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#11043 of 11433 Re: Brown looked great... [fintail]
Jul 13, 2013 (2:25 pm)
My wife likes a lot of the browns (probably more metallic bronze at this point) on some of the new cars available. But, the only option on the RDX we bought was too light.
#11044 of 11433 Re: Brown looked great... [stickguy]
Jul 14, 2013 (3:03 pm)
Yeah, brown on a modern car needs to be dark to look good. But a nice golden brown can work on a 70s car.
Like a 6.9 - my first choice would be a light silvery blue, but brown is probably my second choice:
For new cars, I drove by the local Lexus dealer and saw about a dozen new IS sitting outside.
#11045 of 11433 Re: Brown looked great... [fintail]
Jul 14, 2013 (6:52 pm)
I dunno Fin, my wife grew up on a farm and refers to vehicles in that sort of hue as "calve sh.." - just kidding! Seriously though, I'm personally more geared toward a goldish tannish sort of color because it's the brown hue's answer to silver - doesn't show dirt much and inconspicuous to police cruisers. I know; Boring!
#11046 of 11433 Re: Brown looked great... [berri]
Jul 14, 2013 (8:17 pm)
I'm personally more geared toward a goldish tannish sort of color because it's the brown hue's answer to silver - doesn't show dirt much and inconspicuous to police cruisers.
Yeah, that's the color of my '85 380SE. MB called it 'Champagne'. It's attractive on a Benz but I wouldn't drink champagne that color.
Jul 15, 2013 (2:41 pm)
Yesterday I parked next to a new BMW 5 series GT, the GT is the one with the controversial hatchback. This one didn't look bad from the angles I saw it at (mostly front 3/4) but I get why people don't like it. It's supposed to be 7 Series based but it didn't look much larger than my old (2000) E39 5er parked next to it. White doesn't flatter many cars but this one looked OK to me.
#11048 of 11433 SLS getting some paint
Jul 15, 2013 (4:58 pm)
Saw a Benz SLS leaving Lowe's yesterday, followed it a few blocks. Impressive, not what I'd call beautiful...how much fun can somebody have with that in town?
#11049 of 11433 Re: SLS getting some paint [texases]
Jul 16, 2013 (12:00 pm)
Most of them are just to show off...so lots of fun on the boulevard.
Saw a 2014 E-class, white.
#11050 of 11433 Re: Brown looked great... [berri]
Jul 16, 2013 (12:02 pm)
A poopy (excuse the expression...or not) brown won't work on a modern car, but it works when such colors were trendy. A friend of mine who mocks 70s cars has different names for each maker's brown - each having to do with doo-doo.
Gold can work sometimes, but can also be kind of beige.
Jul 18, 2013 (6:14 pm)
Not brand new, but saw a W221 S65 today, sounded like a muted WWII fighter plane. If only gas was cheaper. It was cooler than the murdered out current style ML63 I saw soon after.
Local Chevy dealer now has a line of 4-5 new Impalas, one at the end looked like the base model.
Jul 20, 2013 (7:28 am)
On the way up to and back from Orlando yesterday must've seen a dozen or so new Imapala's so they are starting to really show up now and it's an awesome looking vehicle compared to the rental fleet from 13 and earlier! GM did an exceptional job here and should be commended. Am very excited about getting one in the fall or winter for a trip to Orlando or Tampa...want to get some seat time in one to really see how good the vehicle is. On this same note, I'm not a lover of larger vehicles but the new Tahoe's we've driven lately have been very nice drivers and it's time for GM to do their magic and bring it into the 21st century. And first thing they need to do is get rid of that ridiculously wimpy steering wheel, hell, even the Chrysler 200 has a nicer and meatier wheel to hold on to! A small complaint I know but it's something that has to be used daily and to me, it's those little touches that really make or break a vehicle...that attention to the tiniest detail no matter how inconsequential it may be. I guess that's what puts the luxury brands above the mainstream ones, it's their attention to detail to make even the smallest thing a work of art. I guess there's no one perfect vehicle out there but some of these guys are pretty close! Just hope that on my next vehicle I can get some of that refinement for myself!