What’s the story with “mint green”?

Why Mint Green? People ask me “what’s the story?” behind the color choice. Others (I’m assuming, are “non-car” people) have asked whether I bought the car that way (I can’t imagine any cars rolling off the assembly line in such a cool color today) or whether “I did it myself” (had it done).

Short answer: Yes, I had it done at MAACO two years ago.

Longer answer: Well, I did “have it done”. In fact, I was contemplating buying a new car two years ago but didn’t like any of the colors (dull and all look similar) offered in new cars. I even dreamed for a minute that maybe I could get a custom color from the Chrysler factory if I asked the dealer nicely. Yeah, fat chance. In searching online for cars in “cool colors,” I discovered several pictures of classic cars in my new favorite color- mint green. I thought, what if I had my car painted? I imagined it might be pretty expensive though. When I looked around for pricing online, it seemed it would run $1,000-2,000. But, then I got a quote on the phone from MAACO in College Park, MD (not far from where I was living at the time)  of $830! I decided to go through with it, although honesty I expected marginal results. They even saved me money by recommending to not have the door jambs painted since that extra detail would cost more and no-one would really see them anyway.

When I picked up the car several weeks later, it was really stunning. Show room quality!  For the past few years I’ve been loving it. And, when I decided to start driving for Lyft four months ago, I knew it would be a huge hit (more of those stories later).  Let’s just say that riders really appreciate a stand-out color to help them easily identify my car when so many other cars are so hard to tell apart when the colors look the same.

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