Post # 1
So my darling hubby has offered to replace my 5 year old car. Of course, this offer came in coincidence with his much awaited arrival of the BMW X1 M Sport in my country. LOL.
My options are between the Mineral Grey and the Misano Blue.
My first thought is that the blue is a little too striking and loud. I am quite a simple person, often dress in earthy tones and that this color may be a little “in-your-face” for my personality. On the other hand, it does look pretty special. It is supposed to be the sports version, and does look cooler with the colors highlighting the sports trims.
The grey on the other hand, is a beautiful, timeless, elegant car that will age very well. But that’s about it. Its nothing special. Just a very nice, grey car.
Extra things to consider:
1) I am already 35, so perhaps the blue maybe a little too “young” and trendy for me, especially when i approach 40?
2) My hubby loves the blue, since the blue is synonymous with the M Sport variant (so he says). He says whats the point in getting sports trims if you can barely see it?
3) I will be the primary driver of the car, although I do consider his opinions since he is paying for it.
Please help a confused bee out! Vite and comment on why which color is better!
Thank you my lovelies 🙂
Post # 2
- Wedding: July 2019 - Australia
I imagine grey cars have more accidents than electric blue, they blend with the road.
Post # 3
I’d choose blue because soooo many cars are grey.
Also, blue cars are slightly less likely to be crashed into than grey ones.
It’s also pretty.
Post # 4
You are overthinking this.
I’ve never heard of picking a car color based on your age (or that blue is too flashy for that matter – shall we all gasp in horror at all my friends in their mid-30s and 40s driving red cars or my uncle in his late 60s driving a yellow car?). You’re not wearing the car to a gala – it is getting you from point A to point B. Pick whatever color you like best. And if you have no strong preference then get the blue since your husband seems to have a strong preference.
Post # 5
Hahaha… yes, when you put it that way, it does sound silly. I would never side-eye a 60 year old man driving a cherry red sports car or anything like that. I supposed Im just concerned with making the wrong choice. You know, choosing something on a whim because you liked it at the time, but after a while disliking it because it never really fitted with your true personality. And this is something Id be stuck with for a good few years!
Post # 6
Personality doesn’t have to be set in stone. You can be free to live a little too. You can still be a simple, earthy girl with a bright cool car.
Have fun! Choose “cooler”; the “something special” over “timeless, ages well, nothing special”. You’re 35, not dead.
Post # 7
Like the others have said, hopefully, in a bright blue car you would have less chance of someone not seeing you. Do pick a colour because of age – it’s a car- pick which one makes you happy.
Post # 8
I like the gray myself. The contrast on the bumper of the blue model isn’t my style. But get what you love! There is no wrong answer!
Post # 9
Blue! I had a grey car for years and now our car is white (fiancé’s choice). How boring! The blue is more fun and will be easier to spot in the parking lot 🙂
Post # 10
Your husband is quite right about the color. I had the M3 V8 in a special edition blue. Less than 700 of them out there. Sadly we decided to leave the car in Europe as it’s would have been a waste of Fahrvergnügen in the US with all the speed limits.
have you seen the color irl? I think that’s the deciding factor. Look at it and your gut will tell you what you want. My first though was grey but then I got thinking… hard to say. I have the X4 in black and the only other color for that car I’d choose is matte black.
hmmm my comment isn’t very helpful I guess 😂
Post # 11
To me it sounds like you’re kind of hesitant with the blue and feel more comfortable going with the grey!
I generally stick to neutral colours for everything, and if I get anything in a colour it’s usually a dark, muted colour or a jewel tone. I understand wanting to get the blue, because it IS really pretty, but being hesitant about whether you’ll like it for a long time or get tired of it.
The blue looks fun and more sporty to me, and the grey looks a bit more boring but more “elegant” if that makes sense. I definitely don’t think the blue car looks too young, though.
Another perk of the blue is that it’ll be much easier to find in a parking lot!
Post # 12
If you love the blue, get the blue! Have you seen them in person, though? The grey in person is super cool and that is the color of my car! I have had my car for 8 years and no wrecks, so I have no idea why people are saying it will “blend in with the road” (wtf? its a car that is moving, people can see it, I see cars that color all the time and have no problem hitting one of them). But get whatever makes you happy! If you like the blue car, go for it! It’s not a super out there color.
I do have a friend that sells cars and he was showing me a burnt orange car that was traded in that day. He said they actually gave him less on the trade in because it was such a specific color. If you were looking at a burnt orange or lime green or something, then yes, I would say worry about the trade in value. But blue? It is a very normal/standard color!
Post # 13
Blue, that grey looks lame and boring.
Post # 14
Blue. It’s pretty and it’s way more visible on the road. I like to be easily seen when I’m driving in the rain/snow. Besides, there’s more than enough boring gray cars on the road!
Post # 15
- Wedding: April 2016 - Manhattan, NY
mrsbjj17 : I’m boring and my car is a similar shade to the gray you are considering, so I prefer that. The shade of blue that you’re considering is too jarring for my tastes. I really like the way my vehicle looks and didn’t even consider other colors though, so whatever makes you happy is all that matters.