No, not the obvious query, after all, choice of colour is subjective and fave colours vary with us all. I'm the first to say that I like dark colours and the Phantom Black, when clean and polished, is superb - and I'm speaking as an owner. However, for various reasons, I can't committ to the cleaning and polishing regime I've followed in the past and now, whilst considering changing to the 2009 A3 S-line, I'm considering Ice Silver - a colour which does not show the dirt quite as much as the darker colours. My concern is that so many Silver cars seem to have a sheen rather than a shine - the deep gloss seen on those Blacks and Greys is not so obvious. Any opinions? Does the gloss disappear?