'White' price for car values

Last updated 05:00 14/07/2012
White cars worth more: Well, some of them.

White cars worth more: Well, some of them.

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White cars hold their value best while greens and maroons are the kiss of death in terms of depreciation, says CAP, the used-car pricing experts in Britain.

In a study comparing secondhand values with new prices, CAP has found white cars typically hold about 5 per cent more of their value than the market average for a typical used car.

Staying with the colour theme, according to Britain's Daily Mail, scientists have found that crimson-coloured vehicles are more likely to be on the receiving end of bird poo than any other colour.

In the study, 18 per cent of red cars were found to be defiled, compared to just 1 per cent of green ones – the least-soiled hue.

This study raises many questions. Do birds see red and vent? Can birds even see in colour? A case for more research money, we suspect.

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