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View Poll Results: What color should I get?
Satin White Pearl all the way! 9 60.00%
Dark Gray Metallic, like a dark mature suit 5 33.33%
Both suck, go with what I recommend 1 6.67%
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Old 11-06-2010, 03:35 PM   #1
swift0114
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Default 2011 WRX in SWP or DGM?

Planning on putting in an order for a 2011 WRX limited sedan from the US next week. Having a very tough time selecting a color. Actually I was supposed to order last week but could not decide on a color. My two final choices are

Satin White Pearl
Pros:
  • Looks great day and night
  • Has a nice contrast with tinted windows
  • Looks real clean (when clean)
  • has a bit of "head turning" affect when seen
Cons:
  • Gets dirty easily
  • Magnet for snowy dirt (I live in Toronto, Canada)
  • Higher maintenance in terms of cleaning
  • Too bright (cop magnet?)

Dark Gray Metallic
Pros:
  • Stealthy (not a cop magnet)
  • Easier to color match
  • Hides dirty easily
  • Less maintenance in terms of cleaning and scratches
  • Looks great under the sun
  • Looks a bit more mature (I'm 28)
Cons:
  • Dull when there's an overcast, looks like a dull black
  • Doesn't have that head turning effect
  • Can look boring
  • Have yet to see one that wows me

Before anyone says why not WRB - it's a great color, maybe a bit too flashy for my liking and my age.

Plasma blue pearl - I'm buying from the states.

Any thoughts or pictures to sway me?
I'll be honest, I was all about DGM until I saw a regular impreza during an overcast. I'm leaning towards SWP right now.
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Old 11-07-2010, 12:08 PM   #2
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I went with DGM b/c I did not like the pearl. Had it been a white without pearl added I would have gone with the white. I didn't get the WR Blue for the same reason. Too flashy, same with the red. I've never liked black b/c of the upkeep.
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Old 11-07-2010, 01:50 PM   #3
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I went with DGM b/c I did not like the pearl. Had it been a white without pearl added I would have gone with the white. I didn't get the WR Blue for the same reason. Too flashy, same with the red. I've never liked black b/c of the upkeep.
Thanks for replying.

Do you have any pics by any chance? Is it a sedan?
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Old 11-07-2010, 01:52 PM   #4
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WRB ftw
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Old 11-07-2010, 03:30 PM   #5
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WRB ftw
lol of course :P

Thanks for replying
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Old 11-07-2010, 03:31 PM   #6
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SWP can never go wrong wit white
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Old 11-07-2010, 03:50 PM   #7
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Thanks for replying.

Do you have any pics by any chance? Is it a sedan?
Haven't taken delivery of it yet. It'll be a 5 door when it gets made
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Old 11-07-2010, 10:29 PM   #8
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For me it actually came down to the interior that came with the exterior choices.

I wanted a couple different colors, some I didn't like after I really got to look at them in person a few times. I had it narrowed down to NBP and DGM, and I didn't want a light interior because it shows all the dirt, so my choice was made for me.

DGM. I keep my car very clean, and the inside matters to me more than the outside, I could have never had a light interior even though I like how they look.

You nailed the one problem with DGM though, which is unless it's kept clean and you have good light, it does lookk like a dull black.

But when it's clean and sunny out, it's got a lot more character, IMO.
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Old 11-07-2010, 10:56 PM   #9
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For me it actually came down to the interior that came with the exterior choices.

I wanted a couple different colors, some I didn't like after I really got to look at them in person a few times. I had it narrowed down to NBP and DGM, and I didn't want a light interior because it shows all the dirt, so my choice was made for me.

DGM. I keep my car very clean, and the inside matters to me more than the outside, I could have never had a light interior even though I like how they look.

You nailed the one problem with DGM though, which is unless it's kept clean and you have good light, it does lookk like a dull black.

But when it's clean and sunny out, it's got a lot more character, IMO.
Thanks for an honest response. I do agree when clean, and the sunlight shines on it right, it does add a lot of character.

I never thought choosing a color for a car could be so difficult. lol
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