Our beloved Mini is dying the death of a hundred papercuts. We have spent enough on it in the last three months to decide a monthly payment for a non-death-trap car is no longer an option, but a necessity.
The big question is – what colour? I’ve asked a few of my family and friends, but why not ask my blog friends, too?
So: Deep Blue?
Or Moonwalk Grey?
I have a negative reason for each colour, but I’m on the fence as to which I like more. Neither photo is exactly what we will be buying, but these are as close as we could come via Ms Google. We’d not have the orange bits on the headlights and side lights, and it would have a sunroof. Stuck with those ugly wheels for now, though. Likely the side, or wing, mirrors on the blue one will be the same flat black as on the grey one, too. (Pics stolen randomly off the internet, sorry if I’ve violated any copyright. Will remove on request!)
What do you think? Blue or grey?
Grey. Is blue a car colour? 😉
It’s nearly the colour blue we have now, just darker!
I’d go for blue. Personal preference — I tend to like darker colors for vehicles.
A friend had an interesting point – the grey is the colour of a rainy day. And likely to be unseen as it blends into the background, and be hit by other cars! Hmm sure don’t we have a lot of those rainy days here.
It also matches the road. All you’d need is for someone to have a dirty windshield and bam! Damage to your new car. I strongly support blue
Feck sake, I saw the blue first and was like…..oh deep blue…love it and then you confused me with the grey cos I like them both.
I think though I am going to plump for the blue.
Look at that, I managed that all on my own without having to phone a friend….maybe I’m not indecisive after all, just a feckin eejit lol
I’m indecisive here! I have a lean, and we instinctually went with one over the other, but now we are questioning ourselves.
The grey one….if there was heavy snow you might lose it lol
Not likely to snow hard here! But fog? Oh yes!
They are both lovely colours, but for me the blue pips it. You can be a streak of colour in a grey world…..just don’t get a speeding ticket lol
Me? So far so good! Only because there isn’t anywhere for the guards to catch me on my normal commute 🙂 I have a ‘heavy foot’ as my husband told the salesman today!
lol Did you tell the salesman that your heavy foot would meet his backside unless he gave you a discount lol
Well I wasn’t wearing my steel-toe boots, so no! But he did give us a bit of a break when he saw my face fall when the estimate for our current Mini trade in was given. It’s bad. But… It’s a wreck, the poor thing.
You’ll still have all those memories, it’s just time to make some new ones 🙂
We were looking at a different brand entirely, but our hearts weren’t in it.
We’ve had the current mini at least 8 years, and she wasn’t new then. I feel better, like I’m not betraying the car I love, by getting another Mini. And I do love the hell out of driving ours now. Little rally car!
I’m a fan of blue anything. Gray always makes me feel depressed.
It’s an interesting grey – changes colour as it reflects what is next to it!
I always end up with a blue car, so natch.
Current car is blue, last car here was blue, my Harley is blue…
Depends how practical you want to be.
Ireland = wet weather = mud = shows up a lot on a dark blue car, less on a grey one. Are you big car washers, or do you regard mud as an extra protective layer for your paintwork, like me?
Conversely, Ireland = wet weather and fog = invisible grey car. Pros and cons for both.
The blue is a good colour, if you can’t have either red or British Racing Green, which are both ‘proper’ Mini colours 🙂 The grey is, um, practical….
Ha! Well. I just don’t think about red unless it is a convertible. I would LOVE the green, but there is this weird family thing on his side where they have a superstition, and it really isn’t worth it to start a war over nothing but my preference for a car colour. My last car in the US was a lovely dark green sports car, and I’ll just hold on to that memory for a while!
Blue it is, then. I can tell you don’t really want the grey at all…
Dirt is constant (and random days of cow poop up the sides of the car). We aren’t going black or white, the most difficult to keep clean…
Our car’s a dark blue, and Australian dirt is orange. What can I say? You’ve got to go with what you love. Silver would have been practical, there’s a dark burnt orange I quite liked for hiding mud but was just too ‘loud’. But we just liked the blue….
I like the grey one maybe it won’t show dirt as the blue one.
It is interesting how we try to be practical when spending crazy amounts of money! This is why white or black both are not an option for us, other than looks.
Having a big dog, leather seats are just silly. Being a human being, a cloth white or cream interior is just silly!
I’m coming down on the side of the grey…..just looks more grown-up to me (of course my own vehicle is grey too, so maybe it just looks more “homey” to me…)
Oh no, I can’t be grown up! Hehehehehhe!
No contest! My first car, in the 60’s was a blue mini – and I LOVE the one above. Blue Blue Blue!
Yay! They are so much fun, aren’t they?
Blue! Same color as my Versa.
I like the blue, though I am typically very partial to silver.
Every car should be blue. EVERY CAR.
That has been the overwhelming consensus!
Then you should listen. Naptimethoughts knows these things.
Ah, no one reads the other comments so – we chose blue! Car is ordered. Now the freakout begins while we wait for them to make it!
YAY! New car! We’re working on new house. Well, not NEW house specifically, but different house in better school district. Also freaking out.