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June 22, 2021 at 2:44 pm #155887Paul
Why are the vast majority of cars only available in the usual drab and boring colours?
I can’t be the only one who likes unusual or bright colours, I wish the ST estate would come back on I had that in Tangerine 🍊 Scream now that was a good colour 👌😎
Currently got an X1 in Sunset orange and struggling to find anything out of the ordinary on the scheme, any ideas maybe a Q3 in pulse orange?
June 23, 2021 at 11:32 am #155976
Well I’ve had this almost a couple of months now (absolutely over the moon with it by the way), and let’s just say… I never lose it in a car park!June 23, 2021 at 11:57 am #155979
Yup. Agreed. If they’d done that on the T-ROC I’d have had it.June 23, 2021 at 11:58 am #155980
Still think the Feckless Tart Red is OK though…June 23, 2021 at 12:17 pm #155983Paul
Very nice indeed solant60, very similar colour to my focus st estate from 6 years ago 👌🍊😎June 23, 2021 at 1:40 pm #155990
That’s a really serious yellow, Solent60! Like it – particularly with the black wheels and roof. Pity Mrs T hates yellow or I might have had it on T-ROC.June 23, 2021 at 2:13 pm #155992
That’s a really serious yellow, Solent60! Like it – particularly with the black wheels and roof. Pity Mrs T hates yellow or I might have had it on T-ROC.
The clear lacquer top coat has metallic flakes in it Tharg and when the sun shines on it, it literally sparkles.
I know it’s not for everyone that colour – but I love it and, more importantly, so does Mrs Solent (luckily).June 23, 2021 at 8:14 pm #156019Glos GuyParticipant
As with choice of cars, the choice of colours is highly subjective. What looks gorgeous to one person is hideous to another. I often see very expensive cars that in my opinion, have been completely ruined by poor colour choice. German marques tend to be very conservative with car colours and, in the case of BMW, when they do come up with a nice colour it’s often restricted to the M-Sport models, which is frustrating.June 24, 2021 at 10:16 am #156041Georgie
My first car was an Astra GTC and I only noticed it when ‘window shopping for cars’ because the first one I saw in the show room was bright yellow and looked fabulous. But as I’d only just passed my Driving Test I decided a Look at me! car was not a good idea for a new driver. Ended up getting one in ‘Don’t look at me’ black instead. Followed by one in ‘Slightly too dark’ green. Current Golf GT is in ‘Ever so boring’ grey.
Next one (hopefully) will be a Ford Puma Vignale in Desert Island Blue or Mini Countryman in BRG – probably all over, unless the roof and bonnet straps are a free option, in which case I might go with a black roof and straps. Or, as an outside bet, a SEAT Leon in Mystery Blue.
But no more blacks and greys.June 24, 2021 at 12:04 pm #156047Landyman
I had a volvo V40 r design in rebel blue, lovely colour but it was too noticeable if you know what I mean. Mate’s used to see cars the same colour and say I saw you the other day, places I’ve never been, kept getting in trouble with the wife 😂 lol.June 24, 2021 at 6:34 pm #156110ElliotParticipant
@solent60 that colour looks great on the GT line but I can’t understand why the 100bhp version is group 20 insurance and unavailable for under 25’s.June 24, 2021 at 11:17 pm #156138
Merc do a hideous snot green colour…June 24, 2021 at 11:21 pm #156139
I would love this colour, but I think it’s a bit too shouty!June 24, 2021 at 11:23 pm #156140
Oh and I’ve gone for a boring glacier silver XC40…June 25, 2021 at 1:42 am #156141ajn
AndyDStone well maybe just maybe there’s nothing wrong with that..
I can’t understand why motabillity aren’t offering a car of with pride colours, rainbow ones..
The police and everything else is, why not motabillity cars..
How far with this bright bold thing would the people classing colours as boring go..
Thing is for me I’m finding all this flamboyant, over the top, almost acting it out stuff boring..June 25, 2021 at 1:48 am #156142ajnJune 25, 2021 at 1:56 am #156143ajn
Here’s a question would that above police car, pull the bmw over on the road there…..uuuuurrrrrrmmmmm
Nope..June 25, 2021 at 2:16 am #156144Brydo
Looks pretty good to me Andy.June 25, 2021 at 11:19 am #156179
@solent60 that colour looks great on the GT line but I can’t understand why the 100bhp version is group 20 insurance and unavailable for under 25’s.
Elliot; I’m guessing that it’s probably due to the cost of the vehicle. Yes, it’s “only” a Peugeot – but they haven’t cut many corners on the cabin/interior quality and equipment. It’s pretty plush. Even Autocar said it’s a higher level than VW’s now. Peugeot’s aim for the 208 was to give it a more upmarket feel (which it certainly is – miles ahead of the Pugs of old!) and maybe the price of even the 100bhp is considered too high for under 25’s? I’m not sure how Motability grade cars for under 25’s Elliot, so it’s just a guess really.June 25, 2021 at 12:40 pm #156183NanniereeParticipant
I agree with the boing colours of cars my husband and I both said the same they are depressing colours Black,Grey( so many shades) white and silver. Red is okay and also blue but why not some bright colours as I’ve had to wait 12 weeks for my new car it must be being painted I’ve only gone for a blue colour.June 25, 2021 at 4:05 pm #156237
Skoda do some decent colours for their Superb range. There’s a nice dark metallic brown and, on upper levels variants, this one…
Looks pretty much yellow to me but Skoda call it something-or-other green. Either way, quite different. Have to see it in the metal before making up me mind, though.June 25, 2021 at 4:21 pm #156239
We’ve been talking about paint colours but what about textures and materials of the finish. Anyone fancy a vinyl roof?
Had an Escort identical to this one geological ages ago. Paint colour itself was called Tuscan Bronze but was basically a decent beige. Roof lasted forever as did the car – 12 years and never broke down. It was a 1600 auto and couldn’t remove the skin from a wet custard. But as a London commuter, who needs it?
Anyway, with two-tone cars making a comeback – Mini, T-ROC et al, how long before they stick some sticky plastic on roof?June 25, 2021 at 4:29 pm #156240ajn
@Tharg I had one of these too, black vinyl roof white paint..
However girlfriend and mate decided to hand paint it pillar box red,
With the original pillar box paint as that was my mates Dads job painting and up keep of the pillar boxes..
My escort wasn’t the best but hand painting it, well not good..😐June 26, 2021 at 8:38 am #156246
Amazing coincidence, ajn! While I left the Escort in its original colour, my first car (Morris Minor saloon) was a pitiful matt grey in peeling, flaking paint. Hand-painted it in a similar bright red to yours. Valspar Cardinal Red. Unfortunately, my dad no longer worked for British Rail or it would probably have gone two tone in Crimson Lake and Cream like the carriages.June 26, 2021 at 3:11 pm #156274ajn
@Tharg, we still laugh about it now, I knew nothing of it, when I arrived the paint was still wet, love it hand painted cars lol..June 27, 2021 at 11:59 am #156388NanniereeParticipant
One of hubbys 3 classic cars none of which I can drive because I need a auto.!!