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I'm not sure how to answer the poll question, and didn't want to water-down the results, so I witheld my vote. But here's an explanation:

I had decided up front that if I couldn't have a "bright red" car (My last four cars have been red), then I would be happy with any light color, mostly because it's so hot here in Florida.

When I saw the red pearl on a Camry or Corolla (I can't remember which), I decided that it was too dark.

So I told my dealer I'd be happy with Blue, White, or Silver. But truth be told, if a gold, dark red, or black one were to come in, I probably would have gone for any of them, as long as it had the curtain airbag option. When a silver one came in, I wasn't disappointed.

As it is, I'm very happy with my silver and grey/burgundy interior. In my opinion, it's more high-tech than the brown interior.

So I guess the correct answer is that I don't have "color envy," because my color (bright red) isn't even available.
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Prius colorsIf anyone can add to my list (location, available colors, and paint color codes), please let me know.
2004 Germany:
polarsilber (Polar Silver)- Metallic (color code 1C0)
schneeweiss (Snow White)- Solid (color code 040)
merlotrot (Merlot Red) - Mica (color code 3Q3)
jadegrün (Jade Green) - Mica (color code 6S9)
arctisblau (Artic Blue) - Mica (color code 8S2)
onyxschwarz (Onyx Black) - Solid (color code 202)
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OK here goes. My first list I said Tideland Pearl only. Then my second list was any color but white. Then after that my next 3 lists were Driftwood Pearl 1st choice and then any but white. Then I saw a black one and thought it was very sharp. Then I saw a Driftwood Pearl in person at last and I fell in love with the color and hoped and preyed that when a car came it would be Driftwood Pearl. It was and I'm so so happy with it.

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2004 Australia:
Gun Olive (color code 6S9)
All in favor of renaming Tideland, "Gunmetal Olive" raise your.... hey... why are you all laughing at me?
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He's always wanted a Black car, and the 2004 Prius looks very sharp in the black!
Preachin to the choir Michelle. ILike I stated above, I don't think I would have been COMPLETELY happy had I gone with silver...
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Sonnuva! Thanks Bif and Brad. After pleading with my sales person to somehow "make it so" and give me a grey interior with the Gun Metal Green® body and of course being denied. Then tossing and turning for several nights over the fact that I am "settling" on the Brown/Ivory interior, I had finally convinced myself that the tan was totally groovy. My wife is digging the tan, my co-workers seem fine with tan, but if I'm going to be honest with myself, then yeah, I am disappointed that I am going to settle for the tan.

The Toyota site is bugged and evil. If you go through the build your own process and you get to the interior color options for the Gun Metal Green® body, if you continue on, but then click back to that tab, the burgundy/grey swatch shows up as an option. I pointed this out to my already annoyed sales person and he wasn't feeling my pain.
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I pointed this out to my already annoyed sales person and he wasn't feeling my pain.
That's because they don't get paid to. You didn't know that?

Maybe tonight at work I'll ask people ordering martinis if they want any olives, cocktail onion or gunmetal
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Wanted the green (more of a greenish dark silver really), got the silver. Silver was my close second choice, but now I covet whenever I see a green one on the road.
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In my own opinion the tan interior is weak like a starbucks latte. Remember, Toyota corporate is in complete control of the marketing and distribution for this model, so all illusions that you are placing an oder for a specific car are just that, illusions. Toyota corporate decides which dealers get how many cars and what colors/options and you are offered the chance to buy or wait.

My own theory about the tan interior is that it is designed so that you'll grow tired of it in 3 years an want another car. By then the 2007 prius will have many color/feature options and there won't be any wait (just like the Beetle).

p.s. why can't interior be available in black? and why not woven cloth like every other car?
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Default Gunmetal Grey?

On the web site you find black, silver a light green, and a bright red. The bright red doesn't exist as far as I know, what is actually shipping is a Burgundy red, also known as merlot red in Germany.

There is another dark grey, that could be described as charcoal gray; green-grey; or gunmetal grey. It is not listed on the web site, but I have seen several prius with it. Does anyone have this and/or know the color code for this color?
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