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I saw another Tit grey sedan on the streets today, so far here in Calgary (and most likely the rest of the world), tit grey seems to be the predominant color. With that being said, even though I love the color, I want to be a little different.

I was considering the Velocity Red.

But I'm debating on the color because the red might lose its novelty in a couple of years. Moreso, red seems like a color well suited for sports cars. I don't really like to see it on Sedans. take a TSX for example, how many red ones have you seen? Or red Honda Civics, etc.

An example of this is my friend who bought a Yellow/Orange/Gold 2001 Honda Civic Coupe. After a couple of years and now in his young professional career, he would have preferred a more classic color.

On the other hand, my bro says that the red would be nice, not only for the paint job but for safety reasons as well. He drives a dark Acura and was almost rear ended/side swiped. Red cars on the road are noticed and thus with the increased visibility, the car is more safe.

On the flipside, a red car slightly increases insurance as well gains more attention from law enforcement.

What do you all think?
 

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I personally don't think red will go out of style. My qualm with the red, was that the metallic was too deep. It was almost painful to look at IMO. I also liked the tit grey, however realized it's potenial for color of the year, similar to silver last year. For this reason, I went Black Mica. Has a nice metallic with the style of black. I personally think the black makes the car look richer(not like price but class).

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Taking care of a black car is very difficult. Not too sure I want to invest more time than needed to make sure the car looks nice.
 

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Taking care of a black car is very difficult. Not too sure I want to invest more time than needed to make sure the car looks nice.
I understand, but with the Mica, many of the imperfections that can be seen on black cars are disguised by the metallic. Unless you mean keeping it clean whihc I have a natural obsession with.

What do you mean by deep? Like, almost a blood red?
I mean too deep metallic. Staring at it is like entering a third dimension. It's not deep as in dark, but deep as in way too much metallic. It hurts to look at IMO. My dad, who loves metallic, even said it was a little too much. Still a nice color though.

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"I saw another Tit grey sedan on the streets today, so far here in Calgary (and most likely the rest of the world), tit grey seems to be the predominant color. With that being said, even though I love the color, I want to be a little different.

I was considering the Velocity Red."

That's a good choice, it's what I picked for my 3 Sport.

"But I'm debating on the color because the red might lose its novelty in a couple of years. Moreso, red seems like a color well suited for sports cars. I don't really like to see it on Sedans. take a TSX for example, how many red ones have you seen? Or red Honda Civics, etc."

How could Red, possibly one of the few stalwart colours over the years become a novelty? The 3 is a sporty ride so a "sporty" colour like Red well suits it. As for how many TSX I've seen in Red, well actually the only one I've seen in the last month was oddly enough in red. And several years ago I owned a Red Civic, it was a good colour on it. A buddy owned a Purple Civic, now there is a colour that wears on you.

"An example of this is my friend who bought a Yellow/Orange/Gold 2001 Honda Civic Coupe. After a couple of years and now in his young professional career, he would have preferred a more classic color."

I don't know when Red stopped being a classic colour.

"On the other hand, my bro says that the red would be nice, not only for the paint job but for safety reasons as well. He drives a dark Acura and was almost rear ended/side swiped. Red cars on the road are noticed and thus with the increased visibility, the car is more safe."

Yep, we joked about not having White 3's around when I bought mine but I dont' think I would, in some of those blizzards it's nice to stand out, lol!

"On the flipside, a red car slightly increases insurance as well gains more attention from law enforcement."

I've never heard of Red paint increasing insurance premiums, my premiums didn't rise dramatically when I went from a Silver to a red car a few years back. And bullocks to the law enforcement paying more attention to red cars, I got hassled more in black and dark blue cars than I ever had in red.

"I mean too deep metallic. Staring at it is like entering a third dimension. It's not deep as in dark, but deep as in way too much metallic. It hurts to look at IMO. My dad, who loves metallic, even said it was a little too much. Still a nice color though."

