Best colour for a car

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    EmaNewtonposted 14 years ago

    I'm buying a new car & was wondering what you all thought was the best colour for one?

    1. Helen Cater profile image61
      Helen Caterposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Black but my last two cars have been this colour and boy do they show every bit of dirt and every tiny scratch.

    2. hugo diego profile image57
      hugo diegoposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Different car may has different a most suitable color. For such a question I can really only say "It depends"

    3. rhamson profile image69
      rhamsonposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Insurance statistics show that red cars get into more accidents.  It is also a hard finish to maintain because the pigment used is iron oxide which rusts easily.

    4. MikeNV profile image68
      MikeNVposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      White is the safest "color" and holds up best over time.  Silver and variations are the most popular.  Black shows dirt and absorbs sunlight.  Red and Yellow attract attention including police speed trap attention. Blues are safe like silver/grey.

    5. Karina S. profile image59
      Karina S.posted 14 years agoin reply to this


  2. Marisa Wright profile image85
    Marisa Wrightposted 14 years ago

    Don't buy silver.  I did and I regret it.  Apparently it's the least visible colour on the roads in daylight, so it's the most dangerous. Plus in some lights, when it's dirty, it just looks like someone forgot to paint it...

    1. dutchman1951 profile image60
      dutchman1951posted 14 years agoin reply to this

      I agree, not Silver!


  3. earnestshub profile image81
    earnestshubposted 14 years ago

    Bright yellowy green. You can see it from the moon! smile

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      girly_girl09posted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Earnest, this is my car color! hahahah It's called Apple Green, actually... So many people say it's ugly. sad hahaha

      Thankfully, it's growing on me...I did get a deal on it because it was the only color for that model left on the lot and the salesman could see that I wasn't loving it. big_smile

      Personally, my ideal car color is silver, white or black. My next car will be one of those colors...I swear! hahaha

      1. lrohner profile image68
        lrohnerposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        I totally agree with what Marisa posted about silver. My car is silver and what she said about it is dead on!

      2. earnestshub profile image81
        earnestshubposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        Lucky for me I love the Apple green colour, and it is a very good color for safety. I had a Honda that colour for many years. smile

    2. Ivorwen profile image65
      Ivorwenposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      I have one of those... it use to belong to the fire department.

      Personally, I like black for vehicles, but my husband likes blue.  big_smile

      They say red vehicles appear to be moving faster than the traffic around them and white slower... so if you drive fast don't buy red.

  4. lrohner profile image68
    lrohnerposted 14 years ago

    If it's a sports car, then cherry red. Otherwise, who really cares... smile

  5. ediggity profile image60
    ediggityposted 14 years ago

    Depends on the car.

  6. zadrobi profile image59
    zadrobiposted 14 years ago

    Genuises pick green wink

  7. rebekahELLE profile image88
    rebekahELLEposted 14 years ago

    a nice shiny black or cherry red ~~ big_smile

    1. Marisa Wright profile image85
      Marisa Wrightposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Black is a bad colour to pick if you drive a lot at night - invisible!

      I love red cars, unfortunately so do car thieves apparently - especially if it's a sporty model.  Everyone knows red cars go faster.

  8. Csjun89 profile image60
    Csjun89posted 14 years ago


    but its awfully hot on a sunny day

  9. Beth100 profile image68
    Beth100posted 14 years ago

    All my two seaters have been black with charcoal grey leather interior.  mmmm nice

    My fun "sportsy" wanna be's have been fire engine red.  zoom zoom zoom

    My sedans have been (majority) dark blue.  Owned a white Benz, but hated how it showed up all the blemishes and dirt.  Won't repeat that one.

    Have fun choosing the color and zooming around!

  10. Pr0metheus profile image57
    Pr0metheusposted 14 years ago

    What kind of car are you getting?

    Are you going to keep it clean constantly?

    Do you speed often?

