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Clearly, exterior color is a personal choice but was wondering what people think about the exterior colors offered. Are there any colors they love or hate? Are there colors that diminish the resale value of a Porsche? Looking for a general poll simply out interest and at the same time doing some research while thinking about the NEXT Porsche I buy.
 

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The only colours for me that are a no are the standard black or white. If going for black or white, you need to go for the metallic jet black or carrara white IMO.

Some colours, although they look great, will have a more limited appeal and therefore may be harder to sell on. Yellow; miami blue and lava orange being examples of this.

GT silver is a much more popular silver than rhodium, so again may be better for resale (plus I much prefer it to rhodium anyway).

The sapphire blue and night blue are not my taste but the graphite blue looks fantastic.

Agate grey is amazing although I am biased as that is what I have gone for.

Carmine red and crayon are also great colours. Crayon looks fantastic in the flesh. Photos don't do it justice.

Some of the colours also look better in different climates and therefore resale may differ depending upon where you are. The bold bright colours like miami blue will look far better driving down Collins Avenue in Miami than a cold damp street in England.

I was torn between GT silver and agate grey. They were the top two for me.
 

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I like all the colors except the incredibly popular Graphite Blue Metallic. Don't know what's wrong with me. It would have made configuring my Boxster simple, with the Graphite Blue/Chalk Sportex. I got Miami Blue instead, because if you asked Miami Blue why it got ordered, it would say: "Because f**k you, that's why".

For cars in general, sports cars in particular, I say have some fun. Live a little. So I really dislike black vehicles as well.

In summary, thumbs up for everything except Graphite Blue Metallic, and the two blacks.
 

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I like all the colors except the incredibly popular Graphite Blue Metallic. Don't know what's wrong with me. It would have made configuring my Boxster simple, with the Graphite Blue/Chalk Sportex. I got Miami Blue instead, because if you asked Miami Blue why it got ordered, it would say: "Because f**k you, that's why".

For cars in general, sports cars in particular, I say have some fun. Live a little. So I really dislike black vehicles as well.

In summary, thumbs up for everything except Graphite Blue Metallic, and the two blacks.
I am a bigger fan of the Miami blue in person than on the configurator. I can’t tell you how many people have stopped and told me the color was absolutely beautiful......in fact I was detailing the car in my driveway and a women stopped to tell me how “stunning” the car and color are.........Another person with impeccable taste:)
 

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I pretty much like any of the colors except black, white and the variations of gray and silver in between.

I went with racing yellow for my 781 Cayman GTS. If I buy another new Porsche it will be PTS "Birch Green". If I go CPO probably looking Lava Orange or Miami Blue.

Cars on the street have become too dull. I think I read 80% of cars are back/white/grey/silver. It's a snooze fest.

My wife does have a Jet Black Macan but we went for the save with red interior :)
 

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I went with GT Silver for two reasons, one, it’s a classic Porsche color, and two, it goes great with the interior I wanted, Black/Bordeaux in full leather.
 

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We have five white cars (and that's after we just sold a white NB Miata).

This includes our new 718.

Much easier to keep looking clean. ;)


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I pretty much like any of the colors except black, white and the variations of gray and silver in between.

I went with racing yellow for my 781 Cayman GTS. If I buy another new Porsche it will be PTS "Birch Green". If I go CPO probably looking Lava Orange or Miami Blue.

Cars on the street have become too dull. I think I read 80% of cars are back/white/grey/silver. It's a snooze fest.

My wife does have a Jet Black Macan but we went for the save with red interior :)
The GT4 I am looking at is Racing Yellow and with the aggressive styling the RY GT4 looks pretty cool......agree not a big fan of a white or black sports cars.......I want the color to make a statement.......fun/bold.
When I did research on Sports cars the two favorite colors for men were reported to be orange and yellow......
 

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You guys call it Crayon, but we know it as Chalk. That's my number 1 color. Graphite Blue Metallic and GT Silver would be next. I'm not so caring with colors. If you drive conservatively, you can get away with having a bright color, if you drive a bit more aggressive, I believe it's smarter to have a more tame color. Simply for attracting less attention from Jonny Law...
 

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I went with GT Silver for two reasons, one, it’s a classic Porsche color, and two, it goes great with the interior I wanted, Black/Bordeaux in full leather.
That is a cool color....when I was making the selection the GT Silver reminded me of the “James Bond 007” car from Goldfinger.....the only real Bond....Sean Connery.
 

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I originally wanted the graphite blue, but didn't like it as much in person. I finally was down to Guards Red or Night Blue Metallic. I got a few other peoples opinions and decided to order Night Blue. The dealer called the next day and said he traded for an earlier allocation that was already in stage 210, but was changeable in the system, so I had to get to the dealer ASAP. We put the Night Blue in the system. I walked out on the lot and walked between a Guards Red and a Night Blue for 10 minutes after the order was in. Tough decision. Now, everyday I look at the red and blue online and am not sure about my decision. LOL I am sure I will love the Night Blue. It definitely looks better in person than the pics online or the Porsche build website.
 

