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18-01-2019, 01:28 AM
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Grey is the UK's favourite car colour for the first time

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-46906254

You might have blamed the winter gloom, but if the traffic ahead of you appears a bit drab, it is because the view really is greyer than it was.

Half a million of us chose to buy a grey car in 2018, making it the most popular colour for the first time, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

Just over one in five new car registrations last year were grey in the UK.

More than half of new cars registered were either black, grey or white.
I've never had a "drab" car ..... my current Ford is Race Red .....
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18-01-2019, 04:41 AM
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Personally I have never understood why every car isn't white. It reflects the heat, is very visible, has the best resale value and is the cheapest colour to buy.

All my cars during the last 40 years have been white except for my HK Holden Kingswood which was white but had a blue roof.

Top car colours in Australia

White: 30%

Silver: 19.44%

Blue: 11.29%

Black: 10.43%

Grey: 8.02%

Red: 6.81%
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18-01-2019, 06:38 AM
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Because you live in sunny Ozland we live in sunless Britain we need all the heat we can get !
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18-01-2019, 07:21 AM
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My colour isnt even listed (yellow)

Primary colours
Top ten car colours' market share in 2018
Grey 20.9%
Black 20.2%
White 18.3%
Blue 16.1%
Red 10%
Silver 9.3%
Orange 1.1%
Green 0.9%
Bronze 0.4%
Beige 0.4%


Not even 0.4% .... Im a minority !!!!


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18-01-2019, 07:32 AM
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A marmalade car ?
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18-01-2019, 07:50 AM
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My colour isnt even listed (yellow)
You have excellent taste, Marmaduke

Mine's Midnight blue, apparently.
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18-01-2019, 07:51 AM
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A marmalade car ?
A Marmaduke car
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18-01-2019, 07:59 AM
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Running it on 19 ( Michelin pilot 4s) and sure is hard /twitchy ride so possibly 18 would have been a wiser choice otherwise yes , 24,000 trouble free miles now and Id buy another


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18-01-2019, 08:05 AM
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Originally Posted by marmaduke ->
Running it on 19 ( Michelin pilot 4s) and sure is hard /twitchy ride so possibly 18 would have been a wiser choice otherwise yes , 24,000 trouble free miles now and Id buy another
Is yours the ST version, Marmaduke?
Next door neighbour has one. Goes like sh!t off a stick!
What's more, his is the same colour as mine but mine's a 1.0 Ecoboost, his is a top range 1600. Just to rub it in like
I'm still very happy with mine though
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18-01-2019, 08:06 AM
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Our car is grey .
Mr M calls it Silver
Hi ho !
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