anjan_c2007

Choose the colour of your new car

Choose the new colour of your new car from among the many  

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  1. 1. Choose the new colour of your new car from among the many



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A new car's colour choice often sends goose-pimples into our system unless we are sanguine about what is liked and to be chosen. The family members and finally the car salesman try to influence the opinion. Rightfully so for the family members, who will be co-owners of the car. But what about the salesman. If a shade of white is in demand and not likely to be available soon, he says the colour white needs to be cleaned daily and hence Sir, please think of colour"X" which is hassle free come wind, frost, sunshine or rain.

Also many colours suit particular car designs and makes/models while these may not suit some other make and model.

My choice is white always- now metallic white (Swift and DZire are available in this shade and look beautiful)

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nowadays every colour on cars suits because quality of colours are good n long lasting....before i never liked color except silver ,black, n white but now i like turquoise blue, mint green of my spark, cherry red or maroon in almost everycar,etc...

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White looks good. In fact at one time Maruti used to sell 60% white cars!!

For me it is red or yellow!!

ya because maruti had best available white in market at that time n other colors of that were not good n after launch of wagonr also there was no good color other than white even silky silver n pearl silver were not purest silver like in swift santro etc...

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I also think it had a lot to do with the repair cost and the resale value, than any real liking for white.

Incidentally, the highest selling colour in the UK is Red!!

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My choice is white always- now metallic white (Swift and DZire are available in this shade and look beautiful)

The shade you are talking about is the Pearl white. Even I like it.

For me choosing a colour depends on the car. For example: I do not like white on most cars but the Alpine white on the 5 series and the M3 are SUPER!

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White may not necessarily be cheaper. Today while comes in a 'metallic' garb - Pearl or whatever, and costs the same as others. Non-metallics are cheaper and also metallic paints jobs are (or at least used to be) costlier, since the whole panel had to be redone.

Incidentally, saw a White Fabia (the first I have seen on the road since Kanpur does not have a Skoda dealership) following me yesterday. Brilliant paint job.

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White may not necessarily be cheaper. Today while comes in a 'metallic' garb - Pearl or whatever' date=' and costs the same as others. Non-metallics are cheaper and also metallic paints jobs are (or at least used to be) costlier, since the whole panel had to be redone. Incidentally, saw a White Fabia (the first I have seen on the road since Kanpur does not have a Skoda dealership) following me yesterday. Brilliant paint job.

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The white in the Fabia is a brilliant effort, especially when combined with the Black interiors on the top variants.

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So fabia has done the upper segments German's job i.e the Biege colour inside (the interiors) is decided by the body colour....U will not get beige interiors with white and beige colour...Cool...

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So fabia has done the upper segments German's job i.e the Biege colour inside (the interiors) is decided by the body colour....U will not get beige interiors with white and beige colour...Cool...

All the more the pity. I wanted the dark interiors with the Red.

Beige attracts dust and looks dirty very soon.

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Sumo's color finishing is just too good never expected with Tatas....the blue' date='red and green looks good and has top notch finishing...

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Well, Merc. uses their paintshop!!

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Sumo's color finishing is just too good never expected with Tatas....the blue' date='red and green looks good and has top notch finishing...

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Well, Merc. uses their paintshop!!

Yes Aditya Merc has  a very advanced painting and drying totally sealed process,which is a part of its assembly line after the robots weld the body panels. I had put in a thread here (International Scene, Page 5, Nov 11, 2007) about my visit to the Merc  factory in Poplingen, very near Stuttgart, Germany. They take visitors to the "C" Class assembly line, where the paint shop is enclosed in a glass house for the viewer's convenience. In fact the visitor passes by the assembly line very near the very new cars being assembled. Left Hand and Right Hand Drive versions get assembled in the same assembly line.

anjan_c20072008-05-02 16:17:09

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