Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The Colour of Money

What does the colour of your car say about you? Well, according to new and used car sales figures, the colour could say you're very shrewd about money.

Despite there being a virtual rainbow of colours out there in the car world, the most popular colours are the most conservative – white and silver/grey. And the reason they're so popular is, primarily, ease of resale.

If you have an average small hatch back in flaming burnt orange, passion pop purple or tree frog green, it's going to be a lot harder to sell than if it's wearing a conservative colour. The demand simply isn't there, and when you want to sell a car, you don't want to be stuck with a citrus orchard lemon.

Rainbow colours also don't stand the test. The odd chip or scratch is a lot harder to patch with touch up paint. Australia's blazing sun can be harmful too, dulling and fading bright colours that don't cope with the heat.

If colour means the world to you and resale doesn't come into the picture, enjoy getting the most colourful car you can find. Your choice will make the world a far more interesting place. But if money matters, play it safe and go for white or silver/grey. You might seem boring, but you're smart.

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