Of course I'm slightly biased, but the yellow is a great color. I generally drive like an old man, I got so many tickets when I was younger in my old cars (1 black, 1 silver) that I just poke around in my Solar Yellow IS.
2001 Lexus IS300
Solar Yellow Exterior
LSD, Black L/E
Moonroof, wheel locks, trunk mat
I guess I'm going against the concensus on this color thing. I think most like Silver the best based on the threads. I personally like the Auburn Sky "red" a lot. There are just too many white and silver cars out there. The Auburn Sky "red" has a classy luxury look suggesting a more "serious" tone. I got one and get lots of complements on the color. Anyone agree with me?
I had the same feeling when they suggest the black because I used to have a black eclipse and celica, but after looking at this car under sunlight, I decided on the black. It just have a special shine to it, but you guys are right, it gets dirty really easily.
I personally have always liked the silver but the blue looks sweet too. I ended up with the silver and have no regrets whatsoever. It's classy, the lines and edges show up well and it doesn't show dirt as much as a blue one would. Also, if you plan on reselling, the silver would maintain its resale value better (I would think).
I also saw a green one with ivory interior and chromed 17's on it. Haven't seen any other like it and would definitely be happy with that color as well with that set up. My advice: go with your gut feeling because it's your car not ours and then go have some fun driving it around!!!
damn, i hated the spectra blue mica so much i bought the damn thing! hahahaha
sweetest damn color ever, i love it, walking outside and seeing it there with the sun reflecting off the lines...jsut makes you wanna....jump in and drive. at night...hell yeah...yellow is pretty sweet too, only color i didnt like on the IS was the green.
I have seen all the colors and I think that black, white, and silver are all very classy (like I said in my post above). However, like everyone has said, we see too many of those colors. Hell, all of my cars are either silver or gray. I bought the IS in spectra blue to stand out just a tad (but not too much like yellow).
I really didn't like the green or the auburn sky colors.
Here's the dilemma: you buy a more conservative color like silver, white, black and it's not as flashy. You buy something flashy like spectra blue or yellow, or even red and you run the risk of having a "trendy" color that doesn't look so good a couple years from now. I bought a new Integra in 1990 that was "jasper green" which at the time was very cool but I grew to really not like all that much a few years later.
Guys, thanks all of you for replying. You guys are all very friendly. And, coming from bimmer.org, I think I am enjoying my time here better.
Does anyone have a good picture of the Graphite Gray? Yellow is nice, but flashy, cop magnet. Black is awesome, but doesn't show all the lines on the IS. Silver is classic, but too common. That's why I'm interested in the Graphite Gray.