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View Poll Results: Which color is better?
Kona Blue 112 46.09%
Deep Impact Blue 117 48.15%
They look the same to me 14 5.76%
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Talking Kona versus Deep Impact Blue

I had to bring my F150 in for its 110K mile service/vehicle inspection today. Since we were dropping it off, the Mustang came with us. They have several new 2013 Mustangs parked out front, one of which is a DIB V6. I was standing around, looking at it when one of the salespersons (Carol-very nice lady) came out and asked if we were being helped. I had that other thread on my mind and started to walk back towards my Mustang and said "nah, just comparing the Deep Impact Blue to my Kona Blue.

Without missing a beat she said "if you want, I'll move the gray one so you can park next to it and compare it up close." I hemmed and hawed but my wife, who hadn't read the other thread said "Sure, that would be sweet!"

She moved it, and I parked next to it. So much for "wasting the salesperson's time":p

Guys and gals, there is almost no difference between Kona and Deep Impact. They are both very pretty colors, the contrast in the Kona just seems to pop a little more in direct sunlight, while Deep Impact just seems a little brighter in the shade.

Of course, all I had with me was my Crackberry, but here are the pics, you decide:









In the 4th picture yes that is my F150 sitting in front of the service department.

Oh that Grabber Blue Vert in the background in the 2nd picture is a 5.0

So guys, IMO this puts to bed which is the better color.....neither, they are both sweet.
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the 2012 looks mean..
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I don't dislike the Kona by any means, but I think your pics you posted actually make it seem like there is less of a difference in hue than is the reality.

The first picture you can see the difference more clearly, the other 3 I agree that they look pretty similar. I think the DIBs look more...almost electric/metallic than the Kona's do. I've seen a Kona pretty close to mine before, on a midly sunny day, and the brightness of the blue was pretty noticeable.

So yes I think they are both great colors, but I personally don't think they are as close in color as the last 3 pics suggest.
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I saw the DIB on the 2013 GT500, and it looks reallllly good with white and grays.
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i think that bright blue glow in the sun from the DIB wins me over
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DIB doesnt have the metallic flakes like Kona does it?

I am a big fan of the metallic flakes. Like the paint job on an amusement park ride, and for good reason.
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DIB doesnt have the metallic flakes like Kona does it?

I am a big fan of the metallic flakes. Like the paint job on an amusement park ride, and for good reason.
It does, but the flakes don't pop like they do on Kona when you stand and look up close. There seems to be a larger difference in brightness "between the flakes" in Kona than DIB, giving Kona an overall darker feel, yet allowing the flakes to stand out more.

I would have taken close ups of both, but I didn't feel that the camera in my Crackberry would be able to really capture that feel.
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It does, but the flakes don't pop like they do on Kona when you stand and look up close. There seems to be a larger difference in brightness "between the flakes" in Kona than DIB, giving Kona an overall darker feel, yet allowing the flakes to stand out more.

I would have taken close ups of both, but I didn't feel that the camera in my Crackberry would be able to really capture that feel.
I know there's a guy in my town that has a Kona, if I ever see it parked somewhere I'm going to try and stealthily park next to it and snap some pictures...
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great opportunity to compare! Thanks for sharing the pictures.

I love both blues...Kona is a bit more interesting and dynamic in my opinion...but if my car was DIB, I would probably be just as happy.
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Since mine is Kona Blue I guess I am a bit biased but I am really glad that I didn't have to choose between them. If I had, I probably would have told the dealer to surprise me!!!!

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My local dealership has a DIB so I pulled up my Kona blue for a quick comparison. I was really surprised how bright the DIB was, as JM1llz said almost an electric blue. I’m kind of partial towards toward my Kona but could be very happy with either.
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I went with deep impact blue.
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I love the deep blue of my Kona, but I think the sun makes a huge diference. In a bright enough sunlight, it can look like a very briight blue. I just hate when people think it looks purple.
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I love the deep blue of my Kona, but I think the sun makes a huge diference. In a bright enough sunlight, it can look like a very briight blue. I just hate when people think it looks purple.
I have some bad news for you. It does have a purple tint in some light. I actually like the way it changes color depending on the lighting conditions.

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I'm not sure the color of my car is something I want to have to predict depending on the lighting.
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