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Thread: Dts car color -which appears larger ?

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    Can an exterior-color make the car appear larger or smaller?

    Hi - optical illusion? we have the 2010 ''premium' level white -diamond DTS.

    Yesterday waiting at a light a DTS in black pulled up next to us. It probably was a 2009 due to a non-shark-fin antennea..... It was gorgeous!! It looked brand new!

    Both DH and i agreed it appeared to be much larger than ours !!! How is 'that' possible?! LOL

    DH's guess was that a 'black' exterior makes a car appear larger (but then i always thought 'black' for anything i.e. clothes, etc makes an object seem 'smaller'!! )

    I thought perhaps this black version might be a ''platinum level ' that comes with 18'' tires + MRC which might cause the car to 'sit' higher/taller compared to our 'premium-level' equipped with standard OEM 17'' tires and no MRC. (just conjecture on my part)

    Any ideas/input would be much appreciated.

    Nice that i only have 'these' mundane things to ponder i guess !! LOL Thanks again !! best wishes to you all ! Showgirl

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    Re: Dts car color -which appears larger ?

    It's possible that it was a DTS-L. That was a long wheelbase version made for livery companies. The rear doors are longer. They are very impressive.

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    Re: Dts car color -which appears larger ?

    Quote Originally Posted by HartfordGuy View Post
    It's possible that it was a DTS-L. That was a long wheelbase version made for livery companies. The rear doors are longer. They are very impressive.
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    Just googled the above car - didn't know about it...have never seen one in local dealership but perhaps they are just special-ordered ...will ask DH if the one we saw could have been the "L" but i doubt it since i think our 'reaction' would have been more of an 'oh my gosh'' than a 'wonder-why' - LOL thanks so much SG
    PS: any idea as to cost of an "L" ?
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    Re: Dts car color -which appears larger ?

    I've never seen one up forsale, so I don't know. I do see several of them at the airport where I work. I never seem to have my camera on me when I see one however. I should just leave it in my console. The ones in use near me are triple black, dark tinted glass and have full vinyl tops. Very sinister looking.

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    Re: Dts car color -which appears larger ?

    Quote Originally Posted by HartfordGuy View Post
    I've never seen one up forsale, so I don't know. I do see several of them at the airport where I work. I never seem to have my camera on me when I see one however. I should just leave it in my console. The ones in use near me are triple black, dark tinted glass and have full vinyl tops. Very sinister looking.
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    did see px of one via google/link ... i doubt what we spotted next to us was in fact the "L"...i think we'd have been really taken aback...thanks again...SG

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    Re: Dts car color -which appears larger ?

    Mine is white diamond and it appears narrower from the back than other colors. It does have the bigger wheels though. Could just be in my head.


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