My former 2002 Jetta's color was silver and you could go days/weeks without washing it. Very forgiving color.As long as it's not white. Wasn't my choice on white, but my wife loved it. Give me a black or a dark colour and i'm good.
My old MKIV didn't lock. The door lock was shot, and the battery in the key fob was done. I could have left it running and no one wanted it. I miss that car.No one is stealing a TDI any more,just leave it unlocked with the keys in it. Good way to get a buy back via insurance co.