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Ok I know color is a personal choice. I am a 35yr old mom getting ready to by my new scion xb, I want opinions on what color I should choose. I really like the blackcherry crush, is that too young looking?

Help guys.

Thanks,
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Welcome to the site soontoxb.

I am a 42 year old dad and I got the blackberry crush. I don't think it is to young. But like you said color is a personal choice. If thats the color you like thats the one you should get. That way you will be very happy driving the car. And I think age is a state of mind anyways... :rockon:

oh and here is the link to the post with my xB in it.
http://newscionxb.com/member_pics/some_pics_of_my_xb-t1119.0.html
 

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I've got the gold RS, but if I didn't get that, I'd want Stingray or Black. (and I'm older than you! lol!)

No color is "too young"....only "too old"...think tan or woody!! ack!!
 

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I'd only suggest going and looking at the different colors several times ......then pick the one you really like regardless of what anybody tells you. The main point is that you're making a shrewd choice with the XB no matter what color you choose. :yes:

Personally, I still like the Super White but I can't say I wouldn't have chosen Stingray if it had been available.
 

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the xB segment is for a younger entry level Toyota buyer. Im actually the oldest xB2 driver Ive seen in this area, but I live in the SF Bay Area which is considered one of the most expensive areas to live in CA. So I think most 40+ segment drive Camrys and Lexus cars. Then the design of the xB2 was to target an older segment vs the Gen 1. People Ive talked to wouldnt drive a boxy Gen 1 would drive the Gen 2.
 

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Stingray is the best...and my bank will verify that with my last purchase. But seriously, go see all the colors in person, in different lights. They can look very different. Stingray is great because it can look gray or blue and metallic, a lot of depth to the color, but very subtle.
 

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Colours:

Blackberry= UPS truck (could be good, bad, or indifferent)

White= looks like a typical work truck (again-> could be good, bad, or indifferent), hides dirt and dents well
--Advantages for white-> great for vinyl body wraps, easy to customize for MANY colour schemes/combinations
-Will ALWAYS be "in style" . . .classic.
(White-van-man, for any Brits among us . . . )

Black Pearl= shows dirt and dings well, though looks nice and has a interesting "sheen" to it, esp. in light
(I SERIOUSLY thought of getting this color.)

Green and Stingray= Particular colors that people tend to really like or dislike, so depends on your personal preference. Disadvantage: colors MAY not age well (relevant ONLY if you never plan to repaint and keep it a long time)

Nautical Blue/Navy= Should age well, shows dirt, but not as bad as black. I WOULD have gotten this, had it been available on 09s.
ONLY available on 08s (may be good -exclusive- or bad -less factory and aftermarket support on matching parts, potentially-)

Silver= pretty common on EVERYTHING, also IS the color used on Scion advertising (could be good or bad, depending on personal opinion)
-Hides dirt and scratches well, not sure if this shade hides dents well (none, YET). It hides dirt EXTREMELY well.
Easy to coordinate/create huge variety of color combinations. Similar to white, while not looking as much like a "white-van-man." Has a different "sheen" than the white.
Will remain popular over time, so should be good for resale demand (if left stock).
Looks REALLY good on the car (why I got it).

In short, it ALL depends on what "factors" you hold important.
-Some show dirt well, while others hide it well.
-Some look more "ordinary," while others stand out. One's own colour preferences determine whether certain colours are "pretty" or "ugly."
-What do YOU "like best" . . . ?

Each has advantages and disadvantages. Of course, a number here repaint a brand new car for a completely new and "unstock" shade, so original hue is irrelevant, except how it effects top coats.
 

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For shame TartanJack. You forgot to give your opinion on Gold. A color which truely hides dirt very well and dents equally well.

Oh and did I mention it goes good with Metallic Red hehe.
 

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For shame TartanJack. You forgot to give your opinion on Gold. A color which truely hides dirt very well and dents equally well.

Oh and did I mention it goes good with Metallic Red hehe.

Actually . . .
I didn't "forget" . . .

As it was the RS special edition, I figured it wouldn't be available as a new purchase at this time (June 2008). If you want to wait until the next winter, another RS should be available. I don't know the color.
An "advantage" of the RS models-> moon/sun roof! The stock cars don't have one and any addition would be definitely aftermarket.

I figured the initial poster was looking for presently available colours, of which Nautical Blue may or may not be one.
If you can locate a Gold for sale, please feel free to add that to my list.
It would be a cool "Gold Bar" for your drive way. (Can anyone say: Goldfinger?)
 

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The Toyota dealership in Tulsa that I did NOT buy from still has a couple of gold XB's.
I went to my dealership yesterday for my first oil change and the only XB they had was the demo the Scion manager drives.

Not sure I agree that my SW looks like "the typical work truck" :mad: IMO it best shows off the unique lines of the XB. And if you're looking at it in your rear view mirror, it looks like the storm troopers from Star Wars.

What would REALLY look cool is a wrap done in actual tartan plaid....red or green!!! :yes:
 

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TulsaToaster said:
The Toyota dealership in Tulsa that I did NOT buy from still has a couple of gold XB's.
I went to my dealership yesterday for my first oil change and the only XB they had was the demo the Scion manager drives.

Not sure I agree that my SW looks like "the typical work truck" :mad: IMO it best shows off the unique lines of the XB. And if you're looking at it in your rear view mirror, it looks like the storm troopers from Star Wars.

What would REALLY look cool is a wrap done in actual tartan plaid....red or green!!! :yes:
HEAH!
I also almost got white!
I was just commenting upon an opinion I heard more than once by people I asked what colour they liked.
The white looks REALLY good stock and could look AWESOME with the right "trim!"

My PERSONAL favorites:
Silver (what I got)
Nautical Blue (would have gotten if was available on 09s)
White (almost got, second choice on 09s)
Black Pearl (almost got as well -almost tied for second choice on 09s-> would have gotten, but I didn't want to have to wash as much)
(I'm kinda boring in that I tend to shy away from "trendy" tones . . . )

Of course, I don't have a problem with ANY of the colours I've seen from the factory.

I have not actually SEEN the hypnotic teal/green or "Stingray," so I don't know if I missed out on those or not.

The gold looks good on the cars, just that I'm not one that tends to like having that shade myself. I saw one parked in Chicago and it looked good on the xB.
 

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My reco is to see as many different colors as you can at the dealer on a sunny day. One should "pop" out at you more than the others.

I got Black Sand Pearl because of my fondness for black cars in general. I ordered one sight unseen (well, based on pictures on the internet). I saw other colors at the dealer and almost got a Blackberry Crush they had on the lot, but it was my second choice for color and only would have gotten it because I wouldn't have to "order" it and could have driven it home same day.

Waffled back and forth for a day or two but ultimately held out for my Black Sand Pearl xB, and I am very glad that I did. You should hold out for whatever color speaks to you the most. I showed my Black xB to a co-worker and she just shook her head and said, "It looks like a little HEARSE", and I just loved that.

I will say though that with all the flat surfaces, the BSP does dirty up damn quickly, especially after a rain with all the water spots.

Anyway, if you like the Blackberry crush, I say go for it. It's already a unique "look at me" car, might as well put a unique "look at me" color on it, right? The only thing that gave me pause about the Blackberry Crush was... if it's a little dirty and under cloudy skies, it looks kind of a muddy brown rather than the deep purple that it is.

Hope this helps...

RG
 

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I also recommend looking at the colors in the sun. My Black Sand Pearl looks like a normal black car without the sun, but in the sun the Pearl part shows the pearl, goldish and blues in the paint.

Good luck!
 
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