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I like the Yellow, but wonder about the resale value. My son had a Yellow Escape, but when he traded it in, they claimed that they could have given him more if it wasn't yellow. Sounded like crap to me, because Yellow is a popular color on the Escape. Here was his reasoning though which does kinda make sense....Some like yellow, some don't, and some people looking have said they would consider any color BUT the yellow. In other words, if you were looking for a gray, you might consider a black, silver, dark green etc., but not yellow.

Just wondering what you think?

I'm getting ready to buy, but not sure what color I want. Part of me says get whatever color you want today and not worry about resale, but reality says I'll probably trade again in around 3 years.

Chevy could make this easy and just come out with a CANDY APPLE RED, then my decision would be easy.

Thanks for your input. Just found this site.
 
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I can speak from experience that when I tried to trade mine in, and told them it was yellow, they said yellow was the best resale color, followed by red. :thumbs
If you like it, get the yellow!
 

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Certain colors on certain cars enhance the lines and details in design. I feel that dealers make statements that pertain to old standards that were used in the early and late fifties. But in today's times, the lines of cars are clean, opposed to massive chrome ladden automobiles of the past. Just imagine a 1958 Buick Electra in Yellow. But then look at the clean lines of the SSR. Yellow happens to bring out the lines very nicely on the SSR. When I went to look at mine, there was one black, blue, red and yellow. Never owned a Yellow car in my life. I'm 55 and pretty conservative, but there was no way I was going to walk out without the Yellow one.
 

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My uncle (a Silicon Valley Corvette veteran) stated that Yellow seems to hold value better than other colors - confirming what the dealer that sold me my SSR said. he also stated that there was little or no 'Orange peel' to the SSR Yellow color - a very good thing. He was very impressed with the color quality!!!
 

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An escape is just another ford. I am not trying to down the escape as I have never had any experince with them, but for the average Mom and Pop vehicle the basic colors are more desirable. This is because they are buying a car that does not stand out and they do not want a paint color that does.

The yellow SSR was my second choice after my Smokin Asphault. Just something about it in black with the chrome wheels...

If you have a chance to get the Slingshot and it has the options that you want..Grab it...They are beautifull! If things works out for me I will have a yellow next year also.... :party
 

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FatherLarry said:
Certain colors on certain cars enhance the lines and details in design. I feel that dealers make statements that pertain to old standards that were used in the early and late fifties. But in today's times, the lines of cars are clean, opposed to massive chrome ladden automobiles of the past. Just imagine a 1958 Buick Electra in Yellow. But then look at the clean lines of the SSR. Yellow happens to bring out the lines very nicely on the SSR. When I went to look at mine, there was one black, blue, red and yellow. Never owned a Yellow car in my life. I'm 55 and pretty conservative, but there was no way I was going to walk out without the Yellow one.
Boy, does THIS story sound familiar! My first yellow car too and I can't believe I left the dealership in one!
 
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An escape is just another ford. I am not trying to down the escape as I have never had any experince with them, but for the average Mom and Pop vehicle the basic colors are more desirable. This is because they are buying a car that does not stand out and they do not want a paint color that does.

THAT makes good sense... that an 'average car ' might sell better in a more basic color, but anyone buying an SSR is NOT looking for an average vehicle. I think yellow also looks good on a Vette and probably sells well too.

And, thanks for not bashing the Escape since I have one too. Nice vehicle, but it ain't no SSR!
 

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According to J.D. Power

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Yellow is one of the in colors. Look at how many car ads on TV that are yellow. I prefered red for my self. :flag
The color Silver is the most used color for advertisements. Yellow is a great color on Sport vehicles and the SSR and Vettes are definitely sporty!

Red is actually the most popular sport car color over all. Just ask a friend of mine who is a GM Exec. he has bought and sold Corvettes almost every year and he states that there is really only one color for a sports car and it is called RE-SALE RED. :lol

According to him RED was the easiest color to resell than any other colors he has owned.


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10 Most Popular Car Colors
Color Percentage of sales


Silver 24.1
Black 16.7
Blue 12.7
White 11.8
Gray 10.5
Red 10.3
Green 5.7
Beige 4.3
Gold 2.6
Brown .7

Source: Power Information Network,
a division of J.D. Power and Associates (2004 fourth quarter sales)
 

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yellow!!

We visited the dealership in November to buy an SSr, ended up with a black one because I thought it looked richer. Although happy to be the owner of an SSR, my husband finally admitted that he'd wanted a YELLOW one from the minute he first saw the concept and was really sorry we'd gotten a black one. After about a month, we contacted our dealer with whom he'd been a customer for over 30 years and arranged for a trade up to a yellow one. He's still grinning!
 

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Marc NY said:
The color Silver is the most used color for advertisements. Yellow is a great color on Sport vehicles and the SSR and Vettes are definitely sporty!


I can't remember ever seeing a silver SSR in an ad anywhere. Have seen every other color. :ssr :ssr :ssr
Maybe silver is used for advertising the normal, everyday blah vehicles. :lol
 

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Marc NY said:
Just ask a friend of mine who is a GM Exec. he has bought and sold Corvettes almost every year and he states that there is really only one color for a sports car and it is called RE-SALE RED. :lol

According to him RED was the easiest color to resell than any other colors he has owned.


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10 Most Popular Car Colors
Color Percentage of sales


Silver 24.1
Black 16.7
Blue 12.7
White 11.8
Gray 10.5
Red 10.3
Green 5.7
Beige 4.3
Gold 2.6
Brown .7

Source: Power Information Network,
a division of J.D. Power and Associates (2004 fourth quarter sales)
Yellow, not red, is the hot sports car color

http://www.projo.com/wheels/content/projo_20050105_yellow05x.1e4631.html

Top colors

The top 10 colors for cars in the sport and compact category for 2003, according to the DuPont Automotive Color Popularity Report, include yellow, the first time since 1992 that it has made the list.

1. Silver

2. Black

3. Medium-dark gray

4. Medium-dark blue

5. Medium red

6. White

7. Light brown

8. Bright red

9. Bright blue

10. Yellow
 

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Any Color

Buy any color they have, and then find someone compitent enough and trusting, to take it apart and paint it the color you really want.
 
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