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Red or Grey Exterior?

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by gameboy, Sep 5, 2013.

  1. gameboy

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    #1 gameboy, Sep 5, 2013
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    Red or Grey? Looking for pros and cons. I'd be ordering P85+ with pano, grey wheels, CF spoiler, and plans to tint windows. I've downloads pics of red and grey cars from here and view them constantly and I still can't decide. Maybe it's because the pictures of red and grey aren't very good at times and that makes it difficult.
     
  2. fiksegts

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    I've had both, kept the Red.....
     
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    #3 gameboy, Sep 5, 2013
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    fiksegts, your pictures are the best and have me wanting red! What are your pros and cons comments of each color?
     
  4. MaryMartin

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    Red looks awesome!
    In my opinion you should go for red .
     
  5. Argelius

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    I wish they'd made the signature red a permanent color...just a bit more understated than the current red that screams "look at me!!"
    I went with Gray.
     
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    Sold the Silver and bought the Red so I voted with my wallet :)
     
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    #7 SwedishAdvocate, Sep 6, 2013
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    I’m guessing you might not rank this aspect that high up, but the red probably makes for a more visible car. Perhaps the red could save you from being rear ended by a distracted driver one day.

    See for example:

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    Image credit: TMZ (Source: Kylie Jenner -- My First Car Crash | TMZ.com )

    And as it were, that car hit by the truly giant Geländewagen driven by a sixteen-year-old appears to be grey…

    And just in case you would happen to be so inclined… Pearl White or Silver will reflect more sunlight :rolleyes:

    Silver is also a practical color from a dirt accumulation point of view… :rolleyes:
     
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    I always wanted the red, only bought the grey so I could have a Model S while waiting for the red to arrive... can't say there are any pro/cons of either aside from I really like the red/grey... :)



     
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    The red is beautiful, but attracts policemen.
    The grey doesn't show much dirt, but nobody wants to look at a grey car anyway.
     
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    I had the exact same dilemma not so long ago (not the P85 tho) between the red and grey, and in the end I went for .....green!
     
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    I have the gray and love it. But if I were to redo my order today I'd get the red, it's so beautiful.
     
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    I couldn't decide between the 2 colors, went back & forth hundreds of times in my mind & even went to the service center see the 2 next to each other, I am glad I got MC Red.

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    Signature red is sexy. Red is going to show every scratch, blemish dent etc, just like black.
     
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    I've found the multi-coat red hides the dirt pretty well ... unless it gets filthy.
     
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    We have been pleasantly surprised to see that our multi-coat red does a great job of hiding dirt. This is our first red car and we totally love this red and have received so many compliments on the color.
     
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    The multi-coat red is gorgeous. Would have ordered that if all our other household cars weren't white. :rolleyes:
     
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    I have red and it is awful, shows the dirt, really,flashy,sexy just down right bad, bad, bad. No redeeming qualities at all. Do not get red. I will have to sell mine if everywhere I go I see red!!!!!!!
     

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