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Title: FD3 colour... what looks best?
Post by: robedwards99 on April 14, 2005, 01:33:24 PM
I am still looking to find the right car in the Jap auctions and I am purposely just looking at the dark colours black/green/blue..
There seem to be a lot more silvers/whites in good stock condition but as I have only ever seen these in pictures, to me the FD3 looks a bit "hairdressery" in these light colours.

The red ones look kind of ok... a bit too flash maybe.. and they seem to get the worst paint fade out of all of the colours.

Whats your opinion??
Title: FD3 colour... what looks best?
Post by: Big Stu on April 14, 2005, 01:41:23 PM
White looks great IMHO, but only when clean which is not very often over in the UK.
Title: FD3 colour... what looks best?
Post by: iaint on April 14, 2005, 03:45:58 PM
Partial to blue myself...
Title: FD3 colour... what looks best?
Post by: Donato on April 14, 2005, 03:55:50 PM
A NICE BIT OF FLASHY RED! :cool :D
Title: FD3 colour... what looks best?
Post by: chrisBoid on April 14, 2005, 03:58:27 PM
Blue!
Title: FD3 colour... what looks best?
Post by: Big Stu on April 14, 2005, 04:00:19 PM
White godamit.
Title: FD3 colour... what looks best?
Post by: robedwards99 on April 14, 2005, 05:05:37 PM
I must say I still think the blacks look best.. however.. I am bidding on a grey one in tomorrows auction (looks more like silver in the pics to me) but I don\'t think I will get it as the starting bid price is pretty high.

Does anyone know if they made FD3\'s in grey?? or is this more likely to be silver??

(http://img52.echo.cx/img52/7393/rex10bo.jpg) (http://www.imageshack.us)

(http://img141.echo.cx/img141/1124/rex24nw.jpg) (http://www.imageshack.us)
Title: FD3 colour... what looks best?
Post by: <--rYaN--> on April 14, 2005, 05:07:54 PM
I think SpiritR\'s were the only greys?? And they aint cheap, or easy to get lol.

I was always a red fan, just bought a silver though so im liking that now, still like my old red one.. hmmm
Title: FD3 colour... what looks best?
Post by: Ricco_04 on April 14, 2005, 05:13:59 PM
I always always wanted one in black but when I saw a red one (wich I bought :D  ) I just liked it more.  Really does help to see them in the flesh....:cool
Title: FD3 colour... what looks best?
Post by: ro284 on April 14, 2005, 05:38:01 PM
Silver was my choice Rob, give me a bell if you want to see one in silver, just down the road,
Bob
Title: FD3 colour... what looks best?
Post by: Mark C on April 14, 2005, 06:47:28 PM
Pesonally i like montego blue,
Bright sunshine, looks kinda green.
(http://www.bytephoto.com/photopost/data/500/2175Mynewcar-med.jpg?386)

Not so bright looks blue


(http://www.bytephoto.com/photopost/data/500/2175my_babyedit-med.jpg?8184)

So it\'s blue most of the time :D
Title: FD3 colour... what looks best?
Post by: marf on April 14, 2005, 07:46:31 PM
[fastshow]Black! Black like the night![/fastshow]

Black for me, with gold BBS splitties and a small black/carbon wing with body coloured support struts.
Title: FD3 colour... what looks best?
Post by: Icesurf3r on April 14, 2005, 10:48:58 PM
Def got to be red for me :D
Title: FD3 colour... what looks best?
Post by: MattyGTI-R on April 14, 2005, 11:00:44 PM
white --- if you really want the "jap look" suits FDs quite well but everyone will go "thast an mx5" lol..

black --- look stunning most of the time

that greeny/blueish colour never seen that before looks cool
Title: FD3 colour... what looks best?
Post by: andrewrx7 on April 15, 2005, 12:39:10 PM
Innocent Blue looks great, but I think was a later colour?

