Figure a good paint jobs costs $5k.

    Is the car cheap enough to cover that?

    The are good colors, OK colors, and unacceptable colors (poo brown for example).

    As long as the price is right, any could work. But I have never seen a poo brown GT350 for $20k.

    I have certainly passed up cars based on colors, mainly because I wanted to pay less because it wasn't my prefered color. This is especially true of new cars where there isn't a ton of wiggle room for price with bad/unpopular colors (like the neon green 2019 Camaros).
     
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    It boils down to the deal, and whether you'd actually end up disliking the color or not.

    When I bought my new F150 off a lot last summer, it happened to be the exact configuration/options I would have ordered (a somewhat odd combo at that), but in a different color that I might not have considered. Once I saw the color in the flesh, I decided it was a nice change from my usual daily-driver silver (and I've grown to really like it), and a screaming deal was the icing on the cake.
     
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    the "gold/brown" with a tinge of green? AKA stone gray?
     
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    A good paint job that is a color change is a LOT more than 5k.... I suppose you could wrap it. In my case, the same dealer just put 2 others up for sale, another white car and a black one. I think I will try to get the black one.
     
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