Cobalt Blue - is it a resale killer?

Cobalt Blue - is it a resale killer?

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RJ5560

Original Poster:

79 posts

188 months

Saturday 6th February 2010
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Hi all,

I may have found a replacement finally - but it is Cobalt Blue... Any thoughts on whether this will make it difficult at resale time??

Cheers

RJ5560

Two Stallions

1,329 posts

176 months

Saturday 6th February 2010
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It's a Marmite thing! When I was looking for a car last year, Cobalt was definitely a no-no for me, others love it though.

blueb8

114 posts

216 months

Saturday 6th February 2010
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Never really thought about resale when i bought mine, when i saw it advertised, i just thought wow! one thats not silver!

PaulHogan

6,134 posts

278 months

Saturday 6th February 2010
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blueb8 said:
Never really thought about resale when i bought mine, when i saw it advertised, i just thought wow! one thats not silver!
This. You're not buying the car to re-sell it (I hope) you're buying it to enjoy it. Get the colour YOU want.

drmark

4,824 posts

186 months

Saturday 6th February 2010
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It's a lovely colour. But I am biased..

fraserb

132 posts

190 months

Saturday 6th February 2010
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love it and went out of my way to find one!!!

freedman

5,407 posts

207 months

Saturday 6th February 2010
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One of Porsches best ever colours, works well on different models too

Grinnders

1,558 posts

204 months

Saturday 6th February 2010
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I bought a silver, BUT would not have turned a cobalt blue away. Look great in the sun and if you have red calipers I think the blue, allloy silver and red looks almost patriotic!

mollytherocker

14,366 posts

209 months

Saturday 6th February 2010
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RJ5560 said:
Hi all,

I may have found a replacement finally - but it is Cobalt Blue... Any thoughts on whether this will make it difficult at resale time??

Cheers

RJ5560
To directly answer your question, I would say it would help sell it if anything. With most marmite colours there are less buyers BUT fewer cars too which balances it out.

I personally love cobalt.

MTR

mark seeker

798 posts

207 months

Saturday 6th February 2010
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I love it - would really like a 997 TT in that shade of blue (over black or silver)

davek_964

8,809 posts

175 months

Saturday 6th February 2010
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I love it. Shortly after I bought my 996 turbo from them, Harbour cars got a cobalt blue 997 turbo in. It was absolutely gorgeous and it took a serious amount of willpower not to start discussing prices with them. It was collected by the new owner last weekend I think - which I was very happy about, since the temptation has now gone!

Had it been there when I viewed my 996 turbo I'm pretty sure I'd now be driving a cobalt blue 997 turbo.

s3nick

710 posts

219 months

Saturday 6th February 2010
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I love cobalt blue and owned a 996tt in cobalt blue amazing, BUT it is hard to sell believe me although it went in the end just takes more time!!!!

lanan

814 posts

228 months

Saturday 6th February 2010
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I am looking for a 996 C4S or Turbo.......and would prefer a Cobalt blue car......Difficult to find anything that isn't silver, grey or black.

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Koln-RS

3,857 posts

212 months

Saturday 6th February 2010
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It's true that Cobalt Blue is a 'marmite' colour.

I had it on a 964. When I bought it I thought it looked great, but over time I found it a bit gaudy and grew to dislike it.

But it's probably true of many colours. Don't think it would be detrimental at re-sale.

DS240

4,657 posts

218 months

Saturday 6th February 2010
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Are you being model specific?

My Cayman S is cobalt blue and love it.

Equally, seen boxsters, 997 turbo in it and think it looks amazing.

It has to be what you like rather than worrying too much about resale..... except if you had a taste for barbie pink!! ...... that might hurt come resale.

Silver and black is always going to be popular. Some models like Gt3 then white or yellow will be popular but maybe less so on other models.


Edited by DS240 on Saturday 6th February 15:47

Scrogger

228 posts

209 months

Saturday 6th February 2010
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drmark said:
It's a lovely colour. But I am biased..
Likewise, I really like the way this blue has subtle changes dependent on the ambient light.

AyBee

10,533 posts

202 months

Saturday 6th February 2010
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Is cobalt blue really a marmite colour? I love it as do a lot of people above hehe Oh well, if it does reduce values then I guess that's better for me in the long run biggrin As above, buy what you want, there will always be people to buy your car who love the colour too, would you rather it took a month longer to sell and you had a car in the colour YOU like for a few years or that you could sell quickly but spend a few years with a car that had the second choice in colour? Buy for number one wink

sinizter

3,348 posts

186 months

Saturday 6th February 2010
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That is a really nice colour. Why would it be difficult to move ?

Mike Rob

1,017 posts

191 months

Saturday 6th February 2010
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Had 2 cars in Cobalt now and love the colour to bits. Never thought of it as detrimental, in fact more of a benefit when it cimes to re-sale.

acf69

407 posts

171 months

Saturday 6th February 2010
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I think cobalt blue works well on Porsche's, but on other cars I'm not so sure. My ex has a Pug 306TT in their equivalent colour and I just couldn't see me driving it (tbh I wouldn't see me driving one full stop whatever the colour was)