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Autocar published a road test on 23 June - car was Scuba Blue with the 5 twin spoke wheels - looked great.
Thebred one that's been doing the rounds of the dealers has the two-tone V spoke design which I also think look good.
 

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Chelmersteve said:
Thebred one that's been doing the rounds of the dealers has the two-tone V spoke design which I also think look good.
If you look closely at those alloys though, the bi-colour element is actullay a series of plastic bits bolted to the wheels. Very cool when new, but I'll bet they age badly.
 

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These ar the 2-tone V-spokes I quite like
 

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... and at the risk of being a spoilsport, I bet they age badly too. They will be a mixture of paint and raw alloy, under a very thing coat of varnish. One salty winter will be enough to destroy the finish, and they will be an expensive pig to re-furbish. I would only use wheels like those if I had a spare set of winter wheels as well (which of course most Germans do).
 

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To be honest, I have this finish on the MKV Golf GTi that the A1 will replace, on both Winter and Summer wheels. Five years old and no sign of corrosion...
 

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To be honest, I have this finish on the MKV Golf GTi that the A1 will replace, on both Winter and Summer wheels. Five years old and no sign of corrosion...
I'm amazed, I guess you must look after them well. I never cease to be horrified by folk who buy expensive alloys, never clean them, and they just corrode to pieces.
 

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Jae said:
To be honest, I have this finish on the MKV Golf GTi that the A1 will replace, on both Winter and Summer wheels. Five years old and no sign of corrosion...
I had a similar design on my TT which went through a very hard winter last year ( for the UK that is) and survived amicably
 
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