Is white a show off colour on a car.

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Chatting to someone the weekend about colour choices for cars. He said that white is a “look at me" colour.

My current car is white. My wife’s car is silver.

IMO:
White is “simply the best"
Silver is follow the herd / reps car
Black is just pointless / limousine or taxi on bigger cars
Putty grey is ugly
Green is unlucky
Most other colours are fine (red, blues etc) I do like the metallic red on Mazda’s.
All the very bright colours, Dakar Yellow, Lime Green, Purple etc are show off but are appropriate on certain cars. e.g. I’d be happy with a Dakar Yellow Lambo.
 

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It cleans up well and looks good . Who cares what other people think of it ? Buy on condition and price rather than colour is my usual plan
 

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not sure that I could have a brown car…


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I had a brown BMW - sound much worse than it was - the colour "Jatoba" was the best thing about the car...:rolleyes:
It was also the first 5 series in that colour in the UK... I'd picked it off a colour sample so bit of a leap of faith at the time
 

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Isn’t “white“ drugs dealers choice of colour these days on their mercs
 

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I liked the colour on our Vauxhall 101 after my dad & I fixed it up after getting it back from the insurers following a shunt. Mostly white, blue drivers door, red bonnet, black drivers wing., etc..
Not worth the cost of a respray, but we ran it for years.
 

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Nardo Grey (primer) , seems to be the colour of choice around here.

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That awful Grey is growing in popularity around here as well. When that colour gets 4 or 5 years under it’s belt and the gloss has dulled that is going to be a hard colour to sell on. It looks ‘orrible now when new !

Different colours suit different cars. I probably wouldn’t pick white personally albeit despite what people think it’s a colour that doesn’t show the dirt like darker colour’s do. Silver falls into the same category.

I have had a few black cars but not out of choice, it’s always been by default because the condition of the car has always been a priority with me.

Out of choice I would go for a metallic blue. My current car is probably a bit darker than I would have liked but it does look lovely in the sunlight
 

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It's really a decision that only you can make. What is a good car colour for me is not necessarily the same for you. If you are buying a car and it is the right price and you have happy with the condition of it then the choice should be yours.
 

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White is the only free colour on many models, hence the popularity. Looks nice clean, but too easy to get dirty. :(
 

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That awful Grey is growing in popularity around here as well. When that colour gets 4 or 5 years under it’s belt and the gloss has dulled that is going to be a hard colour to sell on. It looks ‘orrible now when new !

Different colours suit different cars. I probably wouldn’t pick white personally albeit despite what people think it’s a colour that doesn’t show the dirt like darker colour’s do. Silver falls into the same category.

I have had a few black cars but not out of choice, it’s always been by default because the condition of the car has always been a priority with me.

Out of choice I would go for a metallic blue. My current car is probably a bit darker than I would have liked but it does look lovely in the sunlight
Very much the same here, although I’ve never yet found a metallic blue car when I’ve been looking. I do want one though!
 

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White is the only free colour on many models, hence the popularity. Looks nice clean, but too easy to get dirty. :(
Funny story here. When the last Qashqai was launched (2013) Nissan had done loads of market studies and determined that solid dark red was the bog spec colour du jour for the European market, that 40% of sales would be in this and so set its supply chain & stocks accordingly.

It turned out that the apparently unimportant premium +£500 option Pearlescent White was the one that customers chose from the get-go, the one that needed two colour coats for adequate opacity and depth, cost 4x the solid red as a result and bollixed everyone up…
 

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