more yellow

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According to Wikipedia “Yellow is commonly associated with gold, wealth, sunshine, reason, happiness, optimism and pleasure, but also with cowardice, envy, jealousy and betrayal”.  It’s also good at getting your attention.  Yellow is the most visible color from a distance, so it is often used for objects that need to be seen, such as fire engines, road maintenance equipment, school buses and taxicabs. It is also often used for warning signs, since yellow traditionally signals caution, rather than danger. A yellow light on a traffic signal means slow down, but not stop.  I like yellow and it’s usually striking to me when I see it.  Though I would never buy a yellow car, I do like this one:

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I’m looking to replace the Focus this year, maybe…

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18 thoughts on “more yellow

  1. Melinda Green Harvey

    That yellow car is very nice – I especially like the buttery shade of yellow! And I like the red reflections in the bumper.

    My spouse has recently developed the opinion that I need a Ford Ranchero – maybe from around 1961. I’ve been hesitant (for a LOT of reasons) but now I am thinking that a yellow Ranchero might be just what I need…..

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    1. oneowner Post author

      I always liked the idea of the Ranchero. It’s a car! It’s a truck! It’s two vehicles in one!!! Trouble is, a 50+ year old vehicle is either too valuable or too unreliable to drive daily. You might be able to find a good Subaru Baja (comes in a nice yellow/gray combination) and that would be perfect. Subarus are popular here because of the 4 wheel drive. It’s the one brand of car I would not hesitate to recommend.

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      1. Melinda Green Harvey

        I like the IDEA of an old car or car/truck. But I also like things like modern safety features and so forth. For now, I am planning on keeping my 2009 car, which I like a lot. And it’s paid for, which is another important attribute.

        I’ve never had a Subaru. I had a Pinto (which was a piece of you-know-what), then a string of Hondas (until I got tired of the idiots at the dealership), one Toyota, one Nissan (a 350z, which was SO MUCH FUN, but then I got this adorable little granddaughter, and a 2-seater doesn’t work so well with a car seat, and her parents didn’t think sticking her under the cargo mat in back was an acceptable solution). Now I have a grown-up car that not only holds car seats but that is one my elderly dad can get in and out of. Maybe someday, I can get another Z…..

      2. oneowner Post author

        I’ve had 4 Hondas and hag good luck with all of them I had my last Honda for 13 years before getting the Ford Focus. It’s a luxury car by comparison; automatic transmission, air, power door locks, CD player, all the things my Honda didn’t have. Still, I loved those Hondas and one is at the top of my list to replace the Ford.

  2. Paul

    Ken, I’m thinking maybe a yellow PT Cruiser for you. Yep. That’ll work! Perhaps emblazoned with the seal of city for Webster, with of course the logo: Where Life is Worth Living. I’m still trying to figure out, though, we’re Emo would be mentioned or featured on the car … thinking …

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    1. oneowner Post author

      I like the PT Cruiser! Test drove one a few years ago and it was a nice ride. Now I’m seriously considering a Fiat 500. It’s tiny but it’s enough for me. Emo was seen a few years ago in a 1952 Metropolitan with “Emomobile” written on a quarter panel.

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  3. Tom Dills

    Love the photos, Ken. The car, especially. And the video is great. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

    I’m not sure about the PT Cruiser though. I’m thinking maybe a Mustang.

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  4. disperser

    Awesome floppy drive music, and I’m impressed with the effort (or what I assume was a substantial effort).

    I would totally buy a yellow car; I wanted a yellow Suburban, but they did not offer it back in ’99.

    In 2010, when we bought the Tahoe, it was the cheapest off the lot, so color was not a consideration. As an automotive engineer, I like big vehicles with bright paint to make them visible even to people who are busy doing other things while driving.

    . . . I considered having flashing lights, but apparently authorities frown on that sort of thing.

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    1. oneowner Post author

      Years ago, a yellow car was thought to be a “lemon”. Now it’s a sports car color. I prefer dark colors for cars, especially for small cars, which is what I intend to buy. I need a small car because I have a small space in the garage. I’ll never park outside again.

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      1. disperser

        Once we bought a house, neither of our cars were ever parked outside, even when we had a Tahoe and a Suburban. Well . . . a few times when we would get our driveway sealed.

    1. oneowner Post author

      Thanks, Andy. The car is quite a lot larger than the old Karmann but I’ll try to get some photos of the Karmann Ghia this year. I missed my chance at the VW club show last year.

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