Last edited by mike356; 04-24-2012 at 08:18 AM.
Fahrenheit is a head turner. I know I look whenever I see one. Maybe VW will offer some different colors on limited run editions again.
If that is indeed the system in Germany, I don't see that it would be that much more difficult to do it from another country or continent.
But, as you say, it boils down to the attitude of the company, and for the US, that means VWoA, which is a known problem.
The difference is the distribution network relying heavily on the dealer network based on the gotta have it now US consumer attitude. The dealer network uses statistics to determine how many units of what to order based on sales and demand. To keep costs and aging inventory as minimal as possible, they probably have some breaking point where they say no more because there just isn't enough consumer demand. There's a whole bunch of tracking numbers and processess for each car at the factory so it probably isn't worth it to VWAG to customize a handful of cars for VWoA.
I think you can still do order with the more expensive German brands if you really want to. They also offer European delivery for them also, so there is that...
So without Shadow blue there is only 1 color difference to Canadian list now? The United Grey which Canada don't get?
I wonder if the Platinum Grey thats on GLI is available to GTI elsewhere....saw one today and it looks pretty good...
No more Shadow Blue is crappy news. I think it's the best looking of the current US colors.
I can understand black / white / red as choices for the GTI, but do we need TWO shades of Grey? Grey cars just don't do anything for me, and they seem all too common.
I'm shopping a MINI Cooper against the GTI, and at least the MINI has a zillion color choices.
APR Carbonio Stage I Intake | APR Stage I tune | Euro Shift kit | misc light aesthetic mods
Looks like there will be less color choices for the MK VII which is a shame. I'd like to see more color choices but I guess that would cost the factory more. MQB technology & a 30% reduction in cost apparently isn't enough.
| 2012 United Gray|Two door | MT | Eurojet Catless TBE | Carbonio Intake 1&2 | APR K04 |.APR Intercooler| BBS LM's | H&R Ultra Lows|VWR short shift | Southbend Stg.2 Endurance Clutch| Red Footwell lighting|Autotech Insert |Rear Wiper Delete | Vag-Com Tweaks courtesy of Mike |Podi boost gauge|euro switch|