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Firstly, "hello" from a first time poster!

I am in the process of trying to decide on what colour EOS to order and was wondering if anyone has any pictures or opinions. Choices are:

  • Black with red Vienna
  • Silver with red Vienna

Both will be on a TDI Sport with 18" Chicagos (I think the 18s add the finishing touch over the 17" Westwoods).

I've seen loads of pictures of silver ones in the same spec but none in black - my local showroom has one in black with cream leather but I think it looks a bit too "gangsta", and I am really sold on the red (plus I hear the cream is difficult to keep clean/gets dusty easily).

My only concern with the exterior colour is how easy the black paint will be to keep clean/scratching: black cars look great when clean but sometimes a bit shabby when dirty IMO.

Any thoughts gratefully received!

Thanks.
 

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Got mine 10 days ago, Island Grey with Red nappa. I live in the country, and my last two cars were black, hope over experience, or maybe just thick. The silver is nice, but I got the grey as an in-between, and it works very well. I'll send you a PM
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Black looks good but it is very hard to keep clean. Seems to show scratches, swirls etc more than any other color. If you decide on black just know that there is extra work involved in taking care of it.

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Hiya guys!!!

I was between the same colour choices as you - i have pretty much always had silver or black cars. I opted for the black with the red interior and the 18" chicagos. I think the combo will look really good - but i haven't seen mine in the flesh just yet. It should be coming about the 17th March - which is about 2-3 weeks earlier than expected and just after my birthday so doubly exciting!

I suppose, i had only seen it in silver and although it is nice, i just wasn't convinced. When ordering mine, i saw a black v6 with red leather in the showroom and that just confirmed i had made the right choice!

I gues it's the same with any car, if you keep it clean it looks great but i do agree that black shows up more dirt / scratches. I will have to be doing a lot of car washing from now on!

Let us know what combo you decide to go with!
 

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Hi,

Firstly, "hello" from a first time poster!

I am in the process of trying to decide on what colour EOS to order and was wondering if anyone has any pictures or opinions. Choices are:

  • Black with red Vienna
  • Silver with red Vienna

Both will be on a TDI Sport with 18" Chicagos (I think the 18s add the finishing touch over the 17" Westwoods).

I've seen loads of pictures of silver ones in the same spec but none in black - my local showroom has one in black with cream leather but I think it looks a bit too "gangsta", and I am really sold on the red (plus I hear the cream is difficult to keep clean/gets dusty easily).

My only concern with the exterior colour is how easy the black paint will be to keep clean/scratching: black cars look great when clean but sometimes a bit shabby when dirty IMO.

Any thoughts gratefully received!

Thanks.


I opted for the silver as I think a 'fun' car like the Eos needs a light, bright metallic to look its best. Plus I wanted red Nappa leather. The combination looks terrific and I have been surprised how few I have seen in this colour (50 pct of all cars supplied in UK are silver..).

I would say 60 pct of the Eoses I have seen delivered by my dealer are black, have seen 1 dark blue, 1 Shadow blue and 2 Leonie (Eismeer) blue and nothing else.

Personally I think the colour choices offered are poor (they need some of Audi's colours!) as there should be a very light metallic blue, a light metallic green and some other 'fun' colours. But I'm happy with silver as it seems to look a bit sleeker than the dark ones I have seen plus it doesn't look dirty nearly as quickly as dark colours!



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After spending years taking care of black cars, I'd emphatically go with the Silver and red combination!

VW has many photo's of that combination too.

Guess the Marketing folks really like it.

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Yes, the publicity guys know cars in pictures look better in silver.

It's the way the light plays on the car to show all the highlights and shadows - the concave bits, the swage lines, the wheelarches etc, which you can't really see on a dark colour. It's why Concepts and Show Cars for the Motorshows are nearly always silver; black cars just look solid!

