Username or Email Address
Do you already have an account?
Forgot your password?
  • Log in or Sign up

    VWVortex


    The Car Lounge
    Results 1 to 27 of 27

    Thread: Need color opinions for new Passat

    1. Member spongebob_squarepants's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jul 4th, 2001
      Location
      Arizona
      Posts
      4,803
      Vehicles
      '13 Passat SE, '13 Golf 4-Door 2.5L
      10-02-2012 11:59 AM #1
      Considering the not-very-popular Glacier Blue on a new Passat V6. I liked it at first, and to me it seems stronger in person than in photos. I think it'd look good dirty, similar to a silver. Not a popular color though FWIW. The color reminds me of a color seen on '60's Chevys, it's a nice icy blue metallic. It'd stand out in today's sea of gray / silver / white cars I think.

      But some colors just seem to do better on certain body styles. On the Passat's conservatively styled body, I almost get a senior citizen vibe off of the color, or maybe it's just too wimpy of a blue. Like maybe it'd look much better on a smaller hatchback?

      Why do people not seem to like this color? Too girly for most dudes?



      My other choice is the far more popular Tungsten Silver. Looks classy and looks good dirty. Seems to bring out the shapes in the bodywork nicely. Silver is the new beige though, and Silver / Gray cars are rather boring I suppose. Thoughts on these two?


    2. Member GoLfUnV's Avatar
      Join Date
      Oct 29th, 2003
      Location
      Atlanta, GA
      Posts
      6,240
      Vehicles
      2010 JSW, 2010 GTi, 1998 GTi
      10-02-2012 12:06 PM #2
      I honestly think it looks best in black, but having owned few black cars in the past i say never again. between two you presented i say blue.
      Sarajevo, Horde Zla, Bog i Carsija

    3. Member
      Join Date
      May 3rd, 2001
      Location
      Toronto
      Posts
      13,313
      Vehicles
      2012 Tiguan, 1982 Alfa Spider, Cannondale R700
      10-02-2012 12:26 PM #3
      The blue reminds me of BMW silverstone.

      CLICK HERE to vote for my LEGO Front Loader Garbage Truck project on LEGO Ideas!

      Vandelay Industries - Specializing in Latex since 1992.

    4. Member PlatinumGLS's Avatar
      Join Date
      Aug 2nd, 2003
      Location
      Shelby Township, MI
      Posts
      15,483
      Vehicles
      5.7, 5.3 & 5.0
      10-02-2012 12:31 PM #4
      I like the darker blue color (Night Blue Metallic):

      Quote Originally Posted by admirallaserbeam
      Rotary engines suck, dont get the miata
      2014 Chrysler 300S Hemi AWD | 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 4x4 | 2000 Four Winns H180LS

      RareSportBikesForSale.com | CarCast | German Cars For Sale Blog

    5. Forum Sponsor Andy@Ross-Tech.com's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jun 5th, 2002
      Location
      2015 GTI SE 6MT
      Posts
      15,077
      10-02-2012 12:35 PM #5
      I've been happy with Glacier Blue on mine, although I do incur some amount of powder-puff/leisure suit jokes.



      Platinum Gray is a nice color too.

    6. Member classicjetta's Avatar
      Join Date
      Aug 23rd, 2005
      Location
      Columbus, Ohio
      Posts
      9,941
      Vehicles
      2006 Volkswagen Jetta 2004 Ford Escape
      10-02-2012 12:36 PM #6
      I like the sky blue colors. Even the Camry looks good with it.

    7. Member BetterByDesign's Avatar
      Join Date
      Sep 7th, 2004
      Location
      morgan hill, ca
      Posts
      7,258
      10-02-2012 12:46 PM #7
      Even with the post year 2000 reflex silver, that blue looks very dated to me.

      The Passat looks huge and the design conservative. If I had to, I would choose a darker hue and light leather interior to break / create a visual line.

      Glad color is coming back.
      "It's not a lie if you believe it." - G. Costanza

    8. 10-02-2012 12:51 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by Preppy View Post
      The blue reminds me of BMW silverstone.

      Me too...thats why I like it.

    9. Member spongebob_squarepants's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jul 4th, 2001
      Location
      Arizona
      Posts
      4,803
      Vehicles
      '13 Passat SE, '13 Golf 4-Door 2.5L
      10-02-2012 01:13 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by BetterByDesign View Post
      Even with the post year 2000 reflex silver, that blue looks very dated to me.

      The Passat looks huge and the design conservative. If I had to, I would choose a darker hue and light leather interior to break / create a visual line.

      Glad color is coming back.
      Agree with the poster above that Night Blue looks great! But I live in a dusty desert climate. I need a light color. I had a Galactic Blue VW. Looked great when it was clean, for 24 hours or so. No more dark colors.

