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(LA Times)   Politicians: "There is no longer a black America and a white America." Car industry: "Actually, that's exactly what there is"   (latimes.com) divider line 5
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2012-10-11 10:36:20 PM
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I'd happily buy a colored car if the only options weren't:

black
white
silver
powder blue
bright blueberry bluegasm
"candy-apple" (aka - douchebag) red.


Powder blue? Really? My dad was married in that color (seriously). Give me some decent looking colors, or better yet let us pick the custom RGB number from the factory (our home printers can print in any color, but million dollar robot painters can't?).
2012-10-12 05:01:37 PM
1 votes:
It's a mode of farking transportation, not a fashion statement. Goddamn.
2012-10-12 11:09:49 AM
1 votes:

stiletto_the_wise: [img1.fark.net image 54x11] People are boring and have no taste. Also explains why most cars out there are shaped like the same old boring bar of soap. People's sense of style is totally defined by everyone else's.

And, yes, they are worse people than me because of it. Welcome to Fark.


Or are sense of self worth and identity is not tied up in material goods. I could give a shiat what my car looks like as long as the interior was clean and the dam thing started up each and every time I turned the key. I'm the guy that buys one car every 15 or more years, takes care of it and only buys a new one when the old one costs too much to repair. I literally don't care that I'm driving a car that looks like every other car and has no distinguishing characteristics.
2012-10-12 12:45:25 AM
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Fixerofcars: Having both detailed and repaired cars for many years professionally, Grey (silver) is the best colour for a car. It doesn't show dirt like white or black (which instantly show even the littlest speck) and does not show scratches as badly as colours. Bright colors are also a hard sell in the used car area just because they're so personalized. Where as grey (or even black/white) is pretty generic and can appeal to a larger crowd than a bright red or yellow. Bright cars also stick out in a crowd of other cars so if your a sports car acting like you own a sports car you will be noticed.


i have to respectfully disagree. while grey/silver has been an america favorite for some 10 years or so, i got on the i hate grey/silver bandwagon after seeing a few motor vehicle accidents take place right in front of me that were so ridiculous it was as if one driver completely failed to see the other car. that's when i realized many cars are nearly the color of the road they are driving on. they very nearly blend right in. sound kookie? check it out tomorrow in the daylight, you'll see what i mean.

TTBOMK white is the safest finish for a motor vehicle; it stands out most well. it is also a fine pick if you don't want to stand out in the crowd. observe the roadways. there is an incredible amount of small white cars and pick-ups. good car for crimes.
2012-10-11 09:02:26 PM
1 votes:
way back in the day, I had a garishly colored car...
I got pulled over by the cops right and left in that thing.

didn't help that I was a kid, and prone to foolish antics. but it DID get to the point that the local PD knew me, knew my vehicle and would pounce on me as a known, easy, and favored target.

it really came to a point after my sainted mother went with me to court on a groundless reckless driving ticket... the judge in question happened to be a woman judge, and one of the customers of my mothers dress shop.

sounds hokey right?

in any case, where I got popped was coming south towards Richmond VA on route 1 coming into Ashland. and there is a stretch that goes from 55, to 45, to 35, in span of some 1000 yards. when I came on that speed change zone, I had taken my foot off the gas and by the time I had gotten down to 45, I had entered into the 35 zone, and the cop, commicly behind a roadside billboard popped up and pulled me over

DO YO KNOW that you were going 15 over the limit in a 35 zone!?!
"uhm... I saw the speed limit change sir, I was slowing down.. coasting..
THE ONLY REASON YOU SLOWED DOWN IS BECAUSE YOU SAW ME


keep in mind, this was a known speed trap, well, I didn't know, I was freak'n 16 at the time, and driving a friggen fly yellow Geo tracker convertible.


well, back to the courtroom, I thought it was crap, everyone else thought it was crap, the cop wrote me up as reckless, so I HAD to go to court over it, and as a minor, my mother went with me,

and while in court, the judge, and my mother had a quick chat about a upcoming suit sale, heard the cops story, heard my side of the story, and then the judge dismissed it with traffic school.

walking out of the court room we both over hear a state trooper telling my cop "don't worry, we'll get him" my mother both stop and look at the both of them, and they both leered back at us.



that was the START of my troubles...

and they didn't stop until I sold off my fly yellow convertible and purchased a beige gray ford SUV.

I'm afraid to say I have not owned a noticeable vehicle in a noticeable color ever since, nor have I had a personalized license plate either.

no need to be noticeable when you are surrounded by a bunch revinueing, power tripping assholes.
 
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