I wasn\'t convinced about white, but now...

grrrr........!!!
Title: FD3 colour... what looks best?
Post by: nikp on April 15, 2005, 01:54:22 PM
iaint, what\'s the paint code for yours, as I think Blue, just like yours, is the ebst colour and i think i have a complete respray coming my way (The red has faded in many places) and I\'m thinking about going for blue!
Title: FD3 colour... what looks best?
Post by: zevans on April 21, 2005, 04:01:41 PM
I was dubious about silver until I saw one in the flesh - they look fantastic. I don\'t normally do white either like you, but somehow the FD gets away with it!
Title: FD3 colour... what looks best?
Post by: iaint on April 21, 2005, 04:20:29 PM
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Originally posted by nikp
iaint, what\'s the paint code for yours, as I think Blue, just like yours, is the ebst colour and i think i have a complete respray coming my way (The red has faded in many places) and I\'m thinking about going for blue!


Absoultely no clue!  Came like that from Japan and isn\'t a standard colour.  Has a violet flip in it which comes out in bright sun or flourescent lights.
Title: FD3 colour... what looks best?
Post by: nikp on April 21, 2005, 04:23:52 PM
Yipes! Sounds expensive!
Title: FD3 colour... what looks best?
Post by: Ada7 on April 21, 2005, 04:30:29 PM
I think as long as its kept clean, black with a touch of Chrome looks top notch! :rollin
Title: FD3 colour... what looks best?
Post by: Oedipus Rex on April 21, 2005, 04:30:53 PM
stealth mode for me every time
Title: FD3 colour... what looks best?
Post by: Rich Cheung on April 21, 2005, 04:41:08 PM
Mines red but you gotta love the black ones :D

So which colour is fastest ;)
Title: FD3 colour... what looks best?
Post by: nikp on April 21, 2005, 04:46:01 PM
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So which colour is fastest


Red of course! Everyone knows that red cars go faster. And, luckily for me, mines red! (And a respray in another colour aint gonna happen, cos i aint taking all the stuff out the enigne bay!)
Title: FD3 colour... what looks best?
Post by: John Yorke on April 21, 2005, 09:08:50 PM
Sorry guys

There is only 1 colour...........see Avitar:cool
Title: Re: FD3 colour... what looks best?
Post by: tinaandnigeluk on April 22, 2005, 02:03:45 PM
Quote
Originally posted by robedwards99
I am still looking to find the right car in the Jap auctions and I am purposely just looking at the dark colours black/green/blue..
There seem to be a lot more silvers/whites in good stock condition but as I have only ever seen these in pictures, to me the FD3 looks a bit "hairdressery" in these light colours.

The red ones look kind of ok... a bit too flash maybe.. and they seem to get the worst paint fade out of all of the colours.

Whats your opinion??



Silver for me and no I\'m not a hairdresser!!

Cheers
Nigel
Title: FD3 colour... what looks best?
Post by: Charlie381 on April 22, 2005, 09:59:47 PM
White....if you want i\'ll come and cut your hair off....just for calling me a hairdresser :rollin
Title: FD3 colour... what looks best?
Post by: Blitz on May 30, 2005, 01:00:53 PM
I\'d say white too ;)
(http://www.icedesign.org/foto/FD3S.jpg)
Title: FD3 colour... what looks best?
Post by: robedwards99 on May 30, 2005, 04:54:44 PM
I should have pics of my black one in the email tomorrow... will post :D
Title: FD3 colour... what looks best?
Post by: gsb876 on May 30, 2005, 10:18:24 PM
You are all fools, the lot of you fools i tell ya :rollin :rollin :rollin

The colour you want is clearly a specialist colour that is very rare YES???? if so look no further.......... purple is your colour :cool

That actually rhymes too :rolleyes:
Title: FD3 colour... what looks best?
Post by: michaelb on June 01, 2005, 03:45:29 PM
got to be white:
1)   looks great at night and even better in a day light
2)   uncommon in the UK
3)   classy colour

Regards,
Michaelb
Title: FD3 colour... what looks best?
Post by: Dan Norton on June 01, 2005, 05:49:40 PM
How about a nice streetfighter grey?
:D :cool

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y141/jonnydiscopants/P5280018.jpg)

Dan!!
Title: FD3 colour... what looks best?
Post by: Blitz on June 01, 2005, 05:54:41 PM
What a same Dan, you should really do something about those decals. At least get them on transparent backgrounds, \'cause this looks like my brothers bedroom door. No offence meant btw, the car is still very respectable ;)
Title: FD3 colour... what looks best?
Post by: Dan Norton on June 01, 2005, 05:57:50 PM
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Originally posted by Blitz
What a same Dan, you should really do something about those decals. At least get them on transparent backgrounds, \'cause this looks like my brothers bedroom door. No offence meant btw, the car is still very respectable ;)


You dont like them :( ....i went for a bit of a jdm look and thought they contrasted with my red and black interior well.
Title: FD3 colour... what looks best?
Post by: Blitz on June 01, 2005, 06:05:25 PM
I like the decals, just that black rectangle on 3 of them disturb me. It looks a bit amaturistic IMO. But hey, it\'s your car ;)
Title: FD3 colour... what looks best?
Post by: Dan Norton on June 01, 2005, 06:32:33 PM
What about the ones on the back then mate?

