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Any advice on clashes of colour for interior and paint?
« on: March 21, 2012, 07:47:57 AM »
Most probably choosing to buy a CX5 today even though I have been offered a really, really good exchange price for a new Tiguan. No brochures out yet but my problem will be what colour with the leather seats .  I realise colour is a personal  taste but some may have seen various cars and noticed some colours do not suit certain interiors. There are 2 choices of leather - stone and black. The choices of paint and leather are shown here:
http://www.mazda.co.uk/car-configurator/?homepage_cta=cx-5#/configurator/cx5

http://www.mazda.co.uk/car-configurator/?homepage_cta=cx-5#/configurator/cx5

 Computer screens give various colour interpretations. 
White paint is the 'in' colour at the moment but the chrome bits on the front seem to be lost. And what about the white with all the plastic black under the doors and front(?).

 I have been offered a good trade in and at the moment you get the sat nav free.
Thanks for any informed advice.

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Re: Any advice on clashes of colour for interior and paint?
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2012, 07:56:15 AM »
In the above post, I have tried to modify to say both links go to the cofigurator, but the 'modify' is not working at the momnet - tried a few times even after re-opening IE.

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Re: Any advice on clashes of colour for interior and paint?
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2012, 08:03:39 AM »
We wanted a cx7 in black with stone leather but it was sold when we went back! Like the combination but I don't think it would go with white, black would be more suitable in my opinion.

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Re: Any advice on clashes of colour for interior and paint?
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2012, 09:02:52 AM »
Something a bit strange with the forum. I replied to this and it's not here. Anyway, Yes, agree white would need a black interior. I suppose what I'm asking is, what paint goes with the stone interior.

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Re: Any advice on clashes of colour for interior and paint?
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2012, 01:09:15 PM »
They're a bit dull, those colours. Would be blue red or white for me, probably with black interior.

For stone interior, I'd probably stick to a dark colour like the black or darkest grey, at a push with the red.

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Re: Any advice on clashes of colour for interior and paint?
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2012, 01:15:21 PM »
Thanks for your views.
The thing about black leather is it gets so hot in summer sun. You get in the car, get seated and put the A/C on ... but your back doesn't have chance to cool.
 Problem with the lighter colour is it sowing dirt.

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« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2012, 05:55:48 PM »
I think you ould get away with a nice red and a stone interior
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« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2012, 06:52:51 PM »
I think you ould get away with a nice red and a stone interior
Thanks for the suggestion. I've always been a bit against reds. I know they don't fade in UV now, but years ago a car of mine was ruined.

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Re: Any advice on clashes of colour for interior and paint?
« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2012, 08:43:32 PM »
you are correct about white being the colour in fashion at present - so you would have to go for a black interior.
the car does look good in white.
i can't seem to get the grey interior to work on my computer with the configurator.
my only worry is how much money it will lose over 3 years ?
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Re: Any advice on clashes of colour for interior and paint?
« Reply #9 on: March 22, 2012, 08:21:30 PM »
you are correct about white being the colour in fashion at present - so you would have to go for a black interior.
the car does look good in white.
i can't seem to get the grey interior to work on my computer with the configurator.
my only worry is how much money it will lose over 3 years ?

The configurator is way out for some colours. It's not my monitors as one is set up for graphics work. The interiors part of it was not working yesterday when I tried as well.
Depreciation. I wish it were like the Tiguan I will be trading in. Bought it 3 and a half years ago and was offered as trade in from varoius dealers up to £17000. The Cap guide has it at £16000. This means it's kept about 70% of its value!

I think white is going to be my choice.
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Re: Any advice on clashes of colour for interior and paint?
« Reply #10 on: March 24, 2012, 06:04:38 PM »
Ordered white (pearl) + black interior. White painted cars are about 5 deg C cooler in summer sun than black so that will help a bit with the hot black seats. Not due till mid June but the dealer is keeping to his quote until it arrives.

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Re: Any advice on clashes of colour for interior and paint?
« Reply #11 on: March 25, 2012, 08:38:58 AM »
Some American reviews are starting to come through and people seem very happy with the cx5 so I wish you all the best.

I think White/black is a nice combo and quite safe too.

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Re: Any advice on clashes of colour for interior and paint?
« Reply #12 on: March 25, 2012, 09:21:10 AM »
Thanks daiking. I've read lots of reviews (thanks to Google Translate). The only slight negative is that the petrol engine is slightly underpowered and the gearing is more for economy than in-gear acceleration.

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Re: Any advice on clashes of colour for interior and paint?
« Reply #13 on: March 25, 2012, 10:33:32 AM »
Thanks daiking. I've read lots of reviews (thanks to Google Translate). The only slight negative is that the petrol engine is slightly underpowered and the gearing is more for economy than in-gear acceleration.
You're going diesel though aren't you?

I expect the petrol criticism is the typical thing that there isn't a fat slug of torque from 1500rpm onwards. Modern turbo diesels have made everyone lazy. If and it's a big if, the petrol can get anywhere over a real day to day 40mpg, it should do alright over here.

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Re: Any advice on clashes of colour for interior and paint?
« Reply #14 on: March 25, 2012, 11:37:32 AM »
Yes, diesel. Loved the torque since a Fabia vrs

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