: Photos up - Opulent Blue CTSV Wagon w/ painted wheels and red calipers.



Random84
05-02-13, 09:14 PM
Cellphone pics only - didn't want to inconvenience the Mrs. and the child while I try to take designer shots. Needless to say, the dealer did a nice job of cleaning the car (they hand-washed it after I asked them to not auto-wash) and shining up the tires. I've seen OB CTS's before, but IMHO I really made the right call going with the painted wheels and red calipers; even though the latest fad is blacked out everything. Defintely says "V" to me, and of course the titanium interior was made for this color.

I will try to take some better shots later on in the week for posterity. :D

http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc383/rra_223/CTSV0_zps6d1bd315.jpg
http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc383/rra_223/CTSV1_zps7008c9c9.jpg
http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc383/rra_223/CTSV2_zps1e610d78.jpg

Trapspeed
05-02-13, 09:20 PM
Looks great. Man I love that color.

the blur
05-02-13, 09:36 PM
I was going to order a wagon, just because. because it's different. But I think the sedan looks nicer. It was hard enough finding a used 6MT sedan. Can't imagine how hard it is to find a used wagon.

Random84
05-02-13, 09:37 PM
I spent a lot of time looking for used manual wagons... which is why I ordered this one new. :D

hulksdaddy
05-02-13, 10:09 PM
Beautiful car man!

Though, I don't think your dog approves. :lol:

Kluch
05-02-13, 10:10 PM
Beautiful car man. The painted wheels go nicely with the red and the blue. And the titanium was a good call. Enjoy it!

1997BlackETC
05-02-13, 10:16 PM
Looks good, myself I kinda like the black satin wheels better on that combo along with a black out grill option, but everybody is different. That must have been a good wax they put on the car, it really shines.

RapidRob
05-02-13, 10:22 PM
Great lookin V! I think OB is my fav color now - it wasn't available when I bought. Enjoy!

Rob

Jinx
05-02-13, 10:39 PM
That color on that car is stupendous, especially in that light. Congratulations.

1997BlackETC
05-02-13, 10:50 PM
Aw come on the black diamond looks better :), I keep trying to tell myself this!~ I had a Opulent blue on order, but it was taking way too long and let her go, oh well at least I've gotta Opulent blue VW now, haha.
Tomorrow she will have a red pinstripe and red calipers soon too, plus better sound system than the V and more comfortable :) Oh did I mention 50 MPG outta the TDI. I still love my Vagen though.

vfaninva
05-02-13, 11:13 PM
Beautiful Vagon! The obm is stunning!

pat2t2f
05-03-13, 06:34 AM
That is a great car. I think the wagon is the best of the bunch. Enjoy it in good health.

Random84
05-03-13, 07:26 AM
Tomorrow she will have a red pinstripe and red calipers soon too, plus better sound system than the V and more comfortable :) Oh did I mention 50 MPG outta the TDI. I still love my Vagen though.

Yeah yeah yeah - you win, because I totally bought the Vagon for the factory sound system! :D

Doesn't the VW come with something like 170HP? So are your mods akin to... ahem... putting lipstick on a proverbial pig?

<zing!>

I keed, I keed! :D

I saw two TDI wagons yesterday, and I was surprised at how dimensionally big they looked overall. Still decent looking for a wagon, but bigger than I would have expected.

1997BlackETC
05-03-13, 10:21 AM
Yep, it's a lot bigger than I thought, holds more than my V wagon. It's a good combo owning both cars. Sorry did not mean to detract from the thread.

Random84
05-03-13, 10:52 AM
Yep, it's a lot bigger than I thought, holds more than my V wagon. It's a good combo owning both cars. Sorry did not mean to detract from the thread.

It was a welcome change - what good is the internet if you can't give a perfectly anonymous stranger a hard time? I posted over on the Corvette forum to tease all the hardcore Z06 guys about my solid exhaust valve "conversion" (ie the V); and of course you get the expected "but it's not a Z06!" responses where people have to defend their own choices and preferences.

I might as well post over on the Mustang forum and expect them to tell me how much better my car is than the GT500?

It's all in good fun - don't take the internet too seriously, or Al Gore will win.

Yellowlab
05-03-13, 11:32 AM
Great looking car!! However, the dog isn't impressed!

Rick Moroso
05-03-13, 12:32 PM
Very nice!

I'mAllIn
05-03-13, 01:10 PM
Well done. Car looks awesome!

neuronbob
05-03-13, 03:09 PM
OK, back to the OBM V wagon love.

I love that color. I dream in that color. Nice choice and congratulations! You will get lots of "nice car" comments. I do.

Random84
05-03-13, 03:48 PM
Great looking car!! However, the dog isn't impressed!

Givent that the dog purposefully eats **** all day when there's puppy chow in the bowl... I'm not sure his opinion can be trusted. :D

Arca500
05-03-13, 08:50 PM
I love it! That wagon is sick! I really dig the Opulent Blue with the red calipers. Beautiful!

VMoose
05-04-13, 01:42 AM
Great looking wagon. Congrats and enjoy it! How about some pics of the interior too!

Random84
05-04-13, 01:09 PM
You will get lots of "nice car" comments. I do.

It took less than 48 hours from driving off the lot... Our second trip out and a young boy went out of his way to tell us. Fun times.

Belairlover
05-04-13, 03:54 PM
Traded my 2010 TDI wagon in for my 2013 Vagon. Nice car overall, but average MPG was 34, and I had a 6-speed manual. The High Pressure Fuel pump has a failure rate that the NHSC has an investigation on currently. The warranty on the fuel pump through VW is 60k and the cost of repair if it fails is over $8k. I traded mine in at 55k miles. Just do a search on VW TDI HPFP for more info. Some pumps fail on new cars. Make sure you don't use truck stop diesel

Trapspeed
05-04-13, 03:57 PM
the cost of repair if it fails is over $8k.

What??? Are you kidding?? My my my.