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    I'm really interested in these 200's but very confused on which colour to go for. I'm leaning towards the grey, though white seems cool for offroad use. Which one would you go for and why? All have same specs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marine View Post
    I'm really interested in these 200's but very confused on which colour to go for. I'm leaning towards the grey, though white seems cool for offroad use. Which one would you go for and why? All have same specs.
    I know I'm going to get slagged for this, but here goes...

    If, like many Toyota owners, you are buying with resale in mind, go for white.

    If however, you buy with joy in mind, wanting every bit of fun out of the vehicle while you own it... not knowing if you will live to resell, and wanting to look back at your car in a parking lot thinking "Man, I love that car!"...

    .. then go for the colour that speaks to yours soul.

    I have had many white cars, and none of them had the 'soul' of my coloured jeloppies.

    I own a well used, loved, and abused, 21 year old Jeep. I have owned it all it's life, and have many stories to tell. Most dings and scratches are of my doing, and it wears the scars with pride. And it's a metallic denim blue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oppers View Post
    I know I'm going to get slagged for this, but here goes...

    If, like many Toyota owners, you are buying with resale in mind, go for white.

    If however, you buy with joy in mind, wanting every bit of fun out of the vehicle while you own it... not knowing if you will live to resell, and wanting to look back at your car in a parking lot thinking "Man, I love that car!"...

    .. then go for the colour that speaks to yours soul.

    I have had many white cars, and none of them had the 'soul' of my coloured jeloppies.

    I own a well used, loved, and abused, 21 year old Jeep. I have owned it all it's life, and have many stories to tell. Most dings and scratches are of my doing, and it wears the scars with pride. And it's a metallic denim blue.
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    Stay away from the dark colours. I like the grey as well but after a horrific experience with a 3-week old Opel Monza some years back, I will never touch a grey car again. Guy pulled out in front of me from the Bank three-way stop on the Potch - JHB road, he never saw me coming and I was doing 120km/hr.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Family_Dog View Post
    Stay away from the dark colours. I like the grey as well but after a horrific experience with a 3-week old Opel Monza some years back, I will never touch a grey car again. Guy pulled out in front of me from the Bank three-way stop on the Potch - JHB road, he never saw me coming and I was doing 120km/hr.


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    I owned a grey/charcoal Barbie Cruiser and for that reason I had the headlights on permanently. Luckily the Prado lights system worked like a charm. I never touched the stalk except to flick to brights when needed.

    The lights came on when I started the car and switched off when I killed the engine and opened the door. No buzzer, no flat battery. Always more visible. The 120 didn't have LED DRL like newer cars, but the advantage was that it also doesn't require switching on the lights at dusk if you don't have auto headlights. I just drove with the headlights on all the time, no fuss.

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    My 200 is Grey, love it!!! Every time I see a white one I am glad mine is different.

    Resale not an issue according to my dealer.

    I have a white Tiguan and a bit of rain makes it look horrible.

    had a choice between a sand beige FJ or white and decided the white looks better as it is also not a brilliant white.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oppers View Post
    I know I'm going to get slagged for this, but here goes...

    If, like many Toyota owners, you are buying with resale in mind, go for white.

    If however, you buy with joy in mind, wanting every bit of fun out of the vehicle while you own it... not knowing if you will live to resell, and wanting to look back at your car in a parking lot thinking "Man, I love that car!"...

    .. then go for the colour that speaks to yours soul.

    I have had many white cars, and none of them had the 'soul' of my coloured jeloppies.

    I own a well used, loved, and abused, 21 year old Jeep. I have owned it all it's life, and have many stories to tell. Most dings and scratches are of my doing, and it wears the scars with pride. And it's a metallic denim blue.
    This made me chuckle a lil bit. I've decided to settle with grey. It's what I would look back to with a huge grin in a parking lot . Thanks for all the great advice guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marine View Post
    This made me chuckle a lil bit. I've decided to settle with grey. It's what I would look back to with a huge grin in a parking lot . Thanks for all the great advice guys.
    Good choice!

    Not that I have any particular affinity for grey... it's just that I'm happy you didn't fall for the 'resale' pitch, but went with what makes you happy!

    Now, let us see the Baby Elephant when you get it...

    Edit: Is that the one in your profile pic? C'mon, that's just wrong... post a full size pic!
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    How come those cruisers look so bad ass? Is it a special edition?
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    I work on a mine and the runaround is grey, its a lot better than the white cars as it doesnt show off the dirt as quick.
    Have color matched paint at random panelbeaters quite well on more than one occasion, on this and our other metallic blue car.
    IMO there is no benefits to a white car

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    Quote Originally Posted by m0lt3n View Post
    IMO there is no benefits to a white car
    Oh, but the proponents of white would tell you:
    • It's safer/more visible,
    • It's cooler in the hot African sun,
    • Scratches are much less noticeable,
    • It's better for resale value...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Oppers View Post
    Oh, but the proponents of white would tell you:
    • It's safer/more visible,
    • It's cooler in the hot African sun,
    • Scratches are much less noticeable,
    • It's better for resale value...


    And you don't get clear coat failure either. White is a no brainer unless you are worried about your fashion cred being on the line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oppers View Post
    Oh, but the proponents of white would tell you:
    • It's safer/more visible,
    • It's cooler in the hot African sun,
    • Scratches are much less noticeable,
    • It's better for resale value...


    I bought a black SFA Hilux. 2.2. No aircon

    Would love to see you prefer the black over white in that case
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quiksilver View Post
    How come those cruisers look so bad ass? Is it a special edition?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oppers View Post
    Oh, but the proponents of white would tell you:
    • It's safer/more visible,
    • It's cooler in the hot African sun,
    • Scratches are much less noticeable,
    • It's better for resale value...


    How can it be more visible if everyone drives a white car? Think Zebra camo
    I stay in the Kalahari, it may be cooler but its not a deal breaker (I have a white Landy as well to compare). The work white Hilux is just as warm in the sun as our gray runaround
    Scratches on said white Landy is plenty visible
    Most could not care less what colour is a car comes resale time, old wifes tale that. Same with influence on insurance premium. All whites are not the same, so it has the same challenges to colour match as any colour

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