A recent study found that red cars aren’t just a target for police officers, they’re a target for birds letting loose a hailstorm of partially digested food or whatever it is birds eat. Is that reason enough not to buy a red car? Probably not, so keep reading why you might not want to buy a red car.
Think of driving a red car like typing with caps locks on all the time and ending every sentence with multiple exclamation points. SEE HOW OBNOXIOUS THIS IS?!!!!111!!11 The modern driver rather blend in with a white, silver or gray colored car according to DuPont. In fact, the combination of those colors made up 55% of vehicles built in 2011.
It’s not that red cars get more traffic tickets than other colors, it’s that red cars stand out more which goes back to the first point – they are too loud. If you violate the speed limit or practice distracted driving, i.e. eating or texting, don’t do it behind the wheel of a red car. You will be caught and you will be ticketed and you will be perpetuating the stereotype that red cars get more tickets than other colored cars.
Finding your car in the sea of hundreds upon hundreds of cars is a task. Some may say it’s even a quest. If you’re missing pigments that distinguish the colors red or green because your color blind, finding your car is even more of a task/quest/chore/disaster and it’s probably best you don’t buy a red or green car at all.
The resale value of a red car is largely determined by market. In tropical or arid climates where the sun’s rays are more apt to fade paint, red cars don’t hold their value the same way as a white or silver vehicle which don’t show signs of fading. If you’re trying to save money on a used car, a red car might actually be something to consider…even if you are color blind.
If you’re a fanatical car owner, washing and vacuuming regularly, you won’t like a red car. Now that it’s a known fact cars are targeted by birds looking to shed some weight, save yourself the pain and don’t buy red. Because there is nothing more obnoxious than a runny pile of bird crap on the hood of a freshly waxed and washed car. (Writing in all caps lock is a close second).