Cars in Uncommon Colors Protect Against Theft

August 4th, 2010 § 1 comment

Interesting fact: according to a study done in the Netherlands,  cars with uncommon paint colors (lime green, bright orange) are far less likely to be stolen than those in more popular colors (gray, black). It’s a good thing to keep it in mind the next time you’re in the market for a new vehicle.

Researchers in the Netherlands tracked newly-sold cars from 2004 through 2008, and noticed that, of the 109 pink cars they were tracking, not a single car was stolen. The most stolen cars, meanwhile, were in the most common colors—black, gray/silver, then white. Thieves may like black for the perceived luxury, or the blend-in factor of popular colors. It’s suggested that it’s far easier, on the other hand, to pin down a stolen vehicle in sparkling forest green.

Whether you can live with a pink car is up to you, but it’s an interesting idea for adding to your vehicle security.

Off-Color Cars Offer Effective Theft Protection

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