I've been rejecting cars from snowy/icy parts of the country because of the rust issue. Thankfully there are plenty from the southwest and California where I am.While colour is important it has to come a little below the top two or three reasons for buying. Most important of all is rust. Lower mileage is nice but by no means vital as if maintenance records are available a higher mileage choice can make an awful lot of sense. When I started looking for a 107 my colour choice was that pale ice blue with dark blue upholstery and I actually found a couple which for various reasons were rejected. I ended up with gold, two tone custom upholstery and a dark brown convertible top (Although I never use the hard top I later had it repainted a dark metallic brown and it looks superb). The car is an eye catcher - not just my opinion - and has actually surpassed the ice blue in my estimation. I think if everything else makes sense most colours become something one can not only live with but actually come to prefer.