Yeah I wish you could "pause" the pics. I do like the option to look at the colors like that. After seeing the colors on the face-lift...I am almost rethinking the black. I really like the silver and the white..even with the gold wheels...go figure.
what's everyone's take on color now after seeing that?
I ordered and still like white. I love the blue color but I see so many blue WRXs. I saw 5 one morning on the way to work. Black is nice, but after owning one black daily driven vehicle, never again. Silver just does not look right with the gold rims. So I am still going to go with white as my first choice and maybe blue second. This is of course if we even get a choice.
I really thought about white, but then I tried to imagine me living with the color for the duration of the car. Seems like it would wear on me..of course my opinion. I will say this though, white looks probably the nicest in pictures!!!! I would go with white with white Superleggeras...that would look sweet..that or anthracite or white P1s..
So its the swirl marks? Wouldn't the WR Blue also have this problem? I dunno, b/c of that fact maybe I should lean more towards silver at this point, but I already have a dark silver truck...
I thought white was tough to keep clean b/c it is so light that it shows dirt easily..but I dunno. Never owned a white car.
It's the swirl marks that killed me. I never have a problem washing the car every few days if that's what it takes to keep it clean. It's wiping and washing that gives the finish that spider web look when the sun reflects off of it. That's what I couldn't stand.
I've seen a few WR blue WRXs and the color is just light enough that the swirl marks aren't that bad. I'm sure there will be a few more problems with the blue than with my current silver, but I can take on a little more color. I've NEVER seen swirl in my silver.
Oh yeah.....the silver was a choice solely because I hated the black so much on my previous car.
The swirl marks are just something you live with I guess?? What are the bad effects of the other colors? White used to be last on my list..but I dunno. Man, I hate color choices..wish they had more of a gunmetal color..that would be sweet.
White is the easiest color to maintain. It does not fade like colors do or show scratches as easily. The problem with black is not so much keeping it clean, but keeping it looking good. It shows EVERYTHING, from swirls and scratches to stone chips and we all know how thin, cheap Subaru paint is. Silver is the easiest to keep or at least look clean from far away. Silver is nice because of the lightness of the color and the metallic flakes help with reflection to make it look clean most of the time from far away. The first car I ever owned was silver. I used to keep it waxed pretty good and most of the time, just rinsing it at a DIY car wash was enough to make it look good. I went from a silver car to a black one, talk about night and day. I am still not 100% sure I am going with a white STi, but since this will be my daily driver I think white will be the easiest to keep looking good especially if I park it outside all day at work. I try to picture in my head a white STi with 18" anthracite OZs on it and some light tint on the windows, that is what I am thinking of. After owning 2 black Supras, one daily driven then sold to get a garage queen, I have come to the conclusion that anytime you wipe something on/off the finish it scratches. The more you wash it the worse it will get. A good rule of thumb is the darker the color the harder it will be to keep looking good. WRB will not be as bad as black becuase it is a metallic color. If you are not careful it can still show swirls though. I am pretty meticulous when it comes to my vehicles. Keeping them clean and looking good is a priority. I don't care if it is a beater I try to keep it clean. Shit, my cars are cleaner then my apartment. Think about this, you are driving an STi. It is a damn nice car and will prolly draw attention, so you are going to want to keep it clean and wash it a lot. You might want to take that into consideration when choosing a color. Also how are you going to be washing it... by hand yourself or a drive though place, which is the worst way to do it. I live in an apartment and can not always wash the car how I like. Also during the winters here in Chicago it can get damn cold in February where I will only be able to go to the drive throughs. During the warmer days I usually mix up a bucket of water and soap and go to a DIY car wash at night when no one is there and wash the car myself, but when it's -10 out I can't do that. Oh yeah one of the first things I will be doing no matter what color I get, will be to get one of those clear stone guards applied to the front of the car.
Yeah the color is a tough choice. It's not like it's a shirt or something you don't have to wear all the time. It's like the color yellow. I see some cars I like it on but when I think about owning a yellow car myself, I can't imagine driving it everyday. It's not like I can turn it off or anything. It would be nice to have a sort of color changing paint, where you could change the color whenever you want.
So, white is the easiest? Its not metallic though is it? I wonder if it would ever look dull in the future.
Like I said, I've never owned a whtie car, but I do take pride in my cars and wash them quite often. Living in Germany the weather is always wet and its cold now so its not always easy to clean your car at home..sometimes just a quick wash at the spray washer is easiest. This will be my daily driver when I get back to the states unless my wife and I carpool to work. B/C of what you're saying and the fact that I am pretty anal about how my vehicles look I am leaning away from black for that reason. I think it probably looks the best (IMO). I like the blue, but I think everyone and their mothers will be owning that color. I like silver, but for some reason I don't like it as well as the white, black, or blue..not sure why. My wife doesn't like the white, but she doesn't like white cars period. I don't think she'll like the car anymore when I tell her the wing is gonna be standard!!