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I'm not sure how many White MkV GTi's we have here but I realised tooday that I've really not seen as many as I thought following the advertising programme from VW.

What do people think, White was just an advertising thing, or that White is great? I just wonder if it will look dated in 2-3 years time??

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....None of the above. The Mk5 GTI looks good in white and the brand is iconic and therefore is unlikely to be thought of as dated. All Mk5's will be "dated" as soon as a Mk6 is launched.

Not many cars look good in white imo.

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Red you miss my point, does a White MkV look dated over a Black one, or will it more so in time.

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therefore is unlikely to be thought of as dated

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But thanks for adding your thoughts anyway.

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I think that white and red are the 2 best colours for the gti but just not that many people have the bottle to buy a white one due to the worry of resale values. I dont think a white mk5 gti will be worth any less than another colour.

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I bought a Candy white GTI as I thought it looked good, I personally don't think the colour will really date, not like say the bright orange focus ST's/ Audi S3.

In my opinion the problem with black cars is that in time they show swirl marks worse than any colour I can think of, this is probably down to the average owner using a sponge!! And black is as common as muck, I work for Vauxhall Motors making the Astra and I would say 60percent of the cars that go down the line are black!

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that looks feckin awesome and that aint changin anytime soon

the only other colour i sometimes wish i'd bought

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Red you miss my point, does a White MkV look dated over a Black one, or will it more so in time

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.... 169144-ok.gif. IMO I reckon that the white GTI will date less quickly than the black. I can't rationalise it but perhaps it's because the white is rarer.

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Love the white GTi .. part of the reason i bought a GTi in the first place after seeing a demo one at the dealers.

A bit gutted to be selling it now...

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i just looked at some pics form when i got mine and boy does it need a good clean at the mo, candy white at its best.

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I've thought about a white GTI. For about 3 seconds. I've got enough problem keeping a blue car clean, let alone a white one EEK2.GIF

They still look the muts, though, but they are IMO, a passing thing.

I reckon they would be more difficult to sell 169144-ok.gif

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Candy White looks great on the Mk5 GTI and especially good in hot sunny climates amongst palm trees etc. But when covered in a tide mark of brown dirt, they look sh!t imo. So you've got to clean them more often.

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Hence it's not really an option for me frown.gif

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The MK V GTI looks stunning in white, it really does show the car off in all it's glory in my opinion . I've had white cars before however and know the pitfalls so had to rul that colour out of the equation, as I did black.

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the white gti looks the best out of all the colours imo , and those pics prove it to me - I should have gone for one myself.

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As some of you are aware, I work for quite a large VW dealership in the SE, and to date we have not sold a single white Golf GTI used or new!

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That's because you're in the South East... tongue.gif

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I'm after a White EDT 30 and i'm in the South East. If i could actually find one for sale that is!

Debating buying new, so i could be your 1st "white" customer. :-)

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Looks good, but get hit hard come re-sale time. Up to a grand less than a normal colour!! As I recently found out when I tried to get a trade bit on one I was taking in p/x!! I really like the look of them but wouldnt own one. If you want a white car, stick to supercars - GT3 RS etc, which really suit this colour

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Mmmm, or a nice GT3 RS in green... EEK2.GIF

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I quite liked the white when i got mine but i thought it worked far better on the 3door than the 5.

The black and white work well together imo.

I like it for a few reasons mainly the one that everyone on the road at the moment seems blind and a bright colour they seem to notice more maybe its because they see white/silver are often police car colours lol but the amount of near misses i have been in or watched due to the car been a dark colour is quite scary.

I alos think the GTI looks good in white, a local dealer has had one for sale secondhand for ages but i think that maybe more down to the price than anything as mates of mine who have seen it about always coment on how nice it looks in white.

The other advantage is when you get a stone chip and miss it the galv/zinc coating does not put a lovley white dot on your dark coloured car.

My personal view is supercars and performace cars look cheap in white. Theres a coxster a few streets from me and i don't like it.

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I am really glad I bought a White one. The colour just makes the car stand out so much more.

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