A new report by mycarcheck.com has shown the UK’s five most popular used car colors to be: 1) Black 2) Silver 3) Blue 4) White and 5) Grey. It also revealed that two-tone cars are more likely to be stolen.
22.68% of all searches conducted on mycarcheck.com in 2016 were for black cars, an almost identical performance to the previous year, ahead of silver (20.93%) and blue (16.89%).
Gavin Amos, head of valuation services
“The top five colors were all about average in terms of a write-off, finance, and stolen risks, but two-tone cars were significantly more likely to be stolen. For example, 5.56% of black & silver cars, and 2.83% of black & red cars were listed as stolen, compared to a top 20 makes an average of 0.92%. The main reason for this is sporty models tending to have two-tone color schemes – they’re targeted by thieves because they’re desirable cars. In the new car market, white has been the top color for a while, and grey is also on the up, so it will be interesting to see if these trends are replicated in the used car market over the next couple of years.”
The full Making Better Used Car Choices 2017 report is online.
With information from the police, DVLA, insurers, and finance houses, mycarcheck.com holds comprehensive data on every vehicle on UK roads – things that buyers should be aware of before making an offer.
CDL Vehicle Information Services, which owns mycarcheck.com, performs over a million lookups a day for companies including AutoExpress, CompareTheMarket, Go-Compare, Moneysupermarket, Swiftcover and Tesco.