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It was a red base model here in Canada and hope no one takes offence but man those standard wheels are butt ugly. :( Glad to see that I'm not alone anymore though :)
 

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I've seen one base on the lot and one driving down the road - both white. Really want to see some more colours in real life to help me with my purchasing decision lol.

As far as the Richmond wheels go - they're good for the winter set up.
 

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I don't see why everyone else is hating on the Richmonds, I like them a lot. But then I've always liked directional wheels.

If anyone has 17" Richmonds for sale, LMK.
 

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I don't see why everyone else is hating on the Richmonds, I like them a lot. But then I've always liked directional wheels.

If anyone has 17" Richmonds for sale, LMK.
I don't hate them at all, which is why I'd keep them for winter. There have and are much, much, much worse OEM VW rims out there - like the current ones on the R and the Belvedere's on the Mk7 GTIs.

If I were to order an Autobahn trim with the sunroof/wheel package, I'd actually request keeping the 18" Richmonds instead of the 19" Adelaides as they'd come off for some aftermarket wheels regardless.
 

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I would keep them as winter wheels but that’s the best I can muster. 😂 I have the 19 Adelaides and actually love them. The Bridgestones are wearing by the day I’m afraid though.
 

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That's the boat I'm in. I have an Autobahn with the sunroof/wheel package and fast-wearing summer tires with a very low profile on a non-DCC car scares me. I want to enjoy driving my car, not dodging potholes which is why I think I'll swap my Adelaides for Richmonds (18").
 

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That's the boat I'm in. I have an Autobahn with the sunroof/wheel package and fast-wearing summer tires with a very low profile on a non-DCC car scares me. I want to enjoy driving my car, not dodging potholes which is why I think I'll swap my Adelaides for Richmonds (18").
I'm contemplating getting aftermarket 19s, maybe Pretoria's like my R. Vancouver isn't that bad for potholes, at least compared to the Okanagan - but you do have to be mindful when driving into driveways or parking lots and they have that curb/sidewalk lip - it does get stressful, 19s undoubtedly look great on a car, just a question if its worth the extra stress and money lol.
 

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I think the OEM 18s fit the Mk8 styling great. I was wishy-washy on them at first, but a lot of the aftermarket options I've seen people installing in the Facebook group make the body styling look dated or boy racer.
 

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Well, if anyone wants OEM rims with a bit of flair, there's always these:

 
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