White curse has struck GONE IN FOR SURGERY - Page 4 - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


General GM Chat When starting new posts, please specify YEAR, MAKE, MODEL, ENGINE type, and whatever modifications you have made. Chat about all things GM (and related cars). Off-topic stuff should be in the Lounge, and all Model specific mechanical problems should be posted in the proper forum.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-02-2007, 03:01 PM   #31
Guest
Certified GM nut
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: West Point, Utah - Village Idiot
Posts: 1,606
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
SSE Motorhead is on a distinguished road
Default

Welcome to the club, Pearl! Once an exclusive club, but it looks like several folks are becoming members now.

So very glad to hear you're not seriously hurt and that your car can be fixed. You were right in not letting the dude schlep out of making an insurance claim. Surely he got a big, fat ticket out of the deal (my daughter sure did), so his insurance company will have to foot the bill. We all want to treat others civilly, but when the dude comes up with $2500 and will get the rest to you "later", you're the one that gets hosed (just like "dad" in those Verizon commercials). We pay insurance to cover these things - time to use it.

*light comes on*
I just realized my 03 Silverado is WHITE! I'm doomed.
*Lights incense, puts on garlic necklace, makes a circle of shrunken heads and stands in it...*
SSE Motorhead is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2007, 03:09 PM   #32
Senior Member
Posts like a Camaro
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Portage, Michigan
Posts: 1,134
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
leftd90 is on a distinguished road
Default

well Im glad to see your ok and your bonnie is fixable.. Hope everything turns out well
leftd90 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2007, 03:14 PM   #33
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Purgatory
Posts: 0
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Bonneville92V688 is on a distinguished road
Default

Glad to see it can be fixed. I have no idea what is is about white cars in general....
Bonneville92V688 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2007, 03:30 PM   #34
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Granville, Ohio ~NEBF '07 Survivor~
Posts: 5,001
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
petraman is on a distinguished road
Default

My white car is fine; not even a scratch on it. I don't believe it
petraman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2007, 03:50 PM   #35
Retired Moderator
True Car Nut
Thread Starter
 
Pearl_bonnie02's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Northwest Indiana
Posts: 3,047
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Pearl_bonnie02 is on a distinguished road
Default

Hey Peter, go outside and look at your door. There is a big fat scratch on it

now i'd laugh if he really did go out there and look
Pearl_bonnie02 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2007, 04:00 PM   #36
Junior Member
Posts like a Ricer Type-R
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 10
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
willwren is on a distinguished road
Default

DuPont did a study based on paint orders for repairs.

Silver was the most often wrecked, white was second. But that may be simply because there are more silver cars than white typically for each manufacturer and model.

According to their data:

Silver 20.2%
White 18.4%
Black 11.6%
Med/Dark Gray 11.5%
Light Brown 8.8%
Med/Dark Blue 8.5%
Medium Red 6.9%
Med/Dark Green 5.3%
Bright Red 3.8%
Dark Red 0.9%


Kinda lends credence to the curse, doesn't it? If there'* more silver cars than white, white probably actually DOES have a higher wreck ratio.
willwren is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2007, 04:07 PM   #37
Retired Moderator
True Car Nut
Thread Starter
 
Pearl_bonnie02's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Northwest Indiana
Posts: 3,047
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Pearl_bonnie02 is on a distinguished road
Default

I've learned working in this business that Silver and White cars are the most often hit and that is due to they blend in to their surroundings alot easier than other colors. So yes Willwren, you are correct!

Now...remind me why I bought a white car?? Oh, yes...I remember, thats the only one on the lot that they had, that i could afford
Pearl_bonnie02 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2007, 05:21 PM   #38
DINOSAURUS BOOSTUS

Expert Gearhead
 
BillBoost37's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Enfield, CT
Posts: 41,391
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
BillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of light
Default

I'm #3

It'* no longer worth more than I've got into it.. oh crap..

At least it ain't white. I still can't believe we've got 3 this week.
BillBoost37 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2007, 05:31 PM   #39
Senior Member
Posts like a Turbo
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: South Bend, IN
Posts: 223
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
BoneZ is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by willwren
Silver was the most often wrecked, white was second. But that may be simply because there are more silver cars than white typically for each manufacturer and model.
That is from the DuPont Automotive Color Popularity Report which shows that silver was the most popular car color, meaning more silver cars on the road than any other color. But!!!!! Silver is actually the SAFEST color car to have on the road. A report from a major insurance company that i can't find right now, and a New Zealand study show that silver is the safest color on the road and less likely to be in an accident:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/story/2003/12...our031219.html

http://www.newscientist.com/article.ns?id=dn4504


Leslie, hope your car is fixed in time for the meet.
BoneZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2007, 05:32 PM   #40
Guest
Certified GM nut
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: West Point, Utah - Village Idiot
Posts: 1,606
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
SSE Motorhead is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BillBoost37
I'm #3

It'* no longer worth more than I've got into it.. oh crap..

At least it ain't white. I still can't believe we've got 3 this week.
You're #1 in my book.
And I'm not even gay.

As Badnit mentioned in another white-car-crash thread, bad things happen in threes. So apparently we're done with the white car thing. Whew, I was starting to worry about my truck.
SSE Motorhead is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
junkyard score, wow i struck gold. : ) 88bonnsse General GM Chat 4 01-20-2008 12:29 AM
Rock struck and broke my windshield... Boreas General GM Chat 10 05-23-2005 05:20 PM
The Curse of the White Bonneville Jim W General GM Chat 66 11-13-2003 12:19 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:20 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.