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(USA Today)   Chevrolet looks for sales increase with new cars in pink and purple. Unlike Chrysler, whose main color combination continues to be black and blue   (usatoday.com ) divider line
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2013-07-24 10:47:43 AM  
The various car dealers in my area used to do this sort of thing all the time... feature "pastel" colored vehicles in the spring time. It seemed to spur decent sales.

My "area" would be around Flint and Detroit Michigan. I believe it was predominately Chevy and Ford dealerships, usually the smaller cars like Chevettes and such.
 
2013-07-24 10:49:57 AM  
I guess I'll be the guy who says it, and I am the owner of a 2011 GMC Sierra 4x4.  The Sonic looks like a fun little car to boot around the city in.  I'd drive a purple one.
 
2013-07-24 10:50:21 AM  
Dear God, this is America! We won't stomach colorful paint on either our houses or our automobiles.
 
2013-07-24 10:52:42 AM  
Yes, what we need are more cars in the vaginal color pallete.
 
2013-07-24 10:56:58 AM  
www.examiner.com
The 90s are back!

You'll be lusting for a hunter green Explorer in no time.
 
2013-07-24 10:59:11 AM  
elviscadillacs.tripod.com

what's wrong with pink GM-built vehicles?
 
2013-07-24 11:01:23 AM  
Normally, I care more about what's under the hood, suspension, etc..., but I loved the style of this purple Chryco:
www.theprowlerstore.com
 
2013-07-24 11:12:07 AM  
I wouldn't mind seeing cars in more colors across the board...there are too many boring gray/white/maroon cars on the road. Not that I need to 'stand out', but it does make it easy to spot in the parking lot.

\Last car was a metallic green Sentra
\Now driving a Pontiac Vibe in a green color that they apparently only sold 700 or so of for one model year only.
 
2013-07-24 11:12:38 AM  
As the owner of two silver cars, I would seriously consider something in purple or pink for my next one. It's hard as hell to find my cars in parking lots. I think silver is the most popular color for cars in my area.
 
2013-07-24 11:17:49 AM  

MBZ321: I wouldn't mind seeing cars in more colors across the board...there are too many boring gray/white/maroon cars on the road. Not that I need to 'stand out', but it does make it easy to spot in the parking lot.

\Last car was a metallic green Sentra
\Now driving a Pontiac Vibe in a green color that they apparently only sold 700 or so of for one model year only.


Used to have a '97 GTP in Dark Teal Metallic.  Goregeous color that was discontinued after that year. Looked black in low-light, and sparkly deep-blue-green in bright sun.  Just as difficult to keep clean as Black, though, and showed everything.  But it was a beautiful color.
 
2013-07-24 11:25:45 AM  

MBZ321: I wouldn't mind seeing cars in more colors across the board...there are too many boring gray/white/maroon cars on the road. Not that I need to 'stand out', but it does make it easy to spot in the parking lot.

\Last car was a metallic green Sentra
\Now driving a Pontiac Vibe in a green color that they apparently only sold 700 or so of for one model year only.


Yeah, my latest vehicle, a 2013 GMC Terrain had three basic choices off the lot: White, Black and "Carbon"

I took the least boring option - "Carbon" which isn't bad, but it's basically dark grey from a distance. It's got some color shifting, at least.

Today's car execs should be required to show their old Hot Wheels collections, still kept from childhood and passed on to their own children. Those things had awesome paint jobs. We need more metallics and color-shifting, maybe a solid chromed sports car, too (saw one at the Detroit Auto Show one year... had to retreat behind a curtain to fap).
 
2013-07-24 11:55:23 AM  
Meh

media.wheels.ca

/hot (pink)
 
2013-07-24 12:15:50 PM  
I know subby was trying to be funny, but apparently he's never seen a purple Dodge Challenger.  (R/T, R/T Plus, R/T Classic as well as I think the SRT Core and SRT 392 are available in purple).
 
2013-07-24 05:41:10 PM  
Subby also must not realize that GM has always been a leader in car design. Even when the cars were made shiatty they mostly looked good.
Buick seems to have brought brown back as a car color with the Enclave. I'm starting to see brown toyotas, etc now.
 
2013-07-24 06:25:16 PM  
I don't buy boring color cars.  Take, for example, the current crop of Jeep Wrangler colors.  In the past two years they've had both boring and interesting colors.  I have one of those interesting colored ones(nice bright blue).  I could be persuaded to get a new Jeep for the new engine, but the colors are just crap this year.  I'll just wait for a new bright color to come along I suppose.  If they wait too long I'll have swapped in a 5.7 and then I'll never get rid of it.
 
2013-07-24 08:03:26 PM  

bopis: Subby also must not realize that GM has always been a leader in car design. Even when the cars were made shiatty they mostly looked good.
Buick seems to have brought brown back as a car color with the Enclave. I'm starting to see brown toyotas, etc now.

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2013-07-25 12:19:02 AM  
And me I thought Chrysler kept falling into the Red...
 
2013-07-25 03:20:45 AM  
My mother used to have a Chrysler Newport sedan ('73) that was green enough and fast enough to be called the Lime Lizard.

Chrysler in the early '70s did have a few groovy colors. Meanwhile, the limited range now is appalling. One Chrysler model I looked at online recently came in white, silver, gray, black and red. Of course, there is historic precedent for a limited color range. The 1956 300-B could be had in black, white or red.
 
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