I was on the same thought plain as you about the white and carbonized gray. I live in Rochester too and white looks really sharp...but once any rust starts and stains the paint white...it looks like crap! No thanks! That is why I ordered by BB in carbonized gray the other day.I think the bright white and black/carbonized gray contrast looks great, especially on a little truck like this. Same sort of visual impact as the Volvo XC40 R Design in white w/black roof, etc. Black, Brown, Gray, Alto Blue, Rapid Red colors are off my list -- too dark for the little Sport. I *like* the orange, but in the long run it looks like a toy school bus and I don't want to pay for it. That leaves me Area 51, Cactus Gray, Silver, and White -- which really pops for me. The other 2 are "ambiguous" colors that create different reactions day/night, different lighting/shade, etc. Thinking at the moment -- Area 51 is too bright "boy blue," Cactus Gray too "seafoam/mint green" at times. I'd sworn off white because it immediately shows any stone chip/rust mark or stain, so there's that. But I like it. Silver, I could compromise (I have a 10-years-old silver-gray VW, "hides" all those stone chips nicely).