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Still shopping, but getting hung up a bit on the colors! LOL! 馃槑

We were initially attracted to the Cosmic Blue, but saw a Honda Civic with it and it's a bit dark.

Then, looked again at the Honda Insight photos and "fly through" of the interior and the "White" suddenly struck as looking like the Prius's Stormtrooper white-black schema! Which was one of the reasons we ruled that out. In any case, how glaring or in your face or Star Wars-Evil Empire-like is the white? Well, that is, "Ivory".

Never thought that color would matter. Now, we're considering the Aegean Blue with the black interior! How black is the black interior? We ruled that out initially because it seemed too dark and we were worried it would get too hot.

We're currently sporting a vintage silver Accord with gray interior which is just about perfect. But we definitely want a different exterior color.

Any thoughts? What are you liking, disliking about the color you chose?
 

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I have a white ex with black interior in North Carolina. It didn鈥檛 get too hot in our 90-100 degree summer temps. The cloth is more comfortable and stays cooler than my old civic was with gray interior. I would have got the blue or cosmic blue but it wasn鈥檛 available and don鈥檛 think one of them came with black interior.

Another dealer tried to sell me their white and ivory ex first but we couldn鈥檛 get a deal done due to their mandatory accessory package and other issues.

I am very happy with my white ex and black interior. Sure it鈥檚 stormtrooperish on outside but it鈥檚 fine with this old nerd. Please do not compare the insight to the god awful looking Prius. The differences are like night and day. 馃槤
 

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I have a white EX with an ivory interior. So far, so good, but I'm worried about how it will wear over time. Black wouldn't show wear as fast, I believe. I like it because it's not "normal." Black seems to be the preferred color.

I'd like to eventually swap my console from cloth to leather, but the ivory leather console seems to be impossible to find aftermarket (leads would be helpful).
 

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I also have white with black interior. The white is a tri-coat that is really a nice finish. A lot of auto brands charge extra for a tri-coat paint color, but since Honda didn鈥檛 I鈥檓 wondering if every color they offer the Insight in is the same process? Or maybe they鈥檝e figured out how to do it at the same cost as a regular two coat? If you ever need any body work done there is an upcharge for the extra coat. A body shop guy once told me that鈥檚 the price you pay for having a good looking color.
 

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I have the black leather interior. It's not nearly as hot as my 2003 VW Passat got, which was also black leather. We've had mid-80s temps on some days since I bought it.

Gray isn't a bad descriptor for it. Here's a photo of mine I took the day I brought it home. You can look at the gray rubber around the door frame, picture in your mind what color that is in real life, then compare to the seats and dash in the same picture.
 

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Appreciate the comments! Didn't mean to imply that having a white outside made it Storm Trooperish, just that the black-white INTERIOR combo did! However, photos often mislead, so the two-tone inside might look perfectly fine in real life, or even futuristic.

Agree that the Insight overall looks very good and classic sedan compared to the odd Prius.

Glad to hear that the black (or grey!) isn't too hot. Thanks for those photos; they show the shade well.

As to the colors, I discovered that the Civic comes in essentially many of the same ones, although with more flexibility as to interior colors. Perhaps, reusing the same colors means easier paint matching and lower body repair costs...

We're going to look again at the colors at our local dealer; it's mostly white Insights around here. However, they have the different colors in the Civic. A different colored Insight would need special ordering.

Love to hear further thoughts on color choices; how you decided, what you like, what others chose, too!
 

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Are the seats two-tone? In the photo, the seat appears gray on the edges surrounding a black center.

Or, was that a matter of sunlight or differences in lighting?
 

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I'm debating between an EX in Orchid White or Aegean Blue, both with black interior. But I'm planning to take my old Civic through one more Maine winter and wait until spring for the new car, so there's lots of time to mull the decision. I haven't actually seen an Aegean Blue Insight, just photos, and it sure does look nice.
 

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White interior is awful because dirt and stains are more visible over time. It starts to yellow and/or brownish-black.
 

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I am looking at a Touring and like the ivory leather interior, but I鈥檓 disappointed that you can鈥檛 get the black or blue exterior with the ivory interior. I鈥檒l probably stick with the white because I like the ivory so much. Dirt on the leather won鈥檛 be as big of an issue as it will be on cloth seats in my opinion.

