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Old 08-05-2005, 12:09 AM
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Do certain car colors have bad/good luck?

Is it True that certain car colors like green and red consider bad luck and blue and silver will give you good luck or is it BS?

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Old 08-05-2005, 01:52 AM
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Never heard of such a thing...
I know red,orange,yellow are "pull-me-over" colors
Red is also a horrible color to keep from fading.
I have had a few red vehicles, no bad luck with them. I have had a couple of white...nothing. I have 2 blues vehicles currently...nothing out of the ordinary there either.
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Old 08-05-2005, 02:22 AM
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About the only bad luck colors are the greys (dk grey) where they blend in with the road. We have some stealth State Trooper cars that you absolutely cannot see until you see the stripe on the side. Although this looks black it is road grey. Another car that is bad is a white one in the winter. Normlly any car that blends in with the surroundings is not a real good color to have. And on Weimers note...any loud colors that stand out in a crowd will also bring attention to the Po-po. So if you are out raisin' hell all the time you will be an easy target. Here is a pic of our state stealth cars and believe you me..they see you long before you see them.

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Old 08-05-2005, 06:27 AM
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in roundy-round racing green has kind of been an unlucky color for years, racers superstition.... wait a minute... Harry Gant... green.... nevermind.

in the resale business, the bright "pull me over" colors are lucky, eye appeal bumps the prices the cars command. there are a couple that have the opposite effect: "turd" (dark browns) or "loser blue" (medium blue metallic, marina blue, and lighter) Those colors sit on the lot forever.
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Old 08-05-2005, 07:35 AM
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There was a study done several years ago on colors and accidents. The two colors I remember are Red, which was in most accidents, and Yellow, which was the most highly-visible and in the least accidents.
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Old 08-05-2005, 12:50 PM
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I have a lot of trouble with black and whites!!
but in ca you have to watch for this


they also have black ones, with no light bars!!


The CHP uses Crown Vics, for crusiers up here the have a large number of ALL WHITE, or ALL Silver crusiers, with out light bars, I ALWAYS slow down a little when I see a crown vic!!

seems like superstition.. Dark colors like black are harder to keep clean, plus they absorb heat!!
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I always thought pink had bad luck because people laugh at it, since there is a pink ricer around wichita.
We have "secret" cop cars around here though. They look pretty much like your everyday grandma crown vic, except for a little spotlight looking thing on the driverside mirror. I slow down every time I see a whie car because of that! It is funny though, I dont know how many times Ive come across one and some idiot speeds past them or runs a light and gets pulled over!


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Although I don't have any pics in a small small town about 10 miles away {West Siloam Springs, Okla} they had two Impala SS solid black with the lights hidden in the grill cop cars. Talk about hard to see. They have since been painted white.
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around here we have a state trooper driving a late 90's white pontiac bonniville w/tinted windows a system and 20's, i heard that they aquired it in a drug raid. all it has is red and blue lights it the grille and wig wags. but you would never expect that type of car to be a cop. the first time i saw it i was like ***???
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Old 08-10-2005, 11:34 AM
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in 1986 Connecticut State Police bought a bunch of Grand Nationals to Patrol I-95. At the time there was a problem with "Professional speeders" who would have the acceleration to weave through traffic like Bill Elliot at Talladega. (even losing the 5.0 Mustangs) It must have been priceless when they started getting a look at that black grille in the mirror, and not being able to pull away and lose them!
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when i see a whoite buick lesabre I sometimes confuse it with a cop car with no light bar. then i see no spotlight, its ok.
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In a panic situation drivers will steer towards what ever they are looking at. Bright reds and oranges tend to catch the eye and be hit more often. Well so I have heard. My orange Camaro was always getting run off the road.
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"loser blue" (medium blue metallic, marina blue, and lighter) Those colors sit on the lot forever.
Loser blue???

<sniff> I'm going home.
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My local po-po's run,
Impala's, Crown Vics, at least 1 Caprice, Jeep Cherokees, Suburban's, Explorer's, and a few strays.

They are black, white, white and green, white brown and gold, white black and gold, white blue and yellow, grey and blue, grey and green, maroon, silver, light blue, light green, at least 1 camo, and there are several jurisdictions in the county I live in.

And I WON'T own a bright red vehicle. Don't like to drive 'em either.
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Old 08-11-2005, 03:26 PM
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ARREST ME RED!!!

In the mid 70's if you had a red car, your insurance premiums werer higher due to the reputation of RED color cars.

RED cars had the highest level of both tickets and accidents.
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