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To be honest I was quite disappointed in the colour options for the Antara and while some owners may have selected their preferred colour, others like me may have selected a colour on the basis that it was to them, the best colour available.

So the question is this, given the option of selecting any paint colour from any car manufacturer, which colour would you have chosen ?

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My favourite car colours have always been blue or silver, but I haven't really seen a good blue on any of the car ranges I have had for almost 20 years. The last blue car I had was a Vauxhall Cavalier, but I don't remember the name of the colour.
The blue I like most these days is the range used on the high end Audi cars like the R8.

If I could have this on my Antara I would really be a happy camper. It's called Sepang Blue Pearl.

I'm drooling as I write this.



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My favourite colour was green or brown but as the Antara does not come in either I was going to order Daydream Beige but as daughter was helping with deposit she insisted that I have a Black one,yes I'm happy with black apart from the seagulls are using it for target practise lol.
Actually saw a beige antara on the road today and as I drove past was not impressed, it seemed to be darker towards the back then the front.
 

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i have always liked a burnt orange colour.but it has to be on the right car. kia do a nice one for there spotidge.i parked next to a pearlecent white one today on a 62 plate. it had clear plastic guarding on the mirrors door edges and most leading edges.is this some thing it comes with or were they extra
 

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Ianoak said:
Actually saw a beige antara on the road today and as I drove past was not impressed, it seemed to be darker towards the back then the front.

Doh Ian



The car was being driven towards the sun



Sorry Ian.....you know I'm only kidding
 

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Inchindown said:
My favourite car colours have always been blue or silver, but I haven't really seen a good blue on any of the car ranges I have had for almost 20 years. The last blue car I had was a Vauxhall Cavalier, but I don't remember the name of the colour.
The blue I like most these days is the range used on the high end Audi cars like the R8.

If I could have this on my Antara I would really be a happy camper. It's called Sepang Blue Pearl.

I'm drooling as I write this.


Inchy, your choice of colour is impeccable my friend although I haven't seen the Audi in the "flesh".


When I paid a visit to a Vauxhall dealership in October 2012 to show my son the inside of the Antara, they had a Mokka in the showroom. At that time they were only taking orders as the model hadn't yet been released for public sale and the model that they had was in a similar blue colour.



If Vauxhall had offered this colour on the Antara, I would certainly have chosen that one.


 

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Off Road Doc said:
Wife wanted white.......and white is what we got !!!!

Hi Doc, what would your own preference have been if it hadn't been the fact that you weren't just keeping the peace ?
 

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Iam unsure as I think a colour makes a car. For example, the Antara does nothing for me in black but a Ford Kuga looks best in black, just my choice. I do like the Antara in white, it kind of looks the part as if it should be in white. I do like that colour of blue, but would it suit the Antara?................If colour choice was unlimited I would go for a dark green pearlescent paintas depending on the light conditions would determine what shade it looked.
 

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My first car was gazell beige it was a vauxhall Astra with the end plate being NBU (na bloody use) lol my fave rate colour used to be red a really bright red but that was not available, but as you know I wanted white, I think my preference has changed over the years because we had a white ford explorer and it was a great car, I am not being sexist but I think white is more a women's color, so therefore White is my favourite color.
That was a long way for a shortcut as usual sorry.
 

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What do you mean white is a woman's colour, mines white what are you trying to say (leave it John
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My cousins Mokka is blue and I'm not keen on its, I prefer my wife's velvet red.
 

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I know exactly what you mean, the colours really are limited compared to what used to be offered but I wanted white. I was going to go for the grey but one of my mates said that he had a grey Audi and it was the worst colour he has ever chosen as people kept cutting out on him, he was certain it was because the colour blended in with the road
 

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Antarius said:
Inchy, your choice of colour is impeccable my friend although I haven't seen the Audi in the "flesh".


When I paid a visit to a Vauxhall dealership in October 2012 to show my son the inside of the Antara, they had a Mokka in the showroom. At that time they were only taking orders as the model hadn't yet been released for public sale and the model that they had was in a similar blue colour.



If Vauxhall had offered this colour on the Antara, I would certainly have chosen that one.


I did have a look at the Mokka blue colour on the VX website, but it seems much lighter on there than it is showing in your pic.

A few months ago I followed an Audi R8 all the way from Inverness until I had to turn of the A9 to head home. There's lots of high end country retreats and estate up here, so I suppose they were heading for one of them.It's a fabulous looking car, this one was black, but I can't help wonder if a car is ever worth the sort of money you need to spend to get one of them.

I suppose if you're super-rich, spending over £100K on a car is of no more significant to those people than buying a loaf of bread is to people like us.

If money was no object, I would likely go for two cars. A top of the range Jaguar and a top of the range Range Rover. Well, when I collect my Euromillions winnings, I'll have to spend the dosh on something.
 

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Dilligaf said:
What do you mean white is a woman's colour, mines white what are you trying to say (leave it John
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My cousins Mokka is blue and I'm not keen on its, I prefer my wife's velvet red.

I like the Antara in "white" and it was the colour that I had decided on right up to the time that I entered the dealership but I changed my mind at the last minute.



Friends and family have asked me why I changed my mind and to be honest I didn't and still don't know, it just seemed the right thing to do and to be fair, I haven't been disappointed with the beige.


Perhaps it's an "age" thing as when I was a young boy most cars were white or maybe it is because the colour white is associated with being "pure" or "virginal" and I don't fit the bill
 

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If money was no object, I would likely go for two cars. A top of the range Jaguar and a top of the range Range Rover. Well, when I collect my Euromillions winnings, I'll have to spend the dosh on something.


Inchindown, I was going to "win" tonight but since you are that bit older
, I let you win and I'll just have to wait another week
 

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Antarius said:
If money was no object, I would likely go for two cars. A top of the range Jaguar and a top of the range Range Rover. Well, when I collect my Euromillions winnings, I'll have to spend the dosh on something.


Inchindown, I was going to "win" tonight but since you are that bit older
, I let you win and I'll just have to wait another week
I don't mind if you win half tonight Antarius. £6 Million is enough to tide me over for a while.
 

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Antarius said:
Dilligaf said:
What do you mean white is a woman's colour, mines white what are you trying to say (leave it John
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My cousins Mokka is blue and I'm not keen on its, I prefer my wife's velvet red.

I like the Antara in "white" and it was the colour that I had decided on right up to the time that I entered the dealership but I changed my mind at the last minute.



Friends and family have asked me why I changed my mind and to be honest I didn't and still don't know, it just seemed the right thing to do and to be fair, I haven't been disappointed with the beige.


Perhaps it's an "age" thing as when I was a young boy most cars were white or maybe it is because the colour white is associated with being "pure" or "virginal" and I don't fit the bill 
It's an age thing leave white to us young lads and you old coffin dodgers go for the safe boring beige. Get your slippers and pipe out John
 

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Inchindown said:
Antarius said:
If money was no object, I would likely go for two cars. A top of the range Jaguar and a top of the range Range Rover. Well, when I collect my Euromillions winnings, I'll have to spend the dosh on something.


Inchindown, I was going to "win" tonight but since you are that bit older
, I let you win and I'll just have to wait another week
I don't mind if you win half tonight Antarius. £6 Million is enough to tide me over for a while.

So unselfish and gracious



What insect and/or life cycle is your new avatar ?
 
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