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"It wasn’t until the Vietnam-era baby boomers began buying cars in the early nineties that tastes significantly changed. Remembering with great nostalgia the beloved high-impact colored muscle cars of their childhood, this so-called “Generation X” began demanding stand out hues and performance drivetrains again."
I'm confused. I'm smack dead in the center of the boomers and I bought my first car in 1974, my brother just two years older bought 2 high impact Cudas when they were new cars. Generation X is a whole different animal. Color me confused.
 

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I'm confused. I'm smack dead in the center of the boomers and I bought my first car in 1974, my brother just two years older bought 2 high impact Cudas when they were new cars. Generation X is a whole different animal. Color me confused.
I agree, some confusion here since Gen Xers are the children of Baby Boomers.... I may have to go back and re-read it but I think there was some incorrect info or a typo.
 

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Gen X will generally gravitate towards silver / gray / black colors. Every now a then maybe a dark blue.

They're a large proportion of the car buying population - look around in any parking lot and what do you see? gray paint tones...
 

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I agree, some confusion here since Gen Xers are the children of Baby Boomers.... I may have to go back and re-read it but I think there was some incorrect info or a typo.
Typo fixed,. Thanks for pointing it out. ;)
 

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Bright colors survived long after the muscle era. 1970s and early 80's econoboxes could be (and usually were) had in bright yellow, green, orange, etc. Look at this turd:



(They even bastardized the Super Bee graphic. Is nothing sacred?)

We tend to forget this, as there are few surviving examples. Even today, you're most likely to see a bright color on a Kia Soul or Chevy Spark. More "adult" vehicles are generally silver or gray, or champagne gold if someone's feeling frisky. Blame leasing.
 

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