What Car?’s power to inform (Paint colours) – November 2018

How colour affects a car’s resale value graph

What Car?’s power to inform – How colour affects a car’s resale value

This is an article that can save readers money and make their lives easier when the time comes to sell their car. It explains why we see so many cars on the road in silver, grey and black, because these colours, along with blue and white, have the least effect on depreciation.

There are exceptions, however. Small cars and sports cars are able to wear brighter colours that don’t damage their residual values, as the readers of this article will have discovered.

While this topic might superficially seem trivial, it generated plenty of interest over a five-day period during November.

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