2010 Shadow Blue GTI
APR K04 Kit, APR FMIC, VWR SubFrame Mount
South Bend DXD Stage 2 Endurance Clutch Kit
APR Stage 2 Intake, APR RSC Turboback
BBS RS 861 wheels, Front Spoiler, Golf R Tinted LED Tails
They should shut up and be happy that we let them have the GTI and R at all.
The GTI is one of the few well balanced cars left available. If not for the fact that there aren't really that many other direct competitors in the market (Cooper S, Speed3), VW would have probably stopped selling the model all together in the US.
It's not really in the hands of the costumers at that point, it's what the dealers feel will sell. If they don't like blue, they don't order blue, and their customers can't buy blue.
The thing that trips me up is that they HAVE all of those colors at the factory. Why are there no options to get different "upgraded" colors for a price? I would have gladly paid an extra 2500 bucks for a racing green TDI, or maybe a burgundy one.. but no.
Glad I have mine!
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Man's first frown is the first touch of God on his forehead. The touch of thought. -Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead
2011 GTI / 2008 Touareg 2 / 2007 MKV Jetta Wolfsburg, 5MT / 2003 Passat V6 5MT / 1989 Volvo 240DL
Honda used to offer yellow, and people bought that.
It just doesn't make sense to not offer your full palette for a custom order. There's no logic in that. They have the paint, those cars are all built in the same factory. If someone wants a color and is willing to pay for it, you lose nothing, you gain money and a satisfied customer.
btw I made it happen.
I said if it was offered I would buy one and bought the 2nd one that was available in my area. about 2 days after I saw the first one drive out of the dealership. very happy Shadow blue owner.
i mean how can you not love this color!??
Sorry to quote the image again... but I figure it would help your mouse wheel's from too much scrolling. After looking over the volkswagen.de website, I've done my best to get the names for each color.
It should be noted that, in Germany, only Candy White, Tornado Red and Diamond Black Metallic are available at no extra charge. Yes, we don't get many options, but at least we don't pay for them.
1. Candy White
2. Black (Might be Diamond Black Metallic though, I can't tell)
3. Oryx White Pearl (Or Reflex Silver Metallic, I can't really tell)
5. Tornado Red
6. Shadow Blue
7. United Grey
8. Blue Graphite Pearl
9. Deep Black Pearl (I'm unsure now, if this is the black we get or if it's #2)
10. Blue (Blau)
11. Blue Spirit Pearl
12. Dark Violet Pearl
13. Deep Blue Pearl
14. Inky Blue Pearl
15. Light Blue (Lichtblau)
16. "Mercato-Blau" Metallic
17. Moonlight Blue Pearl
18. "Ravennablau" Metallic
19. Silver blue Metallic (Silberblau)
20. Techno-Blue Pearl
21. Ultramarine Blue
22. Violet Touch Pearl
24. Platinum Grey Metallic
25. Silver Grey Metallic (Silbergrau)
26. Urban Grey Metallic
27. "Zinngrau" Metallic
28. Bright Green Pearl
29. Cosmic Green Pearl
31. Racing Green (Racing-Grün)
33. "Colarot 2000" (Most awesome paint name, ever.)
34. Dark Burgundy Pearl
35. Flash Red (Flash-Rot)
Some of the paints have been gently translated into English. Mainly words like Pearl from "Perleffekt"
It's because these colors stand out so you are drawn to thinking that you see them more. This is the same reason why people think red cars get more tickets when the fact is that there is no statistical increase in the likelihood of a red car getting tickets more. There are just fewer red cars on the road with the same chance as a white car of getting a ticket.
I'm a SB owner myself, but there is lots of logic in not offering a low demand color or option or whatever. It's sad but it's also just simple economics. In order to keep costs down, it's easy to have as few sizes to fit all as possible. There are other factors involved in doing a one off or limited color aside from changing out the spray gun cans. These are cars are built and assembled by machine for the most part and everything is coded so a change would not just increase the cost of that one car, but of many cars. The truth is, no matter how much one person may be willing to pay, it still might not be worth it to VWAG to make one person 100% happy for a volume model. Most corporations are about being good enough.