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Okay, I know most of you say color is a preference, and I am stuck between Black and White for the new 2011 WRX that I plan on purchasing.

My biggest fear with getting a brand new black car is going to be all the scratches you get from say washing the car. Do any of you with black cars have that problem? I really don't want my brand new car to look all scratched up after the first wash. What other problems or concerns do you notice with a black car?

Also, with the SWP, the only downside I have with it is the fact that it's an off-white, not a true white like the Aspen White color. But the white car with black rims does look pretty fresh.

The dealership I'm talking to has a Black Premium 5 door WRX on the way in with the STI short throw shifter and a boost gauge. I'm debating on whether or not to try to pick that one up, or order a White one.

I'm so indecisive! Any input from anyone would be appreciated! Especially about the Black color.

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Black is a pita!!! I love it, but its hard to keep it clean... as far as the scratches, this can be avoided by washing and waxing the car yourself... use microfiber towells and shammys... you get better results washing and caring for it yourself then just running it through the carwash...
 

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well it seems like you dont really have your heart set on either one. why not choose a different color altogether? red, blue, silver, grey, etc.
 

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are black or white really colors?go for wrb
Technically you are correct! Black and white are NOT colors. Black is the absence of all colors and white is the presence of ALL colors;) (one of the first things I learned in art school lol). As far as the choice between black and white, I will tell you this. I have a black wrx and it looks AMAZING clean. However, when NOT clean it shows everything!!! I have a buddy of mine that has a '10 STI hatch in white and his car shows HALF the amount of crap mine does lol. The pearl white is a pretty nice choice to be honest. Good luck!!
 

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Thanks for all your inputs!

It's going to be either black or white, only because I don't like the silver, grey, or the red. The blue is pretty sick but I don't see myself driving that color at all.

White seems like it's easier to maintain, especially with winter rolling around the corner (and I work in the mountains, so it's going to be SUPER cold).
 

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Black looks amazing, but it's also with that color you'll see scratches and dirt like crazy. You'll end up having to detail your car more often.
 

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Technically you are correct! Black and white are NOT colors. Black is the absence of all colors and white is the presence of ALL colors;) (one of the first things I learned in art school lol).
If we accept what we see as "black" as achromatic, and say it's not a colour, then is describing "white" as not being a colour consistent with that logic, given that by your own admission white objects emit or reflect?

Thanks for all your inputs!

It's going to be either black or white, only because I don't like the silver, grey, or the red. The blue is pretty sick but I don't see myself driving that color at all.
I opted against blue because over time it would become embarrassing.

I opted for black but should have opted for white or even better, grey.
 

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I ordered my 2011 in white...and EVERY single person who I have talked to about it has commented on how much they love the color. The grey stock rims look great with white as well...a pretty aftermarket look.

The black ones look pretty good sitting on the lot, but as others have said the black is a total PITA to take care of. Also, Subaru isn't exactly renowned for it's paint quality, so scratches, swirls, chips etc. will start to show up as the car ages.

Either way you're going to be excited...it's really a wonderful car. I don't think anything in the price range can even come close to touching it as far as value.
 

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If we accept what we see as "black" as achromatic, and say it's not a colour, then is describing "white" as not being a colour consistent with that logic, given that by your own admission white objects emit or reflect?.
If you were to put it that way, then yes, white would be a color...touche!:thumbup:
 

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i would say white cuz black is to hard to keep clean all tho black does look realy nice when it is clean!!for me its all abot blue for a scooby! but if i had to pick out of black or white it would be white easyer to clean
 

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I opted against blue because over time it would become embarrassing.
I am curious as to your qualification for this statement, SD.
 

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I am curious as to your qualification for this statement, SD.
If SD's argument was that with age a bright blue car might become an embarrassment then i hav 2 agree.I used to have an electric blue car which I gave to my 65 yr old father.he says that he gets strange looks from youngsters & feels embarrassed driving 2 church in it. lol
 

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If SD's argument was that with age a bright blue car might become an embarrassment then i hav 2 agree.I used to have an electric blue car which I gave to my 65 yr old father.he says that he gets strange looks from youngsters & feels embarrassed driving 2 church in it. lol
That is essentially my argument, yes.
 

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All i can tell you is that i have a SWP 07 wrx and if you haven't personally seen the color with your own eyes you will not understand the greatness of the color!! :D It's absolutely awesome IMO, and from night to day it looks like a different new sexy beast :)
 

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That is essentially my argument, yes.
What about the heritage associated with WRB? While I agree that most drivers who share the road are oblivious to the pedigree of the WRC cars, IMO it is enough to personally know that the color has been used in classic Subaru WRC. I am young, however...
 

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I would vote white! It will look super crisp with tinted window and the wheels!

Although what I really ordered was a dark grey 5-door. I was debating with myself between white and dark grey after placing the order, and then I found out that it was too late to change. But I'm still quite excited about it. :p
 

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I have a black car and yes, it looks cool but it is a magnet for scratches and dents. I have a strong feeling that subaru paint is very delicate because even the tiniest bush that gets brushed against my car will leave a mark. also, it does not matter how far away from other people and how far back in the parking lot I park my car there is always the idiot that slams a door against it and then WHHAM!! new dent and new scratch.
Just letting you know that you will be seeing a LOT of scratches and you will have to be emotionally prepared to see them. You will get desensitized overtime and it will be less hurtful when you notice them.
 
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