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 Post subject: What is the best exterior color?
PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2019 10:05 pm 
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I'm not excited about any of the color options. I like light colors but the white exterior with black interior looks so utilitarian. I have to have a black interior because the dealer is telling me I can only get the beige in the SEL and its not worth the $$.

I'm wondering if the blue color will grow on me. At least it could be easier to find my car in the Costco parking lot. Currently I have a silver SUV and its very hard to spot.


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 Post subject: Re: What is the best exterior color?
PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2019 9:08 am 
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If you live where it's hot, white is a great color.

Black and dark blue will roast the plastic interior plastic parts on these cars if you park outdoors in the elements.

Dark colors look dirty, almost all the time, unless just washed in the past couple of hours. They show all the dings, scratches and dust, dirt and pollen.

Buy what makes you happy, I'm not interested any more in maintenance required or time consumed keeping a dark car looking clean, that's for kids and youngsters. Don't like waiting at car washes either.

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 Post subject: Re: What is the best exterior color?
PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2019 5:21 pm 
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My 2015 eGolf's color is Pacific Blue and I absolutely love it:

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(not my car, but images I stole off the internet)

As far as the interior heating up, I find that's more due to the black interior color than the dark outside color. I would have loved to have the tan interior but I couldn't find one by the time I got my car. I park in a garage both at home and work so it stays out of the sun most of the time anyway, plus my windows are tinted (dark for the back 3, CA-compliant clear IR-reflecting film for the front).

Yeah it shows dirt but not as bad as black.

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 Post subject: Re: What is the best exterior color?
PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2019 8:12 am 
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Thank you for the photos. That is a beautiful color!!


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 Post subject: Re: What is the best exterior color?
PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2019 8:13 am 
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Thank you for the photos. That is a beautiful color!! Unfortunately its not available in the 2019 model year.


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 Post subject: Re: What is the best exterior color?
PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2019 4:00 pm 
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Unfortunately e-Golf is apparently only available in the following colours now:

0% grey
grey
shiny grey
100% extreme grey

Apparently now VW only believes you’re allowed fun colours if you buy a Golf R or a Rabbit. Or are one of the two people who found a Great Falls Green e-Golf before the fun police showed up in Wolfsburg :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: What is the best exterior color?
PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2019 7:06 pm 
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Sparklebeard wrote:
Or are one of the two people who found a Great Falls Green e-Golf before the fun police showed up in Wolfsburg :lol:


:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

:mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: What is the best exterior color?
PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2019 9:09 am 
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I agree on the colors. I was hard walking around the dealership and seeing pretty colors and knowing I was driving off a white car. Years ago I bought a new Passatt. V6 "Fresca Green" with a light gray leather interior. I paid $2K more more those colors and was happy every day that I had found that car.
Of course it came with electrical problems that took months to resolve. Every third or fourth time I went to drive it the windshield wipers would turn on with the car and there was no way to turn them off.


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