We spent a lot of time talking about the price of gas for your car. The state Treasury Department announced a 5-cent increase in the sales tax on gasoline, marking another state record for the third straight month. As of July 1, Indiana gas taxes will hit a record 80.4 cents. On Tuesday, the national median price for a gallon of gasoline was $4.97, according to the AAA; in Indiana it is $5.12. Now let’s talk about the actual car.
Looking back to the early history of the automobile, cars were commonly referred to as horseless carriages. To resemble the well-known horse-drawn carriages, the first cars were painted black. Ford’s Model T was only available in one color, black.
After the Great Depression and the years leading up to World War II, the most common colors on cars were muted, somber tones…ie, black. After the war, car colors became lighter and more vibrant to reflect the tone of the times. Over the past 7 decades, colors that reflect current events have become increasingly popular. For example, in 1976, the most popular car colors were red, white, and blue.
What is the most popular current car color nationally?
The top 4 car colors break down as follows: Overall, grayscale colors account for 77.1% of all vehicles on United States roads.
A study by vehicle sales search site iSeeCars found that the “most valuable” shades are not always the most popular. The most popular car colors in 2021 were white, grey, silver and black.
What is the most valuable car color?
Believe it or not, it’s yellow. The resale value of yellow cars is partly due to scarcity, but also because it’s most commonly a color for sports cars and other small-volume vehicles that hold their value relatively well.
If you’re planning to buy a convertible, make sure it’s a red one, as iSeeCars says that’s the shade that best retains its value over time. A hardcover coupe, on the other hand, should be gray.
Which car color is the worst for resale?
Orange, lime green, and purple cars are among the top 5 worst colors to resell, but to really blast your color choices, get a gold car. Vehicles of this color are said to have the lowest resale value on average. Gold cars lose 21% more than the average.
Which color car gets the most tickets?
The urban legend that red cars get stopped more has been around for years. American Auto Insurance says there’s one color that gets pulled more than others, but it’s not red. The vehicle color that is plated more than any other color is white.
What is the most popular car model and color in Indiana?
Ford Motor Companies’ F-Series pickups are the most popular vehicles in 18 states, but Indiana is the only one that makes them Chevy Malibu #1. Indiana remains trending as the nation The color black is number one in the state of Hoosier. If you want to go beyond the shades of gray, you’ll find that red is our most popular non-traditional color, accounting for 27.6% of cars on Indiana’s roads in that category. Indiana also ranks 8th in the country for the most popular non-traditionally colored cars on the country’s roads.
There are 2,123,748 cars registered in the state of Hoosier.
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