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It does seem strange that there are so few on the road, even now: of any colour. I live in London, and since getting mine a fortnight ago I have done 700 miles, including two long motorway trips, and I have only seen two: one VO on the M1 and a Deep Blue on Kew Bridge.
 

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I've seen one other in Aberdeen (that hasn't been sitting at the dealership) ...looking forward to seeing mikewagon's one in the flesh :)
 
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I drive 40k miles a year and still i am not seeing many of any colour. A red and white near Nottingham on M1 this morning (about 6.45am) and about 6 or 7 others in total....

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Aberdonian VOs will take over then world then :) this will be brilliant! Good luck for Friday's handover Mike!

(Are you guys on New Mini Scotland? I'm planning on going to the Safari meet on the 24th, you two should come too!)
 
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How cool would three VOs look on a convoy to Blair Drummond.........
 

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3 VOs in convoy would indeed look good. is the plan to actually go round the park? VO might cause a reaction with the cheeky little monkeys in there
I imagine so...think VO will scare them off...our windscreen wipers should be spared!
 

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I saw two VOs this evening
Which is rather the point - orange is a safe colour, in that you notice it easily.

I saw one study that UK insurance data showed that black cars have 10% more accidents than white ones. That's easy enough to explain since the white ones are more visible, but the curious thing is that in addition the accidents the black ones had were more severe.

It is possible to choose a colour not for how it looks, but for how it works, though I understands that may be heresy to some.
 

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Which is rather the point - orange is a safe colour, in that you notice it easily.

I saw one study that UK insurance data showed that black cars have 10% more accidents than white ones. That's easy enough to explain since the white ones are more visible, but the curious thing is that in addition the accidents the black ones had were more severe.

It is possible to choose a colour not for how it looks, but for how it works, though I understands that may be heresy to some.
I would imagine 'no paint' grey/'tarmac'grey and 'foggy/cloudy' silver would have the most accidents ... these tend to be the ones that won't put their headlights on either ;)
 

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There certainly were many people who wondered at the sense of British Telecom when they changed to their current vehicle liveries. As their vehicles are often parked at/on the roadside, yellow was chosen as the fleet colour in the 1980s as this would give the best visibility. So then they changed to light grey - a perfect colour match for fog!
 

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Which is rather the point - orange is a safe colour, in that you notice it easily.

I saw one study that UK insurance data showed that black cars have 10% more accidents than white ones. That's easy enough to explain since the white ones are more visible, but the curious thing is that in addition the accidents the black ones had were more severe.

It is possible to choose a colour not for how it looks, but for how it works, though I understands that may be heresy to some.
Hmmm, I think this could now be argued?;)
 

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More cars have attacked me in jasper than I expected and all within the first week of ownership. More a reflection of the driving standards in this country sadly.
 

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Haha yeah VOs do tend to get written off more than the other colours, at least in my experience.
 

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I have a VO in Valley Center, SO. Cal.
 

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Sirron,

You'll see our VO parked at Valley View from time to time--after I get it, of course! ;-)

JP
 
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