go with the Indie, its the dogs danglies.
And the fact that i've got and Indie
Anyway I passed a Silver/Black one today and in the rain it looked a bit well dull were as my Indie just oozed class.
I had to pop into the local Ford dealer to sort out some paperwork for my old Focus and the guys down there were all over the Indie like a Vinny Jones tackle, even to the point that the Senior Sales Manager jumped in and started getting comfy by changing all my seat settings. Ba@$*!d.
! hehehe i was in exactly the same position as u kinster, about 2 months ago i ordered a indie blue cooper, but when i saw a silver one on the road and i thought BEAST! so i called in and changed it to silver... hahaah then a about a week later i changed my mind back to blue after looking at some pictures (see the galleries), heheh but then they said it was too late- which i fink was bo**ox because the car had barely been build... so ere i am with my silver and black cooper now, i have no regrets really as there are all nice colours, uc sometimes i even wanna change it to red!
I can only recommend viewing both colours if possible, I was set on yellow for ages, til I had a look at all the colours on cars. The silver is pretty classy, but I don't like the black roof set against the windows, too much black.
I have finalised my car today and have opted for blue, having seen a couple at the weekend, just think it suits the car superbly.
Picked up our Silver/Black Cooper on Saturday and I think it looks superb. Mind you one reason we ordered Silver/Black was because we wanted the panaromic sunroof and figured the black glass would look better in a black roof if you see what I mean.....
I would personally go for the Silver/Black. I have seen them both side by side and the Silver looked a lot more refined. The only thing the Blue has going for it IMO is that it is quite rare compared to the Silver.
I went for a silver and black because, apart from them being the fastest , I had a dark blue Mondeo ST24 before. Never have that colour again! It looks great, but a few blasts down the motorway and you can see the pepermark stone chips on the front because of the white undercoat. Also, use a brush or a car wash to clean it and when the sun comes out, oooh look at those nice swirly patterned scratches on the paintwork! Still happens on silver but doesn't show. I also think the silver and black gives the car a sense of class.... but that could be my age .
At the end of the day, buy what YOU like.
I'm gonna stick with blue ! Have seen quite a few silver and black, and doesn't really float my boat. But I agree that if you have a sunroof then upu ought to have a black roof. My current mini is metallic - dark grey, and the paintwork is in great shape, not a motorway blaster myself !
The Mini uses a number of "tricks" which makes choosing a colour quite complicated.
Chrome - this is a major design feature of the car. Silver hides it to some extent - bad if you like chrome - good if you don't.
Wrap around glass - through clever use of black and glass over the pillars. Again, black tends to hide this but black isn't one of your preferred options.
"Floating" roof - the pillar-less glass effect also creates a floating roof unless you choose a black roof. If you like the floating roof - go for blue (or silver with a silver roof). If you don't like the effect - go for silver (or blue with a black roof).
Black lower panels - like a lot of cars, it uses black panels at the bottom of the car (e.g. the sills) to make the car look slimmer. These don't "work" with a black car, but work with your options of blue or silver.
My first choice was for silver. I was previously thinking of a Puma which was designed with silver in mind. I later changed my mind. I do agree with - metallics are more classy and solids are more fun. Depends on how you see the Mini. But it looks great in all the colours (except perhaps the light green)
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