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Since only one of the big three colors was used on the E, what color do you think will have the best resale 2 years from now? I sorta like the SOP, but will it be one of those colors like yellow that look good but the masses pass on?

Be open minded now....G Man
 

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Orange is the most popluar according to the dealers in the midwest. Unless you plan to drive this car for over 10 yrs I can't see orange being hard to resell.
 

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Don't discount us guys who drive their cars to the ground! hehe I for one had my VW Passat for over 11 years until it gave out on me. I plan on keeping my Element for perhaps even longer than my last car since it is supposed to be a reliable Honda right?
 

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Why let someone else benefit from the Honda reliability and good maint you've provided. Run them into the ground. Most vehicles last 5 years....I got a Honda for the long haul..
 

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Orange in the midwest...could it be because of the OSU cowboys or Texas longhorns, or maybe for the fact that it'll just turn that color anyway with all the dirt?

I think the SOP is going to be like VW's neon green color...i see so many used ones on the lots that nobody wants.
 

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That’s why you have Earl Scheib or Maaco :lol: And I would also have to disagree with you. The SOP will live on!! 8)
 

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Hey don't forget that Missouri and Kansas and sometimes Iowa are a part of the midwest too! I'm a Missourian, and no one here likes either OSU or Texas so team or school loyalty/pride has no play in it. :x About the dirt, we happen to like it :lol:
 

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Comments at the dealer were most of their customers ( here in KC) expressed a pref. for the black or the blue. They were having trouble moving the orange EX they had and had finaly sold the Green after many test drives.


I choose the black, but almost got the blue.
Dave
 

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[quote:ed29da4d3c="Hawaiian E"]Orange in the midwest...could it be because of the OSU cowboys or Texas longhorns, or maybe for the fact that it'll just turn that color anyway with all the dirt?

I think the SOP is going to be like VW's neon green color...i see so many used ones on the lots that nobody wants.[/quote:ed29da4d3c]

Acutally, the ugly lime-green beetle's are one of the best sellers. Crazy as it might sound. :shock:
 

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Personally I think the Silver or SL Mist will be the best for resale if you plan on keeping the car for more than about 8 years. These two colors seem to hold up well over the long run. I like the Silver the best as it really is easy to maintain and doesn't show the dirt. I live in MA and the weather here can create real problems on dark colored cars.
 

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Orange not moving??? To the contrary, you can't find Orange Elements.

THe SOP is the in the greatest demand.

Silver is a good bet for resale; however, people who buy 8 year old cars are more concerned with the mechanical condition than the color.

Take my advice, and drive the wheels off it. If you are gonna trade in a vehicle after 5 years you could've bought anything. To get your $$ worth out of a Honda drive them forever and avoid car payments.
 

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VW had a Tropic Orange GTI and it was very popular and still holds up its value, so maybe the Orange has it!
 
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