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What do we think, better or not painted a very dark Anthracite? (This is a Photoshop, by the way....)
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It's a yes from me.

Matches the roof/window surround colour, more so than silver, as there isn't a great deal of silver on the outside.

I think a lot of people just see wheels as being silver and get the preconception stuck in their head that that's what colour wheels should be.

I'd be tempted to do the wing mirrors a the same colour to, a la mini.
 

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I think a lot of people just see wheels as being silver and get the preconception stuck in their head that that's what colour wheels should be.
I’m not adverse to coloured wheels, just not so dark that you loose the shape. It’s ironic that to car designers the placing, size and design of wheels is so core to the look and character of the car, yet their marketing departments then decide they should be painted so dark that the effect is lost.
 

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How about mocking up white trims rather than dark grey. I like the white wheels on our Kia Soul. Would pick out the new white VW badge and be something eye catching and different.

I suspect most will say eye catching and different in a bad way, but I like something a bit different.

To my eyes the dark wheels almost look like winter steel wheels. Silver makes the wheels look bigger.
 

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How about mocking up white trims rather than dark grey. I like the white wheels on our Kia Soul. Would pick out the new white VW badge and be something eye catching and different.

I suspect most will say eye catching and different in a bad way, but I like something a bit different.

To my eyes the dark wheels almost look like winter steel wheels. Silver makes the wheels look bigger.
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What about black trims as above but the the steel wheels behind it painted silver.
I am also giving that some serious thought as well...

..waiting for the weather to warm up a bit first though :)
 

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Definite no for me.
If you are going to spend any money on the wheels at all spring for a set of alloys instead.
If you look after them there will be a huge used market for them when you sell the car. ( return the std wheels to the car and sell the alloys separately and either keep for your next id3 or sell and recoup to recover some of the cost)
 
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