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post #1 of 23 Old 07-23-2015, 06:13 PM Thread Starter
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Cant decide: Black or Modern Steel Metallic?

I've been trying to decide between these 2 colors for weeks now and never decide. i know black takes a lot of work to maintain but that seems to be the only downside.

Just got a call from my local dealer letting me know a Modern steel is 2 1/2 weeks away from arriving but a Black HRV is arriving for sure in the next few days.

which color do you like better & why?
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I have black. I would be happy with either.
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Me personally, Modern Steel between those two. Black is not just a little hard to keep clean, it is impossible! My wife chose black on our prior Honda as she had forgotten about how hard it was and while no color looks better when clean - you had better enjoy that 6 hour clean window before you are back to dirty lol! If I had a garage it might be better I guess, but I'll still avoid black from now on.
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Black is the worst for showing imperfections in the metal. (dings/repairs)
Looking at it on a clear day is like looking in a mirror.

They say white it the best, so your steel will be better than black.


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We own a black Pilot and a modern steel HR-V, and tbh the two seem to show dirt fairly equally (the modern steel is quite dark). But, if you are lucky enough to have a garage and are pretty good about car washes/waxing, they both look beautiful when taken care of imo.

Can't go wrong with black because its a classic color, years from now it will still look great. Not that modern steel won't look good, but I feel like the greys and silvers and some of the other colors tend to come-and-go as far as being in-style at any particular point in time.

We went modern steel simply because we already have the black Pilot. And I do happen to like the contrast between the black accents and the dark grey sheet metal. The black HR-V shows less definition as far as some of its details I think, but some like the all-black look, too. It was a hard choice for me as well. Good luck!
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Please get the black...that leaves more options for me. ALL I seem to see at dealerships is black.
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not in my area, its all red,misty green,white & blue. i like the blue but hate the light interior. thats also the reason why half the colors aren't an option for me wamp wamp wamp
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Modern steel metallic.....
Easier to keep clean and won't show swirl marks as easily.

IMHO silver is the easiest to keep clean and looks good even when dirty.
White isn't bad but it shows bugs on the front and hood very easily.


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Split the difference and go with Mulberry! (If you can find it)
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Black does seem to be the easiest to find right now, but personally I like the Modern Steel better, it was my second choice. Luckily they found me the silver one I wanted!
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