Quite, right. Ocker. Lexus used to boast that many items including 'premium' paint were standard on Lexus but extra on other premium cars. I guess we'll have to haggle harder.In Australia its now onyx (black). Its the only colour that Lexus from January 2013 don't charge extra for. All other colours are over $1000 US on the CT and $1500 on the RX.
It's bad enough we pay double the US prices for the cars but this adds insult to injury.
White Pearl has always been available. I think you are referring to White Nova, which is exclusive to the F-Sports model.I just picked up my 2013 CT200h F Sport, i got the new 2013 Pearl White which is only available on the F Sport here in Australia. This colour isn't even on there website yet.
AMEN to that. I have to use my duster every single day on the back of the car, and wash it weekly to keep my Obsidian CT looking good. I have found though that spending 1 hour washing the car once per week is a good way to help me unwind. I do it right when I get home from work on Friday and it's not too bad with some tunes playing in the garage and a beer.It looked great but it was hell to keep clean
Silver is a great choice! All three of my cars are silver and you're so right, they look cleaner longer.I use process of elmination to come up with silver as my choice, even though there are so many silver cars. I wanted a light color car so that it looks clean longer. It rarely rains between March and November in Northern California so my car looks fairly clean for 4-5 weeks without washing. Also if I get rock chips and light scratch you can't really see it unless you're inches away. Paint touch up blends in easily.
These are just my own opinion:
Red - Have red on my other car, looks great when wash and waxed, but over the years the paint oxidizes and dulls.
Black - Also looks great after wash and wax but swirl marks and scratches are easy to see dust and dirt easily seen also.
Nebula gray - Nice color but too dark.
Fire Agate - Unique color but too dark.
Starfire Pearl - Would've been my second choice