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A1ARealtorRick

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Posted: 10/17/20 06:03am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

White vehicles everywhere, especially in the south (although when we lived in Orlando, I was flabbergasted at the number of black vehicles there!). And of course, the lion's share of light- to medium-duty commercial vehicles are white as well.

Coolest color to be sure, but nice light shades of green, blue, and gold (or champagne) are also cooler choices, and at least give the vehicle a little personality. Two-tones (white with a contrasting color) also tend to make your vehicle look a little less like everyone else's.

To each his own!


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Posted: 10/17/20 06:50am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

It seems to me that white vehicles are easier to see in most conditions and therefore have some safety advantage. For those concerned about global warming they reflect more solar heat back up. Add with less cleaning requited to stay looking nice they could be much quite a bit easier on the environment. Historically white has been the longest lasting and easiest to repair. My blue E350 needed a paint job in a bad way at 10 years old but the white one that replaced it still had good paint at 13 years when I let it go. All in all a very practical color.

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Mine is what ford calls "stone" kind of a grey/brown color, looks nice, but I usually buy used vehicles and end up with what ever color. SIL has a white truck like mine looks really good.
Only color I won't go with is red. won't buy a red vehicle.

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I have been driving red trucks for a lot of years, with the exception of a used black dually I had for 14 months.
I am known for red vehicles, red being my favorite color. I have had all kinds of them over the last 5 decades.

I have been looking at used trucks, even a new build on GMs website.

No more red!
So I got to thinking,
Gee that truck looks nice in white! [emoticon]


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I'm on my 4th white truck [emoticon]

If I ever order another one...it will not be white [emoticon]

edit. Correction 4th white truck...forgot about one....also 2 white cars.

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My last white vehicle was about 47 years ago. A 1963 Pontiac Lemans wagon with many, many rust accents.
My Ram is Delmonico Red and my AMX is Big Bad Green.
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SIL’s new Ram is white.
Owned one white vehicle and it was 2-tone gray bottom 2000 Ford Explorer Sport. Wanted a Transit Connect in white but SWMBO wouldn’t drive a bread delivery truck !
I’ve had more silver, light, dark, & 2-tone, vehicles than any other color. Current truck is Race Red, bought off the lot (wanted the white pearl or guardsman green). My first vehicle was a well used 1966 Ford Mustang convertible 289 V8 in red with black top & interior. Other red was 1994 Explorer 2dr Sport. 3 red, 5 silver, 2 metallic brown, 4 black, 1 yellow, 1 two tone blue,1 white, 9 were Ford, 3 Mazda, 2 Spitfires.
What I notice at stoplights more than colors is the number of trucks and SUVs (& wanna be SUVs). Then there’s the vans. I can see why the vehicle makers cut back significantly on sedans.


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Further to the debate, I found this article of interest:

Truck Colors

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I've had various colors. Part of the reason there are so many white trucks is beccause the manufacturers aren't making the variety of colors that they used to. Green was the first color to go. I've had many different colors and won't have another white vehicle. Here in the northeast they are impossible to keep clean. Shortly after washing they tend to turn a dirty ivory. I also won't have another red. Red paint tends to oxidize and needs to be constantly waxed.

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My 2011 Ram is hunter green. Get a lot of compliments on the colour but don't see many around. It's one of those colours that changes according to the light. It is green but can also look blue or black depending on the light.

Like other dark colours it is hard to keep clean.

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