I did luck out. I love to color and have gotten a lot of compliments on it. It was an orphan so the dealer put the custom paint on it before purchase. I had the opportunity to see the red on a mercedes but bought the smart without seeing what the final product looked liked. I couldn't be happier with the way it turned out. I still have my white/black on order. My husband wants that one. We're thinking of buying that one also, for my husband. He wants his own now.