Planning to buy a new car? Well, you can’t deny the fact that you will definitely consider the colour before you make a decision. In today’s feature, we are going to talk about white coloured cars. Most of you would agree that white is the most common colour that you would find on Indian roads. Is buying a white car really worth it? We know it has many advantages, the major one being a very good resale value but it also has some major cons that come along. Have a look at why your next car shouldn’t be white!
It’s a Boring Colour
Even a Palisade doesn’t look exciting anymore if we look at the white shade. White colour usually gives you that feeling of being a retired professional who is going to cruise at 50 forever! Not meant to offend anyone but if you are young and have a colourful personality, your car should definitely reflect it, right? A car defines its owner very well so make sure you aren’t called boring in the parties just because you own a white machine!
White is too common!
Just imagine, how many white cars do you spot daily while you are on your way to your workplace? The most common colour that you would find on the Indian roads is white. This is why people say that white cars have a higher resale value because they have a huge customer base! We can bet, a white car will not rest in your garage unsold for even a week! On the other hand, this means that you are being a part of the crowd. If you want to stand out, white isn’t your thing for sure!
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Mud and Dust Magnet
A white car can turn into a brown car in no time! Putting this in simple words, a white car is a dust magnet! It attracts dust and mud so well that you might not be able to clean it yourself after a rough trip! In your daily routine too, white cars require more care. Have you ever seen a detailer showcase a white car in their studio? We bet you haven’t because detailing a white car to each and every small factor is one of the most difficult tasks on this planet!
Clearly Visible Paint Damage
Just imagine, how long would you be able to maintain your car without a single scratch on its surface? Now, think about it. Even a minor scratch given by, say, a yellow or a red car will be clearly visible on your car’s surface till you don’t get it treated! Collecting such incidents, your white car will look more like an artboard by the time you decide to buy a new one! Fond of driving an artboard? You can definitely buy yourself a blank canvas!
The Sarkaari Gaadi Feel
Whether we look at Ambassador from the past or Ciaz and Dzire from the present day, we can surely conclude that almost all the sarkaari gaadis are white in colour! Apart from that, each and every taxi you see (excluding the kaali-peeli) is white in colour. Do you want to mix in the crowd of taxis, or be a part of the minister’s convoy? We guess you don’t want either of them. Another reason to steer clear from a white car!
Prone to Theft
India definitely loves white but here is what stats have to say. According to a report published in The Times of India, the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) found that 90% of the stolen vehicles in India are white! We will tell you the actual reason. White is a very common colour so it is easy to sell instantly after a theft. Also, re-painting a white vehicle is a cakewalk! Till the police begin searching for a white Honda City, it has already turned black! Summing this up, a white car is more prone to theft than any other colour available in the market!
These were the 6 reasons why we think you should avoid buying a white car. Love white? Do let us know in the comments section below why you would still go for it, even after reading this article. Don’t forget to share this article with all those looking to buy a new car.