    10. Member Shomegrown's Avatar
      Join Date
      Feb 26th, 2002
      Location
      Detroit
      Posts
      18,231
      Vehicles
      Current: Audi S4, Q3 2.0T quattro, Porsche Boxster S, Dodge Dakota 4x4
      10-02-2012 01:25 PM #10
      I liked the Opera Red Metallic we had on ours, but for some reason it was a bird poop magnet. No kidding.


    11. Geriatric Member VDub2625's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jan 3rd, 2003
      Location
      Fall River, MA
      Posts
      46,241
      Vehicles
      90 Jetta GLI 16v, 99.5 Cabrio Highline, 92 Golf GL
      10-02-2012 08:35 PM #11
      I didn't realize Ice Blue was a senior color? It looks fantastic on the Passat. I think you might have that percception becuase it's a fairly common color on Camrys?

      I'm sure you could phone VW Individual and try to get a Jazz Blue one
      A2Resource
      .......

    12. Member TooFitToQuit's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jun 5th, 2003
      Location
      A dealership
      Posts
      10,885
      Vehicles
      2015 Taco, 2013 ST3
      10-02-2012 08:51 PM #12
      Greyscale colors were the most common on the assembly line for sure. Go blue!

    13. Senior Member VarianceVQ's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jun 26th, 2005
      Location
      Fancy, Connecticut
      Posts
      20,308
      Vehicles
      2010 Toyota Prius V, 1996 Nissan Pathfinder LE 4x4
      10-02-2012 08:57 PM #13
      I've never seen any pull off light blue well at all. Hell, at least beige is serviceable on some cars.
      Esi ϟ Disi

    14. 10-02-2012 09:12 PM #14
      I have to admit its growing on me. There's one parked in the lot next to my office and I keep checking out the color. Its an SE without the chrome strips, FWIW. My 05 Passat was the Blue Silver color which I really liked (and which reminded me very much of one my favorite VW colors-Cosmos Silver); Glacier Blue is more blue and less silver than those which seems to be the reason its taking a while to adjust.

    15. Member spongebob_squarepants's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jul 4th, 2001
      Location
      Arizona
      Posts
      4,803
      Vehicles
      '13 Passat SE, '13 Golf 4-Door 2.5L
      10-03-2012 12:55 AM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by VDub2625 View Post
      I didn't realize Ice Blue was a senior color? It looks fantastic on the Passat. I think you might have that percception becuase it's a fairly common color on Camrys?
      Part of me wants to get Night Blue and just deal with the hassle because it looks sweet. I'd probably regret it though.

      Anyway, here in AZ we have a ton of snowbirds every winter. A lot of them seem to drive giant Crown Vics and Caddys and I see a lot of light blue. I think that is my hang up other than it just isn't a strong color. But subtle can be good, without being a boring silver/grey/white, right?

      I guess it's just a different color than I'm used to seeing, so it seems odd. Maybe it'd grown on me?

      BTW my wife's Jetta is Reflex Silver. Great color for low maintenance, but boring. So if I went with Tungsten Silver I'd have two Silver-ish cars. But damn, in some photos, the Tungsten Silver looks like it was MADE for the Passat. Really clean.

      And yeah, there's an annoying lady at work with a Camry in a very similar blue

    16. Banned Fritz27's Avatar
      Join Date
      Mar 8th, 2003
      Location
      Brickell
      Posts
      26,449
      Vehicles
      1986 Legs and/or 2014 Blue Non-MANual European Turbo Hatch
      10-03-2012 01:27 AM #16
      Light blue is the official color of retirees around here.

      If it were me, I'd go for the deep red that shomegrown posted.

    17. Forum Sponsor Andy@Ross-Tech.com's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jun 5th, 2002
      Location
      2015 GTI SE 6MT
      Posts
      15,077
      10-03-2012 12:41 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by VDub2625 View Post
      I didn't realize Ice Blue was a senior color? It looks fantastic on the Passat. I think you might have that percception becuase it's a fairly common color on Camrys?

      I'm sure you could phone VW Individual and try to get a Jazz Blue one
      Just become the Chattanooga plant manager and your dream will come true.



      His has Chinese NMS xenons too ... which aren't available on the US model.

    18. Member kraut_pauer79's Avatar
      Join Date
      Oct 27th, 2004
      Location
      behind the Orange Curtain, CA
      Posts
      4,633
      Vehicles
      a 1966 air cooled VW
      10-03-2012 12:52 PM #18
      I happen to think Opera Red is extremely handsome, and would be the color I'd pick. But I realize when it comes to reds, they're not for everyone. Black would be my next choice, followed by silver.
      Quote Originally Posted by Swallow Doretti View Post
      You bitches fight more than a bunch of high school girls at the clearance rack of the local Forever 21.
      Quote Originally Posted by emmettlodge View Post
      Japanese dicks are too small to trip over

    19. Member slowhatch's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jul 2nd, 2010
      Location
      Houston
      Posts
      1,867
      Vehicles
      '08 Viper coupe, '07 Passat (Sport II+ all options),
      10-03-2012 12:59 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by Andy@Ross-Tech.com View Post
      Just become the Chattanooga plant manager and your dream will come true.



