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View Poll Results: which color do you prefer for your car
solid red 10 8.00%
metalic red 8 6.40%
green 0 0%
yellow 2 1.60%
silver-all shades 27 21.60%
blue metalic 6 4.80%
white 16 12.80%
black 56 44.80%
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Old 26th October 2009, 16:55   #61
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I like Silver color.
Long time back, when I got a cycle in school days, I took it in Silver color.
Now my latest car is also silver color.
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Old 26th October 2009, 22:07   #62
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Ive got 2 cars and ones red and the others white.
personally minus the commitment i absolutely love black.
Close second comes white and third comes red.
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Old 27th October 2009, 09:15   #63
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I Have A Santro XL - Husky Blue.
Merc E 220 - White.

But Any Time I Like Black Colour .
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Old 28th October 2009, 00:23   #64
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Enthusiasts so obviously love black! Heck, 3 of my 4 cars are black and about 45% of this poll's respondents have chosen black as their colour of choice.

The masses think differently. Silver & white are the top two best selling colours in India.
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Old 28th October 2009, 00:43   #65
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hatchback - solid red...
SUVs - Black
Sedans - gold.
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Enthusiasts so obviously love black! Heck, 3 of my 4 cars are black and about 45% of this poll's respondents have chosen black as their colour of choice.

The masses think differently. Silver & white are the top two best selling colours in India.
Most of the Indians think Black is a non - auspicious colour. Thats the reason most of them avoid Black.

For an instance I wanted to buy a black Santro. But, due to objection from my family was forced to go for a Husky Blue.
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Old 28th October 2009, 05:53   #67
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Black or silver!I like red as well but only on some cars.
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Old 28th October 2009, 07:33   #68
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i forgot to mention my third car a black innova
its a bit tough to maintain but when taken care of it looks the best among all the colors.
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Old 29th October 2009, 23:19   #69
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White. Pure and simple white.
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It is fairly well known that darker colours tend to get lost in the roas bckground, esp. at dusk.

Also, darker colours need more frequent dust removal. We all admire a Shining Black Car, but a dirty black one?

I would say go by the market - Globally at one time it was white, now it is sliver.
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My favourite was always blue - various shades of it.
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Enthusiasts so obviously love black!
Both my cars are black. And the next one will be no different.

In fact, my neighbour and I share this attribute. Imagine four black cars parked side by side (it is a daily sight at my place).

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silver and white for our conditions (read HOT) is optimal. but give me RED.
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Most of the Indians think Black is a non - auspicious colour. Thats the reason most of them avoid Black.
Tell me about it. I had some amount of back & forth with my folks on the first black car (Jeep). Well, the Jeep served us just as well and is still part of the family (in her 13th year). No problems with black colour now
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Any color, as long as it's a shade of blue.

Cool Blue, Interlagos Blue, Alpine Blue, Montego Blue, Midnight Blue, Cobalt Blue, Interlagos Blue.. the list is endless!

Did I forget Interlagos Blue, quite possibly the best color ever created?
You stole the words out of my mouth or keyboard in this case

Nothing comes close to that color ! If only BMW offered that here

Finally I actually see a color close to that come to India, the Jazz and facelifted City have a similar blue.

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The masses think differently. Silver & white are the top two best selling colours in India.
But there seems to be a shift when you move up to the luxury segment. When I booked my Superb there was a long waiting on the car, however white and silver had least waiting !

Black and other shades were more delayed. Longest was for the Maroon, the one they advertised the car with during launch. This is always the case in India, the color advertised seems to become a very popular choice.
Likewise when Santro was launched, red was popular because SRK was zipping around in a red one in their commercials.
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