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A good number of people believe that black-coloured cars can impress their neighbours

A good number of people believe that black-coloured cars can impress their neighbours

A good number of people believe that black-coloured cars can impress their neighbours

Car owners believe black is the colour if they want to impress their neighbours, it has been revealed.

As many as 49% reckon that having a black-coloured car makes their vehicle seem more expensive, a survey by Auto Trader showed.

Cars considered a turn-off are yellow, purple and green ones, with only 3% in total thinking these are impressive hues.

The poll of 2,351 people also showed that 67% reckoned leather seats were the accessory most likely to improve the appearance of their car; while 63% of those aged up to 24 regarded blue-tinted Xenon headlamps as a key accessory.

Personalised number plates only appealed to 15%, the study showed.

40% users felt high mileage was the biggest factor that lowered a car's value, even as 40% would be tempted to sell their car if they found it was worth more than they expected.

The survey also revealed that 5.5% would upgrade their car if they thought their neighbour's vehicle was worth more.

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Auto Trader marketing director Matt Thompson said: "Whether consumers are looking to take advantage of extended scrappage schemes, or simply just want to keep up with their neighbours, there's never been a better time to think about selling a car.

"A lot of families in the UK could be sitting on a nest egg they don't know about."


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