We bought a black cooper last year with white roof. When clean IMO it is the bees knees. But after 5 months of having to clean it every 4 or 5 days we are thinking perhaps we should have gone for another colour. Back in the UK I had a black car but here being so dry and dusty black is a no no.
The other colours would have been Chili red or Indy blue........my favourite is the IB, girlfriends favourite CR. Someone posted that IB was really common in UK, I can't comment on that, but I see CR as just another red car on the road. (sorry CR owners!) The indy blue though is a special colour, classic maybe suiting a young man in their 30's. Seriously I bet if you got the average age of IB owners it would be much higher than CR owners. Perhaps someone would like to do a poll!?
Repeating what everyone has said only you can decide.......the Pepper white is also great with black roof and bonnet stripes, and how about L yellow, oh yeah and then theres the silver, and i saw a lovely gold mini the other day........
I definitely think it comes down to what you think is YOU. I love both the color combinations you mentioned, especially the Chilli Red/Black with Black Racing stripes, but I decided it wasn't ME. I'm a pretty classic person, about to be 24 and I was never someone you would see wearing bright red or driving a sports car. I loved the mini because it was classy and beautiful and I felt the IB/W reflected that the best.
I still love the chilli red/black when I see them, but I know that I would have felt awkward trying to pull it off as my car.
In the end you are getting a car that you will have so much fun in and everyone will admire--so enjoy it, no matter what color.
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