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Hey y'all. Since I'm about to but a CX-3 and I've been trying to figure out which color to get. What in wondering is what color looks the cleanest. By that I mean which color continues to look clean once it's driven off the lot. I know that some people are super obsessive about washing their car, I on the other hand wash every other week. Also has anyone had any issues with the paint? Is it fragile or does it chip easily? Any advice would be appreciated
 

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I was hoping y'all would say either the red or blue. I saw a white one the other day and the back tailgate looked like a dirt magnet. The rest of the car looked fine, but that tailgate was awful.
 

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I have the Dynamic Blue, that is in good weather. When snow or bad weather hits, it is more doodoo brown.
 

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I was hoping y'all would say either the red or blue. I saw a white one the other day and the back tailgate looked like a dirt magnet. The rest of the car looked fine, but that tailgate was awful.
Dirt seems to be always on the tailgate.I just wipe off the dirt when it gets on the tailgate and that is almost a everyday job.
I've learned to leave my CX-3 in the garage if it looks nasty outside and drive my wife's car.
 

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Mazda's paint isn't known for being durable. Many complain about premature chips. I don't know if its any worse than other manufactures who use eco-friendly waterborne paints.

I'd go with ceramic metallic if dirt visibility was an issue. Its also quite striking paint.
 

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I have the Dynamic Blue, it does quite well in "hiding" dirt because IT'S SO F*CKIN' VIBRANT ...dirt is never the first thing you notice. Whenever my friends see the car they're just like "man your car is so sharp" :D
 

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I would also say a silver color probably hides dirt better than other colors, but the CX-3 doesn't come in silver. The closest thing we have is the ceramic metallic or meteor gray, but the gray is too dark so it'll show dirt more.

Honestly, just buy whatever color you like and keep it clean. To me it seems like a weird compromise to make.
 

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I live on a dirt/gravel road and am used to driving a two-tone CX3 (Soul Red and muddy brown). The back is almost always muddy or dusty depending on conditions. When the weather warms up to stay, I will just keep a hose hooked up and ready to spray dirt off the hatch after driving it home. I just wish there was a way to keep the backup camera clean because when it is dirty (most of the time) it is impossible to see behind clearly.

To answer the question, Judging from experience, silver grey seems to hide dirt best.
 

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Recently I went a dealer in Dallas, TX. I saw Ceramic Metallic, initially I was not interested the ones with white/silver,etc. I owned one before, so I wanted to try a different color. But as I was thinking more and more, I started liking Ceramic Metallic and it is Grand Touring and has all the bells and whistles.

I think I am going to do some more research on it.
 

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Dirt seems to be always on the tailgate.I just wipe off the dirt when it gets on the tailgate and that is almost a everyday job.
I've learned to leave my CX-3 in the garage if it looks nasty outside and drive my wife's car.
:eek: Wiping dirt off an otherwise dry car? That's a good way to damage your paint. If at all possible, you should at least rinse first. Mud is usually less abrasive than dry dirt/gravel dust/etc.
 

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:eek: Wiping dirt off an otherwise dry car? That's a good way to damage your paint. If at all possible, you should at least rinse first. Mud is usually less abrasive than dry dirt/gravel dust/etc.
I use a wet rag and it is mostly dust and I never wipe down a real dirty car with a dry rag.
 

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I'd get Soul Red or Ceramic Metallic. They're the best and second-best colors for the car, respectively, and they'll continue to look the best when dirty.
 

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I think I'd like to get the soul red, but it'll probably come down to what colors they have of the GT awd. Hopefully I can convince them that they don't have the color I want and they'll come off a little on the price.
 
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