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smackerjack 13.08.2019 15:48

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Verbier is right about colour. Had a dark green Mercedes 190 - years ago and it was like I was invisible. Same with a black Lancia.
Since then have had white/silver/blue cars and am always seen.
Keep the TT but a respray might be the order of the day!!

fatmanfilms 13.08.2019 15:50

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Originally Posted by smackerjack (Post 3090901)
Verbier is right about colour. Had a dark green Mercedes 190 - years ago and it was like I was invisible. Same with a black Lancia.
Since then have had white/silver/blue cars and am always seen.
Keep the TT but a respray might be the order of the day!!

My Porsche 911 was black, nobody ever hit it in the 18 years I owned it.

BasP72 13.08.2019 15:50

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I'd go for something Japanese... with Suzuki (bad interiors) and Honda (same) out, how about a Mazda 6 ?

Or the new Peugeot 508 ?

For comfort and nice interior I can also recommend Citroen...

bigblue2 13.08.2019 15:53

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Originally Posted by Verbier (Post 3090895)
The challenge with black is that it blends in with the road and is terrible with anything but the brightest lighting conditions.

How about asking another question. If you like the car, why not just have it re-painted (in CH or D if cheaper).

It is not that tough for a good body shop to "pop" off the panels, paint them as a group and put them back on.

The best comprise colour is SILVER (why not go for a nice metallic). Good during the day, good in early evening /low light and night-time and good in bad weather (rain/snow). The metallic paint (lots of good examples in the Merc line-up and others) will also help with visibility. To be clear, we are talking silver and not grey colour.


I thought it might be the colour, but mrs bb2 drives a bright orange focus st and has similar issues, no one can say they can't see that coming. The mustang was big and imposing which I think is more the issue, people see audi and think meh, wanker, gonna pull out. They see focus and think young, poor, gonna pull out, I've really never experienced anything quite like it. Maybe a huge pickup truck is whats needed

Belgianmum 13.08.2019 15:54

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Originally Posted by smackerjack (Post 3090901)
Verbier is right about colour. Had a dark green Mercedes 190 - years ago and it was like I was invisible. Same with a black Lancia.
Since then have had white/silver/blue cars and am always seen.
Keep the TT but a respray might be the order of the day!!

Hubby has a rather large white car and he swears it must be invisible, I have no idea how other cars can miss it but they do so with alarming regularity.

st2lemans 13.08.2019 15:57

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Originally Posted by bigblue2 (Post 3090868)
no french, italian, bmw or skoda

SEAT? :p

Tom

3Wishes 13.08.2019 16:00

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Originally Posted by bigblue2 (Post 3090862)
over my dead body!! you'll never see me in a skoda - ever!!!

Ban him mods, ban him!!!!

No way, I had to thank him cuz it made me laugh out loud! :D
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Why not get a nice paint job or wrap on your current car?

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/ab/a2...0f50376712.jpg

https://www.fespa.com/getattachment/...png?lang=en-GB

Guest 13.08.2019 16:16

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A red car is best for visibility, can't be missed in foggy, dull days.

Volvo or Honda. Metallic red.

Guest 13.08.2019 16:28

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How about a Sinclair C5 ?

bigblue2 13.08.2019 16:32

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How about a Sinclair C5 ?
bit cold in winter

3Wishes 13.08.2019 16:33

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Maybe it's not just color. Maybe you need a body lift so you're higher up off the road and seen more easily.

https://i.pinimg.com/736x/6c/7f/9d/6...paint-jobs.jpg

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/c1/c5...d5cb99d7da.jpg

Treverus 13.08.2019 16:36

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I got an e89 Z4 this summer as they are now depreciated. Mine is silver, but with your problem: I always thought they look good in "Atacama yellow" and youd certainly not be overlooked easily…

https://e89.zpost.com/forums/attachm...1&d=1306976442

Tom1234 13.08.2019 16:44

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Originally Posted by Treverus (Post 3090943)
I got an e89 Z4 this summer as they are now depreciated. Mine is silver, but with your problem: I always thought they look good in "Atacama yellow" and youd certainly not be overlooked easily…

He said no BMWs or French cars...

k_and_e 13.08.2019 16:59

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Originally Posted by bigblue2 (Post 3090907)
I thought it might be the colour, but mrs bb2 drives a bright orange focus st and has similar issues, no one can say they can't see that coming. The mustang was big and imposing which I think is more the issue, people see audi and think meh, wanker, gonna pull out. They see focus and think young, poor, gonna pull out, I've really never experienced anything quite like it. Maybe a huge pickup truck is whats needed


Maybe you should visit a psychologist instead of changing the car;)

bigblue2 13.08.2019 17:05

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Originally Posted by k_and_e (Post 3090957)
Maybe you should visit a psychologist instead of changing the car;)

Harvey says I don't need to

Privet 13.08.2019 17:08

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Get a Toyota Hybrid or spoil yourself with a Lexus (extra bonus points for the predator grill).

https://static.carthrottle.com/works...e45135aaa1.jpg

Treverus 13.08.2019 17:15

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Originally Posted by bigblue2 (Post 3090907)
I thought it might be the colour, but mrs bb2 drives a bright orange focus st and has similar issues, no one can say they can't see that coming. The mustang was big and imposing which I think is more the issue, people see audi and think meh, wanker, gonna pull out. They see focus and think young, poor, gonna pull out, I've really never experienced anything quite like it. Maybe a huge pickup truck is whats needed

Ok, so you want a large car with imposing presence that says "not a poor wanker" and ideally in a high viz color?

https://www.autoscout24.ch/de/d/lamb...2453&vehtyp=10

Medea Fleecestealer 13.08.2019 17:15

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Originally Posted by fatmanfilms (Post 3090885)
Nissan Qashai gets rave reviews on the forum

+1 to that. :D

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Originally Posted by bigblue2 (Post 3090887)
:msnsick:

Have you even test driven one?

Hubby drives to Lausanne and back every day for work. Gets 4.5-5ltr per 100 kms in his top of the range 1.6 diesel Tekna. Fills up once a week.

If you're going to be fussy, better say what models are acceptable rather than say no to all suggestions.

bigblue2 13.08.2019 17:16

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Originally Posted by Treverus (Post 3090966)
Ok, so you want a large car with imposing presence that says "not a poor wanker" and ideally in a high viz color?

https://www.autoscout24.ch/de/d/lamb...2453&vehtyp=10

no I want an economical car with a nice interior that people can see

Guest 13.08.2019 17:16

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Originally Posted by bigblue2 (Post 3090907)
I thought it might be the colour, but mrs bb2 drives a bright orange focus st and has similar issues, no one can say they can't see that coming. The mustang was big and imposing which I think is more the issue, people see audi and think meh, wanker, gonna pull out. They see focus and think young, poor, gonna pull out, I've really never experienced anything quite like it. Maybe a huge pickup truck is whats needed

Have a nice van with a big plumbing company logo, nothing says "I don't care about your car and do dare to throw it upfront of me" more than a bruised company van. (tho the pick-up I met in Sweden with 3 drunk hillbillies in the back with hunting rifles also was very convincing and made me go all the way go in the grass so they could pass)

Funny that you also experienced it in an Audi, I was used to Audi being a popular leasing car and there are two types of leasing drivers, those who can't drive, and those who don't care since it isn't their car anyway, so I tend to not throw my car in between upfront of an Audi (Unless it is an A3, but we spoke about cars so can forget about that one)


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