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Old 17-02-2014   #16
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Re: would you compromise on car colour ?

To a certain degree every car is a compromise. Colour doesn't come into it.

Unless it's a Sporting model as it's a well known fact that yellow ones are faster. Just like Green Kawasaki's and red Alfa's.
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Re: would you compromise on car colour ?

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To a certain degree every car is a compromise. Colour doesn't come into it.



Unless it's a Sporting model as it's a well known fact that yellow ones are faster. Just like Green Kawasaki's and red Alfa's.

Lmao. TIL
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Lmao. TIL
We tested this theory when I worked for Performance Bikes Magazine. We had two identical ZX636R's one green and one blue. Over a quarter mile the green one was consistently 0.4 of a second quicker. On a lap around Snetterton GP circuit the green bike was between 1.4 and 1.6 seconds quicker. Mallory Park the green bike was 0.9 to 1.3 seconds quicker. Yet on a dynograph both bikes were within 1.5 bhp of each other with 200rpm difference in peak output. We swapped ECU's and it made no difference on the dyno.

It wasn't until we ripped the bikes apart we noticed the air induction pipes on the green bike were 2mm wider than the blue one. We swapped airboxes and induction pipes and the blue bike was quicker and faster.

Due to outside variables the test was invalidated by Kawasaki and we weren't allowed to publish the results. Brilliant weekends work though.
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Re: would you compromise on car colour ?

Colour isn't a priority but I would reject a car if I thought it's colour so bad it outweighed everything else (Example: I turned down an amazing deal on a new Clio because it was bright yellow).

Given the choice I'd have bought a red Trekk with black roof and black alloys...But the deal was on a stock white with black roof and normal alloys. My choice was stock colour now or wait 3 months and lose at least €1000 = No Choice in my books.
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Re: would you compromise on car colour ?

My first Honda Accord was a compromise, colour-wise... The only one available in the right spec, at the right price and in the right place, was in "mist opal" - a sort of pale metalic green. Definitely not my first choice, but I bought it on the basis that I can't see the colour when I'm driving it. It was a great car and I put well over 100,000 miles on it, then bought another one in dark grey...
Never regretted making the compromise - it was a great car...
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Re: would you compromise on car colour ?

Coming back to this...I bought a white car, intentionally and can honestly say I would not have bought it if it wasn't white (there were 3 cars like mine in stock same price, red, black and white and the white one had the highest miles). Certain cars suit it, definitely stands out more than a car in the same spec in a different colour however it's just as much of a nightmare to keep clean in winter as you'd expect.

So this time round I didn't compromise on colour, but I was spending more money so, kinda fits in to my original reply.
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Re: would you compromise on car colour ?

The colour can make a big difference to the way a car looks - some look good in one colour, but not others.
The weirdest thing is when the colour makes it look bigger or smaller. A few years ago I had a Mk1 Golf GTI. My uncle had one too. Mine was black, and his was bright red. The strange thing was his always looked bigger than mine, even when the were parked side-by-side. Optical illusion...
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Re: would you compromise on car colour ?

I wouldn't drive a pink car, all other colors are fine.
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I wouldn't own a pink car, but the most fun hire-car I have ever driven was pink. It was a Scootercar (two-seater; three wheels, two at the front and a 250 scooter engine in the back) very small, very pink and a damn good laugh. Of course the fact that it was in Hawaii also helped...
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Re: would you compromise on car colour ?

Just have done.


I don't like white cars but have bought a white ovlov 244 est.
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Re: would you compromise on car colour ?

You can always change a car's colour later, but you can't change the mileage.
I didn't even consider the colour when I bought mine.
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Re: would you compromise on car colour ?

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Just have done.


I don't like white cars but have bought a white ovlov 244 est.
They stay cool in summer...
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Re: would you compromise on car colour ?

White cars are a pain to keep clean. Especially around tiny lanes.

I'd compromise on colour if it was something I really wanted e.g. my Hakosuka Skyline (actually the most beautiful thing ever).

But if worst came to worst, and the car had some value, I'd cheat, get it resprayed or vinyl'd.
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Re: would you compromise on car colour ?

Personally, I'm not really bothered about colour. Obviously, being a bloke, I wouldn't buy a pink car, but that's the only no go for me, lol! My 1st car was metallic orange, my 2nd car was metallic grey, and my current car is metallic black! All 3 look great when clean and shiny!
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Re: would you compromise on car color ?

Some years ago, we drove a dark red Ford with black leather interior as a rental car during a Florida vacation.
That combo,never again, it was so uncomfortable, entering the car after standing in the heat for some time...
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