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As many of us are wrestling with color choices, I though you all might be interested in one writer's opinion. In the May 1999 edition of Autocar author Colin Goodwin said:

"I made a big mistake choosing yellow. I didn't listen to the critics around me. Mind you, that was aesthetic criticism. I regret the choice for the more practical reason that it is a nightmare to keep clean and doesn't age well"

I don't know if the author was referring to his color choice, or the condition of the paint itself. Just thought I'd pass this on for those in need of some more information...

(I forgot to mention - this was from a 50,000 mile long-term test of a Series One Elise)
 

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I just ordered an Elise in yellow. My hope is that the interior will be avail in something other than black. If not its off to the Red.

I have a Bianco (white) 348 and while it is a bit more to keep clean, it shows the car off much better than red.. same old Rosso. Dirt loves the flats, of which the elise hase none.

Why not yellow?

I had heard that some colors in the UK came out badly and were ended.
 

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Please believe me - the quote was not meant to criticize anyone's decision to choose yellow. I just thought it was an interesting statement from a British magazine that I'd pass along.

Congrats on your new Elise! :)
 

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in Uk they changed the yellow in 2003 from lightening yellow to saffron that you will have in US. Lightening yellow had no bite and was quite wishy washy. Will have to wait and see how saffron ages - well I hope cos thats the colour of my car.
 

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Sorry, a little late.
I also have a yellow car and it's not bad to keep clean.
 
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