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Old 23rd September 2008, 17:00   #16
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What would on one say to Formula Red - Ferrari Well how did he clinched his F1 title for 7 times carrying of with below average low confidence??

Red cars have, according to insurance companies, the highest likelihood of entering an accident, with black cars being a distant second. Cops also watch red cars the closest and red cars get more speeding tickets. The theory is that those who would prefer to purchase and drive such colored vehicles tend to be personality types that are also more reckless drivers. (They claim the same thing applies to 4-wheel drives with brushguards over the grills and roll bars, and I believe it also applies to semi-drivers with those jaws in the front grill... It indicates a certain mind-set)

While they claim that color choice indicates a mindset, I am uncertain if it is that, or if color effects the persons mindset. In other words, we know that color can effect people's attitudes... They choose colors for many hospitals and police stations to act subconsciously have a calming effect upon people. Other colors, especially red, are known to bring out aggressiveness and heighten stress in people. So it MAY be that people are driving their red car, and not realizing it, being surrounded by red is gradually making them more aggressive, irritable, impatient, and erratic. That is just a pet theory.

Other cars may have higher actual numbers, due to more of them being on the road, but that tells us nothing about the effect that car color has upon wreck stats. Only by correcting for the number of each type of vehicle, giving a sort of per capita adjustment, can meaning be determined about car color versus likelihood of wrecks.

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I have an icy blue car. Its neither dark blue nor bright blue. Its not listed on the yahoo survey. Does that mean:
Not listed = "No confidence"?
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what happens if you have a two tone colour?. The owner is confused in his emotions . My packard and Studebaker are two tones.
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what happens if you have a two tone colour?. The owner is confused in his emotions . My packard and Studebaker are two tones.
It means you have two levels of confidence depending on the situation
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Umm I think they haven't listed Blue coz a certain Team-bhpian might just drive by their office and change their theories at gun point...Oh, wait I just let my plan slip..Damn!
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All this is applicable if only you have gotten the exact colour of the particular car you are interested in, or have done a colour swap. What if you buy a second hand car where you choose the model the colour you get depends on fate.
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black colour car owners confidence is 14.6% below average!
Then mine is 29.2 % below average.!
Crap.
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Old 9th October 2008, 12:49   #23
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I drive a red octavia.
People usually dont like Red unless its a ferrari

So its tough to be in a red / yellow car as mentioned by REDSFX

OT : Redsfx : Why is it after the vRs , the frequency of you , me and ashish22's ; about the cars et all match Think about it!
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When i was young i drove a silver mouse (santro), and now that i am old i drive a RED horse ( 1.8 TPI) !
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My interpretation is -

Red - signifies your love for speed and power!
Yellow - signifies your desire to be distinct, and again very sporty
Black - elegance, and class
White/Silver - Sheer class, and sophistication
Green/Blue - Want something different, but not as flashy as a yellow or red

Other Colors - Personal choices made, based upon a specific color that looks strikingly good on a particular model
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My interpretation is -
White/Silver - Sheer class, and sophistication
Colors - Personal choices made, based upon a specific color that looks strikingly good on a particular model

I bought a Silver car because it is easy to maintain, does not fade with time, does not show scratches as easily as darker or more vibrant colours and does not show dirt either. It is a great sensible colour for Indian conditions, especially if one intends keeping the car for a longer period of time.

I don't think there is much more to do with it than that!
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Old 4th December 2013, 08:25   #27
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Overall, men have a stronger preference for red cars than women by 12.3%, for orange cars by 11.8% and for black cars by 9.6%. Women have a stronger preference for silver cars than men by 9.2%, brown cars by 9.1% and gold cars by 7.3% reveals sruvey (US)

Red , Orange, Black, White, Green and Gray's are the preference for Men ( in US) and for women it is Silver, Brown , Gold,Beige, Blue and Yellow.

http://blog.iseecars.com/2013/11/27/...-men-vs-women/
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