Getting a new Mazda – red or silver?

posted 2 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Which color should we get?
    Red : (35 votes)
    44 %
    Silver : (45 votes)
    56 %
  • Post # 2
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    Christy42213:  I have a silver Mazda CX-9 (slightly lighter color than the one pictured) and I absolutely love it!! Red just feels too flashy to me. 

    Post # 5
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2017

    Christy42213:  The insurance will also be slightly higher on the red one, FYI.

    Post # 6
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    218 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

    I personally like the siver one but try to pick the one that you love the most and be careful when asking for people’s opinion. When I got my mustang recently, everyone felt like they needed to tell me what color I should get. I got a lot of irritating comments such as “I hope you didn’t get the ugly red one.” Try to get the one that you lile the most. After all, you’ll most likely have the car for a couple of years.

    Post # 7
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    137 posts
    Blushing bee

    The choice is yours, but a police officer told me cars that are red, white or black tend to get more speeding tickets by officers. He said more visible. 

     

    a friend once told me to never buy a silver car, people would not be able to see you. Needless to say, I did not listen to him and was getting in accidents.

    Post # 8
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    1209 posts
    Bumble bee

    Jealous! SO Knows when his jeep dies that’s what we’ll be getting. I voted red because my firat choice is white then red! Enjoy! 

    And make sure you rust proof every year!  That’s one thing Mazda just isn’t great at.

    Post # 9
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    173 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: March 2015 - The Lodge at Mackenzie Place

    I have a Mazda3 and I love it!  I think the silver is chic, hides dirt well when you don’t have the time to wash it…red is great too, very sporty!

    Post # 10
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    Christy42213:  great choice!  I just got a 2014 mazda cx5 GT AWD!  I ended up with the meteor gray mica (dark gray).  My old car was silver and i loved how it masked how dirty it was (LOL)…with that said, the mazda silver is a little darker than the normal silver you see…and i’m digging the red.  I’m not sure hw long you intend to keep the car (i drive mine into the ground…LOL) but red kinda fades over time if its in the sun a lot.

    Post # 12
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2017

    MissMarple:  It is based on color. Black and Red cars have higher insurance because, they are viewed by insurance companies as having owners as more likely to speed. Just like a single guy under the age of 25 is more than a single girl under the age of 25. Sexist as it is, guys are thought to be more reckless. It actually makes perfect sense. Police also pull them over more than any other color. And just because Esurance doesn’t charge more, doesn’t mean other insurance companies don’t.

    Post # 13
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    598 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

     

    Its actually not based on color but rather than paint itself.

    Metalic paints cost more; therefore, cars painted with metalic finishes would cost more to repair thus making those rates slightly higher to account for this. Red vehicles do tend to have metalic paints so red vehicles MAY cost a bit more for insurance. But my white car also has a metalic finish and I pay for it so it’s not just red ones or black ones or any one color in particular.

    I can also vouche that the increase is just a little blip when it’s spread across payments. I wouldn’t let that deter you in any way. You won’t even notice. The same goes for the $300 upcharge. When you’re spending thousands of dollars, that $300 will not be noticable unless you’re paying outright in cash, in which case, you have tons of room to negotiate.

     

     

    ETA: My source for this information is my mother, who worked in the insurance industry for many years.

    Post # 14
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Silver, I like to blend and stay under the radar on the road.

    Post # 15
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    Buzzing bee

    MangoSong:  I realize not all insurance companies function the same way, but unless you have some sort of evidence to back it up, what you’re saying sounds like mere hearsay.

    NBC News listed it as an auto insurance myth: http://www.nbcnews.com/id/42900871/ns/business-consumer_news/t/five-biggest-myths-about-auto-insurance/#.VD10QtTF8Vk

    Snopes lists the hypothesis that red cars get significantly more speeding tickets than they should as most likely a myth: http://www.snopes.com/autos/law/redcars.asp

    In fact, if you google this, you’ll get a bunch of links alluding to it being a myth, so what I was wondering was whether you had any proof of this. If not, I’m more inclined to believe the reasoning in just_another_dandelion: ‘s post.

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