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Re: (BRM10984)

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Because black lower trim is supposedly sportier.

Also, black lower trim is supposed to visually lower the car and reduce the visual mass from the side view. However, I like it better with body-color rockers.
 

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Re: (acpjxm)

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Also, black lower trim is supposed to visually lower the car and reduce the visual mass from the side view. However, I like it better with body-color rockers.

I *thought* I'd read that somewhere, but I wasn't sure.
 

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Re: (FUZE)

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Actually it is tradition for the GLI to have black lower trim. As for why the MKIV didn't have it, go figure...

2002.5-2004 GLIs did, but then they were just standard-trim Jettas with sport seats and different wheels.
The 2004.5+ GLI was a parts bin raid... there's really no real rhyme or reason to what they did in terms of previous GLIs.
 

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Re: (Diesel GLI)

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i like it... much easier to keep it nicer looking longer... painted rockers get far too many stone chips and such... http://****************.com/smile/emthdown.gif

That's another plus.
I always did like the black lowers on my MkIV, but it bugged me that they didn't go all the way around, ie. black sideskirts.
 

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Re: (BRM10984)

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The 2004.5+ GLI was a parts bin raid... there's really no real rhyme or reason to what they did in terms of previous GLIs.

the GLI 1.8T has parts unique to the GLI, they may be simmilar to the 20th but are not the same
 

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i like the black lower trim and i wish they used it on the normal mkv jettas. they make the jetta more european imo. just look at the euro jettas. they're leaps and bounds hotter than our jettas.
 

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Re: Why did VW not paint the lowers on the GLI? (jedexec)

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This seems like a step backwards. All of its siblings get it. This is very disappointing.

Just like the B5 Passats

Either they want to give business to the paint shops or have people by black cars.
 

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Re: (BRM10984)

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Because black lower trim is supposedly sportier.

It also looks better. I don't know about you, but I would love for the lower bumper of my Campanella White Jetta to be black instead of white...it's hard to keep clean.
 

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Re: (acpjxm)

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Also, black lower trim is supposed to visually lower the car and reduce the visual mass from the side view. However, I like it better with body-color rockers.

To my eyes, it has always done the opposite, on any brand of car.
 
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