Thanks, Joe
 

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I really like Aegean Blue (Touring) but it is only offered with black leather. Does anyone know if dealer could do a custom order with ivory leather interior?

Thank you
 

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I really like Aegean Blue (Touring) but it is only offered with black leather. Does anyone know if dealer could do a custom order with ivory leather interior?
I asked my dealer, and they said custom interior colors weren鈥檛 really a thing. YMMV. It can鈥檛 hurt to ask. You鈥檇 probably have to wait several weeks.
 

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Honda does not change anything not offered in their publicized catalog as stock or option, it is not the business model in this price range. The Insight is a great value, which is only possible by not customizing orders, or even offering more than 2 or 3 interior choices. This is how they can sell highly contented cars at a reasonable price.

Go after-market to change colors. Even if Honda would do it, aftermarket would cost half of what Honda would charge to alter a configuration. It also causes problems with warranty, identifying vehicles, a whole host of issues that they can easily avoid by selling set and identifiable configurations.
Do other makes in this price range allow customization? I've never heard of it.


I agree, I'd prefer other choices. I like gray interior, like the Accord has.
 

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I just bought the EX in cosmic blue. LOVE the exterior color, but the ivory interior is a definite drawback, and yes, hints of the tragic Prius "Moonstone" interior. (I would have gone with Lunar Silver but it is very hard to come by in my region currently.)

I haven't yet figured out how to start new threads so will post here for now: Anyone with the ivory cloth interior have any experience with either replacing or treating the fabric of the center console (WTH were they thinking when they made these areas FABRIC?) and the armrests on the doors? I'm not okay with the chemicals in ScotchGuard, so am going to try out a sample of AFM's "Lock Out" in an inconspicuous place and see if it stains. I just can't imagine these areas aren't going to get awful looking within a period of months.

This is the one thing so far that is leaving me with a little buyer's remorse. :/
 

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I just bought the EX in cosmic blue. LOVE the exterior color, but the ivory interior is a definite drawback, and yes, hints of the tragic Prius "Moonstone" interior. (I would have gone with Lunar Silver but it is very hard to come by in my region currently.)

I haven't yet figured out how to start new threads so will post here for now: Anyone with the ivory cloth interior have any experience with either replacing or treating the fabric of the center console (WTH were they thinking when they made these areas FABRIC?) and the armrests on the doors? I'm not okay with the chemicals in ScotchGuard, so am going to try out a sample of AFM's "Lock Out" in an inconspicuous place and see if it stains. I just can't imagine these areas aren't going to get awful looking within a period of months.

This is the one thing so far that is leaving me with a little buyer's remorse. :/
I have a white EX with ivory interior. I agree the fabric on the center console is a bad idea. I'm not going to stress about it. Once I ruin it (and I'm sure I will), I'll swap it out for ivory leather. It's simple to do when the time comes and not very expensive.
 

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I have a white EX with black interior. The black cloth seats are delightful and easy to clean; I prefer them to the Accord Hybrid's cloth seats in aesthetics and fit. As others have noted, the black cloth on the center console is different and feels cheap and nasty; I also plan to replace mine some day with leather.
 

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How are you liking your colors--exterior and interior?

Recently got a chance to see the Ivory interior in person and quite liked it!

Much better than I had expected.

The Cosmic Blue was much darker than I expected, while the Crimson Pearl seemed quite attractive.

I'm posting partly to update my earlier more critical assessments. And, to see how people are liking the colors they chose!
 

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Recently got a chance to see the Ivory interior in person and quite liked it!

Much better than I had expected.

The Cosmic Blue was much darker than I expected, while the Crimson Pearl seemed quite attractive.

I'm posting partly to update my earlier more critical assessments. And, to see how people are liking the colors they chose!
I have the white orchid/black cloth interior. I didn't go with the ivory due to in my opinion harder to keep clean(Others that own the ivory disagree though). I have some mud stains on the back of the front passenger seat due to the low clearance of that seat. Where the rear passenger's shoe can rub against the bottom easier while getting in/out than the back of the driver seat(driver seat can be raise higher or lower). The black cloth sort of hides the brown mud where I don't need to immediately clean it off.
 
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