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Exterior color

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by PlanB, Nov 25, 2014.

  1. PlanB

    PlanB Banned

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    I am getting ready to order my 3rd Tesla. I am debating on exterior colors and have hit a wall. I would like anyone's opinion on what color is your favorite and why?....I am debating between black and gray. My decision is also for resale value as well. I had heard that black was the most popular choice?

    I know that black shows everything but my last two cars where gray so I am over it.

    What do you think? :confused:
     
  2. Cerie

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    I like Red for P85s. I think that car deserves a flashy color and the Tesla MC red is actually pretty and not too orangey undertoned.

    I personally have black, which I had Opti-coated so my husband would have an easier time maintaining the car. Blue is nice as well although it might as well be black unless it's in direct sunlight. If I were to buy another Tesla today, I would probably still get black. Funny enough, my husband and I were just having this exact conversation a minute before I saw your thread.
     
  3. PlanB

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    You would think it would be an easy choice, but when you are ordering it there's no going back!..thanks for your input.

    And I like the MC Red as well I just couldn't do it on a daily basis.
     
  4. stevezzzz

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    When you're behind the wheel you hardly see the red. What do you intend to do: stand in the garage and look at it, or drive the bejeezus out of it? :biggrin:
     
  5. 3s-a-charm

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    I chose black to be classy (originally was going to go with grey but felt it was too understated). I know the black is hard to keep clean (I have 2 black and 1 grey car now) but when it IS clean it looks AMAZING!
     
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    Black, I swore I would never go with black again. Gets dirty just looking at it.
    Grey, very understated. Blends in too much.
    Blue, very nice in the sunlight but to much like black---dirt magnet.
    Silver, I just never liked silver so that's out
    White, sharp and stays clean but every car manufacture makes the same white color
    Red, Tesla Red what can I say. Sharp, eye catcher, really stands out.

    My choice would be Red.
     
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    Since I was set on trading my P85+ for the P85D, I was intent upon using the opportunity to get a new color combo. I LABORED for weeks past my confirmation date, to the point of frustration for my DS. I narrowed it down to pearl white and MC Red and must have stared at 30 cars in a few weeks, trying to picture myself with each color. Ultimately, I settled back on my current color -- blue/tan with 21inch greys because I absolutely love the combo. I felt like was looking at new colors to make the car feel as 'new' as possible but perhaps compromising the aesthetic I was looking for. In the end, I realized that I admire both pearl white and mc red tesla's on the road, but I feel best walking up to a blue one every day. So that's what I'm getting :)

    I'll admit that I'm still second guessing myself. High class problems, I guess.

    Good luck!
     
  8. PlanB

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    I had a blue loaner yesterday and that's a no go. Leaning towards black
     
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    Pearl White is the fastest color
     
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    In my opinion, nothing is as eye catching as the MC Red. It has a "wow!" factor that the other colors do not. The other colors are wonderful in a different, more subtle, refined, and elegant way, whereas the red is a bit "in your face." If you enjoy that sort of thing, the red brings it.
     
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    FWIW- picked up our black S85 last Saturday in Fremont.

    Of ~9 cars under the delivery tent that morning for pickup, there was one std white, one dk blue, one green and six blacks.

    A delivery specialist also commented that black was one of the most popular color selections.

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    I think that's because the two cheapest colours are black and white, and white isn't very popular... I don't think it's because everyone really really wants black.
     
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    You must be referring to standard white because Pearl White is not cheap, is beautiful, and there are many of us who have it.
     
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    I dropped off my Tesla this am for trade in and I got a red 85 to drive for the weekend. Easy choice to cross red off, probably going with black.

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    #15 PlanB, Nov 26, 2014
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    Going to miss my baby
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    2 others were dropped off for P85D trade before I got there at 8:30am!
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    I specifically referenced the two cheapest colours, and as Pearl White is one of the most expensive colours, no, I wasn't referring to it.
     
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    They state that black is the most common in the luxury segment.

    Of course, how much of this is what customers want, vs what manufacturers provide?
     
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    I really don't get this. I don't like, black, white, or grey. To each their own, but they seem so dead-flat boring. I bought red, for lack of any other actual colour. I would have been really happy with a brighter blue or green.
     
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    Nope, red is faster but Pearl White is the prettiest color :).
     

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