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NEED SOME HELP WITH MY NEW MINI'S COLOUR.....

Hi all,

I am am buying a new Cooper and the spec is;

Manual
3 Door
Sun roof
Cross punch leather
Rear parking sensors
Chilli pack
Media xl pack
Front heated seats
Black victory alloys
Black roof and mirrors
Black bonet strips
Black tinted windows
Run flats

The only thing which I am not sure about is the colour. I have had a MINI F56 ONE D (basic) in pepper white. Even though I like pepper white but this time I want to go with a colour.

I like blazing red (not sure how it will look after few months), does the colour fade? I have heard alot of horror stories about red cars. My second option is white silver but my other half finds it tad boaring. She likes volcanic orange however I am in two minds with that colour.

Please can I request for some suggestions on this.

Thanks
Saurabh
 

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I have CR have mine now for 3 Month Color is perfect even in the AZ Sun the only Problem with all Mini Colors the Paint and Clear Coat is very thin so it is easy to scratch the Clear Coat and get Stone Chips.
 

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No, the colour will not fade. Keeping a coat of wax on it is the best policy for all colours though. If you want another colour option, consider Moonwalk Grey, stunning with black roof and wheels.

On your spec, I would not opt for a sunroof, an expensive option that is not really of much benefit.

I would also avoid run flats and would spec a spare wheel on a Cooper. These are just my personal preferences, enjoy your car when you get it.
 

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I echo everything Kenl says, and add, of course, that Blazing Red is a very superior colour which has the property of changing its hue depending on the ambient light, so it would be a good choice if that is what you decide!
 

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No, the colour will not fade. Keeping a coat of wax on it is the best policy for all colours though. If you want another colour option, consider Moonwalk Grey, stunning with black roof and wheels.

On your spec, I would not opt for a sunroof, an expensive option that is not really of much benefit.

I would also avoid run flats and would spec a spare wheel on a Cooper. These are just my personal preferences, enjoy your car when you get it.
Cheers Kenl,

My wife likes the idea of a sunroof hence we are going for it.

Is moonwalk grey a metallic colour or solid?
 

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I echo everything Kenl says, and add, of course, that Blazing Red is a very superior colour which has the property of changing its hue depending on the ambient light, so it would be a good choice if that is what you decide!
Thanks Johnan,

I like the look of your car. I am really tempted to go for the red one.

Saurabh
 

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Moonwalk is a semi-metallic.

I really like my blazing red and would recommend it. Looks fantastic when clean and the sun is shining. Moonwalk was my second choice when speccing mine. I do still love a black MINI as well.
 

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Moonwalk is a semi-metallic.

I really like my blazing red and would recommend it. Looks fantastic when clean and the sun is shining. Moonwalk was my second choice when speccing mine. I do still love a black MINI as well.
I once had a black audi and it was such a pain to clean however it did look the business once cleaned though.

I have been watching youtube videos and yes BR does look great. Every video has a completely different shade of it.
 

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It's definitely got some metallic or pearl in it and it hides dirt well. Although I initially wanted the Electric Blue, I'm very happy with my moonwalk gray with black roof.
 

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depends where you are in the world. Blazing Red looks great in bright sunshine but here in the UK where the sky is generally lower it can look dull compared to a true bright red like chilli red. Lots of orange cars around & it looks great with a black roof & black wheels, as does moonwalk grey. Its a very personal choice, i would say go with your instinct. there really isn't a 'bad' colour either looks wise or re-sale
 

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depends where you are in the world. Blazing Red looks great in bright sunshine but here in the UK where the sky is generally lower it can look dull compared to a true bright red like chilli red. Lots of orange cars around & it looks great with a black roof & black wheels, as does moonwalk grey. Its a very personal choice, i would say go with your instinct. there really isn't a 'bad' colour either looks wise or re-sale
Thanks Hat,

That was going to be my next question. Would either colour be hard to sell?

Saurabh
 

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Blazing Red will not be hard to sell.

A "fashion" colour or one that does not last long in production might be harder to shift.
 

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That was going to be my next question. Would either colour be hard to sell?
The quick answer is no. One of the things I love about MINIs (unlike most other cars) is that people order and buy them in every color on offer. And even what I consider to be the more boring 'colorless' cars (white/grey/silver/black) are usually detailed with contrasting stripes, mirror caps, and/or roofs to make them visually interesting.
 

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I had a pepper white for my first MINI. Very easy to keep looking clean. Second MINI is Horizon Blue, a dark metallic. It always looks dirty, even immediately after a wash. My husband currently has a Cosmic Blue Countryman, also a nightmare to keep looking nice.
We both just placed orders for new MINIs. This time I'm going with Volcanic Orange as it is a non metallic like my beloved Pepper White, but different and fun. I'm looking forward to this color to say the least. My husband ordered an Electric Blue as he feels it is a very similar color to a Saab he had years ago and he found it a much more forgiving color than his current.
We will both be adding graphics to our cars so no chance of boring around here, one of our favorite things about owning a MINI is the way it lends itself to customization.

Also, the more "select" colors seem to sell very well. When I ordered my first MINI I really wanted the yellow or purple, but both colors were discontinued just weeks before I placed my order. I have a standing search on auto trader.com for those 2 colors and whenever one comes up it tends to get sold in days. People like me that wanted one of those colors snap them up as soon as they show up.

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Blazing red for me too. I initially spec'd my Cooper S in white silver but changed at the last minute (had a couple of people telling me it was rather boring and in the end I agreed with them) and have never regretted my choice. I've seen a few white silver cars around and while they do look classy I wouldn't swap my BR for one any day of the week.

As mentioned above the colour changes quite a bit in different lights and that really makes it interesting (and different to most other cars on the road). I picked my car up in the bright sunshine and it looked almost copper-coloured, whereas I'm told it looks like ketchup in lower light.

I used to have a CR cooper and wasn't that keen on the colour (too bright) but I love the BR :)
 

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Thanks BoCRon and TotallyRandom for the suggestions.

I am getting inclined towards the Moonwalk Grey because of its uniqueness and the way its reflecting ambient lights. You never know I might just change it at last moment.

Please have your suggestions flowing in. ;-)
 

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Blazing Red, it looks great in the sun when clean. We got ours with a red roof also, which also looks great. The depth of colour as mentioned is interesting and very appealing. When dull outside it looks... Red! Ours is the f56, with roulette wheels and darkened glass, all looks good together. test drove the Grey, drawn to this at first, but looked a bit bland (think it needed stripes, black roof and mirrors) on the cloudy day we took it out. The BR was under the showroom lights, decision was made �� Otherwise it's the driving fun that makes the biggest difference, you can always look at other peoples minis as they drive past and enjoy the variety. I like VO, lots (probably secret favourite), but wouldn't buy it. But love owning the BR.
 

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No, the colour will not fade. Keeping a coat of wax on it is the best policy for all colours though. If you want another colour option, consider Moonwalk Grey, stunning with black roof and wheels.

On your spec, I would not opt for a sunroof, an expensive option that is not really of much benefit.

I would also avoid run flats and would spec a spare wheel on a Cooper. These are just my personal preferences, enjoy your car when you get it.

Agree with above except I think metallic paint at £475 is has far less value and usefulness to me than a sunroof which is only slightly more expensive.


Also women are usually right on colour choices and I love the Volcanic Orange, it suits the character of the Mini and would almost fund a sunroof or other extras.
 
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