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ultimateforce
Apr 25, 2008

SKINNY JEANS CANT HOLD BACK THIS ARC




This is not a car game thread, I really do think red cars are ugly looking. Post ugly factory car colors here.

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Terrible Robot
Jul 2, 2010

FRIED CHICKEN


Slippery Tilde

Bright reds look awful on cars usually, but I like some darker shades. Both of my Celicas are red, which needs to change.

You'll take my porno-red interiors from my cold, dead hands however.

I really don't like Toyota's new metallic grey. It has too much flake, like some kind of stealthy bass-boat.

Disgruntled Bovine
Jul 5, 2010



Yeah, I agree on the bright reds thing, but if you don't like this color you have no soul.

FuzzKill
Apr 1, 2005

Snuff the punk.



You never liked a bright red car? Ever?

e: I think everyone should post their red cars here. Rename the thread 'post your terribly ugly red cars here'

Pivit
Oct 14, 2012

And the Itsy Bitsy Spider
went up the spout again.


I don't like the Ferrari California in red.



Looks good in black.

NumbersMatching320
Oct 24, 2010

RESALE VALUE, MEIN HERR




Pillbug

The most horrendous paint ever applied to a vehicle, it was a one-year color on the already kinda wtf-looking Pontiac Vibe.

They called it Envy, likely because the any car wearing it envies cars with non-awful paint. And I secretly wish my Vibe was that color

mafoose
Oct 30, 2006

volvos and dogs and volvos and dogs and volvos and dogs and volvos and dogs and vulvas and dogs and volvos and dogs and volvos and dogs and volvos and dongs and volvos and dons and volvos and dogs and volvos and cats and volvos and dogs and volvos and dogs and volvos and dogs and volvos and dogs


As an owner of a red wagon, I kinda agree. I wish it was white, or black, or blue, but not green (unless it's lime green).

BUT, one of my dream cars is a Porsche guard's red air cooled turbo 911.
Also, Ferrari's tend to pull off red pretty well.

blk
Dec 19, 2009


ultimateforce posted:



This is not a car game thread, I really do think red cars are ugly looking. Post ugly factory car colors here.

gently caress you, buddy - with OEM badging and wheels, no stupid lip and black upholstery, that is my Miata.

Disgruntled Bovine posted:

Yeah, I agree on the bright reds thing, but if you don't like this color you have no soul.




Burgundy and dark metallic reds are for old farts who want their car to look like wine because they think it makes it classy. In this case, it makes a perfectly classy car tacky.

Seik
Apr 15, 2006

Yes, I am indeed purple.

Pillbug

The new Dodge Dart might have sold better if it came in some good colors.

8ender
Sep 24, 2003

clown is watching you sleep


gently caress grey cars. Buy white and show off your panel gaps with pride or a darker colour and show off all the poo poo stuck to your car. Grey is loving unacceptable. Grey is ordering a coors light because the beer menu has a bunch of beers you haven't heard of. Grey is going to buy hotdogs and getting those packs of 24 tiny stupid wieners instead of ballpark franks. Settling in for some after date sex and deciding, hey babe, hand job is fine, I'm tired.

gently caress your grey car you coward. Also tan cars.

DEUCE SLUICE
Feb 6, 2004

I dreamt I was an old dog, stuck in a honeypot. It was horrifying.


Car buyers (and therefore manufacturers) are cowards nowadays. White. Silver. Dark Grey. Darker Grey. Black. Dark Blue. Past that, you're lucky if you get red instead of beige, let alone something interesting like an orange, green, or whatever.

It's crazy looking back at something like the Corrado. In 1995 you could get red, white, grey, dark red, silver, dark blue pearl, metallic black, black, burgundy pearl, MOTHERFUCKING ICEGREY VIOLET, pearl orange, aqua blue, purple, green/blue pearl, blue and green.


Terrible Robot posted:

You'll take my porno-red interiors from my cold, dead hands however.

I really don't like Toyota's new metallic grey. It has too much flake, like some kind of stealthy bass-boat.

Bass-boat flake grey with porno-red interior sounds awesome though, doesn't it?

its curtains for Kevin
Nov 14, 2011

Fruit is proof that the gods exist and love us.

Just kidding!

Life is meaningless


Why the gently caress was tan ever accepted as a good color for sedans


There's one sedan that doesn't look like total poo poo in tan and that's a early 2000s mitsubishi lancer.

InitialDave
Jun 14, 2007

I Want To Believe.


