On Friday 13th March some halfwit wasn't paying attention and ran into the back of my beloved Golf GTI Edition 30 - which has now been classified as a write off. I've been eyeing up S3's for the last couple of weeks and will hopefully get one ordered in the next couple of weeks when I get my insurance settlement.
For the last few weeks I've been debating about colours - trying to choose between Ibis White or Sprint Blue... but now I think I've settled on good old silver - with either titanium or black wheels. I had my heart set on white, but I think it'll be too much hard work to keep - and now I live in a flat I don't have access to a hose for cleaning as regularly as I used to! A trip to my mums every 2 weeks is the best I can do! I like the blue, but I don't think it'll go so well with the dark wheels... so silver is a good compromise! It'll look good with the dark wheels and is easier to keep than white!!
But which wheels?!
I've now got a few sets in mind, but am unsure which to go for an what size? I'm thinking if I'm going to fork out cash for wheels, I might as well go up an inch to 19's... but will 19 x 8.5 be ok with standard suspension without rubbing?
My choices are:
BBS CH Black Edition:
MTM Bimoto Titanium:
Velocity Motoring VMR710 (titanium OR black?):
OZ Ultraleggera (black or graphite):
They're all pretty much the same sort of price - in the £2k with good tyres price range - although the OZ's would be a few hundred cheaper I think. Having said that I haven't made any calls to negotiate tyre packages yet, as I want to decide which ones I actually want first!
I've seen a silver S3 on Autotrader with the MTM's which I think look brilliant - but I haven't seen a silver car with any of the others on.
Please help as I'm really struggling to pick... and could do with some second, third and fourth opinions!!!