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I am actually looking at leasing an 07 Sequoia and I am considering three colors: Artic White, Phantom Gray and Salsa Red Pearl.

I would like to get the opinions of those who currently own these colors and what your experience has been. Would you buy the same color again, how does the paint hold up (scratches, rock chips and such), How fast does the color get dirty or how well do water spots show up.

Any comments or suggestions would be appreciated.

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I am actually looking at leasing an 07 Sequoia and I am considering three colors: Artic White, Phantom Gray and Salsa Red Pearl.

I would like to get the opinions of those who currently own these colors and what your experience has been. Would you buy the same color again, how does the paint hold up (scratches, rock chips and such), How fast does the color get dirty or how well do water spots show up.

Any comments or suggestions would be appreciated.

Joe
Uh Joe, I hate to break this to you after all that typing, but this is the Gen1Tundra section. Either that or I'm in the Sequoia section. lol
 

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You already have decided what color NOT to get: BLACK :)

Altough I own 2 black cars (soon 1 black car since the Camry is being sold) and I think a clean black car is sex on wheels, it only looks good for a day after it is washed. Scratches/dust/water spots/freaking oven in the summer etc.

I am glad the 03 Tundra I just got is NOT BLACK but Sand. I dont even have to dry it after washing. Try that on a dark color...

Phantom Gray is my choice, followed by Artic White. White would "look" clean w/ minimal washing.
 

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Altough I ownn 2 black cars (soon 1 black car since the Camry is being sold) and I think a clean black car is sex on wheels, it only7 looks good for a day after it is washed. Scratches/dust/water spots/fraking oven in the summer etc.
i heard ya. i made a mistake once to wax my black car. i still find some wax in places to this day!
 

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i heard ya. i made a mistake once to wax my black car. i still find some wax in places to this day!
Well then you def. are not waxing correctly. It just isnt that hard. Read my detail writeup in the "detailing" section of the forum for some insight on how to do it without finding wax for days.

And to the poster that posted "you dont even have to dry it", you can see waterspots on all vehicles, not just black. Actually the worst to see them on is white, makes the paint reall dull and oxidized looking.
 

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Phantom Gray Metallic is drop dead gorgeous. The paint is so deep, it's amazing. It also doesn't look that bad dirty. The Salsa Red cleans up nicely,too. I like the Gray since it's more of a classic color. If you want to stand out more, go red.
 

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I like WHITE trucks. The lighter it is, the "cleaner" it stays (looks).
 

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Well, I got a new 2006, AC, SR5 Tundra in Salsa Red Pearl in August and I absolutely love it. I get compliments on the color all the time. It washes and shines up real purty.

When I picked up my truck I didn't even know what colors the Tundra came in. They just happened to have this one on the lot that met all my other needs and wants.

I wouldn't trade this for any other color now that I know what all the other colors are. But these things are highly subjective and personal.

JMHO

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But there is one fact that no one has mentioned. Out of his 3 choices the White seems to be the only color that is not being complained about with the chipping problems that many people are having. My wife has a white 05 Sequoia and I have come to the conclusion that since I don't want another white truck when I finally do go buy a used Tundra I am going to be leaning heavily towards black since I don't hear chipping complaints about black either. When my Sequoia is dirty it does not show up much unless you touch it and expose the "clean" paint. But when it is just cleaned I think it looks damn good. But it is a pretty popular color choice for Sequoias here in Louisiana coming in second to Phantom Gray.
 

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artic white, classy!
 
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