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post #1 of 45 (permalink) Old 03-04-2007, 08:28 AM Thread Starter
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do you regret buying a black car?

black is definately pimp when its clean but to keep it pimpin' you pretty much gotta wash it every day. a few cars ago i bought a sweet pontiac GT in black but by the time i got it home from the dealership 15 miles away it was already dusty and dirty. since it was a car that i didn't have a garage for i got on the horn to the dealer and begged them to let me swap it out but i had to upgrade to the supercharged GTP for another 4k this time in white. the white kept much better than the black but not perfect. my last 2 vehicles were/are silver and i think it is by far the easiest color to keep without a garage. my speed3 is over 2 weeks old right now without a bath and still is looking good. im giving the baby his first bath this morning. i almost bought the blue and it may have been a little too dark for me to keep.

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Re: do you regret buying a black car?

Black is hard to keep clean, especially during the winter here in MI, but it's worth the effort!

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Re: do you regret buying a black car?

mine is garage kept and not driven every day so it stays clean a long time. So no I don't regret buying it. It wasn't my 1st choice (they didn't offer my 1st choice) but I'm not unhappy with it at all.
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Re: do you regret buying a black car?

My prior car was black. Even though I was a car washing fool that damn thing never could stay clean, well, not un-dusty, which is almost as bad.

Black looks good clean but damn if you don't look like a bum after a few days of it sitting outside. I live in So Cal. I couldn't imagine dealing with a black car in certain places.
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Re: do you regret buying a black car?

I live in an apartment and it sits outside all the time, and I still dont regret buying it! Nothing beats it when its clean


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Nothing beats black at night.
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Re: do you regret buying a black car?

i gotta admit that cleaning a silver car is a lot easier just because it's harder to see all the water marks and everything, but i don't mind the extra effor to keeping black clean.


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Re: do you regret buying a black car?

My last car was black (nighthawk black pearl to be exact). While it was a beast to keep clean, that was not my biggest issue with it. I hate the fact that any small surface scratch can be seen on a black car. I didn't have any dents or dings but man when I would see the smallest scratch I'd kill me. I agree that black looks AWESOME when it's clean, but I don't miss it at all.
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Re: do you regret buying a black car?

if u dont mind looking at a dirty car black is the nicest....in the winter its almost not even worth it to wash but in the nice weather its a beuty...


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Re: do you regret buying a black car?

I owned a black vehicle in the past - never again. One, they are a PAIN to keep clean. Two, the color fades more quickly then other colors. Three, scratches/dents are easily noticed. Yes, black vehicles look SWEET clean - but how often is that? 8)


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