cwerdna wrote:GRA wrote:EVDRIVER wrote:Silver is the most rare color and not even produced anymore after Sept. Black and white are the most common colors.
Interesting, because here in the Bay Area based on my eyeball survey I'd say the most popular colors are Midnight Silver followed by Deep Blue. There's some blacks and a few reds, but I've seen very few whites.
What Tesla calls "Midnight Silver", I'd call dark grey. It's a color I don't like. It's still available and thus common.
EVDRIVER's I believe referring to "Metallic Silver" which is rare because it's discontinued (https://www.autoblog.com/2018/09/11/elo ... nt-colors/). That color is what I'd call silver on a car.
Yes, I knew that's what he meant, as three of the four cars I've owned have been 'silver metallic' While it's a great color for longevity and has a high albedo to keep temps down, I admit I'm kind of tired of it. I like the dark gray (Midnight Silver), but that (or black) are the wrong colors for anyone who places a high priority on limiting battery degradation. White's boring albeit with the same advantages as silver, and I don't much care for Tesla's red, so if I were interested in a Model 3 I'd probably opt for Deep Blue. Actually, I'm sort of surprised that more people don't complain about having to pay $1.5 or $2.5k to get some color other than black. The Model 3's much closer to the opposite end of the price range than the Model T was, and it's not as if most of the available color options are exotic. Maybe it will be seen as more of a problem if they ever produce the SR, where the price increment will be larger.