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Old 05-03-2013, 09:43 PM   #1
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Gecko, too bold a color? How did you go about choosing a color??

Hello,

My wife and I are in the market for a fun car...a 2013 Jeep Wrangler it is! We are looking at a basic sport model with a manual....the only option being a/c
Eventually I'll put on larger tires, lift, flares, etc, etc.

I'm having a hard time choosing a color. Did you guys have a tough time as well? I don't mind being a little bold with the color. I like the gecko green, but not sure if it's too bold. I'm thinking about resale value as well. Not sure if gecko green will be a turn off 5 years down the road...

We narrowed it down to commando green, true blue, and white. But, apart of me is leaning towards dozer or gecko

How did you go about choosing a color??

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We found the two loudest colors on the lot and bought them both, lol...

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Old 05-05-2013, 07:49 AM   #3
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Colors are a matter of personal preference. I like the skittle colors. My Jeep is commando green.
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I have and love the Dozer. My wife wants a Gecko Jeep when she trades in her Traverse.
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I have the Gecko, and I love the color.
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Hello,

My wife and I are in the market for a fun car...a 2013 Jeep Wrangler it is! We are looking at a basic sport model with a manual....the only option being a/c
Eventually I'll put on larger tires, lift, flares, etc, etc.

I'm having a hard time choosing a color. Did you guys have a tough time as well? I don't mind being a little bold with the color. I like the gecko green, but not sure if it's too bold. I'm thinking about resale value as well. Not sure if gecko green will be a turn off 5 years down the road...

We narrowed it down to commando green, true blue, and white. But, apart of me is leaning towards dozer or gecko

How did you go about choosing a color??

THANKS
I saw anvil at the auto show and was pretty much sold, especially with the red seats.

I think most of the Jeep colors are pretty neat. I saw a gecko green unlimited yesterday. Nice color.

About resale. I think many people like the gecko green and jeeps have a great resale. I would buy something I wanted and not worry about resale.
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Old 05-05-2013, 03:28 PM   #8
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Go with what appeals. Basically, get what you like. It's your Jeep, you're the one that has to live with it. So get what you like from the start.
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Old 05-06-2013, 09:01 AM   #9
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I wanted gecko but there were none around, so it came down to options. They had a billet freedom edition on the lot. Fell in love with the interior so thats how I ended up with silver. It seems like every time I buy a new vehicle I never end up with the color I set out to get.
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Old 05-06-2013, 12:51 PM   #10
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to me, something like a jeep or boat (fun vehicles) should be as bold and stand out as much as possible. I was sold from the first time i saw a Gecko drive down the road, but the lime green color has always been my favorite color from a very young age.
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Old 05-06-2013, 01:37 PM   #11
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Just bought a Gecko and love it. I think its a great color for a JK.
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Old 05-06-2013, 02:11 PM   #12
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I wound up with Sarah Tan, at first didn't appeal to me now I love it. Frankly there are enough standard Black/White/Silver cars/truck/jeeps I say be bold and be different.
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Old 05-06-2013, 09:20 PM   #13
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Don't be afraid to be bold. When I was at the dealership, there were just two remaining 2012 JKUs on the lot with a whole line of new 2013's in every color. The two remaining 2012 colors? Dozer and Gecko. And the deal I was getting was too good because the dealer needed to move the 2012 inventory. I agonized over the color decision. Decided on Dozer, and couldn't be happier now. BTW - the gecko sold 45 minutes later. The BOLD truth is: no matter what color you chose, it'll be YOUR Jeep, and you'll never second guess it. Now, if someone would have told me about those damn 2012 cylinder heads............ ;-)
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Old 05-06-2013, 09:46 PM   #14
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I love the bright bold colors: crush, rock lobster, gecko, dozer, etc. I thought that I'd quickly get tired of the gecko as a daily driver, but I love it every time I see one on the road: it's a head turner. I don't think that any possible lost resale value would be worth your daily enjoyment over the years. If you like the gecko, I think you'd regret passing it up for something more "sensible".
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Old 05-06-2013, 10:59 PM   #15
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Buy a color that you like. If you buy a color that someone ells like, make sure they pay for the Jeep as well.

We love Crush and order one to our spec. Still the only one in town with one and loving it!!!!!
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You know that one that always looks good to you, the one that always catches your eye...that one.

That was Impact Orange for me on the LJ.

JKU's my vote is White.
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Old 05-07-2013, 08:46 AM   #17
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I usually dont like the wild colors but on jeeps and motorcycles i think the wild colors are the best, if i was buying a new one id def consider the gecko. i dont think color matters on resale for a jeep like others
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Old 05-08-2013, 12:00 AM   #19
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As long as you like, that's all that matters. I think a color like Gecko green would actually help with the resale value since the color is unique, fun compared to a regular colored Jeep. A lot of people buy Jeeps as a weekend toy so that color would be very appealing.
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Another skittle color lover checking in, but I haven't seen a wrangler in a color I don't like.

I was not planning to get my wrangler until I ordered one around the end of 2013. I had a high mileage Ford Fusion that got hail damage. I refused to put the insurance money back into a car that was not worth much more than I would have been able to get selling it.

I was disappointed when I learned that the Gecko Green, Orange Crush, and Dozer were not going to be available. Luckily a dealership here had a Gecko Green 2 door sport with the options I had to have and only a couple of options I was indifferent/willing to make compromises. I test drove and liked an automatic Dune but wound up buying the manual Gecko. If the other option would have been a Crush or Dozer instead of the Dune, I would have had to flip a coin and still sleep on it.

After I bought the Gecko, I loved the color even more. A few minor cosmetic mods made a big difference! Don't worry about what others think of your color choice. There will be those that don't like black, white, red, blue, silver, etc.
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Old 05-08-2013, 09:09 PM   #21
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I actually went into the dealer to look at Crush and Gecko to order one and left that day with Flame red. Its a Jeep. Much like a Ferrari or Lambo, these colors work. They would look weird on a honda civic but on a Jeep Wrangler it works.
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Get what you like.

Also, you'll never lose your Jeep in a parking lot, unless there are multiple skittle colored Jeeps parked there.
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I almost bought a Gecko. But as my Daily vehicle, I thought I would get tired of the color after a while.....so I went with Black lol.
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Old 05-09-2013, 11:11 AM   #24
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We found the two loudest colors on the lot and bought them both, lol...
I'm so jealous! How cool that is!
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If I were going to buy a new wrangler right now it would be Gecko or Crush. Gecko would be first
Choice though.
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Old 05-09-2013, 02:21 PM   #27
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I wanted a Crush 4door. But that color, along with Dozer & Gecko, went out of production at the end of 2012. I ended up ordering a white (3rd choice) and am looking into my options to adding some color.

Either way I'm going to enjoy the crap out of my jeep.
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Colors are definitely a preference. I do believe that some of the skittle colors are a little crazy, but that is just me. Hey..I drive a white one so that kind of gives you a hint to my conservative perspective. That being said, Doser, Flame Red and Commando Green were possible color choices. If Flame Red was not discontinued, I would be driving one of those, but I am very glad I got the white.

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