  11. earnestshub profile image81
    earnestshubposted 14 years ago

    I had an irridescent Grossa silver Mercedes Benz that behaved like a chameleon.
    On a wet day it looked the same color as the road! But at night it reflected every color it was near, and it looked wonderful! smile

  12. ScarletRyan1970 profile image59
    ScarletRyan1970posted 14 years ago


    Navy colour.
    It is Classy.
    All cars in America have air conditioning don't they.

    1. dutchman1951 profile image60
      dutchman1951posted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, Air Conditioning is prity much a standard thing in US cars

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    mtsi1098posted 14 years ago

    The dealership calls it Sunburst Orange but I call it rust...It works for me

  14. ScarletRyan1970 profile image59
    ScarletRyan1970posted 14 years ago


    I have a very economical way of getting round.
    It only has two wheels and it runs on air.Costs nothing.
    Its navy and the air conditioning system is free.
    Sunburst Orange is good.
    My works well for me too.

  15. pisco profile image60
    piscoposted 14 years ago

    My own car is black, and it does look really good when is clean, problem is i don't have a garage, so 80% of the time it is dirty, and on black it does show A LOT.

    Best colour IMO to hide dirt is metallic silver.

    Apart from that it is just personal choice, i like white, but only some cars can pull it off.

  16. jacobkuttyta profile image38
    jacobkuttytaposted 14 years ago

    Green eco freiendly

  17. BritFun profile image60
    BritFunposted 14 years ago

    I like silver.

    If you worry about being seen, just keep your lights on - excellent for visibility.

  18. ToddDickerson profile image60
    ToddDickersonposted 14 years ago

    White is technically the safest, Red/Yellow are not far behind, that said my personal preference is Black or silver

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      shazwellynposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      White shows up the dirt sad  Mine is white.

  19. jobister profile image61
    jobisterposted 14 years ago

    get electric blue or black.. stay away from red, especially if its a sports car. Its a police magnet.

  20. europewalker profile image79
    europewalkerposted 14 years ago

    Black or white

  21. samsbr profile image40
    samsbrposted 14 years ago

    it might be BLACK smile

  22. bukan profile image59
    bukanposted 14 years ago

    smile smile Just close your eyes and watch your color at your own. Every person has its own choice and you have that right also dear. Just go ahead and grab your favorite color one CAR.

  23. LizzyBoo profile image59
    LizzyBooposted 14 years ago

    My personal references is gold or silver. It is all depends on a shape and design of a car. If anyone offers me any kind of car for free I would not mind a colour.

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    Justine76posted 14 years ago

    some insurance companies charge more for certain colors, not positive but i think red was one of them.

    1. profile image0
      Justine76posted 14 years agoin reply to this

      oh yeah, congrats on the new car too!!

  25. Casper021 profile image61
    Casper021posted 14 years ago

    depending on what car you buying

    But my preference would be BLACK

  26. prettydarkhorse profile image61
    prettydarkhorseposted 14 years ago


  27. profile image0
    Madame Xposted 14 years ago

    I had a black car once and I loved it. DON'T buy black if you live in a hot climate!

  28. hasen profile image59
    hasenposted 14 years ago

    You can't go wrong with black.

  29. Himitsu Shugisha profile image69
    Himitsu Shugishaposted 14 years ago

    Metallic silver!!

  30. articleposter profile image60
    articleposterposted 14 years ago

    Black. Although white is the new black now here in UK, but dnt think Black cars value depreciate as fast as any other colours.

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    Poppa Bluesposted 14 years ago

    I like Yellow!

  32. VacationAustralia profile image67
    VacationAustraliaposted 14 years ago

    Luminous yellow!

  33. fishtiger58 profile image68
    fishtiger58posted 14 years ago

    Green of course.

  34. irwanfazri profile image59
    irwanfazriposted 14 years ago

    I've a new car, the color is white.

  35. Countess Batula profile image61
    Countess Batulaposted 14 years ago

    So, have u decided on a colour yet? LOL. From summing up all the answers here I'd suggest blue - seems to be the piggy in the middle lol

  36. Cleanclover profile image41
    Cleancloverposted 14 years ago

    Combination of Black and red would look awesome.


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