QOTD: Are You a Colorful Car Owner?

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey

Jeep has brought back the Tuscadero color for the Wrangler, and now added it to the Gladiator.

For those unfamiliar, it's eye-searingly pink.

This is obviously anecdotal, but I've found that there are people who like to buy bright-colored cars and those who like buy cars that are painted in shades that grab less attention. There's not much overlap between the two, though some will make exceptions if a certain shade looks good.

I am one of those -- given the choice, I'd mostly buy gray or silver vehicles, but there are certain shades of red, yellow, orange, blue and other bright colors that really pop on certain models.

What about you? Are you someone who goes for the colorful car, or who keeps it a bit more muted?

Sound off below.

[Image: Jeep]

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Tim Healey
Tim Healey

Tim Healey grew up around the auto-parts business and has always had a love for cars — his parents joke his first word was “‘Vette”. Despite this, he wanted to pursue a career in sports writing but he ended up falling semi-accidentally into the automotive-journalism industry, first at Consumer Guide Automotive and later at Web2Carz.com. He also worked as an industry analyst at Mintel Group and freelanced for About.com, CarFax, Vehix.com, High Gear Media, Torque News, FutureCar.com, Cars.com, among others, and of course Vertical Scope sites such as AutoGuide.com, Off-Road.com, and HybridCars.com. He’s an urbanite and as such, doesn’t need a daily driver, but if he had one, it would be compact, sporty, and have a manual transmission.

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  • SPPPP SPPPP on May 04, 2024

    Vibrant color 9 times out of 10 for me. There may be a few shapes that look just right in metallic gray, for example. There are a few nices ones out there. And I like VW "White Silver". But I'd usually prefer a deep red or a vibrant metallic green. Or a bright blue.

  • Zelgadis Zelgadis on May 04, 2024

    Elantra NLine in Lava Orange. I will never buy a dirty dishwater car again. I need color in my life.

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  • Tane94 Tane94 on May 05, 2024

    Blue Mini, love Minis because it's total custom ordering and the S has the BMW turbo engine.

  • DungBeetle62 DungBeetle62 on May 06, 2024

    This happened after a run of black cars that lasted Nov 1999 - Jan 2022.

    And while I like black cars, I had to vote with my dollars so we'll (hopefully) still have a choice

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