I have a 2010 Base Beetle S with steelies and stock VW hubcaps. When I bought the car, one hubcap was curbed, so I bought a new one from VW for $73. Now, I've ruined another one from scraping up against a snowbank....... I've since learned that I can get stock caps a bit cheaper online, but I'm now torn between getting VW Alloys (16 x 6.5) or just sticking with the less-expensive steelie/hubcap combo. One thing that sets me apart from most VW enthusiasts is that I'm a bone-stock kind of guy, and I would also assume that factory alloys are also superior to, say, a set of wheels for $400-$500, especially when I can get refurbished VW wheels for about $600-$700 a set. Also, what's cool is that although I have a 2010, I can get any year of 16 x 6.5 Beetle wheels. I particularly like the Eraser wheels of 2002 vintage. But....dumb as this may sound, do alloys hold up any better against chips and dings as opposed to plastic hubcaps? Hubcaps are decidedly a cheaper way to go.......... and my other option is to keep the scraped ones and use them in the winter and switch to new ones in the summer. Thoughts?