I never thought that I would actually purchase a silver car to be honest. I am not crazy about the actual color, and there are a handful of other colors I probably prefer... But with my daughter, work, and just getting older, I have very little time to obsess over my vehicles like in the past. That's why I went with silver. The whole "silver cars don't look dirty" phrase is no joke. My car can get pretty nasty and it still looks relatively clean. And when you give the car a quick wash it looks good since the silver tends to hide any imperfections. I just gave my car a very quick wax job and I am pretty impressed with how good it looks. Here's a pic of what took all of maybe 20 minutes total: iPhone + image site compression doesn't help much with the pic but you get the idea. It also seems like VW has a really nice silver paint. I've compared other silver cars and I prefer this one over some of the other makes.