Post # 1
So I’m about to buy my first brand new car and I am surprising myself with how blase I am about the colors. All I know is that I don’t want a neutral- I live in LA and everybody has black/gray/white/champagne. Blah boring. Background- I’m 22, currently work at home, will be looking for a job in the eco/tech field this year. SO will be driving the car some too and I think he’d prefer I stay away from the teal.
The car is going to be a Prius C and here are the color options:
Here’s toyota’s site and color selector: PRIUS C
Absolutely Red: I like red but I think nonmetallic reds can sometimes look cheap. I haven’t seen this red in person but apparently it’s the same red as the Toyota Yaris- anyone have one?
Habanero: I like that it’s super distinctive and easy to find in a parking lot. But it doesn’t look like it’s metallic paint- does that look cheap? People say it ranges in color from the below salmony orange to a true orange depending on the light.
Summer rain/teal metallic: I liked this one a lot but I’ve only seen it inside the dealership, not outside. It looked too baby-blue inside. SO isn’t huge on this color because it’s kind of girly and the car looks like a toy already since it’s so small.. but I like that it’s metallic.
I think the other colors (neutrals, dark blue etc) are too boring or dark for the kind of sun we get here. I love the idea of the moonglow (white paint with green sparkles in the sunlight) but it doesn’t help the finding-my-car-in-the-sea-of-cars-in-LA problem.
Post # 4
If you’re thinking of re-selling stick to your basics.. Black has the highest re-sale value, followed by white and silver.
If you’re totally against nuetrals though I’d say red as it’s the safest, colors come in and out of fashion with cars just as they do with clothes so if you go with an out there color you may find it’s out of fashion in a few years and therefore hard to sell!
(as an example, when I was younger my mum bought a new car and we LOVED the purple it came in, as did a LOT of other people, it was hugely popular but she went with white to be safe – a few years later the purple had become very unappealing and there were tons of them for sale!!!)
Post # 5
I would get white or dark grey. I know you want to get a color, and that blue is pretty awesome, but the point about reselling is a good one. You won’t always want a cute car.
Also…to find your car, you just remember where you parked.
Post # 8
I really love the summer rain colour so pretty
Post # 9
I own this car! I have it in the metallic blue but not the one you have there. I got it in blue because it had everything I wanted and it was on the lot. Personally, whenever I see a red one, I am jealous because it looks so cute! But if you are going for something different, the light blue is very pretty and changed color with the light. I lovee my car, if you have any questions about it just ask! I’ve had it since May 2012.
Post # 10
- Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House
I like the red one best =)
Post # 11
I love the teal! My friend has a Prius and she LOVES it!
Post # 12
Oops I just saw that your SO doesnt like the teal. Is he paying for it? If not, I would go with what you love. I think of a Prius as a “girly” car anyway so I dont think it matters what color you go with (in terms of it being a girly color). Lol
Post # 13
@bmb5260: Wow, you must have gotten one at the very beginning! How do you like it overall? I had my second test drive today and I’m just kind of meh about it.. it was fine but nothing to jump up and down about. I drove a Mazda 3 and LOVED it but I have to be practical and get the good gas mileage. I’m consoling myself with the fact that I’d rather be able to afford to go to fun places and spend money than have fun getting there. I’m trying to get excited about the color choices.
Oh also, which trim do you have? I am getting the Two and I’m not happy about the light gray/black seats- I’m worried about them getting dirty. But I don’t know if I want to go to the trouble of buying custom seat covers (since there are airbags in the seats I guess standard/universal covers are bad.
Post # 14
@gelaine22: Haha, that made me laugh. I’m paying for it but for all intents and purposes it will be our car.. I’ll just be the owner. He told me to get it if I love it, but I obviously can’t decide!
Post # 15
Do not get the red one it is a known fact that police tend to stop cars that are red because “they tend to fast cars” Personally I would go blue
Post # 16
Good points. Black is wayy too hot here (I will be parking outside at all times) but I suppose I will consider white as well.