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If by some strange alignment of the planets and Ford offered up a wide range of custom colors for the 2021 Edge, (or any gen 2) would you pay an extra $2,500.00 to get one of the colors that VW offered? If so, which one do you like?

https://www.autoblog.com/2020/08/06/vw-golf-r-spektrum-breakdown/#slide-2255258

I think I would go for the "Racing Green", but would love to see an Edge in "TNT Orange".

 

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Ford charges extra for some colors already, like red or white on the edge, so to pay a couple grand more than those colors to get it in something like Grabber Lime or similar I'd do it as ridiculous as it may seem to some. 

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Unless it's ugly, color means nothing to me when buying a car.  I wouldn't pay a dime for color options.

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Id pay extra coin for some Audi Exclusive colors. Sonoma Green, legit Nardo Grey, Ara Blue, Miami Blue

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I would gladly pay extra to get something like velocity blue, blue flame metallic, or grabber blue on my edge. I wish Ford was more into custom colors. I find their color palette to be rather bland for most vehicles.

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Years ago I ran across a guy who worked at Buick in their corporate office. We talked about several things, very interesting person. It turned to the colors they offered on their cars and he told me they chose their colors up to five years in advance. It was based on how the economy was doing (or rather was expected to be doing). 

 

Certain colors only sold when the economy was doing good (mostly bright colors), others when the economy was tanking (darker, greens, blues, browns). 

 

There is a real science in back of color choice. A lot of money can be lost by offering a bad color choice.

 

BTW, future color-casting was related to woman's skirt heights.

 

The higher the skirt height, the better the economy. Skirts at mid-thigh meant a very conservative economy. Mini skirts, very liberal.

 

I imagine this has changed in today's world, but color still has a sexual component. (As does the sound the door makes when its closed and the seat configuration). 

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5 minutes ago, enigma-2 said:

Years ago I ran across a guy who worked at Buick in their corporate office. We talked about several things, very interesting person. It turned to the colors they offered on their cars and he told me they chose their colors up to five years in advance. It was based on how the economy was doing (or rather was expected to be doing). 

 

Certain colors only sold when the economy was doing good (mostly bright colors), others when the economy was tanking (darker, greens, blues, browns). 

 

There is a real science in back of color choice. A lot of money can be lost by offering a bad color choice.

 

BTW, future color-casting was related to woman's skirt heights.

 

The higher the skirt height, the better the economy. Skirts at mid-thigh meant a very conservative economy. Mini skirts, very liberal.

 

I imagine this has changed in today's world, but color still has a sexual component. (As does the sound the door makes when its closed and the seat configuration). 

It's funny you mention all that about skirts. Supposedly Ford truck colors come from the lingerie colors found on modeling runways... I was never able to verify that, but I don't think it is impossible either. After having worked at Ford, I don't think the colors were chosen much more than maybe 12-18 months in advance. but I was an engineer in a production plant, not on the front end where they chose/tested colors

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I would gladly pay for Hennarot red or Alpine white or Laguna blue (BMW colors)

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Would is a past-tense form of will. If you are writing about past events, you can use it to indicate something that was in the future at that point in time, but is not necessarily in the future right now. In other words, you use would to preserve the future aspect when talking about the past.

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21 minutes ago, nikkinemo95 said:

Would is a past-tense form of will. If you are writing about past events, you can use it to indicate something that was in the future at that point in time, but is not necessarily in the future right now. In other words, you use would to preserve the future aspect when talking about the past.

 

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh ..................... yeaaaaaaa. 

 

You been smoking banana peals, nikkinemo95?

lol:kookie:

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35 minutes ago, nikkinemo95 said:

Would is a past-tense form of will. If you are writing about past events, you can use it to indicate something that was in the future at that point in time, but is not necessarily in the future right now. In other words, you use would to preserve the future aspect when talking about the past.

Would you give me a break, or perhaps I should say brake, so that you can word police me on that in the future too? Peals? That's it, but he is going to get you now! 😉

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1 hour ago, nikkinemo95 said:

Would is a past-tense form of will. If you are writing about past events, you can use it to indicate something that was in the future at that point in time, but is not necessarily in the future right now. In other words, you use would to preserve the future aspect when talking about the past.

 

You sir are also wrong in trying to correct him.

 

would

verb
  1. 1.
    past of will1, in various senses.
    "he said he would be away for a couple of days"
  2. 2.
    (expressing the conditional mood) indicating the consequence of an imagined event or situation.
    "he would lose his job if he were identified"

 

He used it correctly! Damn I hate language police. I'm sure there is an irony here somewhere.

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