In Reply to: Saw one, wasn't very impressed posted by TC on October 04, 1999 at 12:35:44:
Looks great on the Ci when I saw it in the showroom. The i, I wasn't as enamored with.
: I saw an E46 323 in red just two days ago, and I actually found it kind of odd looking. The girl I was with also didn't seem to like it. It just didn't go very well with the E46 rear end. Don't know why but kept thinking "Civic". Red will definately show its age after a few years of washing, but I can tell most people who use this board are very careful.
: I have a silver and it stays clean much longer. Used to own a silver accord and it never got streaking like my friends red metallic one.
: But at the end of the day - what color do YOU like?
: Agree with the SUV comment - its always green or black and a pain in the ass to drive behind.
: : : do you get tired of that color?! That is what people are telling me about ordering a 2000 red bmw 323i. Any comments? The only thing I have to say to them is why wont i be bored or tired of a silver one?
: : Each color has its merits and problems. I like the metallic reds generally since they tend to be stunning when the sun is low in the sky and there is red in the light spectrum. Most of the car ads you will note use red cars filmed at sunset hours. Siena red does get a bit washed out at high noon but at other times and at night it is quite nice. Silver is the best for hiding chips and swirl marks. I also like the metallic greens too, but am now seeing just too many green cars now on the road. It seems almost every SUV is green!