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White - What's Up With That?

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Over and over again I notice that a lot of people here appears to have a craving for white vehicles. Fortuner, Camry, Honda or Mitsubishi - it doesn't matter; every time someone asks for advice regarding a car the reply includes "you want white".

If you like white you should get one, but globally the number of white cars sold is more or less exactly the same as black and silver.

In Europe, black is by far the most popular colour. White is not even top five.

Am I missing something here? Is there an obvious reason for buying a white car ?

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maybe something to do with about 10% saving on fuel, you know white reflects the sun and black doesn't

Or white might be safer at night and you can save money by driving with your lights off

:)

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I am in Europe and have a white car (Toyota Hilux Vigo).

I am in Europe and have a black car (Hyundai Tucson).

Sort of answers the question really.

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When I was shopping for new I was told that I would have to wait 6 months for white. But red or yellow I could have right away!! :)

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Black is beautiful........when it is clean, and that is for about 30 minutes after you drive it out of the car wash shop :)

Seriously, for LOS white or silver makes a lot of practical sense, doesn't show the dirt as much as a dark colored car and try leaving your black car in the sun for an hour, you will see why we go for white.

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White started becoming "vogue" in Thailand back in 2007 with the release of some special edition models in the color, and has been slowly gaining popularity since..

If you don't like it, just wait for the next color fad - pinks and reds!

The 2010 VIOS minor change has recently been released with "Blackish Red Mica" as the launch color (which looks more pink'ish in the promo material BTW), and rumour has it that Ford will be using "Hot Magenta" as the launch color for the new Fiesta.

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Hot Magenta, definitely a Girls Car Color .... or a nice Name for a Katoy :)

white keeps your Car cooler, good choice in Thailand me thinks

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Black is beautiful........when it is clean, and that is for about 30 minutes after you drive it out of the car wash shop :)

Seriously, for LOS white or silver makes a lot of practical sense, doesn't show the dirt as much as a dark colored car and try leaving your black car in the sun for an hour, you will see why we go for white.

Couple of really good reasons right there.

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White started becoming "vogue" in Thailand back in 2007 with the release of some special edition models in the color, and has been slowly gaining popularity since..

If you don't like it, just wait for the next color fad - pinks and reds!

The 2010 VIOS minor change has recently been released with "Blackish Red Mica" as the launch color (which looks more pink'ish in the promo material BTW), and rumour has it that Ford will be using "Hot Magenta" as the launch color for the new Fiesta.

I d say it started vogue in 2006 with New Camry pearl white, Yaris white with spoilerkit and Vigo was made white special edition 4x4 auto 4 door. Thats Toyota. I bought both white yaris and white pearl camry this year.

Jazz was initially promoted in only 2 colors, white and red

When it comes to climate adapt, white and silver are the only colors I consider in LOS. dust, and heat from sunshine

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Black is beautiful........when it is clean, and that is for about 30 minutes after you drive it out of the car wash shop :)

too right

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Not sure what the exact stats are but I think white is a great colour, especially in warmer climates. In Australia white is very popular. In Thailand I don't see so many white cars. Silver and greys seem to be more prevelant. Some cars do look good in black, but man it's hot and hard to keep clean.

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whites a great colour maintance wise. :)

is white a colour?

No. :D

is Barry White? :D

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