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Old 02-22-2012, 11:01 AM
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Re: Tough color decision: deep Cher red or min gray?!?

Nice job. I realize this is very subjective, and all a matter of personal taste, but for me, I just think the Mineral Gray looks "richer" and is a color that will look better 6 years down the road.
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Re: Tough color decision: deep Cher red or min gray?!?

Yeah I agree, side by side like that I vote for the Mineral Grey.
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Re: Tough color decision: deep Cher red or min gray?!?

That's funny, side by side the Red looks "richer" to me. The grey is sort of bland IMO.
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Re: Tough color decision: deep Cher red or min gray?!?

Personally, I'm so tired of all the:

grey/silver/charcoal/flint/steel/obsidian/gunmetal/iridium/titanium/aluminum/graphite/cashmere/quartz/mineral

Get some color on the roads!
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Old 02-23-2012, 05:59 AM
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Re: Tough color decision: deep Cher red or min gray?!?

You ever think these may be the top colors out of "What's Available" to us and not necessarily what we'd really LOVE?
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Re: Tough color decision: deep Cher red or min gray?!?

I agree. Color selection over the past 20 years has been boring, blah, and basically drab . It seem that just about every car on the road is some version of silver, white, or black.
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Re: Tough color decision: deep Cher red or min gray?!?

Percent to total, the white-to-silvers are what people want. They also have a higher resale value in the used market. Price a red SUV against the exact same silver SUV and it will be lower.

Green has been near the bottom for 20+ years. In fact, I bought a well-optioned green truck (loved it) at a discounted price because they couldn't get rid of it. The following year, they discontinued green altogether.
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Re: Tough color decision: deep Cher red or min gray?!?

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Percent to total, the white-to-silvers are what people want. They also have a higher resale value in the used market. Price a red SUV against the exact same silver SUV and it will be lower.

Green has been near the bottom for 20+ years. In fact, I bought a well-optioned green truck (loved it) at a discounted price because they couldn't get rid of it. The following year, they discontinued green altogether.
I have heard from a few friends (Italian) that color green is bad luck? Not $$$$ green.
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Re: Tough color decision: deep Cher red or min gray?!?

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They also have a higher resale value in the used market. Price a red SUV against the exact same silver SUV and it will be lower.
I have never seen a value based on color. KBB, NADA don't change value based on color. The color is a personal choice but it has no bearing on value. If a person wants a silver car then its going to be the choice over a red one but that can change the other way too.
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Re: Tough color decision: deep Cher red or min gray?!?

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I have never seen a value based on color. KBB, NADA don't change value based on color. The color is a personal choice but it has no bearing on value. If a person wants a silver car then its going to be the choice over a red one but that can change the other way too.

Then, you've never worked in the auto industry
as I have. NADA and KBB are guides, they're not the end-all when it comes to an emotional purchase. A person is willing to pay more for a black or silver car than they would for a red or orange one.

But, since you quoted them as reference, check out what they have to say:

KBB:

So, you might ask, "Why does color matter?" Like many vehicle features, color plays a role in the residual value of your car. Put simply, today's popular color will probably make your vehicle more popular to a buyer five years from now. The "probably" factors in the cyclical nature of color popularity, but the general rule still holds true.

It also follows that less popular colors depreciate your vehicle's value. By how much, you ask? That's the tricky part. It actually can vary from hundreds to thousands of dollars depending on the vehicle and the color in question.

Sticking to neutral colors such as silver, white, black and gray are your safest bets. But, if you feel moved to more chromatic colors, bright yellow, orange, or purple vehicles could put you at a disadvantage when selling or trading in your vehicle.


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Believe it or not, the color of a vehicle can impact its resale value. For instance, a black car in a warm climate state like Arizona is usually less desirable (which can ultimately lead to a lower resale value). Additionally, you might really love that bright purple SUV you just bought, however at resale time, it might be difficult to find a prospective buyer who also loves that color a factor that can decrease the demand for the vehicle and, ultimately, its resale value.

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Re: Tough color decision: deep Cher red or min gray?!?

Absolutely color has a bearing on value. The very definition of an item's value is what a purchaser will pay for an item on the open market at any given time. If the purchaser prefers a certain color, they will pay less for a vehicle that is not their preference, and more for one that is. If the majority of the buyers for a certain product prefer certain colors...those colors will be more sought after and thus...will command higher prices.

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Re: Tough color decision: deep Cher red or min gray?!?

If you consider silver and gray to be the same, that is the most popular color. Also depends a lot on execution: white on white is blah. White with black accents and a red interior is desirable. Same for red on red, is too much. OTOH it is called "resale red" particularly with black or white interior for a reason.

Even white is a variable, Jaguar and GM both liked a white with some yellow softening while I have always prefered a harsher arctic white (GM code 10 vs code 40) with maybe just a touch of blue.

Of course I am biased, the Jeep is the fourth new car I have bought in a deep red finish, and the 90 Bonne also had a gray interior (two others were BRG with saddle interiors so what do I know).

Averaging over a million plus cars, the colors are probably right but since when was anyone here interested in having the same car as a million others ?
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