Your Car's Color and You - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock


Your Car's Color and You

What do you look for when buying a car? For some of us, it may be the price tag. For others, it may be the size or the anemities. In this edition of NewsChannel 11's Consumer Connection, Sharon Maines explains how the color of your car may have a direct connection to your personality.

Pyschiatrists analyzed more than 1,000 drivers and came up with the following results. The survey found people who drive red cars to be outgoing, impulsive, and easily bored. But we spoke with one red car driver, who says that description doesn't match her personality. "There was a red car and a gold one on the lot and I liked the red one better."

Don Lesley not only drives white cars, he sells them too. Lesley says, "No, I don't think anyone who drives a white car is fussy. I think it's more convential and easy to keep clean. you can go through a lot of bad weather and the white car stays clean." The drivers, we spoke with disagree with the survey as well.

If you drive a blue car, the survey says you're consistent and shy. Black car owners strive to be ambitious while silver car owners are succesfful, have great style and may be a bit pompous. A silver car driver we spoke with said, "I've got great style but I'm not pompous."

Whether you agree with the survey or not, Lesley says color is important to car buyers."When it comes to looks, they know in their mind, what they want. They see a different color and change their mind. You get different colors every year but most of them come back to white and tan."

Dupont predicts that 23% of Americans will be crusing around in a silver car this year. But Lesley says here in Lubbock, he's sold several dark red and black cars this year.

For NewsChannel 11's Consumer Connection, I'm Sharon Maines.

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