When I bought my Mk3 last June it had to be in a hurry because my Mk2 had died terminally suddenly, so there was no time to agonise over colours. The Honda dealer had a yellow one in stock. I would never in a 100 years have seen myself choosing a bright yellow car given a free choice. I have always had grey, black, silver or dark colours.
But my wife and I were taken with the idea of surprising our children and grandchildren and stepping out of character, so we plumped for the yellow, half expecting I would tire of it quickly.
Nearly eight months later, I like the colour even more than I did when I bought it. I love stepping out of the supermarket and surveying acres of cars and being able to see mine instantly, and from observing other yellow cars the extra visibility in these dark winter days is undeniable.
However I would have to concede it doesn't wear the winter dirt well!