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y141/jonnydiscopants/P5280020.jpg)
Title: FD3 colour... what looks best?
Post by: zevans on June 01, 2005, 08:28:45 PM
Now isn\'t that strange... looks OK, nay good, on the back but I see what he means about the doors!

BTW I presume that\'s Endless discs... any good?
Title: FD3 colour... what looks best?
Post by: gsb876 on June 01, 2005, 08:42:55 PM
Looks ok to me Danny, apart from the "i love drifting" decal :rollin :rollin :rollin
Title: FD3 colour... what looks best?
Post by: Dan Norton on June 01, 2005, 08:58:19 PM
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Originally posted by zevans
Now isn\'t that strange... looks OK, nay good, on the back but I see what he means about the doors!

BTW I presume that\'s Endless discs... any good?


Yea, endless disc....they are great, even with my knackered pads!

Well worth the dosh!

Cheers,

Dan!!
Title: FD3 colour... what looks best?
Post by: Dan Norton on June 01, 2005, 08:59:34 PM
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Originally posted by gsb876
Looks ok to me Danny, apart from the "i love drifting" decal :rollin :rollin :rollin


:rollin :rollin

i do love drifitng tho......even tho i am pants at it :D

i love that sticker, going for a yank twist on jdm.:wave
Title: FD3 colour... what looks best?
Post by: gmogle on June 01, 2005, 09:06:51 PM
Dan,

There\'s good cars, great cars and then...your car !!

What can I say apart from awesome !!!! It belongs in the sub zero section of the Top Gear cool wall !!!!

The colour is just right for an FD and makes it look amazing.

On a negative note, I am not a big fan of all the decals...sorry.

Car is incrediblem though Mate.

Its times like this when you wish you were single and had some money to spend on your own car....sniff sniff

Great though,

Gareth
Title: FD3 colour... what looks best?
Post by: Dan Norton on June 01, 2005, 09:12:20 PM
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Originally posted by gmogle
Dan,

There\'s good cars, great cars and then...your car !!

What can I say apart from awesome !!!! It belongs in the sub zero section of the Top Gear cool wall !!!!

The colour is just right for an FD and makes it look amazing.

On a negative note, I am not a big fan of all the decals...sorry.

Car is incrediblem though Mate.

Its times like this when you wish you were single and had some money to spend on your own car....sniff sniff

Great though,

Gareth


:D :D

Thanks very much gareth!!:wave

LOL, yea, only gonna be enjoying this for the rest of the year:( , then i think i will have to sell once i look for a new job!
Girlfriend doesnt mind me spending the cash on it.....mind you, we dont live together....yet :rolleyes:

No probs about the decals........sniff, sniff :(

I think if peeps see them in real life, they would grow on you, i have gone for lots of different colours to offset the boredom that some decals people put on in just one colour....theres red,white,black, and chrome in those decals.....btw, they were actually ment to look like they were just !stuck anywhere",......so i have succeeded :D
Title: what colour is best
Post by: hotstepper1973 on June 01, 2005, 09:18:40 PM
my opinion is gun metal silver will post pics of mine soon so you can see for yourself.
Title: what colour is best
Post by: hotstepper1973 on June 01, 2005, 09:26:32 PM
here is a pic of my car in gun metal silver,and red is not the faster colour silver ones go the fastest imo.
Title: FD3 colour... what looks best?
Post by: Archbish on June 02, 2005, 08:17:25 AM
With Gurj on this one - purple clearly rocks!!
Title: what colour is best
Post by: hotstepper1973 on June 02, 2005, 09:12:23 AM
just another pic
Title: FD3 colour... what looks best?
Post by: MillSpeed on June 02, 2005, 10:46:39 AM
Once you go black, you never go back baby!