Anyway there are now just so many black cars coming on to the road it's replacing silver as the most popular colour. And what's more white is going to be the new black within a year or two. Yet VW don't even offer white for the Eos in the UK! In Germany it's the only colour which doesn't cost extra! And it's available on every other market. VW UK one step behind as usual.

Incidentally I remember about 5 years ago on a trip to Hamburg noticing how ubiquitous black cars were; simply every new Mercedes and Audi was black. Well now they're white!



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Yes, the publicity guys know cars in pictures look better in silver.

It's the way the light plays on the car to show all the highlights and shadows - the concave bits, the swage lines, the wheelarches etc, which you can't really see on a dark colour. It's why Concepts and Show Cars for the Motorshows are nearly always silver; black cars just look solid!

Anyway there are now just so many black cars coming on to the road it's replacing silver as the most popular colour. And what's more white is going to be the new black within a year or two. Yet VW don't even offer white for the Eos in the UK! In Germany it's the only colour which doesn't cost extra! And it's available on every other market. VW UK one step behind as usual.

Incidentally I remember about 5 years ago on a trip to Hamburg noticing how ubiquitous black cars were; simply every new Mercedes and Audi was black. Well now they're white!
For what it is worth, I think the Eos, as a fun car, is more suitable in a light colour. I have ordered in Leonie blue, and althogh I have yet to see this colour in the metal I'm assured that its a good choice. I pick up the car on the 1st of March (a day before my birthday!) so just 4 LONG weeks to go!
Incidently, I have yet to see an Eos on the road here in the NW of England. But, there seems to be many in Bonnie Scotland & California - that makes sense!

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ps: glad we did not get the Super Casino! - more road congestion !
 

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thanks guys! me and my eos are totally offended at the hatred of its colour! hee hee! Nah, I do take your points about black cars....and I suppose I accept that it does look cool inh lighter colours. I have seen the Leonie blue in the flesh and it was really nice....had black leather.

Good that you are getting yours on 1st March Gravey, mine will be just after that and i am so excited! hoping to get mine on my birthday 17th but there is also a chance (all be it a bit slim) but i might get it before then! The original predictions were end of April / early May so delighted it is sooner!
 

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PS Wanda, the red looks really good too - my brother suggested getting it in red too but i went for black with red
 

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Thanks, I origionally went to the dealer to get the Eismeer blue but seen the red one on the show room floor and changed my mind...it just stands out an makes a statement. :)
 

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I chose black because my last 2 cars have been silver I was getting tired of seeing so many silver cars in the car park. I also like the contrast of the 18" Chicagos against the black paint- when it's clean it's simply the best and it's not exactly a big car to clean and anyway, I find cleaning the car quite theraputic.

I do like the red though its a fun colour and Wanda's looks great. I have a 8 year old son who is mad keen for me to get a red car next time. I'm just a bit conservative and worried I might look a bit "mid-life crisis"

Ive also seen Leonie Blue and Wheat Beige which is much nicer in real life than on the VW web site. When I ordered my Eos when there were no Eos (what is the plural?) in the showroom. For men there is the addtional concern when ordering a convertable that you don't want to look like a hairdresser and in the end a took the safer option.

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I chose black because my last 2 cars have been silver I was getting tired of seeing so many silver cars in the car park. I also like the contrast of the 18" Chicagos against the black paint- when it's clean it's simply the best and it's not exactly a big car to clean and anyway, I find cleaning the car quite theraputic.

I do like the red though its a fun colour and Wanda's looks great. I have a 8 year old son who is mad keen for me to get a red car next time. I'm just a bit conservative and worried I might look a bit "mid-life crisis"

Ive also seen Leonie Blue and Wheat Beige which is much nicer in real life than on the VW web site. When I ordered my Eos when there were no Eos (what is the plural?) in the showroom. For men there is the addtional concern when ordering a convertable that you don't want to look like a hairdresser and in the end a took the safer option.


