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I don't want to sound too picky, but the actual color on the car seems more coppery and not as pink as the demo image, unless it is a lighting issue. Either way, very interesting options we will have if we choose to change our colors.
Here's the before and after of the Optima Hybrid. They blacked out all the chrome, Ghost blacked the wheels. Cops are going to have to figure out why there computer says they pulled over a Silver Optima and the one their looking at is Rose Gold.



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Here's the before and after of the Optima Hybrid. They blacked out all the chrome, Ghost blacked the wheels. Cops are going to have to figure out why there computer says they pulled over a Silver Optima and the one their looking at is Rose Gold.



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okay, definitely looks rose gold 👍
 

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I love the grabber blue and cyber orange but can’t get them on Premium or CR1.

I get the sense that most of the colors won’t age well. Maybe that doesn’t matter for leases, but I’m buying for a decade or more.

Infinite blue is too bland and it will fade to boot. Black and red are bolder but they’ll fade, too. And I agree the red doesn’t pop enough - and wait til it quickly loses its showroom gloss. It’s not a cherry red - it’s closer to maroon and that just doesn’t age well. It will look particularly ugly when dirty.

The grays are bleh.

So that leaves me with the white. Nobody should get the Space White. It’s way too flat. The Star White Metallic is the way to go - it will keep its luster for the long haul. That’s why it costs $600 more.
 

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I love the grabber blue and cyber orange but can’t get them on Premium or CR1.

I get the sense that most of the colors won’t age well. Maybe that doesn’t matter for leases, but I’m buying for a decade or more.

Infinite blue is too bland and it will fade to boot. Black and red are bolder but they’ll fade, too. And I agree the red doesn’t pop enough - and wait til it quickly loses its showroom gloss. It’s not a cherry red - it’s closer to maroon and that just doesn’t age well. It will look particularly ugly when dirty.

The grays are bleh.

So that leaves me with the white. Nobody should get the Space White. It’s way too flat. The Star White Metallic is the way to go - it will keep its luster for the long haul. That’s why it costs $600 more.
have you seen the car in person??.....when I saw the red at a "tour" event, it looked really good......of course if you don't like red, then you don't like red.....but with the black top it almost made me change my color to red (i didn't because our other car is a c max in red)
 

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I love the grabber blue and cyber orange but can’t get them on Premium or CR1.
It's so annoying they decided to do that. Those are the only two colors I like.

I don't even want the First Edition or even need my car particularly soon, but I had to get one to get Grabber Blue. :(
 

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have you seen the car in person??.....when I saw the red at a "tour" event, it looked really good......of course if you don't like red, then you don't like red.....but with the black top it almost made me change my color to red (i didn't because our other car is a c max in red)
I haven't seen it in person. In the pictures, it looks beautiful. Red cars generally look fantastic when they still have that showroom luster.

And red is my favorite color in general - it’s just really hard to pull off on a car without a LOT of maintenance. I have never seen a red car more than a few years old driving around, even freshly washed, that looked good. I’m not including show cars where the owner maintains that candy apple finish - I’m talking real life. I doubt the Rapid Red will be any different, especially with it already trending a bit on the maroon-y side.
 
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I haven't seen it in person. In the pictures, it looks beautiful. Red cars generally look fantastic when they still have that showroom luster.

And red is my favorite color in general - it’s just really hard to pull off on a car without a LOT of maintenance. I have never seen a red car more than a few years old driving around, even freshly washed, that looked good. I’m not including show cars where the owner maintains that candy apple finish - I’m talking real life. I doubt the Rapid Red will be any different, especially with it already trending a bit on the maroon-y side.
fwiw.....my rapid red c max is a 2013, I do nothing special except try to keep it clean, even with our NJ winters, but I am not crazy about cleaning.....I use one of those spray waxes when drying after washing that was recommended to me by a car guy, that's it.....I still get people asking me what color it is in parking lots.....it still looks good
 

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fwiw.....my rapid red c max is a 2013, I do nothing special except try to keep it clean, even with our NJ winters, but I am not crazy about cleaning.....I use one of those spray waxes when drying after washing that was recommended to me by a car guy, that's it.....I still get people asking me what color it is in parking lots.....it still looks good
Thank you! I ordered RR but am torturing myself between this and SW. A prior comment that it's more on the maroon side than brighter red actually made me want RR that much more, so I'm hoping that's true as well. For instance, the photo of the RR version on Ford's site looks like that darker, deeper sort of red that I'd prefer.

