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Poll:- Any colours would put you off a second hand Cali?

Discussion in 'General VW T5 & T6 California Chat' started by thehorse, Dec 4, 2016.

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If you found a Cali with a spec you want at a fair price what colours would put you off?

  1. None, would be happy with any colour

    22 vote(s)
    13.3%
  2. Candy/Oryx White

    27 vote(s)
    16.3%
  3. Starlight blue

    15 vote(s)
    9.0%
  4. Cherry Red

    48 vote(s)
    28.9%
  5. Reflex Silver

    30 vote(s)
    18.1%
  6. Iridium

    13 vote(s)
    7.8%
  7. Mojave Beige

    46 vote(s)
    27.7%
  8. Bamboo Green

    51 vote(s)
    30.7%
  9. Acapulco Blue

    14 vote(s)
    8.4%
  10. Blackberry

    59 vote(s)
    35.5%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Amarillo
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    We buy any car dot com don't like yellow. They seem to value yellow beaches at ~£8000 less than some other colours.


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    I would always avoid beige and green for resale
     
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    Blackberry is a nightmare to live with, possibly worse than black
     
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    You don't get rust with California's, but roof corrosion comes as standard.
     
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    How about two- tone Blackberry and Apple Green, but not with Marmite thanks!
     
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    I would LOVE my Cali to be yellow!
     
  7. 2into1
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    2into1 Née T4WFA. Now running 2017 150 DSG Ocean Top Poster VIP Member

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    Watching the Marco Polo Facebook page, they seem to have a poorer choice of colours than us. Dark brown metallic seems to be the most popular MP colour.
     
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    Amarillo Tom Top Poster VIP Member

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    It's a great colour - just don't buy one if your intention is to sell it to WBAC after a year or two.


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    I would have loved to have had a yellow Ocean (or orange or lime green or Granny Jen's tartan). The VW colour choices are so dull. Like others went for candy white as it can be wrapped if funds allow in future
     
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    Frankly, I don't think any of the current colours are that interesting. The few they do offer are all pretty dull! The California is supposed to be a fun leisure vehicle. Still at least they have made an effort with the two colour thing although they could be a little more adventurous there as well. IMO VW - Could do better.

    If I were buying again at the moment I would probably end up choosing plain old cooking white based purely on practicality and nothing else. I've owned several VAG group cars in Candy white and they seemed to stay cleaner for longer. I wouldn't have another black car, ever, and would avoid the darker colours for the same reason. It never looked clean for more than a nano second and showed up every mark. It always amazes me why so many people go for the drug dealer look with black everything including the windows when they always look filthy.
     
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    We have a Blackberry van on our fleet and it is the most hired van, most of the time it looks black, depends upon the light. We also had a Mojave beige one which sounds an awful colour but in reality was really nice, we sold it a few months ago 18 months old almost immediately. Wouldn't buy a car in those colours but they look different on a van somehow. My advice is buy light colours as they don't show marks and scratches if you are concerned with resale values.
     
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    Our last van was sand beige which I felt was a bit boring. But since we sold it I think it looks quite classy now. If it had been labelled sand gold, or platinum, it would have been more appealing.
     
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    Black is a shocker to keep clean. Metallic grey and silver look clean longest (imho). I was buying a grey Cali Edition and at the last minute I swerved and went for Candy white. Now I can’t help admiring the grey which looks great, especially two tone with black. To answer the question, I don’t think I’d have a black Cali.

    Wish they’d do a retro 70s metallic or pearl in lime green!

    I used to be indecisive, but now I’m not sure....


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    I’d love a Grey Edition, not sure if we can get them in the UK.
     
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    I would love a silver Edition but it doesn't even make the UK list of coloured Editions that may or may not be available!
     
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    We have had a sand beige, now have a Mojave beige and love it, the last one sold straight away. I will admit when they are standard they look boring mind you they all do. Ours has side bars, 18" wheels lowered 30mm, dubflectors, a full black bonnet bra carbon rear bumper protector and mirror caps and a black front splitter.
    Now it says I don't wear a tank top or eat werthers originals. Don't forget the garland and the one life live it sticker :bananadance2
     
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    If I could have had Pure Grey I would but was told its a base van colour only.
     
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    My pearl black Cali has most of those (not the onelife sticker as that's a LandRover motto that escaped) and I DO eat Werthers Originals - what does that say about me? :Grin
     
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    So do I but don't tell anyone ;)
     
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    What’s wrong with Worthers Originals...?
     

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