Cars We Drive!

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Bert1568, Jul 18, 2006.

  1. GreenFrog

    GreenFrog Senior member

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    The MP4 in orange is classic.

    When I get a 458, it's going to be in Ferrari red. Ferraris have to be red, IMO.
     


  2. Find Finn

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    I'm not feeling it in red.

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    On the one hand, I totally understand this attitude. It's the classic color, it's got history, it looks good - I can relate to someone getting their Ferrari or Ducati in red.

    On the other hand, to me it says "I've got plenty of money - imagination, not so much." The cars are practically bespoke - you don't just walk on the lot and find a bunch sitting there, the way you do with silver BMWs. With the broad vista of choice stretched before you, you went with the most common color there is. Hell, even Steve McQueen tried brown!
     


  5. GreenFrog

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    Good thing I really wouldn't care if someone thought I lacked imagination for driving a Ferrari red 458.

    Now, if we were talking about Lambos, I'd go for a crazier color combination. But, to me, a Ferrari always has to be red.
     
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    Actually I didn't know that, so thanks. Even though it looks like McLaren only raced in orange for 4 years, that definitely changes my stance.

    But objectively speaking, I still think it's way too loud.
     


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    ...right. Very imaginative explanation...

    Hey, I've got nothing against it, just saying it's not the route I'd go, being one of those guys at a Ferrari club meet trying to figure out which red 348/360/458/Enzo is theirs. More power to you. If everyone felt like me, my fictional Ferrari wouldn't stand out so much!
     


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    What I'm trying to get at, is that you can't accurately classify someone as lacking imagination based on their choice of car color. That's something called the fundamental attribution error.
     


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    If Im buying a 458 Im staying away from the common colors (red, yellow, white, black). These would be my choices in order:

    1a. My favorite color

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    1b. So close to above.

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    2. Huge distance from 1

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  10. Find Finn

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    Grigio medio.
     


  11. David23

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    Pictures don't even do the color justice. It's stunning in person.
     
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    Red was my 3rd choice when I was shopping and I ended up with it only because the best example I could find at the time was red. Now after so many years and the car being almost 20 yrs old, I wouldn't want it any other way. Something so classic about red/tan.
     


  13. GreenFrog

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    David, those are excellent color choices and they're all supremely beautiful.

    I'm impartial to the blue myself (currently have an interlagos blue bimmer)!
     
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    Interlagos isn't blue though. More like bastard purple with an identity crisis :p
     


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    Depends on the lighting and angles, it can go from deep blue to blue-purple hue to purple hue. I like it.
     
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