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I'm going to be getting a new car within 6-8 months (to replace my Saturn, NOT my Passat!) and am considering color.

My previous cars have been black, dark green, and the Passat is Indigo Blue.

I'm kind of tired of dark colored cars! While they look great new, they show every spec of dirt and imperfection too quickly. I do my best to keep them looking good with regular washing and waxing, but sometimes it just ain't enough.

I want a lighter car, but Silver seems too common. I'm thinking about White, but is that too much of a chick color? Red is also under consideration.

The car I'm looking at is a Jetta TDI Variant. Opinions?
 

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A light color hides dirt well. The down side is that no matter how much you wax it will never hold that degree of lustre that a clean dark car does. A dark car looks really bad when just a little bit dirty but when it's clean... gorgeous. I prefer maroon or dark blue generally. Can't stand green or tan or tan interiors. White is ok... I wouldn't say it's a chic color at all. That white variant would look great tinted. Go for the grey! My personal favorite (matches my clothes best, yes I'm that big a geek :roll: )

Any other GUYS chose car colors based on their wardrobe or am I a lone whacko?
 

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I would say to go with the Silverstone Grey or Titanium Grey, but I don't think it's available for the Jetta Wagon (I've seen it on the Jetta GLI and Golf GTI and it looks very sharp).

The Blue Graphite would be my choice (similar to the Anthracite Grey on Passats), the red would a nice color too especially if you are going to do some subtle mods to it.
 

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Spirare said:
Any other GUYS chose car colors based on their wardrobe or am I a lone whacko?
Looks like you're alone so far :poke: But honestly, I was considering what vanity plates I could get based on car color. Something with Tolkien references (top that for geekyness!).

White with tints is a definite consideration. Red with subtle mods (tinted, spoiler, wheels) is also on my mind. Silver (or shades of) seem to be most in stock, which may be a factor as demand for the TDIs increase.
 

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the color on the GLI's are soooooooo nice, we got to drool all over one at the VW motion picture show :p but since i've seen some modded white veedubs, they look sooo clean once you get rid of the black valences! having a dark car does suck cuz it gets so dirty but once it's clean, it's unbelievable! good luck! :thumbup:
 

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Who fed you that line of crap??? White is by far the easiest color to maintain.
My wife has a white car. I can attest that except when it's freshly-washed, it's not that great, shows every bit of dirt. Meanwhile, black tends to show any scratches.

Moral: Get grey! Don't have to wash it every 5 minutes, and don't have to worry if you get some minor scratches! 8) :D
 

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idale said:
quality_sound said:
Who fed you that line of crap??? White is by far the easiest color to maintain.
My wife has a white car. I can attest that except when it's freshly-washed, it's not that great, shows every bit of dirt. Meanwhile, black tends to show any scratches.

Moral: Get grey! Don't have to wash it every 5 minutes, and don't have to worry if you get some minor scratches! 8) :D

If you have a white car and a black car unwashed for 2 or 3 weeks after that time I can guarantee the white car will look a LOT cleaner. In fact, unless you have mud on the car white looks almost the same after a few weeks as it does after you wash it. I've owned cars in a lot of different colors, including white, and the 2 easiest colors to maintain have been the Giglio Titanium Metallic (from the 99 Ferrari color book) that's on my old Jetta (my wife still drives it) and the Amber Fire Metallic Pearl that my B5 is now.


Paul :thumbup:
 

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If you have a white car and a black car unwashed for 2 or 3 weeks after that time I can guarantee the white car will look a LOT cleaner. In fact, unless you have mud on the car white looks almost the same after a few weeks as it does after you wash it.
Must have a dirty-looking white, then. Or maybe your fancy-schmancy CA dirt is better than our Texas dirt. :lol:

Just poking some fun, but really, I think I'll not let her get another white car. Or make her wash it! :D My Silverstone I don't have to worry about, it only gets "dull" if it's not washed, even after months. But that white just gets pretty bad. It's mostly because the top of the car remains a little cleaner than the bottom, so you have a slightly off-white top and a very off-white bottom.
 
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