Did you know that if the car you want to buy is any color other than black or white, you’ll probably pay more? Metal flake and tri-coat pearl finishes are more complicated to produce, but if you’re buying a BMW or Mercedes-Benz, chances are you’re going to pay extra.
The new BMW 528i, for example, offers 18 different colors to choose from. But if you were thinking of something with a true color, prices start at $550 and go up to $1,800.
American made vehicles are just as bad. A red Chevrolet Malibu or Ford Fusion, demands a $325 or $395 add-on. A Ford Fusion in White Platinum, costs an extra $595, and the Chevy Malibu, with the White Diamond Tricoat, costs an extra $995.
A Mini Cooper coupe offers three colors with the base price of $20,500.00, but if those don’t float your boat, eleven others are available ranging in price from $500 to $2,750.
Even less expensive models like the Chevrolet Spark charges as much as $325 for certain colors. A Mazda3 hatchback can be had in any of six different shades for no extra charge, but if you’re looking into Crystal White Pearl Mica, it’s going to cost you $200.
When it comes to our vehicles, we love drive something that expresses our personality, and we’re all for spending the money on something if it’s what you feel you must have. Just make sure you’re aware of the potential add-ons.