I've noticed in my tours round the local dealerships that more and more have Opal Red cars in. So is red becoming the new white....?
I hope not. Our SLK is in fire opal and we rather like there being so few of them. When we ordered ours the dealer had never seen a red one and tried hard to persuade us not to order it. IMHO it does look stunning.
Paint fade on red is not an issue anymore.
brown is the new white
red is the new blue
grey is the new silver
silver is the new beige
Many many moons ago, when my Dad had a red Cortina GT (mark 1...) I remember reading that red was the safest colour on the road as it always looked closer to you than it actually was. Don't know the science etc behind that statement, but it's stuck in my memory for 40+ years!