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Gotta agree with the posts that suggest lookin at all the colors. Head to a big dealership with lots of colors and one will speak to you. You also might want to think about why you like the car and whether you are trying to make a statement.
In my case, the first time I saw a challenger my head nearly twisted off. Unbelievable lines. Coolest car ever. Had to have it. But, I had to have it for me, not for all of the attention, (tho that's a fun side effect). Color played into this. IMHO, the body style is what makes it, not the color. No offense to anyone, again, just my opinion, black/dark colors give it a menacing look, but hide the lines. I friggin love Orange, but then youll always have "Bo and Luke" stigma. Green and Plum are stunning...but the car itself is stunning without the need for stunning paint.
White...well, its just right. Classy. Highlights the sweet body. Nice pallet for stripes if you want em. Heck, there was even a movie that starred one.
Good luck and let us know what you picked!
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When I first started shopping for a Challenger, I was originally going to order a black one with red R/T stripes & the red interior since I loved black & red together.....figured it would be the reverse of my TorRed Daytona Charger R/T & maybe I wouldn't miss my Charger so much when I sold it. Then I saw one in person & I wasn't thrilled with it at all. So I started looking at a Yellow one with black R/T stripes....came 'this' close to buying it, but had problem after problem with the dealership, so I backed out & decided to start looking for used ones. Found a blue one that I really liked, but it had a few dents in it, so I kept searching until I finally found THE ONE.....a 2010 Plum Crazy R/T....YEAH BABY!!! Purple has always been my favorite color so for me, it was a no-brainer when I saw it! It was love at first sight And PCP really does look awesome when it's clean!
Own: 2010 Plum Crazy Challenger R/T 6 Speed with Black Dual R/T Stripes (second owner)
2013 Jeep Wrangler 4X4, 6 Speed Black with Pink Wrangler hood decals
2013 Chrysler 200 Limited (hubby's car....the first 2 are mine, all mine)
2006 Dodge Charger Daytona R/T, TorRed, #20 of 2,000, original owner
2000 Dodge Durango 5.9 gas hog!
Blue streak pearl was the perfect color for me, not too dark and not too light; just like sapphire. It would've been my dream car, but unfortunately they didn't want to keep it around for 2013, so I had to start looking around. I was almost dead set on black, but black is only nice if you can keep it spotless, which isn't too feasible as a DD and in WA. Also black is just too common of a color for these cars. Any shade of grey is just boring IMO. Tungsten can look great, but grey just isn't me. Never had any interest in white. I went with redline pearl because it wasn't dark and boring, scratches don't show up as much, and it isn't as common. The downside, red is a bit of a cop magnet, but I think I can manage that. As far as green, orange, purple etc. Just not my style either, though toxic orange is pretty nice and was the first Challenger I drove.
keep the stories coming, this is for sure helping me.
I have to thank everyone who has and will respond to my questions, this is the best community.
I'm already thinking from a slightly different perspective.
I am drawn to the white, but I've had so many white cars I really enjoyed stepping out and getting
a bold color the last vehicle purchase and that's what I planned this time. a buddy in High School
had a Plum Crazy Cuda and that was the coolest car. when I heard the rumors I knew that was the color
for me. now I'm wondering if it's a little too bold, I want something to exite me and I'm not looking for attention
from others.... but I'm fairly outgoing so as long as people aren't driving up beside me yelling "that's a chick color"
I guess I'm alright with some folks admiring it.
I've already had plenty of people compliment my current color but finish with saying "I figured a girl was driving
that car" and I'm getting kind of tired of that honestly.
but when I saw that dirty 16'5" long purple car I wasn't
sure what I liked anymore.
several folks mentioned looking at several colors on the lots but the problem is they are all pretty dirty,
the one clean White Classic I saw on the showroom floor looked fantastic (and I'm not a huge fan of
the Classic stripes) but the same car out on the lot was not as inspiring at all..
I'm thinking clean, the Granite, Silver, and White all will look spectacular.
I'm working my way down to 80% PCP, 20% White. not completely ruling out Silver and Granite.
I just want to make sure I won't feel silly driving a purple car in 2 years (at 56), and I also don't want to
wish I'd bought something other than white. again, I plan on keeping this car at least 6 years.
I picked granite. I really like black, I think its a great car color and looks good on the Challengers, but I just sold a black car that was beautiful and clean for about 45 minutes every time I washed it and just looked dirty the whole rest of the time. So I went with a dark grey hoping it won't show the dirt as bad while still having the dark and sinister feel that black does.
I originally wanted a 2010 B5 Blue, Hemi Orange, or the Detonator Yellow. This was early 2011. Though the 2011s were improved obviously, none of the colors spoke to me as they were IMO very drab. This is a hot car that demands a high impact color IMO. I went with H/O Classic initially because I wanted certain options that were only available on that color (STP). I still think H/O is the best color on this car, and the Classic the best looking. I later traded for my DY SRT because it was the last leftover 2010 left in my area in one of my preferred colors. It has really grown on me, but I still get mad when people call it a Camaro. LOL I may order a 2013 in H/O but am not sure. PCP would also be cool, but I don't think I could actually own one.
One thing I never saw anyone mention in threads on colors is the effect that they can have on your mood. I'm sure we all know that bright and airy interiors make you a little happier, and the same principle applies to the paint although you see much less of your car's body when behind the wheel. Studies have been made about this and green is relaxing while red, orange and yellow make you happy and hungry (hence why all fast food joints use those liberally). So a black car with a dark interior can be depressing at times - you'll probably be less sensitive to it if younger and/or when things are going great in your life, but it has an impact. This made me hesitate, but I decided not to be too rational on that one and went for badass.
You guys all know how much of a smile this car puts on your face (I had experienced that with the Charger and this is what made me turn my back on my usual low-profile sedans: I wanted even more). Well, I think that a Challenger in an impact color is probably one of the biggest grin-inducing vehicles one can drive this side of a Corvette convertible or Viper. So I would tend to agree that the Challenger screams, "paint me something fun!". But I'm a bit too old and square for green or purple. I was concerned with getting too much attention too, or that people would shake their heads at a 48 year old guy in a bright red coupe.
With black people do look, and that's flattering, but I've never found notes on my car or a bunch of strangers milling around it with cameras, thank God. I still wouldn't recommend it if it's not what you want.
White, on the other hand, would be a great choice: not too high maintenance, not too visible, not a cop magnet color, can fit anywhere, and it'll brighten your day. White has a tendency to flatten curves instead of accentuating them, though. Silver would work great too (personally, I'd had two silver cars in a row and was just ready for a change).
If you go for a light color, I really think that stripes would help cut on some of the massive flat surfaces. Blue stripes on white is beautiful, although it makes most people think Mustang. Black on silver is also sweet. So many choices, but that's a good problem to have!
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