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Blue Is The Colour But We Buy Any Coloured Car


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Blue Is The Colour But We Buy Any Coloured Car

Blue is the colour according to a survey by the AA.

Sell Your Jamjar - the UK 1st Online Car Buying Service - has learnt that blue is now the most popular colour choice for cars after the emergency breakdown cover provider polled more than 25,000 drivers in the UK.

They were asked: 'what colour would you choose for your next car?' and 21 per cent answered with blue. This overtakes silver as the most popular colour which came second with 19 per cent.

The AA report stated that the higher social status of the driver the more likely the answer was silver and those who chose blue were more represented by the lower middle class.

Black came next in third - just one per cent behind silver - with 18 per cent followed by red on 14 per cent. This indicates that these four colours are the most saleable colours when drivers to choose to sell their car although at Sell Your Jamjar, we buy any car and any colour.

White was fifth on eight per cent. green (5%), two-tone (3%), yellow (2%) and beige was bottom with 1 per cent.

Young drivers aged 18 to 24 chose black as their most popular choice with 29 per cent followed by blue (17%), and white (15%). 

Drivers aged 65 opted for silver as their top choice with 24 per cent with blue not far behind on 20 per cent and red (15%).

Silver was the most popular choice last year but fell from 29 per cent to 19 per cent from 2013. While the AA also reported that white and red also rose significantly in the last two years.

Drivers over the age of 65 were twice as likely to choose beige but those aged 18 to 24 were twice as more likely to go for white.

The breakdown service said drivers tended to pick black and white because it denoted status. But people choosing more unusual colours such as orange, yellow or purple cars were doing so to be 'whacky'.

Silver is said to have been the preferred choice in the past because it is easy to clean and denotes prestige and wealth while drivers opted for yellow, red and white for safety reasons as they can be easily spotted on the road. 

A motoring psychologist claims owners of beige or pastel coloured cars are more likely to suffer from depression, black car owners tend to be highly competitive and the happiest drivers own blue cars.

A colour choice could also be down to the make of vehicle such as a red Ferrari, silver Mercedes-Benz or racing green Jaguar. So what is your favourite colour?

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