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I was at a local dealer on Saturday, and I saw the following colors: Silver, Red, Black, Gray, "Regatta Blue", Tan, White, "Purple Rain". I think the only color I have not seen yet is the "Seattle Blue". I was surprised most by the "Purple Rain". On the web, this color looks very purple, like the 97-99 Escort "Barney" car. However, in person it looked more like black cherry would be a better name for it. It actually looked pretty sharp with the beige leather. I thought I'd like the Regatta Blue more than I did. It was too sparkly for my taste (it looks like a metallic paint, which doesn't match the personality of the car, IMO).
I really liked the "Carbon Gray" color the best, and will be on the lookout for a limited with black leather and MT in that color when I am ready to buy. Just my opinion, though.
Many of the colors offered make the car look kind of dinky, toyish or boring.
Black Pearl is nice, the color metallic flake give it a uniqueness. Makes the car look more upscale than it really is. Jack Sparrow and Elizabeth Swann would approve.
Regatta Blue, really nice color, same comments i gave for the black hold true here.
Silver, a safe color, should look all right, but I saw a side view pic of a silver at an auto show, it looked kind of puny
Carbon grey: I though I would love this, but in person it didn't look as good as the pewter grey on my neighbor's BMW and 06 Honda Accord. I've been looking at that grey for 2 years thinking, wow, that's looks nice, but the one on the Elantra doesn't cut it. I think it either needs to be slightly darker or more metallic.
Seattle Blue: a decent color, but not wild about. Soothing.
Sand: Booooring, but of course some people like boring.
Red: looks good in publicity pix where all windows are tinted, but in person it isn't that exciting. Maybe try a straight red like a Mazda3. I like the retro red on the 08 Tib, but not sure it will fly on the Elantra
Purple Rain, eww. I am a fan of the eggplant on the Scions and PTCruisers, classy in a funny car sort of way.
White is OK. I like white. I almost bought a white Vibe. But white doesn't look as good on this car as some other cars I've seen. With the lack of chrome on windows, side molding or door handles to offer contrast, from the side it looks very plain.
Future colors: I wonder how Suburu sage/khaki and Suburu blue or yellow or copper would look on this car.
Speaking of colors, the light interior cloth seats with it fuzzy texture attracts dirt like a Swiffer cloth. It feels nice, but I can't touch it. They MUST do something about this.