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Re: My exploit yellow 75 elx

Possibly brown will be returning if things get worse
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Re: My exploit yellow 75 elx

On of my neighbours bought a brand new Porsche 911 (992) last year and bearing in mind these are a £83k minimum they went for grey. Not metallic, not matt, just a flat primer grey.

Now donít get me wrong it is a lovely looking car it just needs to have been painted after they applied the primer
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Re: My exploit yellow 75 elx

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Looks like boring colours and very modest clothes will be here for some while.
We specced our car 3 years ago, as well as all the usual suspects (gunmetal silver, red, black etc.) we had the option of a nice orange, a strong solid blue and the Almond Green we currently have. Also multiple choices for the roof and trims.

Current options if speccing same car today..

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So 2 colours and grey...though the blue and red are a nice vibrant shade at least.
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Re: My exploit yellow 75 elx

Harry Hill sketch looming..

Pensioner Beige vs Underseal Grey

I'll stick with 'midnight blue'
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Re: My exploit yellow 75 elx

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Do you want white? Sparkly white? white with a hint of blue? no?

You don't? how about Silver? a darker silver? maybe gun metal? How about sparkly black or flat black?

None of those what about navy blue? or maybe flat red? not those? Well we also do triple coat Red...looks like red metallic and costs 800 quid? There's a special order cornflower blue... looks like metallic costs as much as a week at centre parcs.
this is absolutely true, my 'new' car is sparkly white which the vast majority of them are, either that or black. You could get it in a deep red or a blue but those would've cost you near enough £1000 extra. I miss the ridiculous green of my Punto
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Thing that gets on my t*ts is the interior colour - you can have any colour you like as long as it's black. Go on any new car configurator now and the ONLY colour available is black. A lot of them (tried one last week - Polo I think) don't even have an interior configurator bit - just skips it because there is no choice

So you get an outside 'choice' which is greyblacksilverwhite (50 shades of grey) plus a blue that's really grey and a red that's really grey (one of them - VW again I think - even has a yellow that's really grey). And an interior 'choice' of black, black, black, black or black.

As has been said, acceptance of it is linked to economic and general other misery of life at the moment (I am a European expat - life is REALLY tough). But it is also cynical manipulation on the part of the manufacturers - running only one interior colour line and painting all the cars grey but charging extra for colour is WAY cheaper than offering about 100 colour choices, as Lancia (Fiat really - it's 100% Punto S1 mechanically) did on my Y when it was new. The Germans started it - they did their cars silver or white because those were their racing colours and it gives a 'techy', 'hewn from steel' look. And hey, it's cheaper too. And as everyone is trying to pretend to be like the Germans, the consequences were predictable.
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From Auto****e - apparently there were 112 exterior colours available. And a pretty amazing range of interior colours, mostly in alcantara.
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Just wrap it. Probably no less a cost than speccing a colour from new but you get to choose the details and can re do it when you get bored. Save some film for fixing minor scuffs. What could possibly go wrong? Potentially, quite a lot, because a proper job demands serious skills around windows, door edges, handles etc.
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Re: My exploit yellow 75 elx

tbf you could get a pretty good professional wrap for the cost some manufacturers charge for a ceramic coating.. Which is worth at best about 3.99 and an hour to apply it shoddily lol.
If i ever bought a brand new car (never gonna happen) i would totally whatever i thought was most resalable and get it wrapped even if it did come in 10k colour options
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Not much to report. Taxed and back on the road, As it was beautiful today.
Mot booked for when Iím off on holiday in April.

Absolutely nothing to do to it now apart from drive it if/ when I get a chance.
All good at the moment.
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Passed mot.

Done hardly any miles though
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Hopefully you'll be able to do more miles in it this year.
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I Doubt it.
I have no time for it just now as life is getting in the way and itís more of in inconvenience now.

I really donít know what Iím going to do with it.
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I see, that's sad to hear.
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I think my mileage will be around that this year too 🙄not been far either. I would use it just as and when you can , at least you have a garage to store it 👍🏻 If you sold it would you buy another classic? I bet you wouldnít get anything as good for the money .
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