Did you know that Audi charge nearly £2000 to have an A1 in a metallic plum colour? Unfortunately, this isn’t rare for most car manufacturers; if you want your car in a custom colour or a colour that is different to the rest, then you have to dig deeply in your pockets.
And it seems unfair – you pay thousands of pounds for a brand new car with all the gadgets, only to be charged extra for a different type of paint palette.
Generally speaking, most car companies offer one or two ‘free’ paint choices. Usually white, black or silver. This is probably why you see so many cars about in these colours.
But that’s not including the metallic/matte coating; if you want something a bit fancier then you have to pay the extra. And the catch? Most of the tailor-made packages include these metallic paints so you end up forking out anyway because there’s not a lot of choice in the matter.
So why are these companies charging so much? Does it cost them to change the paint colours? Not at all, it’s simply a scheme to make a profit because companies know that we all want our dream car in a fancy colour.
A bit of a rip-off if you ask us….