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Can't decide on exterior color.. Any suggestions?

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by siraj, May 2, 2016.

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What combination do you prefer?

  1. Solid Black with Black interior

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  2. Solid Black with Tan interior

    27.3%
  3. Metallic Silver with Black interior

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  1. siraj

    siraj Member

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    I am contemplating between Solid Black and Metallic silver. I love the black color but since I already have a black BMW X5, I was leaning more towards silver. Anyone over here with metallic silver? Any good pics?

    I was thinking either solid back with black or tan interior or metallic silver with black interior. Any suggestions?
     
  2. Gizmotoy

    Gizmotoy Active Member

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    I didn't realize they brought back the light metallic silver. It was dropped for awhile. Certainly there's a ton more black Model S than silver, if that matters to you.
     
  3. ALLMYNE

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    I think the Silver Mettalic with black interior would be gorgeous and show off the lines the best
    I would get the grey turbines too
     
  4. siraj

    siraj Member

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    thanks.. I am leaning towards silver as well since I have a black suv. It's going to be easier to maintain. :)
     
  5. David99

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    I went with metallic silver as it shows dirt and dust the least. Especially black shows dirt so much.
     
  6. Panthers1521

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    Like others said, Silver really shows off the lines. J Lenno some talks about how he hates black cars because it hides all the lines.
     
  7. siraj

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    Thanks.. If you don't mind, can you upload a pic please?
     
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    Here ya go.... IMG_2182.JPG IMG_2183.JPG
     
  9. P85DBeast

    P85DBeast 3 Model S!! 85D,P85D,P100D

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    I didn't think that the silver would look nice on the refreshed S but I was proven wrong its beautiful in that color and with those wheels I love it. If i do get a refreshed S anytime soon I will for sure be going for the Silver with the 21'inch Wheels and Almost forgot the red Calipers also will be on my next S!:)
     
  10. ddruz

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    To the OP: I have a 2013 silver Model S with a tan leather interior which I am in the process of trading in for a 2016 silver Model S with a black textile interior and black alcantara headliner. I have been exceptionally pleased with silver.

    Silver is elegant and an exceptional exterior color for maintenance. Of all Tesla exterior colors it hides dirt best. This is a serious consideration. A black exterior is also elegant but shows dirt easily and has higher maintenance for that reason. If you are on the fence between silver and black it seems that the maintenance issue would tip the balance in favor of silver.

    All the Tesla interiors go well with silver. Black interior is particularly nice and it is the most maintenance free interior color. A black interior hides interior dirt better than any other--the opposite of the exterior.

    And if you are not dead set on leather, please consider the textile seats. The detailer at our Tesla SC confirmed that they wear better than leather. I also own a white Model S with textile seats which my significant other soul mate lady friend drives and from my experience they do wear better. IMO they are more comfortable than the leather seats as well. I have driven loaners with next gen leather seats and still feel the standard textile is a more comfortable seat, at least for my body. Thus I'm getting textile on my new silver Model S and saving $2500 which I am putting towards the premium interior--leather accouterments all around except what you sit on.

    Good luck in your decisions.
     
  11. beantobe

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    Obsidian black hides dirt better because it has silver flecks dispersed throughout. But it's still a dirt magnet.
     
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  12. Edmond

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    Mine is black and I'll be applying Scotchgard Pro 2 soon (myself) to help reduce the dirt.
     
  13. Sandman1962

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    I ordered obsidian black with a tan interior with carbon fiber and black headliner. To me it looks just right! I'll keep it clean and the Xpel will help! I cannot wait!

    Good luck in your choice!
     
  14. siraj

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    thank you everyone.. I decided to go with Silver and Black combo.. However I still have 1 more day to make the changes.. :)
     

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