These Are The Cheap Cars That Come In The Best Colors

These Are The Cheap Cars That Come In The Best Colors

Prepare for an onslaught of brightly-colored hatchbacks that you can’t buy in America.

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A magenta colored Ford Fiesta hatchback.
Every car should come in this color.
Photo: Ford

It turns out that you don’t need to splash out on Porsche’s color-matching service to get a nice, vibrant tone painted onto your new car. Instead, you just need to find yourself one of these cheap cars and pick one of their glorious color options.

And after we asked you all about which cheap cars come with the best color options, it seems like there are a lot of lovely options out there.

So, sit back, relax and enjoy this assortment of brightly-colored cars to spice up your Thursday afternoon. Just ignore the fact that you can’t get many of them in America.

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Fiat 500

Fiat 500

Two electric Fiat 500s in blue and pink.
Photo: Fiat

“Fiat 500 (colors) – somewhat region specific but they made BROWN look good too. Points for color options on the tops too!”

If you ask me what modern car offers the best colors, the Fiat 500 is always going to be the first option that comes to mind. From these gorgeous pink and blue hues available on the latest electric iterations to the vibrant tones and pastel colors offered throughout the car’s lifetime, Fiat has really delivered the goods.

Suggested by: futuredoc

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Mitsubishi Mirage

Mitsubishi Mirage

A pink Mitsubishi Mirage driving on a road.
Photo: Mitsubishi

“Always been surprised with the Mirage’s various palettes. For a bottom-of-the-barrel cheap-ass line, they went surprisingly bold with the choices in ‘14.

“Even now, they’ve got some pretty vibrant hues. No more purple and green, but the reds and the yellow are eye-catching.”

Mitsubishi doesn’t scream “nice colors” to me whenever I think of the brand, but the Mirage might be out to prove any naysayers wrong. From this millennial pink offered on older models to the Sand Yellow you’ll find on the latest Mirage, Mitsubishi has some lovely options.

Suggested by: SarDeliac

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Mazda 2

Mazda 2

A photo of a green Mazda 2 hatchback.
Photo: Mazda

“I like the Spirited Green on the Mazda2 (the Fiesta’s platform cousin), but that wasn’t an option when I bought mine (they’d dropped it by 2014). I settled for spray-bombing the wheel covers lime green.”

This is the best green you can choose for your car. I will take no further questions.

Suggested by: maymar

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Actually, Any Mazda

Actually, Any Mazda

A photo of a red Mazda 3.
Photo: Mazda

“While this may not fit in as a super cheap car, any Mazda that you can get in Mazda’s Soul Red Crystal Metallic paint looks awesome. That color looks good on every single Mazda I’ve seen it on. A Mazda does not have any right to come with a factory paint that looks like it’s inches deep. If you buy a Mazda and DON’T get this color, you made a poor decision.

“The Mazda 3 sedan happens to be the cheapest vehicle you can get it on. But for a little bit more you can get it on the hatchback too. You’re not rolling around in the fastest or most luxurious ride, but for only $25k (ish) you can have one of the best colors I’ve seen roll off a production line on a regular car and into the US for many years.

“And again, not super cheap, but keeping everything sub $30k and you can get this on the base Miata too.”

And this is the best red you can choose for your car. Again, I will take no further questions.

Suggested by: negativeed

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Subaru Crosstrek

Subaru Crosstrek

A photo of a blue Subaru Crosstrek driving down a highway.
Photo: Subaru

“The Crosstrek comes in a purple-ish/greyish/bluish color. The first time my daughter saw it she called it “pblgrbl” (pibblegribble). Wouldn’t otherwise be my favorite color, but now it kinda is.”

Normally, these subdued shades can look a bit lost in the crowd. But, this “pblgrbl” color that you can get on the Crosstrek really suits the car down to a T. Very nice.

Suggested by: dugdeep

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Ford Maverick

Ford Maverick

A photo of an orange Ford Maverick pickup truck.
Photo: Ford

“The Maverick has several great colors, like Cyber Orange, Velocity Blue, Rapid Red , and Hot Pepper Red.”

Sure, the Area 51 color scheme seen on most of the press shots is nice. But it will always be outshone by a vibrant orange, luscious red or popping blue. Good truck, great paint.

Suggested by: majordawlish

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Toyota Yaris

Toyota Yaris

A photo of a bright pink Toyota Yaris hatchback.
Photo: OSX via Wikimedia Commons

“Pink is for girls, right?

“WRONG!

“The shade of pink that Toyota use on their Yaris is the same shade of pink from the defunct pizza chain of Eagle Boys.

“Now you too can pretend to work for a pizza chain which closed.”

This might be one of the best pinks out there. And, if it means you’re coordinated with an Australian fast food chain, what’s not to love?

Suggested by: rollo75

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Ford Fiesta

Ford Fiesta

A photo of a green Ford Fiesta hatchback.
Photo: Ford

“The MK7 Fiesta came in a color called Lime Squeeze. I actually bought a Fiesta in 2011 and really wanted that color in a hatchback, but couldn’t find it. Had to settle for Ingot Silver.

“I will give Ford this; their paint work has always been leaps and bounds ahead of the competition, even on the cheap cars. My Fiesta didn’t have any orange peel or anything weird. I remember back in 2015 I went to the National Corvette Museum and was looking at some Z06s being museum delivered. $100K cars with all sorts of orange peel and weird paint issues.”

The Fiesta has come in some glorious colors over the years. And with the launch of the MK7 in 2008, Ford went into overdrive uncovering a palette of glorious shades. Lime squeeze is a great choice, as are Hot Magenta, Aquarius Blue and Colorado Red.

Suggested by: 2ndgear

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Fiat Mobi

Fiat Mobi

A photo of a purple Fiat Mobi car.
Photo: Fiat

“The Brazilian-only Fiat Mobi, sold in the always fun, always correct, always best color: Purple.”

I agree, purple is always the correct color choice for your car. Even better if it’s one like this luscious, deep purple offering from Fiat in Brazil. Quite excellent.

Suggested by: edu-petrolhead

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VW Jetta

VW Jetta

A photo of an orange VW Jetta driving down a highway.
Photo: VW

“Habanero Orange Jetta... Even more key to the question is it’s only available on the regular Jettas, not the GLI.”

Proof that VW does offer some great color choices for the Jetta, and not just the white, silver and blacks that roam the streets. More people should order orange cars. It might make road users around you a bit happier.

Suggested by: potbellyjoe

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