I love a black car but it is a constant battle keeping them nice and clean. The silver is more than forgiving and at my age, that's what I need. My old back really doesn't like doing the bottom half of the car and that's where all the dirt is. Still, it wouldn't deter me from buying a black car if everything else was what I was looking for, especially if the price was right. When new, our '69 Chevelle was silver and we had it painted black in '72. Looked like a million bucks when polished up.