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What color do you perfer?


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#61 OFFLINE   Fits2at

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 09:25 PM

I got the Ice Storm with the stone interior. I love it. Doesn't show dirt too bad and the metallic flake sets off the curves and lines.







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#62 OFFLINE   Laurel

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 04:51 PM

We have the SEL in Ice Storm and stone interior too.  Being perfectly honest, the Ice Storm looks very drab on the rainy grey days in the Pacific Northwest.  It looks spectacular in the sunshine though.  I think if I realized how the rainy grey skies affect the colour I would have ordered a different colour as we have several months of this monsoon climate.  The white and steel grey C-Max's have more pop in this climate.  Just something to keep in mind for new buyers.  Down south it would be perfect.

 

Edit:  Ice Storm is a chameleon colour and it will reflect whatever light is in the atmosphere--within the realms of palest blue and palest soft green.  I still recommend it as it is a soft interesting colour, but if you live in low light conditions like we have in Vancouver, BC area the colour does look drab grey much of the time.


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#63 OFFLINE   yuhyma

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 03:51 PM

I wanted the Ice Storm with black interior but the dealer couldn't find one with the option I wanted.  I settled with the ruby red and have not regretted the decision.



#64 OFFLINE   SBGrad

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 08:47 PM

Really what it came down to was interior and options.  We decided on the black interior and 301A package, and would've settled for black white or grey exterior.  Went to 3 dealers, only one had what we wanted, so we got a grey one.  I didn't really like the contrast between the black rocker panels and the white exterior, so I'm glad we didn't go that way.  YMMV.



#65 OFFLINE   Jus-A-CMax

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 12:45 AM

:worship:  Wife wanted white. I shut up and signed the check. End of story. 


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#66 OFFLINE   roninsd

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 02:06 AM

Smart man!



#67 OFFLINE   shinytop

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Posted 14 June 2014 - 07:01 PM

My test drive was in a sterling gray.  After I saw that in bright sunlight I did not consider another color.  I ended up driving 240 miles to a dealer that had the color and package I wanted.  Admittedly it does not look quite as good in cloudy weather but I know what it really looks like.  The metallic sparkles make it almost glow.  Not as keen on the light stone interior.  It is a light tan and I would rather have had a light or medium gray.  Black did not have any allure.


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#68 OFFLINE   robfixit

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Posted 14 June 2014 - 11:24 PM

The first time I saw a Cmax, it was a Ruby Red, and it really caught my eye. To me, the car is not the best looking car, but the red, at least to me, makes it look sporty, and a lot better looking. Even my wife, who always felt the CMax was ugly, when they drive our shiny new red car to give us the keys, commented that in red, it look a lot better.  She had not really seen it in red except parked between the other new cars. I went with the stone interior, as I felt they would not get as hot as the black in the sun.



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Posted 15 June 2014 - 12:15 AM

First choice would be the dark blue metallic then the red metallic.  Two colors that cost an extra 395 dollars.   But I'm a guy and I look at other options first.  Didn't have time to order the perfect option package. The car that came closest had.        ICE STORM.    I liked it  but my wife wasn't sure.    But after buying the car she's happy.   If she's happy  I'm happy



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Posted 15 June 2014 - 10:12 PM

+1

 

...The car that came closest had.        ICE STORM.



#71 OFFLINE   knahs42

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Posted 26 July 2014 - 06:00 PM

I like a white car - mine has to sit out in sun all day at work and have found it to say cooler than any other color - especially when you don't have a black interior.  I would never purchase a black interior car - although in my car shopping, that seems to be the only choice for many vehicles, including the Honda Fit.


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#72 OFFLINE   Bill-N

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Posted 27 July 2014 - 11:56 AM

First choice would be the dark blue metallic then the red metallic.  Two colors that cost an extra 395 dollars.   But I'm a guy and I look at other options first.  Didn't have time to order the perfect option package. The car that came closest had.        ICE STORM.    I liked it  but my wife wasn't sure.    But after buying the car she's happy.   If she's happy  I'm happy

 

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Posted 27 July 2014 - 01:18 PM

Platinum White Tri-Coat :camera:

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Posted 28 July 2014 - 01:34 AM

I like a white car - mine has to sit out in sun all day at work and have found it to say cooler than any other color - especially when you don't have a black interior.  I would never purchase a black interior car - although in my car shopping, that seems to be the only choice for many vehicles, including the Honda Fit.

 

The black interior is more of a charcoal grey.  Nothing's worse than a beige interior in my opinion.  It reminds me of my mother-in-law's Corolla.  Just the thought is mak  i nng    m  e     drowzzzzzzzzyy.................


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Posted 15 October 2014 - 10:27 PM

Can I get one in Orange?  If so, I might name it "Psychotic Pumpkin"!  Of course, if I placed a flaming decal of a color that would clash with it, I might refer to it as the "Flaming Pumpkin"!  After all, back in 2003, when the first Honda Element came out, and I bought one (even though I hated that ugly box at first) in Blue, I placed a orange/red fireball decal along the beltline and referred to it as the "Flaming Box", and even joined the Honda Element Owners Club and posted as "Owner of the Flaming Box".  Watch out, I might add that addendum to my signature once I purchase a white one and add something to make it standout.  "The Flaming Max", maybe?

 

Ger (Former owner of the Flaming Box) :rockon:



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Posted 17 October 2014 - 09:17 PM

:worship:  Wife wanted white. I shut up and signed the check. End of story. 

I thought it was your car. LOL :play:  :lol:  :lol2:

 

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Posted 17 October 2014 - 09:20 PM

I got the silver, didn't want pay extra $400 for paint. :)

 

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Posted 18 October 2014 - 08:31 AM

Ruby Red is the color for me



#79 OFFLINE   A2gemini

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Posted 08 November 2014 - 08:55 PM

I never thought I would own a white car but loving Phantom in platinum white. Almost had its first "Obie" when I opened the door and it started scraping the 2 tier curb.

I hunted articles on the safest colors and below is my synopsis from about 10 articles.

"Fiesta" colors are most visible - bright yellows and neon green are visible.

White is most visible in almost all conditions except snow - fortunately our snow gets dirty... White is cooler in the summer and winter. It will help in the summer but no solar help in the winter. Take a look at a parking lot at night and see what color pops.

Silver is visible in most conditions except fog and drizzle (Michigan gray days). Also silver is the most common color picked by those over 55. Hides dirt better than most colors.

Red is only visible in bright sun. In shade and at night it starts to look black. Also, the most common color blind gene is the red/green issue
Despite common opinion, red cars do not get stopped by police more often than other color cars. (My Probe was candy apple red and never was stopped.)

Green is good in snow but gets lost in wooded areas - think Subaru green...

Black cars have a higher accident rate compared to matched drivers with white cars they are also warmer in the sun(summer and winter)
Other dark cars are similar to black.

So, I went with the Platinum white. Phantom is happy to be part of the family.
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#80 OFFLINE   C-MaxSea

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Posted 09 November 2014 - 01:35 PM

Phew,.......... that was close, thought about buying silver; sooo glad we got Sterling Gray, and not silver. ;) 

 

Nick

 

(do love the other colors too)


Edited by C-MaxSea, 09 November 2014 - 01:38 PM.







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