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    Im literally just copy/pasting a whole article but what is wierd is the color of a car plays into price? Sorry for all the other not needed junk SOURCE https://www.theglobeandmail.com/glob...ticle34017250/


    The colour of money: The connection between car colour and resale value

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    PUBLISHED FEBRUARY 24, 2017UPDATED FEBRUARY 24, 2017
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    Colour can make or break a car. A red Ferrari, a blue Subaru WRX, an orange Ford Mustang … sweet.

    But a baby-blue Fiat 500, a bright green Audi RS7 or a hot-pink Porsche 911 … well, what were they thinking?

    "It's really about, what is the appropriate colour for that vehicle? When we put an orange fury colour on the Mustang that is hot, sexy," says Barb Whalen, colour and materials design manager at Ford. "It is not just a colour you're going to remember. It is unforgettable. But if you put that colour on a [Ford] Transit or Expedition that is large and boxy, you may have an unforgettable moment that you would not feel so good about."

    And the hottest colour today? It's white.

    "White is a really popular colour," Whalen says. "White has been a trend for quite some time – white was an inspiration from the iPhone a few years ago."

    Car-colour trends often follow fashion and draw inspiration from nature, technology and architecture.

    "We've seen blues on trend and an increasing blue exterior colour take-rate for about a year or two now," Whalen says. "The next evolution could be green – blue-greens and brighter redder-blues. We definitely see a trend in the blues and greens emerging."

    Whatever colour you fancy, skip the matte finish. "Volume-wise, matte paint is small. The trend itself is shrinking," says Keisuke Inoue, colour and material design manager at Nissan Design America. "The new trend is a liquid-type finish that makes the car surface look like it's wet."

    Inoue refers to the colour of Nissan's new Vmotion 2.0 concept sedan, which will make its Canadian debut at the 2017 Canadian International AutoShow (CIAS) in Toronto. "We picked up a silver, but with some copper hues to show Nissan's future colour vision based on upcoming trends. I think copper with a liquid finish is one of the trends for exteriors and interiors – it's well-accepted, over all," says Inoue, whose Vmotion 2.0 won the 2017 EyesOn Design Award for Best Concept Vehicle and Best Innovative Use of Colour, Graphics and Materials at the 2017 North American International Auto Show in Detroit last month.

    Staying on trend with colours can also have other benefits. Search engine autolist.com analyzed 3.3 million used vehicles, dating back to 2005, in its first ever "Cars by Colour" study to determine if there's a connection between colour and resale value.

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    "Statistically speaking, there is a significant difference in colour and price," says Alex Klein, vice-president for data science at autolist.com. "We're not talking about thousands and thousands of dollars, but we are talking in the neighborhood of hundreds of dollars. In some particular vehicles, there can be up to a $1,000 spread between the most expensive colour and the least expensive colour.

    "Colour is a huge part of the vehicle. The average person looks at a car and goes, 'Oh God, I hate that colour! I'd never buy that!' Having that strong of a reaction to a colour is going to affect the resale value."

    Based on the findings, white was the most expensive colour in several categories, including sedans, hatchbacks and SUVs – averaging $198 above expectations.

    And colour could impact the price at dealerships. "When dealers feel they have something that people want – in this case a white car – they know white is a popular colour so they're able to price it more and get more for it," Klein says.

    "You want to buy a white car because, if a white car is more popular, and dealers are going to ask more for it later, you can argue maybe the depreciation is a little bit less on a white car versus another car because it's a more popular colour and will be in more demand when it's used."

    Convertibles have the largest colour-based price difference: $727 from the most expensive to the least expensive colour. Red is the most expensive colour, worth an extra $338; grey is the cheapest, worth $389 less than the convertible average. For trucks, black is the most valuable colour, worth an extra $221; blue is the cheapest, averaging $237 less than a typical pickup.

    "Here's the catch," Klein says. "If you're buying new, you want to buy a red convertible or a black pickup because they're going to depreciate less, but if you're buying used, look for grey convertibles and blue pickups because you might actually be able to save money."

    Odd colours, such as gold, didn't fare well in the study. It was the cheapest colour – averaging $244 below expectations.

    "When people are buying a vehicle, they want some sort of predictability in this very expensive asset they're investing in," Klein says. "You want to know, 'When I'm selling this vehicle in three to five years, will I be able to get this much money for it?'

    "You want to be able to predict your depreciation – and when you buy these other colours, they have a tendency to be volatile."
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    What color.....all I see today are slabs of white and 5000 shades of silver/gray. And I see nothing wrong with a baby-blue Fiat 500, a bright green Audi RS7 or a hot-pink Porsche 911.

    I will say this. My YELLOW 99 Mustang is worth $18 more (NADA) than any other 99 painted a different color.
    Scotty "Mustang (+Matchbox) Mad Man!"

