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Who here is 100% sure of their color selection.

It sucks that we have to pick color based on photos. I picked SY but am not 100% sure, but I am not going to change my color either. My other choice was ST. Anyone here pick a color and is not questioning their decision?
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I've been between Saffron Yellow, Ardent Red/Biscuit, and BRG/Biscuit for a while. I really wish I had the time to have gone to the LA show and checked them all out, because I know that would have helped to solidify my decision. Nevertheless, everyone who's seen the 3 colors has assured me that none would be a bad color choice. Right now, I'm leaning heavily toward Ardent / Biscuit.



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No indecision on Ardent Red. I love that my color choice has no upcharge! I have waffled on Biscuit or Black interior. Currently, I'm going with Black.
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go to your dealer to look at paint chips.

they are real good.

i am now 100% sure.

however, every time i buy a car, there are multiple colors i like -

so take that w/ a grain of salt.

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Paint and interior color choices where easy for me. I'm 100% sure with my choice. I just wasn't sure if I wanted (needed) the Sport Pack or not.
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My mind is made up and I have placed my 1st batch order
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A. Red and biscuit without hesitation.
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Racing Green with Biscuit, no hesitation. But then I was able to see several green Elises in the UK last year.

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Orange is my favorite color. I was born on halloween. I have always loved orange cars and always wanted one. I used to drewl over Chrome Orange Esprits.

However, when it came time to order my car i chickened out and went with Arctic Silver. The car looks very good in AS and i thought that i didn't want anything too wild.

But, when the pictures of the CO Exige started showing up i just had that gut reaction that i had to have that color. So, luckily my order hadn't gone in yet and i switched.

I'm still not 100% sure but i feel better knowing that i at least have some emotional response to my color choice.

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Definitely Storm Titanium. Today... who knows tommorow.
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I'm satisfied with Saffron Yellow. Having seen the car in person indoors and from the pictures of the car in natural sunlight, I have no qualms about ordering this color.

My wife and I really like silvery blue, so if Ice Blue were available, I would be getting that. Glacier Blue looks less desirable to me, and given the uncertainty about whether Lotus will allow us to have it and the distinct possibility (in my opinion) that a special order like that would delay delivery of the car, I decided that it wasn't worth it to pay extra $$ for it.

Ardent Red, Racing Green, Magnetic Blue and Arctic Silver all look great based on the LA Auto Show experience. Can't go wrong if you are leaning towards one of those, in my opinion. I liked Bordeaux Red Pearl, which I saw in the parking garage outside the show, but it might be a little understated for some.

Red interior looked great with silver. Tan interior looked great with green. However, black interior looks great also. Tough choices.
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I think that is going to look great!

I'm 100% on my color. SY to match my other car, plus, that yellow looks cool. I just with I could get a car without black interior though. I'm tired of black inside of my car. Boring.
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I think that is going to look great!

I'm 100% on my color. SY to match my other car, plus, that yellow looks cool. I just with I could get a car without black interior though. I'm tired of black inside of my car. Boring.
Trying to think of another interior to go w/ SY and I'm blanking. Maybe some yellow piping on the black?
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I know I for one am going to be jealous anytime I see another elise in a different color than I chose. Why? Because the elise looks soooo good in every color, I'll never be 100% satisfied. But I'm 80% satisfied with Yellow.

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It's between Graphite Grey, Nightfall Blue and Starlight Black. I'm getting the Hardtop and Sports Pack for sure, though. I also heard that there is an AC and stereo deletion option. I'll be deleting the stereo and save about 20 lbs. The AC I will definitely keep since I live in SoCal.

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It's between Graphite Grey, Nightfall Blue and Starlight Black. I'm getting the Hardtop and Sports Pack for sure, though. I also heard that there is an AC and stereo deletion option. I'll be deleting the stereo and save about 20 lbs. The AC I will definitely keep since I live in SoCal.
I had my selection down to Starlight Black and Graphite and I almost bailed on GG, but the day before I got the e-mail I decided on GG b/c I did'nt want to regret getting it b/c I stayed "safe" with Black. Now that it's ordered, I'm really happy w/ my decision. All the three colors you mentioned will look great. I've heard a lot of people say that the car will look better in bright colors, but I think the opposite is true. As they say "different strokes for different folks."
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Re: Who here is 100% sure of their color selection.

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Stop making me doubt my choice of color!!!!!

Barely narrowed it down to Ardent, Magnetic, or Titanium.
Drop Ti because it's the color of ashpalt. Had to make a 800 mile round trip to the L.A. show to see Ardent v. Magnetic in person.

Both look great, but Magnetic has a glow that doesn't translate well in photo. It's bright without the "race me" or "ticket me" impluses associated with red. So, I'm sticking with Magnetic.....for now.
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No question for me about Ardent Red. And biscuit by default, with the sun and heat here in the desert. Although no pics yet of this combo, I think the solid black interior is a better look (just doesn't work for this climate as well).


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Quick, everyone who chose Storm Ti should reconsider. This color makes your car really slow.
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If I wasn't sure, I wouldn't have fought for Lazer Blue for 18 months.
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