I have no idea why this question comes up so often. Not sure where it started, not sure why it would matter. Either way I was finally asked and it hit me to run a small, non-scientific experiment.
Step one; I asked a transportation professional, this guy Tommy Scott is way more than just a car salesperson, for two Vehicle Identification Numbers(VINS). In this case it will be the new and exciting Chevy Cruze. He provided me with two VINs for IDENTICAL vehicles where the only difference is the color. For our experiment we have a red and a silver Cruze to compare.