Small cars and sports cars look good in bright red. It rarely seems to work with larger vehicles unless they're fire engines.

puberty worked me over
May 19, 2013

by Cyrano4747


ultimateforce posted:

Post ugly factory car colors here.


Thankfully the "Sunburst Yellow Metallic" civic was quarantined to the Philippines

Terrible Robot
Jul 2, 2010

FRIED CHICKEN


Slippery Tilde

Tommychu posted:

The most horrendous paint ever applied to a vehicle, it was a one-year color on the already kinda wtf-looking Pontiac Vibe.

Extra posted:


Thankfully the "Sunburst Yellow Metallic" civic was quarantined to the Philippines

Umm these colors own unironically.

DEUCE SLUICE posted:

Bass-boat flake grey with porno-red interior sounds awesome though, doesn't it?

It...does, yeah. Maybe I just hate the flake grey because I see about 100 cars every day in that color.

IronCastKnight
Jul 27, 2013


There are exactly two cars I feel belong red: My Miata, and my parents' 1961 Comet. On everything else it just looks tacky and lame.

Neptr
Mar 1, 2011


DEUCE SLUICE posted:

Car buyers (and therefore manufacturers) are cowards nowadays. White. Silver. Dark Grey. Darker Grey. Black. Dark Blue. Past that, you're lucky if you get red instead of beige, let alone something interesting like an orange, green, or whatever.

It's crazy looking back at something like the Corrado. In 1995 you could get red, white, grey, dark red, silver, dark blue pearl, metallic black, black, burgundy pearl, MOTHERFUCKING ICEGREY VIOLET, pearl orange, aqua blue, purple, green/blue pearl, blue and green.


Bass-boat flake grey with porno-red interior sounds awesome though, doesn't it?

Came to say this. Car owners are polluting our roads with depressing hues in the name of "resale value" and "I heard you have to pay more insurance on red cars." Look at a parking lot and you see parking lot colored cars. It's shameful and every new car buyer should be hit with a plank for their desire to be so incredibly boring.

Lightbulb Out
Apr 28, 2006

slack jawed yokel


I have a red car. It owns. Deal with it haters.

NumbersMatching320
Oct 24, 2010

RESALE VALUE, MEIN HERR




Pillbug

Terrible Robot posted:

Umm these colors own unironically.

It's a love/hate thing for me. Envy is also one of those colors that's tough to nail with a picture, it's even better/worse in person (and much less comparable to the Fiesta color everyone's always going on about). The cool/dumb thing about it is it makes grey cladding look better, the ones in that color with body-colored cladding look like poo poo.
Mine's gunmetal grey with non-bodycolored cladding vv

revmoo
May 25, 2006

#basta


Red is a color for housewives that want something "sporty"

cursedshitbox
May 20, 2012

Your rear-end wont survive my hammering.



Fun Shoe

revmoo posted:

Red is a color for housewives that want something "sporty"



Sporty indeed.



It WAS a housewife car before I got it.

ExtremeODD
Jul 16, 2005


Nitro yellow green Neon



Lusted after one as a teenage owner of a 98 plymouth neon expresso (auto trans, slowest form of the neon) but looking back that is a god awful color.

Tommychu posted:

The most horrendous paint ever applied to a vehicle, it was a one-year color on the already kinda wtf-looking Pontiac Vibe.

They called it Envy, likely because the any car wearing it envies cars with non-awful paint. And I secretly wish my Vibe was that color

Extra posted:


Thankfully the "Sunburst Yellow Metallic" civic was quarantined to the Philippines

Ok well maybe the NYG neon isnt so bad.

InterceptorV8
Mar 9, 2004

Loaded up and trucking.We gonna do what they say cant be done.



My old 2002 was about this color, but someone rematched the paint with posterpaint.

Alzabo
Oct 23, 2002

You watched it, you can't unwatch it.


People who go to a car dealer and buy a brand new car in any shade of grey or silver have no soul.

DEUCE SLUICE
Feb 6, 2004

I dreamt I was an old dog, stuck in a honeypot. It was horrifying.


Alzabo posted:

People who go to a car dealer and buy a brand new car in any shade of grey or silver have no soul.

The problem is that there aren't options. Take the GTI, for example: White, two greys, black, dark blue and red. This from a car you used to be able to get in Montana Green, Cosmic Green, Oak Green, Tropic Orange, Ginster Yellow, Futura Yellow!

