What colour car should you buy? Now, that is a problem we all have when car shopping. It is hard enough deciding on the make and model of car you want to buy. And, when that is decided, you have to think about the extras and the colour. Ah, the colour. Black really shines, but shows up dirt. At Sierra Glow we love black cars as we can really get black to shine.
But all car colours are great for us, as we can create a mirror finish on them all. Our focus is more on the surface scratches, water marks and swirls. Creating the perfect shine is what we do, and the colour doesn’t play much a part. Darker colours are generally easier to “read” …meaning we can see the swirls and blemishes a little easier.
I had the impression that silver was the most popular colour in Malaysia, as I seem to see this colour everywhere. We see trends in colours too, like the popular red Mazda is really hot now.
I have owned a black car and a white car, and I found them both difficult to take care of. The black showed dirt easily, and the white car got streaked from the black rubber in the side mirrors and the door handles. Yuk! This messy streaks were difficult to get off. My wife has a red Hyundai…and surprisingly it is pretty easy to maintain and keep clean. (it has Sierra Glow.)
But colour is always an extremely personal thing. If you like blue, buy blue.
But, you may want to know: White, silver, gray and black vehicles vastly outnumber cars of other colors, not just in the United States, but the world over. Collectively, they account for 76 percent of the automotive market. But that could change.
You also might want to know that black cars (as well as other dark coloured cars) have more accidents than white, silver or other lighter coloured cars. Just something to keep in mind. In an Australian sttudy it was found that white or light coloured cars are 10% less to be involved in a road accident. Interesting?
Also interesting, hot coloured cars are much less likely to be stolen.
If you want a vehicle that is less likely to be stolen, avoid mainstream colors, says Dutch economist Ben Vollaard.
Vollaard, an assistant professor at Tilburg University in The Netherlands, looked at vehicle theft data in the Netherlands from 2004 through 2008 and in his 2010 research report found that cars painted two popular Dutch colors (blue and silver-gray) were stolen nearly 40 percent more often than cars in less popular colors.
Another surprise is that cars that have metallic paint have a much greater resale value than flat coloured paints. In the US, the difference in resale is huge with up to $2000 more in resale for metallic paint after one year…
You choice of colour, of course, says a lot about YOU. This is what many people think. So, go here and read the meaning of the colour car you have chosen. You might be impressed with yourself.