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Yay Nigel for defending black cars too!!!! :D

My brother has a red GTTDI golf so that was another reason i didn't go for red. It is lovely colour but we couldn't both have red cars, mine wouldn't stand out enough then! Lol!
 

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I ordered my car this morning and have gone for a Sport 2.0 tdi in 'Deep Black' with the standard cloth trim. The paint looked stunning in the sunshine this morning. Awaiting reg transfer before delivery (one to two weeks I hope)
Now counting the days / hours. Have spent this afternoon clearing and cleaning my garage.....
 

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I have nothing at all against black. Black cars look great (my wife has a metallic black car). Silver does reflect the light better though and I still think a convertible looks better in a light colour.. And a good 60/70 pct of the Eoses around here (and I've seen at least 10) are black.

The Eismeer (Leonie in UK) blue is nice too but probably looks better with cornsilk upholstery rather than black. What helps to make Eoses (think that will be the plural!) sleeker is larger wheels with 15 cm lower suspension. Without those they tend to look a bit high, like they're sitting on top of a trolley..

Personally think they look good in any colour so it's all down to personal choice.



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For what it is worth, I think the Eos, as a fun car, is more suitable in a light colour. I have ordered in Leonie blue, and althogh I have yet to see this colour in the metal I'm assured that its a good choice. I pick up the car on the 1st of March (a day before my birthday!) so just 4 LONG weeks to go!
Incidently, I have yet to see an Eos on the road here in the NW of England. But, there seems to be many in Bonnie Scotland & California - that makes sense!

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ps: glad we did not get the Super Casino! - more road congestion !

Here's a picture of an Eismeer Blue (Leonie Blue) one for you to drool over!



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I,m sure the Eismeer blue you have in the states is different from the Loenie blue we have here in the uK.

The picture you have atached is from the Frankfurt Motor show I think?

The Leonie hee seems to be less bright and more of a steel blue than your picture.

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I have nothing at all against black. Black cars look great (my wife has a metallic black car). Silver does reflect the light better though and I still think a convertible looks better in a light colour.. And a good 60/70 pct of the Eoses around here (and I've seen at least 10) are black.
Quite strange. Must be a geographical thing, all of them around here are silver. I've not seen ANY other colour (apart from my own one!!).

I do like the silver, but black and chrome (hence the chicago's) just does it for me. Also, as you can see on the introductions forum, I'm obsessed with cleaning my car, this would be the same whatever colour, but I do agree the black shows the dirt:( But it looks great clean, the depth of shine when polished is amazing:) .
My only dilemma was red or black leather, but this was chosen for me in the end by two factors--the wife wanted black and also I could get the black leather model before the Eos was officially released in the UK or wait 3(at least) months for the red. Easy choice, keep the wife happy and have a car that people stop and ask what it is because they've never seen one (and get the summer months of July, Aug, Sept driving continuously with the top down).
 

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I'm obsessed with cleaning my car

Good! Because yesderday I saw a smudge on the hood when I got home from work... so I used my fleece sweater sleeve pulled over my palm to see if it would just rub off. Uh oh, now it is a bigger smudge (with dust!). I'm sure people laugh when they drive by and see me washing my "clean car" but they didn't just see the smudges!

My friends agreed that black is hot, but dirty. I've always had a white or silver car, which I do understand the ease of the color. But like others, black has always seemed nice. Besides... shouldn't you get something lots of people say don't get? Isn't that the rule of opposition? :)
 

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I,m sure the Eismeer blue you have in the states is different from the Loenie blue we have here in the uK.

The picture you have atached is from the Frankfurt Motor show I think?

The Leonie hee seems to be less bright and more of a steel blue than your picture.

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You're right - I took the picture at Frankfurt 05.

Leonie Blue is called Eismeer Blue in most other markets. Same colour. Just looks different under the lights. VW UK must have thought we couldn't pronounce 'Eismeer'! (for this who don't know any German it means "Ice-lake"!)



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