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#18 of 47 possible to glean info on most popular colors?
Nov 30, 2006 (2:36 pm)
when i check out the edmunds TMV for the 2007 CR-Vs, they include a color adjustment. i'm assuming this is somehow related to market demand for the various colors. for my zip code (95814), it goes like this:
glacier blue -62
green tea +31
royal blue +91
on way to interpret this is that glacier blue is either the least popular and/or the easiet to get out here (i think honda tends to send more of the trendy colors to california than any other state) and that royal blue is the most sought-after or the hardest to get. i've noticed at all the fully-accessorized CR-Vs i've seen are either black or royal blue (for whatever reason) and all those accessories (chrome wheels, side steps, spoilers, etc.) drive up the average selling price of those colored cars. what do you think?
#19 of 47 Re: possible to glean info on most popular colors? [snoopy21]
Nov 30, 2006 (8:52 pm)
I think the market adjustment for color is regionally-based, or at least, it should be. For instance, it would be much harder for you to sell a black or royal blue CR-V in Florida than a white, silver or glacier blue one. Along those lines, it would be harder to sell the lighter colored ones up north.
For my area (Powhatan, Virginia, 23139), the color adjustments are as follows:
Borrego Beige Metallic -$15
Glacier Blue Metallic +$31
Green Tea Metallic -$5
Nighthawk Black Pearl +$0
Royal Blue Pearl +$36
Taffeta White -$64
Tango Red Pearl +$63
Whistler Silver Metallic -$5
Okay... per Edmunds...
The price of a new vehicle may differ based on your choice of color and the area in which you are looking for this color. TMV® uses actual transaction data to calculate this adjustment.
#20 of 47 borrego beige metallic
Jan 04, 2007 (12:13 pm)
well, after initially declaring that borrego beige metallic color was the color i least wanted, i'm eating my words because it became the color i liked the most on the CR-V and was the color i eventually bought. it's actually not quite 'gold', being lighter with a hint of green.
i love how the green tea metallic looked in the brochure but i could never see one in person whereas i actually saw a couple of beige ones driving around and i was surprised at how nice it looked.
#21 of 47 Re: borrego beige metallic [snoopy21]
Jan 04, 2007 (2:01 pm)
Hey, thanks for the photo!
Actually I too like this one. My wife likes the silver (her current Honda Odyssey van is silver too). Since her second choice is the Beige we decided to look out for a beige one. I did see the green metallic color, but my wife just could not stand it so we compromized on the beige. I would have liked the silver, but the leather seats don't come in ivory and it gets pretty dark in there and the black seats can really heat up in the summer.
#22 of 47 Re: 2007 Honda CRV color pick [kazzi]
Jan 05, 2007 (11:37 pm)
i got the silver metallic, and my mother got glacier blue.
#23 of 47 Re: 2007 Honda CRV color pick [kazzi]
Jan 08, 2007 (2:12 pm)
Well for my money Green Tea is the classiest looking of all the colors. That color pulled me in to look at the CR-V.
Oh well thats why the paint em up in more than one color!
#24 of 47 Re: 2007 Honda CRV color pick [calvic]
Jan 09, 2007 (11:49 am)
jj, can you do me a favor and post some pics of your green CR-V? i have yet to see one and i'm sure it doesn't really look like the photos in the brochure and the colors depicted on the honda website are way off. thanks.
#25 of 47 Re: 2007 Honda CRV color pick [kazzi]
Jan 24, 2007 (9:48 am)
I ordered a Green Tea Metallic. My wife previously owned a 1990 Accord in the Glacier Blue, now she owns a 2000 Accord in the Borregio Tan Metallic. I have a Red Prelude. As you can see, we like to try a new color every time we buy a new Honda.
The green stood out to me because it's not something you see every day, and it seems to change color depending upon the lighting conditions. I've seen a photo on the net of one parked on a dealers lot in the snow on a cloudy day, and it looks like a rich olive/tan. I've seen it on a sunny day and it looks light olive/shimmery, and I've seen it on a sunny day in the shade, when it looks dark forrest green.
I think that no matter what color you go with you'll be happy, but for me, I decided to try something a little bit different, so it was Green Tea for me...
#26 of 47 Green Tea - Couple of different photos
Jan 24, 2007 (10:37 am)
#27 of 47 Re: Green Tea - Couple of different photos [schedvi]
Jan 24, 2007 (10:59 am)
My husband and I purchased a Green Tea Metallic two weeks ago. The color does change based on the light-it looks a lot lighter on a sunny day. I like it because it is a color that is very rare in the Houston area. I definitely have no problems finding it in the parking lot at the mall. I also drive a dark green Odyessey and sometimes I find myself trying to get into someone else's van as there are so many dark green ones out there.
I will be honest, at first it took some getting accustomed to, but now we love it. We bought it at night and we thought it looked darker than in the brochures but the color kind of grows on you (pardon the joke). It's the color of nature and trees, very unique shade.