First thing I thought of when I read "Alba" was that they would be blingtacular.
That said, these don't look too bad. I like the style of them, but the full-on chrome look doesn't always look so good on a Passat. I'd also be interested to know how much they weigh, as I think that should be a consideration in any wheel purchase.
I was thinking the same exact wheels for my W8. I am not sure I want all chrome though. What kind of price are you getting? I was also looking at some HP EVOs that are always on ebay but don;t know much about. Let me know if you get, send some pics...17 or 17"?