That said, I went by my local dealer and looked at other Ford models with these colors and was underwhelmed by both, especially the SW. The car was probably a bit dusty, and it wasn't terribly sunny, but I saw no depth at all in the SW. That really surprised me.
 

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I love the grabber blue and cyber orange but can’t get them on Premium or CR1.

I get the sense that most of the colors won’t age well. Maybe that doesn’t matter for leases, but I’m buying for a decade or more.

Infinite blue is too bland and it will fade to boot. Black and red are bolder but they’ll fade, too. And I agree the red doesn’t pop enough - and wait til it quickly loses its showroom gloss. It’s not a cherry red - it’s closer to maroon and that just doesn’t age well. It will look particularly ugly when dirty.

The grays are bleh.

So that leaves me with the white. Nobody should get the Space White. It’s way too flat. The Star White Metallic is the way to go - it will keep its luster for the long haul. That’s why it costs $600 more.
I am hoping this doesn’t end up being true on the rapid red! I have a 2006 Mustang that is vista blue and that color has held up quite well over 15 years of ownership and being kept outside under a Southern California sun.

Normally I would agree that the flat white version of white doesn’t look as good as a pearl white or metallic white on a car, but the space white MME pictures I have seen look really good, kind of how flat white looks really good on Range Rovers - don’t know what it is about the car it just looks very good, arguably better than the star white at least to my eye.
 

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Thank you! I ordered RR but am torturing myself between this and SW. A prior comment that it's more on the maroon side than brighter red actually made me want RR that much more, so I'm hoping that's true as well. For instance, the photo of the RR version on Ford's site looks like that darker, deeper sort of red that I'd prefer.

That said, I went by my local dealer and looked at other Ford models with these colors and was underwhelmed by both, especially the SW. The car was probably a bit dusty, and it wasn't terribly sunny, but I saw no depth at all in the SW. That really surprised me.
I think rapid red and infinite blue are similar in the sense that just how vibrant or colorful they are is going to depend upon lighting. Just my 2 bits worth.
 

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I think rapid red and infinite blue are similar in the sense that just how vibrant or colorful they are is going to depend upon lighting. Just my 2 bits worth.
Makes sense, though I've seen paint jobs that defy that, like a metallic white Lexus that my wife once had.
 
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Thank you! I ordered RR but am torturing myself between this and SW. A prior comment that it's more on the maroon side than brighter red actually made me want RR that much more, so I'm hoping that's true as well. For instance, the photo of the RR version on Ford's site looks like that darker, deeper sort of red that I'd prefer.

That said, I went by my local dealer and looked at other Ford models with these colors and was underwhelmed by both, especially the SW. The car was probably a bit dusty, and it wasn't terribly sunny, but I saw no depth at all in the SW. That really surprised me.
I had a red Volvo S60 rental last week when I went to see the Mach E in person. They had a (Fusion?) in RR and I honestly preferred the Volvo red over the Ford red. Volvo’s red was ever so slightly shaded orange and vibrant while Ford’s was ever so slightly lush/cherry with a touch of pink in direct sunlight.

Out of all the colors available I’m thinking I’m going to go with RR because of how vibrant it “can” look, and hope it doesn’t look too washed out. I’m between that and CG at the moment.
 

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My favorite red color on the market is Mazda’s Soul Red Metallic. The first time I saw that color, I seriously thought about changing my choice to RR.
 



 









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