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#41 OFFLINE   different drummer

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 10:31 AM

I Love color.  Waiting on the C-max I ordered in Ice Storm; love it a lot most of the time, but find it can look a washed out gray sometimes, depending on light and distance.  But it's my favorite color of the choices we have.  Kept wanting to like the red, but each time I saw it, it just didn't do it for me on the C-max.  It actually surprised me, when I saw the car in Blue Candy and in white, that I liked it better in the white (which I never go for).  That told me that I like this car best in a lighter color.  But like Rachel, I would have gone for a bright green without a second thought.  (Frogs painted on it?  Maybe not.  ;-)  But look, there they are on my wallet!)

 

 

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#42 OFFLINE   valkraider

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 01:42 PM

We wanted the Candy Blue but stayed with Silver due to the 110 degree summers here.

 

The Blue Candy is not that dark.

I think over a certain temp, it doesn't matter what color your car is.  My experience in the desert southwest and the tropical southeast is that all cars get hot in the sun.   Most recently I had a navy blue VW and a silver pickup.  In Mississippi, both would burn my hands when I touched them.   :rant2:

 

We took a drive through death valley a couple years back.  It was 120 degrees in death valley, and 112 degrees in Las Vegas.  We were in a very light tan vehicle (probably same darkness as silver) and we could cook eggs on the paint. 

 

Hot as hell is hot as hell, no matter which color.  Might as well at least enjoy yourself, eh?

 

I found the bigger benefit was tinted windows.  ALWAYS get tinted windows.  They make a massive difference.



#43 OFFLINE   darrelld

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 02:20 PM

The Blue Candy is not that dark.

I think over a certain temp, it doesn't matter what color your car is.  My experience in the desert southwest and the tropical southeast is that all cars get hot in the sun.   Most recently I had a navy blue VW and a silver pickup.  In Mississippi, both would burn my hands when I touched them.   :rant2:

 

We took a drive through death valley a couple years back.  It was 120 degrees in death valley, and 112 degrees in Las Vegas.  We were in a very light tan vehicle (probably same darkness as silver) and we could cook eggs on the paint. 

 

Hot as hell is hot as hell, no matter which color.  Might as well at least enjoy yourself, eh?

 

I found the bigger benefit was tinted windows.  ALWAYS get tinted windows.  They make a massive difference.

 

 

Good point about hitting those 110+ temps. I usually go with Huber Optik tint but negotiated with the dealer to through tinting in the deal and they went cheap.


Edited by darrelld, 30 November 2012 - 02:20 PM.


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Posted 01 December 2012 - 06:53 PM

I have the Ruby Red, and  the ladies think I look 30 years younger! Bought it sight unseen,  Glad I did.



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Posted 03 December 2012 - 07:19 PM

My last 3 cars were hot red and I was prepared to get this one in a bright red too. The Ruby Red looked great in the sun but not so sharp on the cloudy day I test drove the Pearl White. When my dealer offered me a decent deal to buy the white (a first for me), I didn't hesitate. With the black elements and stone leather seats, it's a very smart looking car. I couldn't believe a reviewer's comment in our Tribune that the new C Max's style was "dowdy"!!! Pox on him.

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 06:32 PM

My wife picked the Silver Ingot because it would (mostly) match my truck.



#47 OFFLINE   JulieB

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 07:30 PM

Good point about hitting those 110+ temps. I usually go with Huber Optik tint but negotiated with the dealer to through tinting in the deal and they went cheap.

 

We used to have a Taurus that was a dark blue, and I don't think it had any more heat issues than our current car, which is "champagne." Really, a kind of goldish. 

 

We're also in North Texas, for what it's worth.

 

The Taurus died an early death thanks to a red light runner. ;-(



#48 OFFLINE   valkraider

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 08:34 PM

Our Taurus died an early death due to it being a complete POS.

A problem suffered by a lot of late eighties Fords.

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 08:43 PM

We used to have a Taurus that was a dark blue, and I don't think it had any more heat issues than our current car, which is "champagne." Really, a kind of goldish. 
 
We're also in North Texas, for what it's worth.
 
The Taurus died an early death thanks to a red light runner. ;-(


I am in Allen and you? Picked up my C-Max at Bankston Plano.

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#50 OFFLINE   JulieB

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 10:04 PM

I am in Allen and you? Picked up my C-Max at Bankston Plano.

 

We're in Plano. Hi, neighbor!



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Posted 06 December 2012 - 10:07 PM

We're in Plano. Hi, neighbor!


I should have said Bankston Frisco.

Hello, what dealer did you order through?

Edited by darrelld, 06 December 2012 - 10:10 PM.


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Posted 07 December 2012 - 09:17 AM

I should have said Bankston Frisco.

Hello, what dealer did you order through?

 

Ah, I was trying to think about where there was a Bankston in Plano. We ordered ours through Five Star Ford. So far the staff has been very helpful. 



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Posted 07 December 2012 - 10:01 AM

Ah, I was trying to think about where there was a Bankston in Plano. We ordered ours through Five Star Ford. So far the staff has been very helpful. 

 

 

I looked at 5 Star but they didn't have the color combos I wanted without ordering. The price was set no matter which dealer because my wife gets X-Plan.



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Posted 07 December 2012 - 03:16 PM

I looked at 5 Star but they didn't have the color combos I wanted without ordering. The price was set no matter which dealer because my wife gets X-Plan.

 

No one had what we wanted without placing an order.



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Posted 07 December 2012 - 04:13 PM

No one had what we wanted without placing an order.

 

If you see a Ingot Silver C-Max SEL running around Plano it could be me



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Posted 08 December 2012 - 12:05 AM

Our Taurus died an early death due to it being a complete POS.

A problem suffered by a lot of late eighties Fords.


Lol :-)

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 03:28 AM

Originally I wanted the black or silver CMax. Having come from a lovely black Jaguar Vanden Plas, it was my color of choice, till the wife stepped in and suggested the white instead. We live in LA so it gets hot here and she said the white is cooler but neglected the dark leather interior, lol.

 

So Platinum White it was. The only thing that aggravated me was the extra $495 surcharge for the metallic white paint, given that the gray and the other colors had no such premium cost on it. But we got a really nice sweet deal with the 303A package so I cannot complain.

 

So now I drive a Platinum White CMax, like her white Jaguar Vanden Plas. Well, not quite true, she drives my black Jaguar now since her's was TBONED.

 

 

Oh, whoever said the get the tinting - SPOT ON, I love the tinting in mine, best thing since slice cheese.



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Posted 08 December 2012 - 09:42 AM

If you see a Ingot Silver C-Max SEL running around Plano it could be me

 

We saw a C-Max yesterday, but it wasn't you, then. 



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Posted 08 December 2012 - 09:50 AM

We saw a C-Max yesterday, but it wasn't you, then. 


Cool, I haven't seen any other C-Maxs in Plano but according to cars.com inventory they are flying off the lots.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 11:05 AM

Cool, I haven't seen any other C-Maxs in Plano but according to cars.com inventory they are flying off the lots.

 

Other than that C-Max, the only ones I've see on the road here are ones taking test drives. But hey, maybe by the first of the year there will be one more on the road!








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