    RIP.....Pop.....David Blase Garascia 9-17-35 12-3-20.

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    • #3
      I’ll just look for an old tan Volare wagon from the sidelines.
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      • #4
        I give people wih a baby-blue Fiat 500, a bright green Audi RS7 or a hot-pink Porsche 911 a double thumbs up!

        I like out-of-the-box thinking people.

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        • #5
          Seriously? They think white is a trend? White and silver are the cheapest and therefore more common colors, white is bland as can by so I don’t like it, and I have never liked the way silver looks on a car.
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          • #6
            trends mean nothing..get the color you want.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by DieCastDodges View Post
              Seriously? They think white is a trend? White and silver are the cheapest and therefore more common colors, white is bland as can by so I don’t like it, and I have never liked the way silver looks on a car.
              That's why my silver Crown Vic will be this instead........
              Scotty "Mustang (+Matchbox) Mad Man!"

              RIP.....Pop.....David Blase Garascia 9-17-35 12-3-20.

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              • #8
                when i picked up my 2013 honda accord used in 2015.a friend said that it has an expensive paint color.
                when i had it in to a dealer i asked.i was told that he did pay extra for paint.

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                • #9
                  I can understand the wet look being a nice idea for some cars, that old deep color enamel paint with a high polished wax on those show cars from decades ago looked like wet paint..

                  But since I fail at all their recommendations, I can only agree, black trucks are sharp, if you can keep them cleaned and polished all the time they stay looking that way, but my favorite color was my old F-150, it was one of their worst above, but that's alright, the trucks color was called Arizona Beige Metallic, kind of a goldish color, but neutralized a bit from being outright gold, and then chrome bumpers, and such, but what I liked best about it is how it always looked clean and even shined, even when the truck was old people mentioned how nice I kept the truck, I'd tell them it actually hasn't been washed in many months, but you couldn't tell.

                  I used to like silver, I guess that would also fall in the gray tones which they didn't like, but I thought my old Mazda PU looked great in silver, My current truck is silver, but I bought it used, and it didn't look as good to me as my old Mazda, but I think that was because the old Mazda had black bumpers, and mirrors, with black and colors striping accents on the bed, this new one is all silver painted everything, so kind of dull without the black accents.
                  Doug

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                  • #10
                    I do not have a problem with any color! But see? It is ridiculous.
                    2012 Ford Explorer
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                    • #11
                      The Checker Marathon was available in something like 96 colours. Wow!

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by DieCastDodges View Post
                        Seriously? They think white is a trend? White and silver are the cheapest and therefore more common colors, white is bland as can by so I don’t like it, and I have never liked the way silver looks on a car.
                        Probably also that not many customers have an urging desire to buy a metallic gold or an avocado green or a copper brown car again. Somehow, those colors don’t look very decent on a current car, but they are fitting on a classic one.
                        - Burton W. Pine

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by MeltedPintoMan View Post

                          Probably also that not many customers have an urging desire to buy a metallic gold or an avocado green or a copper brown car again. Somehow, those colors don’t look very decent on a current car, but they are fitting on a classic one.
                          I know nobody will paint their car like this other than for laughs.
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                          • #14
                            I'm not surprised to see color can play a part in price, some thoughts on my experience with color.

                            Last spring I purchased a Ford Ranger XLT, Four Door Cab, I really wanted the Lightning Blue and was mainly looking at 2019 "left overs". I had been around to about eight dealerships, the last one I visited only had Black (3 of them) left in stock. Well the dealer there blew the other seven out of the water with price. Black is not my first choice, as it shows dirt and scratches but it does shine nice when all cleaned up. I contacted a couple of the dealerships I visited and none of them could touch the deal, so in the end I went with black and saved about $8000! The dealer I purchased it from also offer to add the spray in bed liner for $300, the others were 500-600 for it.

                            I don't know if its true or not, but years ago I was told RED cars usually have a higher insurance rate due to the fact red vehicle drivers usually get more tickets.

                            As for Silver, I have owned more silver vehicles then any other color, main reason? Back in college I worked for an irrigation company who older trucks were green and newer ones silver. I recall the owner telling me when he started out he had silver, but then switched to green, over time he noticed the silver trucks hid the scratches and dents and tended to look better once they where a few years old so was switching back to silver. I've owned three silver vehicles and agree with him about they held their looks and hid the scratches and nicks!

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by WebeStang64 View Post
                              I will say this. My YELLOW 99 Mustang is worth $18 more (NADA) than any other 99 painted a different color.
                              I heard on the radio that yellow currently has the highest resale value. Found an article:

                              https://www.forbes.com/sites/jimgorz...h=237802392af1

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