Yet in Germany you can get the Mk7 in:

Pure White
Black
Tornado Red
Carbon Steel Grey
Limestone Grey
Night Blue
Reflex Silver
Tungsten Silver
Deep Black Pearl
Oryx White Pearl
Blue
Dark Violet Pearl
Deep Blue Pearl
Inky Blue Pearl
Light Blue
Mercato Blue
Moonlight Blue
Ravenna Blue
Silver Blue
Techno Blue Pearl
Ultramine Blue
Violet Touch Pearl
Ginster Yellow
Yellow
Platinum Grey
Silver Grey
Pewter Grey
Bright Green Pearl
Mint Green
Racing Green
Reseda Green
Cola Red
Dark Burgundy Pearl
Flash Red

DEUCE SLUICE
Feb 6, 2004

I dreamt I was an old dog, stuck in a honeypot. It was horrifying.


Also, all hail the Best Worst Color of all time:

NumbersMatching320
Oct 24, 2010

RESALE VALUE, MEIN HERR




Pillbug

DEUCE SLUICE posted:

Also, all hail the Best Worst Color of all time:



Wow, it's like.... Caramel Creme Baby-poo poo

Wheeee
Mar 11, 2001


Lightbulb Out posted:

I have a red car. It owns. Deal with it haters.


But that is a small car, red owns on small cars.



Fat red cars just look swollen.

Great Beer
Jul 5, 2004



I like my red RX-8.

puberty worked me over
May 19, 2013

by Cyrano4747


Lightbulb Out posted:

I have a red car. It owns. Deal with it haters.


It has that orange tint (or maybe it's just the lighting?) to it that makes it look amazing though. Red with a hint of orange is one of the most beautiful car colors.


Neptr
Mar 1, 2011


DEUCE SLUICE posted:

Also, all hail the Best Worst Color of all time:



The original press shots of the new M4 were with some new hue of Phoenix Yellow - how did they forget how poorly received it was on the E46? Top Gear flat out said it was awful on their show.

Still better than silver/gray though.

Guru Yaekob
Feb 5, 2011

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OP is correct in every case except this one exception to the rule.

The only good looking red car on earth.

its curtains for Kevin
Nov 14, 2011

Fruit is proof that the gods exist and love us.

Just kidding!

Life is meaningless




Red looks good on Lancias too.

Pr0kjayhawk
Nov 30, 2002

Zoom Zoom, motherfuckers


Great Beer posted:

I like my red RX-8.


Velocity Red Mica is a gorgeous color. I've overheard a couple people at shows say something to the effect of "I don't normally like red but this looks really nice." Back when I had my red FD I thought I would repaint it Velocity Red when the time came. Same with the Lotus as well.

Phone
Jul 30, 2005

ああ!彼からのメールだ!

College Slice

Silver looks like dogshit on pretty much every car, so it's just random chance that 50% of cars out there are loving silver.

The only gray I like is the Dolphin Gray Mica on the NC Miata because it has a green hue to it:

DoLittle
Jul 26, 2006


Red can be the correct color:





The only problem is that on all old red cars the paint is faded as hell. For some reason, red seems particularly prone to fade.

DoLittle fucked around with this message at 08:29 on Jun 22, 2014

Lightbulb Out
Apr 28, 2006

slack jawed yokel


Extra posted:

It has that orange tint (or maybe it's just the lighting?) to it that makes it look amazing though. Red with a hint of orange is one of the most beautiful car colors.

It is more orange-y than the other BMW red colors. I agree completely. I don't know why that hint of orange makes it so much better.

This car is Brillantrot and I think the Hellrot cars need more orange.

DoLittle posted:

Red can be the correct color:





The only problem is that on all old red cars the paint is faded as hell. For some reason, red seems particularly prone to fade.

It's the single stage paint that fades way out. You can polish it and really bring it back though.

NumbersMatching320
Oct 24, 2010

RESALE VALUE, MEIN HERR




Pillbug

I think red also shows oxidation more prominently than other colors, it's a common thing on base/clear paint as well.

SiGmA_X
May 3, 2004
SiGmA_X


E36 Brillantrot and Helrot are pretty legit. I have the former due to age of vehicle.

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Pham Nuwen
Oct 30, 2010



The best thing about bright red cars is that they're easy to find in the parking lot. My old Accent looked kind of like this but with better wheels, and I never had trouble finding it. I also think that, when I had it nice and shiny like that, it looked pretty loving good for a cheap Hyundai.



My fiance has a black Camry, and it just blends in with every other black sedan.

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