I have no idea what you are talking about. How can looking at deep paint "hurt"? I mean seriously, how does it cause phsyical harm? I'm curious cause all my friends and family have said was "Ooo, I love that paint!" Not, "Ahh my eyes are bleeding from the metalic finish!!!!! Get it AWAY!!!! :p
 

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I HAVE A VELOCITY RED SEDAN but i cant post pix cuz i have no host ! :(
 

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neomonkey said:
But I'm debating on the color because the red might lose its novelty in a couple of years. Moreso, red seems like a color well suited for sports cars. I don't really like to see it on Sedans. take a TSX for example, how many red ones have you seen? Or red Honda Civics, etc.
IMO red will look good on vehicles which look aerodynamic or sporty, for example, red will look good on a sedan like the 6 (or 3), but not on an accord or camry. Even on large vehicles, if the shape is right (Caravans or 00-01 MPVs), red looks really good, esp /w GFX.

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Red cars on the road are noticed and thus with the increased visibility, the car is more safe.
I agree they get noticed more but I doubt that translates to a significant reduction of accidents. I believe they are caused more by careless/dangerous driving & driving while intoxicated. I know of a few incidents where red cars have been hit due to no fault of the driver.

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On the flipside, a red car slightly increases insurance as well gains more attention from law enforcement.
I've asked my insurance agent about this & they really couldn't care less about the colour of my car. However, make, model, # of doors, & engine type make a huge difference to your premiums. Yes, a red car will catch the eye of law more so than say a minivan, even if they're both going at 20km/h over the limit - it happened to me, & I was drving the red car :( . The remedy? Go slower (like no more than 10 over) & stay in the right lane - they should leave you alone.
 

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(Yeah sorry bout that I use the quick reply too much.)

I saw another Tit grey sedan on the streets today, so far here in Calgary (and most likely the rest of the world), tit grey seems to be the predominant color. With that being said, even though I love the color, I want to be a little different.

I was considering the Velocity Red.
That's a good choice, it's what I picked for my 3 Sport.

But I'm debating on the color because the red might lose its novelty in a couple of years. Moreso, red seems like a color well suited for sports cars. I don't really like to see it on Sedans. take a TSX for example, how many red ones have you seen? Or red Honda Civics, etc.
How could Red, possibly one of the few stalwart colours over the years become a novelty? The 3 is a sporty ride so a "sporty" colour like Red well suits it. As for how many TSX I've seen in Red, well actually the only one I've seen in the last month was oddly enough in red. And several years ago I owned a Red Civic, it was a good colour on it. A buddy owned a Purple Civic, now there is a colour that wears on you.

An example of this is my friend who bought a Yellow/Orange/Gold 2001 Honda Civic Coupe. After a couple of years and now in his young professional career, he would have preferred a more classic color.
I don't know when Red stopped being a classic colour.

On the other hand, my bro says that the red would be nice, not only for the paint job but for safety reasons as well. He drives a dark Acura and was almost rear ended/side swiped. Red cars on the road are noticed and thus with the increased visibility, the car is more safe.
Yep, we joked about not having White 3's around when I bought mine but I dont' think I would, in some of those blizzards it's nice to stand out, lol!

On the flipside, a red car slightly increases insurance as well gains more attention from law enforcement.
I've never heard of Red paint increasing insurance premiums, my premiums didn't rise dramatically when I went from a Silver to a red car a few years back. And bullocks to the law enforcement paying more attention to red cars, I got hassled more in black and dark blue cars than I ever had in red.

I mean too deep metallic. Staring at it is like entering a third dimension. It's not deep as in dark, but deep as in way too much metallic. It hurts to look at IMO. My dad, who loves metallic, even said it was a little too much. Still a nice color though.
I have no idea what you are talking about. How can looking at deep paint "hurt"? I mean seriously, how does it cause phsyical harm? I'm curious cause all my friends and family have said was "Ooo, I love that paint!" Not, "Ahh my eyes are bleeding from the metalic finish!!!!! Get it AWAY!!!! :D
 
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