Off-Colour Cars Offer Effective Theft Prevention

Want to up your chances of a thief making away with your ride? You could install a serious security system, but just as effective might be a car purchased with a pink, gold or beige/brown paint job, according to a four-year study.

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Researchers in the Netherlands tracked newly sold cars from 2004 through 2008, and noticed that of the 109 pink cars they were tracking, not a single car was stolen. The most stolen cars, meanwhile, were in the most common colours — black, grey/silver, then white. Thieves may like black for the perceived luxury or the blend-in factor of popular colours. It's suggested that it's far easier, on the other hand, to pin down a stolen vehicle in sparkling forest green.

Whether you can live with a pink car is up to you, but it's an interesting idea for adding to your vehicle security.

Car Thieves Picky About Color [Family Home Security via Slashdot]


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    Err, your opening sentence contradicts the rest of the article. Might want to re-think that.

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