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my main criterion was not showing dirt and not being too flashy in a small town. GT Silver won for me and I love it. I will never own another black car. My office is between a sand dredging operation, miles of sod farms and a concrete plant. My black car would look filthy after 2 hours.
 

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I like all the colors except the incredibly popular Graphite Blue Metallic. Don't know what's wrong with me. It would have made configuring my Boxster simple, with the Graphite Blue/Chalk Sportex. I got Miami Blue instead, because if you asked Miami Blue why it got ordered, it would say: "Because f**k you, that's why".

For cars in general, sports cars in particular, I say have some fun. Live a little. So I really dislike black vehicles as well.

In summary, thumbs up for everything except Graphite Blue Metallic, and the two blacks.

I ordered a base Boxster in Miami Blue with the Graphite Blue/Chalk Sport-Tex seats. I think it's an awesome color combination. The other exterior colors I like are Chalk, Sapphire Blue, Night Blue and GT Silver. I hate black interiors (love almost all two-toned interiors) and especially dislike black exterior with black interior - boooring!
 

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I like all the colors except the incredibly popular Graphite Blue Metallic. Don't know what's wrong with me. It would have made configuring my Boxster simple, with the Graphite Blue/Chalk Sportex. I got Miami Blue instead, because if you asked Miami Blue why it got ordered, it would say: "Because f**k you, that's why".

For cars in general, sports cars in particular, I say have some fun. Live a little. So I really dislike black vehicles as well.

In summary, thumbs up for everything except Graphite Blue Metallic, and the two blacks.

I ordered a base Boxster in Miami Blue with the Graphite Blue/Chalk Sport-Tex seats. I think it's an awesome color combination. The other exterior colors I like are Chalk, Sapphire Blue, Night Blue and GT Silver. I hate black interiors (love almost all two-toned interiors) and especially dislike black exterior with black interior - boooring!
I’m with you on not liking black interiors. Too dark for my tastes, especially in a small car. I also like two-toned interiors, in fact my last two vehicles have had them, with the third on the way.
 

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Colour (or color in USA english) is indeed personal.

I wanted to have a look at a yellow car 'cause yellow cars have many fewer accidents since they show up well both during the day and at night. When I saw a Cayman in yellow (I saw lots of other Porsche colours too) I was sold.

A 718 Boxster in Racing Yellow was ordered. I get lots of compliments on the colour.
 

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I love my graphite blue metallic 718C. The color stands out in a crowd without shouting, and it plays well with the curves and creases on the car. I was going back and forth between gbm and agate grey metallic, but there was just something about the blue. As I was picking up my car I saw a rhodium silver metallic 718C for the first time and thought that it looked awesome. That color really highlights the curves and creases on the car; the configurator doesn't do it justice. That might be the color of my next 718C.
 

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Graphite Blue was my choice. I dislike cleaning rust colored sports from the environment from my white vehicles. I will say love a sparkling clean White, Black on black car but hate to spend hours Cleaning. I find the Graphite Blue has multiple colors depending on the Blue sky or white cloudy sky above it. I did not realize how many had opted into the color or that every magazine and blogger was given GB to demo.

I am very happy with my color but with that said I rarely have the same tastes of the majority.

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I was very interested in the Agate Gray, Carrara White, and Chalk and probably configured hundreds of cars in different colors on the Porsche site (not obsessed or anything :)). I waffled a bit, but knew for sure I definitely did NOT want any kind of silver because I didn't feel the silvers had as much character and looked dull on used Boxsters I saw.

Well, right before ordering I decided to have a last look at the dealership to finalize (I thought) on Agate Gray. But they happened to have a Boxster in GT Silver and it was in the sunlight and it really struck me. It was so lustrous and rich looking that it changed my mind and that's what I got.

I hope I can keep it looking so good for a long time!
 

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I changed my mind about the color every week for two months. Graphite blue with chalk/blue Sport-Tex interior were the colors that I came back to.


I strongly considered in that order: Lava Orange, Miami Blue, Chalk and Carmine Red... absolutely beautiful !!!!


I called a family reunion to vote. My wife and our four children were unanimous about Carrara White with black Sport-Tex interior (and to remove all the Alcantara except from the ceiling ... it was a long debate). Ever since I opted for the 718CGTS, I've been told that the interior needs more character and that it should be black in order to be able to harmonize with the character of the GTS and to match the black exterior accents. I went with their choice and everyone is happy ... I think ...


Sometimes, when I read your posts, I wish I would have chosen a real color ... but democracy is important here in Canada ... of course, I am the only one paying for it :)


I am very excited !!! I should get it in a month.
 
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