I showed a few of my friends the Hydro Blue color and all of them seem to think its a girly color. Of course, my wife like its too. It certainly stands out in a crowd that's for sure. I know people on this forum love it. Does anyone else get these comments?
I heard people saying that on this forum too. However, last weekend I took my Hydro Blue Willys to a small gathering, and everyone really liked it! And these are some long time Jeep owners too, not just a bunch of mall crawlers. One friend has a 2012 JKU MW3 with all the bells and whistles and cool mods, in black, and he REALLY liked the color.
Besides, it seems like everyone has Granite or Anvil, or any of the other colors available. Not a lot of people go for the Hydro. In fact, I had to go to Texas from Missouri before I saw another Blue Jeep!
I like your thinking I really wanted the granite but I want a 2015 and it doesn't look like its coming back, except a rumor that it could be for a limited run. I don't really care for the anvil. Too plain looking. I see a lot of black, white, and silver as well so those are out. I don't want orange, yellow, brown either. Tank is interesting but I was hoping for a darker green. I guess I am between the hydro blue or the firecracker red. I preferred the Flame red on that though. can't win. I think the hydro would look awesome with black fenders and a black top though.
I concur with you foolproof. Phatmac just add a few masculine mods and it'll look Badass. My thought is that its just a fun color and definitely stands out from the usual solid-safe choices(Not that there's anything wrong with those!). It's just that I've always had a black,gray or white vehicle my whole life. Time for a change...
I ordered my Hydro today and cant wait for it to arrive.
Right after I signed the paperwork on my deep water blue jk, the sales manager said he had thought about buying it for his mom. I immediately started thinking I had just bought a girlie jeep. My wife and both daughters love the color too, which in that moment was not helping. Anyway, a set of black wheels and big rubber solved any of those issues. Now I get tons of compliments on it bc like has been said, there aren't that many blue jk's out there. It stands out. I say go for it.
Ha. It was all Granite for me too. I have been pretty bummed since they dropped it. I have been into the blue since I first saw the freedom edition. My wife is totally into it. I kind of paused after that...
Honestly its not feminine, if it makes you smile buy it. If people mock you for it, they're probably not worth your time. Lifes too short to play it safe. Get what trips your trigger and have no regrets. I went from copperhead to white and now I'm waiting on the 15 Hydro in sport so ill have black fenders which make the Jeep look a little more "masculine" maybe that's all you need black top, black fenders. Great color that's toned down with the black. For me regardless of color I just dont care for the top AND fenders being all the same color. But thats why you have many choices for different tastes. Who knows maybe in a year Ill get bored of the fenders and trade someone for colored ones. Anyway that's my 2 cents worth. Good luck.
There is a Hydro Blue JKU running around my neighborhood and I like it a lot. Prior to my current Flame Red Rubicon I owned a dark blue Rubicon. I really don't believe there is a bad Jeep color. I was not real keen on Dune for a while but now I enjoy seeing that one as well. Keep em coming, I am not bored or disgruntled yet.
How does the color hold up to scratches and swirl marks? Does it hide them well with it being a metallic style?
So far as I know, I haven't scratched it yet in any way. It's still pretty new, only got it May 22.
I get the sense, though, that it'd be hard to make out any minor scratches. Then, in my case, they'd all be covered up by dust and bug guts, this thing's better than a bug zapper at finding the local insect life.
2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited | Freedom Edition | Hydro Blue Pearl | 6 speed manual | 3.73 Axle Ratio | Dana®30 Solid Front Axle | Dana® 44 Heavy Duty Rear Axle | 17-Inch x 7.5-Inch Aluminum Wheels | P255/75R17 OWL On/Off Road Tires
More interesting configuration coming eventually...
I guess I'm old school but when I was growing up blue was not considered a girls color. He'll when I was shopping for my jeep I was asked why I wanted to buy a girlie vehicle, because around here probably more than half the owners are woman. Perhaps our jeeps have become to plush and comfortable. I'm not really into stereotypes though so who gives a F