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Would you pay an extra $5k to get a truck in a color you like? or don't dislike?

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  • Would you pay an extra $5k to get a truck in a color you like? or don't dislike?

    So I ran across a great deal on a truck, but it is a pretty awful color: a shiny gold. I am not big on color and generally could care less, but this color is pretty out there and will stick out like a sore thumb. It looks like the bargain will save me about $5k. Would you do it?

    As a benefit, at least I won't lose it in the parking lot, I guess....
    Last edited by fordtraktor; Dec. 12, 2009, 08:12 PM.

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    Oo, tough choice. I'm not a big color person either with vehicles. However one in a really obnoxious color might turn me right off.
    I thought this would be about paying more for a certain color...not paying more to avoid a certain color, LOL! I know I wasn't going to spend the extra $500 (I think it was) for the two toned paint on my truck when I got mine. But since I had to order it for the Tow Command anyways, I did order it in the beige because that hides dirt and looks decent.
    I know some higher end vehicles charge more for diamond coated colors...usually black and always thought that was ridiculous.
    But...not sure what I'd do if I could save a large amount but get stuck with a really ugly color. Hmmm, how much is a semi-decent paint job? Less than $5k?
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    • #3
      Originally posted by fordtraktor View Post
      So I ran across a great deal on a truck, but it is a pretty awful color: a shiny gold. I am not big on color and generally could care less, but this color is pretty out there and will stick out like a sore thumb. It looks like the bargain will save me about $5k. Would you do it?

      As a benefit, at least I won't lose it in the parking lot, I guess....
      If it's that gold/baby food color on the F150, I'd pass. Sorry. That's got to be one of the worst colors I've ever seen on a vehicle. I've only seen it on the lot, never on the road.

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      • #4
        Depends... do you have a pic of the color?

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          #5
          Ask and you shall receive! Is this $5k bad?

          http://www.fordf150reviews.com/blog/...e-flame-f-150s

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          • #6
            Originally posted by fordtraktor View Post
            Ask and you shall receive! Is this $5k bad?

            http://www.fordf150reviews.com/blog/...e-flame-f-150s
            Yup. That's the one. If you are ok with it, then that's what matters right?

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              #7
              I might be OK with it for five thousand dollars. Just thinking of the nicer trailer I could get with the money I save from buying the ugly truck....hmmm.

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              • #8
                $5k can buy a lot of nice horse stuff. You'll be able to find your truck in a parking lot and I doubt anyone will steal it I could not bring myself to, in a sense, lose $5k so my barn mobile was a pretty color. If it were $500, I would get a better color, but that extra 0 makes it a whole lotta money to spend on pretty!
                Beth

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                • #9
                  Buy it and get it repainted. I've seen repaint places advertised locally starting at about $300. That might be the rate just for the teeny mileagemobile, but still, doubt repainting an F150 is $5000.

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                  • #10
                    Eh, while not the most attractive color it's not as hideous as I thought it would be. Although Ford should have kept it on it's citiot vehicle models.
                    I was thinking it would be like this color:
                    http://itsahardlifestyle.files.wordp...eo-tahoe-1.jpg
                    I'd save the $5k and drive that. It can eventually be painted...or else go off road with it once or twice a week and keep a nice respectable coating of dirt on it to hide the color.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by dressagetraks View Post
                      Buy it and get it repainted. I've seen repaint places advertised locally starting at about $300. That might be the rate just for the teeny mileagemobile, but still, doubt repainting an F150 is $5000.
                      My thoughts exactly.

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                        #12
                        I'll be easy to find at shows -- the chick from COTH with the gold truck! Gonna have to get some bling for my horses if I drive that.

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                        • #13
                          you could get the truck repainted several times for 5K.... just saying....
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                          • #14
                            I'd go for it. It is not THAT bad. Once it gets a layer of barn dirt it eill be much more "muted". Or you can get it repainted for a lot lesss than $5K.
                            Janet

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                            • #15
                              That is a butt ugly color. What a tough decision.
                              Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.

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                              • #16
                                Originally posted by Janet View Post
                                I'd go for it. It is not THAT bad. Once it gets a layer of barn dirt it eill be much more "muted". Or you can get it repainted for a lot lesss than $5K.
                                I agree. I don't think the color is that bad. And any truck that can safely pull a 2-horse looks good to me!
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                                • #17
                                  Not too bad! I'd buy it, especially for 5k off! Awesome.

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                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by bird4416 View Post
                                    That is a butt ugly color. What a tough decision.
                                    My thoughts exactly. That is not a color I would ever dream of having on any vehicle personally. But then again, 5k is a nice chunk of change.

                                    Years ago, when I was shopping for my very first brand new car, the only one on the lot was red. I am NOT a red car person. I sat there using my best dumb-blonde act with the salesman, telling him over and over that I hated the color, and couldn't he please locate the car in a color that I wanted? He kept running back to the manager, and they knocked a lot of money off the price until I finally said OK, I'll take it.

                                    Maybe you could get some interesting decals to help break it up a bit.
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                                    • #19
                                      Get it. You may end up falling in love with it! And if not, just get it repainted.

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                                      • #20
                                        I don't think it's bad at all. I like weird car colors though

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