      His has Chinese NMS xenons too ... which aren't available on the US model.
      plant manager is a baller. My pops in russia has a B7 and it also has the xenons, rear led tails... but then again they do pay like $45k for em.
      2008 Very Viper Orange SRT-10 Coupe | K&N | Crank UDP | Full Belanger Exhaust | HPtuned | KW ACR Coilovers | Interior bits
      2007 VW Passat 2.0TFSI Sport II| APR S2+ 23psi | iForged 20s | Full euro inside & out
      @sneakysnakes

    20. Member PlatinumGLS's Avatar
      Join Date
      Aug 2nd, 2003
      Location
      Shelby Township, MI
      Posts
      15,483
      Vehicles
      5.7, 5.3 & 5.0
      10-03-2012 01:02 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by slowhatch View Post
      plant manager is a baller. My pops in russia has a B7 and it also has the xenons, rear led tails... but then again they do pay like $45k for em.
      Don't they sell a different Passat in Russia?
      Quote Originally Posted by admirallaserbeam
      Rotary engines suck, dont get the miata
      2014 Chrysler 300S Hemi AWD | 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 4x4 | 2000 Four Winns H180LS

      RareSportBikesForSale.com | CarCast | German Cars For Sale Blog

    21. Member
      Join Date
      Feb 4th, 2011
      Location
      Pee Dee Ecks
      Posts
      933
      10-03-2012 01:04 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by Shomegrown View Post
      I liked the Opera Red Metallic we had on ours, but for some reason it was a bird poop magnet. No kidding.

      I love the red.

      Glacier blue just seems inappropriate for a large sedan like the Passat. I could see that color working on a Golf or a Beetle but not the American Boatssat.

    22. Member spongebob_squarepants's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jul 4th, 2001
      Location
      Arizona
      Posts
      4,803
      Vehicles
      '13 Passat SE, '13 Golf 4-Door 2.5L
      10-03-2012 01:07 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by kraut_pauer79 View Post
      I happen to think Opera Red is extremely handsome, and would be the color I'd pick. But I realize when it comes to reds, they're not for everyone. Black would be my next choice, followed by silver.
      Yeah reds are tricky, and I've never liked dark burgundy reds.

      I guess I'm mostly looking for reasons people like / dislike the Glacier Blue.

    23. Member jepva's Avatar
      Join Date
      Feb 10th, 2011
      Location
      Richmond, VA
      Posts
      1,821
      Vehicles
      '14 Lexus GX460, '14 GLI Autobahn
      10-03-2012 01:15 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by PlatinumGLS View Post
      Don't they sell a different Passat in Russia?
      Yes it's the Passat CC. If you want the real Passat (non-US/RoW) get a new CC.

    24. Member rawk's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jul 29th, 2000
      Location
      Essex, UK
      Posts
      6,699
      Vehicles
      91 GTI ABA-T, 11 MK6 TDI Wagon
      10-03-2012 01:39 PM #24
      The Ice Blue Metallic color looks great on guitars and older Porsches.. not so much new Passats




    25. Member Shomegrown's Avatar
      Join Date
      Feb 26th, 2002
      Location
      Detroit
      Posts
      18,231
      Vehicles
      Current: Audi S4, Q3 2.0T quattro, Porsche Boxster S, Dodge Dakota 4x4
      10-03-2012 01:40 PM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by jepva View Post
      Yes it's the Passat CC. If you want the real Passat (non-US/RoW) get a new CC.
      No.

      This is the Passat

      This is the CC.

    26. Member titleist1976's Avatar
      Join Date
      Feb 25th, 2002
      Posts
      10,310
      Vehicles
      Mini R55 S, Honda Pilot
      10-03-2012 01:46 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by Shomegrown View Post
      I liked the Opera Red Metallic we had on ours, but for some reason it was a bird poop magnet. No kidding.

      This one is sexy. And probably the only color I'd choose.

    27. Geriatric Member VDub2625's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jan 3rd, 2003
      Location
      Fall River, MA
      Posts
      46,241
      Vehicles
      90 Jetta GLI 16v, 99.5 Cabrio Highline, 92 Golf GL
      10-04-2012 09:27 AM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by Andy@Ross-Tech.com View Post
      Just become the Chattanooga plant manager and your dream will come true.

      His has Chinese NMS xenons too ... which aren't available on the US model.
      That is awesome!

      I wonder how he did that... the paint I can understand but wouldn't he have to retrofit the xenons, and not do it on the assy. line? I noticed the pasted on reflector so it's legal, so that must have been factory approved in some way and not an aftermarket install, unless he just wanted to be safe.
      A2Resource
      .......

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •