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Car Colours: What do they mean for the owner?

By: Louise Mosqueda0 comments

Someone once said that you could tell a lot about a person by the way he presents himself. Now, that could talk about how someone dresses for their job, or when they’re off the clock. After all, you’d much rather talk to someone with a friendly vibe rather than someone giving off red flag warnings.

Aside from giving off the driver’s personality, car colours can also indicate if it is a sellable car or not. So, today we have come up with a few car colours and what they mean to you and everything else.

Neutral Colours


In a 2013 study, it was revealed that the most popular car colour for Australians is white, with 21 per cent of car owners opting for it. Grey follows in second place with 18 per cent of drivers choosing the colour.

The reason behind many Aussies choosing these otherwise “boring” colours is that they want to keep the resale value of their vehicles up. After all, not everyone can enjoy a bright coloured car, but everyone can enjoy neutral colours.

Finally, scratches on white cars are easier to repair compared to other colours and more.

The Attention Grabber

attention grabber

We just mentioned that people are more keen to drive neutral colour cars for their higher chance for resale. But that doesn’t mean that bright coloured vehicles are left in the dust. In fact, younger drivers just getting their first car will often go for a bright yellow or orange vehicle that is guaranteed to turn heads on the road.

A downside to this car colour is that because of its rarity, getting repairs for its scratches can become costly. What’s more, unlike neutral coloured vehicles, it can be hard to get a fair price for these in the used car market. After all, not everyone will be keen to be an attention grabber on the road.

Steely Grey


Grey: where neutral and eye-catching collide. Grey easily stands out especially during bright summer days where the sun has a chance to hit it just right to give it that eye-catching gleam. However, the opposite can be said when the gloomy months hit, and it can easily be camouflaged on the road when the rains and fog are rampant.

Our suggestion when driving cars in this nature is that you should always have indicators of your presence like functioning head and tail lights.

Darkest Black


Finally, dark coloured cars have that sleek, professional look to them that tells people that the driver is someone essential and must be respected. Although that is what it says about the driver, the car itself can easily blend into the night.

Black cars still won’t sell as well as neutral coloured vehicles, but it has a better chance for resale compared to brightly hued vehicles.

Whatever car colour you choose to get, make sure it is one that you like. After all, you’ll be the one driving it to places. However, if you’re planning to sell the car off sometime in the future, it is best to choose a car model and colour that will make it easier for you to sell it in the used car market.

Lastly, when you’re ready to pick out a car, mainly if it is a neutral coloured one, you can always find a reliable one when you choose to do business with us here at Alpha Car Finance, where we can help set you up with a vehicle and tailor-make a payment for your budget.

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