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I’ve had one black vehicle in my life. That was about thirty years ago. I’ll never have a black one again.



I can't say that, had a black 1959 Corvette I would take back .


One black truck for me. One and done!

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cummins2014 wrote:

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I’ve had one black vehicle in my life. That was about thirty years ago. I’ll never have a black one again.



I can't say that, had a black 1959 Corvette I would take back .


Agreed. Nothing looks better than a black vehicle when it's taken care of . . . so if you don't (or won't) take care of it, black is definitely not your color.


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My Dad did body work for years. He always said with a black vehicle once it got a dent or ding that was it. It would never look as good as it did before. Any and every little imperfection (body work or painting) would should in a black paint job.


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MFL wrote:

cummins2014 wrote:

FlatBroke wrote:

I’ve had one black vehicle in my life. That was about thirty years ago. I’ll never have a black one again.



I can't say that, had a black 1959 Corvette I would take back .


One black truck for me. One and done!

Who would own a 59 Vette, and get rid of it!![emoticon]

Jerry


In 1970 is wasn’t valued like it is today . I knew lot of guys that had and sold those old Vettes .They were quite a few around . Didn’t realize what I had , wish I had . It sat on a used car lot for months that I drove by every day . Finally I guess I’m the only one that was interested in it . Bought it in 1968 . I’ve had several cars built in the 50’s , there were a couple of them I wish I still had .

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TBH, the idea that anyone would pay a premium for a vehicle because it’s white, black, or silver just doesn’t sound plausible to me.

Why? Because if you include gray, those four colors comprise over 50% of the vehicles being bought and sold today. That doesn’t say “premium” to me. It says “common”, “mainstream”, “average” and “safe”. Those colors neither add nor detract from the value of a used car.

Because there are so many of them, the chances are very good that you’ll be able to find one with the options you MUST have in a color you like. That’s a buyers market, not a sellers.

There are definitely some awful colors that DO hurt the resale value (fluorescent green and purple come to mind), but white, black, and silver are the very definition of “average”.

“After comparing the prices of more than six million new and used cars between 2017 to 2020, iSeeCars.com has determined which colors help, hurt, or have minimal impact on a vehicle’s resale value.”

This first chart is for all vehicle types. The color associated with the lowest depreciation: yellow.

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This chart is for SUV’s. Again, the number one color with the lowest depreciation: yellow

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This chart is for trucks. It’s the only one that surprised me. The top color: beige (are you freaking kidding me???)

White is number 2, but it’s a full 10% higher depreciation than beige.

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OP, you shoulda bought a beige truck. [emoticon]

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Beige ........ Small sample size? White yes, but not beige ...


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“six million new and used cars between 2017 to 2020”

Doesn’t sound small to me.

Yellow doesn’t actually surprise me. The bright shades are very exciting and attractive. I see it rarely, but it always catches my eye. I can see myself owning the right vehicle in that color, including a truck.

But beige, never.

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Look at the average price listed for SUVs. Seems way low to me. Which makes me question the overall data. And the top 4 colors listed for cars are all ones I wouldn’t buy.

I don’t believe the data.


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Per the website:

iSeeCars.com analyzed over 5.6 million sales of new model year 2017 cars between January and July of 2017, and over 700 thousand sales of used cars from the same model year between January and July of 2020

I suspect the data is faulty since COVID was in full swing for the "sales of used cars...between January and July of 2020".

Also, looking at new sales between Jan and Jul 2017 for model year 2017 wouldn't take in the higher paid prices for many of the "exotic" colors that would be custom ordered. Yet, the used sales between Jan and Jul 2020 would include those custom ordered vehicles. So that would skew the resale values also.

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Bionic Man wrote:

Look at the average price listed for SUVs. Seems way low to me. Which makes me question the overall data. And the top 4 colors listed for cars are all ones I wouldn’t buy.

I don’t believe the data.


1. The average SUV price looks very accurate to me. For every $60,000+ unnecessarily large SUV that's sold, I'll bet 4 or 5 Kia Souls, Ford EcoSports, or Hyundai Venues are sold. It all averages out.

2. If you don't believe it, then it can't possibly be true, right? [emoticon]

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