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    GM's ridiculously high vehicle option costs

    GM is getting ridiculous with their option prices. Look at the cost for the optional 19" wheel on the new Malibu: $4095???!!! Ford charges $795 for their nearly identical optional 19" wheel. Chrysler charges $995 for their optional 19" wheel. What is GM thinking?? Beyond that, GM charges for most metallic colors now. $995 for Iredescent Pearl Tricoat. Meanwhile, Ford charges $595 for their version of that color and Mazda charges only $200. And in my opinion, GM's colors suck. They use a low-flake metallic that I'm sure is cheaper compared to competitor's high metallic/sparkle paints. Why is GM trying so hard to rip customers off??

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    Re: GM's ridiculously high vehicle option costs

    Maybe they changed what GM stands for.
    Instead of General Motors it now stands for Gouge More?

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    Re: GM's ridiculously high vehicle option costs

    The 19" wheels are only offered on the Premier model and not offered as a option.

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    Re: GM's ridiculously high vehicle option costs

    I don't mind option pricing going up....just offer an attractive option pack that makes the original buyer feel good about the purchase and holds a high residual value after lease turn in...

    Then for more extravagant options charge more...I don't care as I never buy that crap.

    The original poster not understanding that the 19 inch rims are part of a premier group is either a misunderstanding or troll bating...

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    Fusion is still a better value than the Malibu.

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    Re: GM's ridiculously high vehicle option costs

    There is a machined/black 19" that is optional on the LT, Hybrid and Premier. That's the $4095 wheel I posted about.
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    Re: GM's ridiculously high vehicle option costs

    Quote Originally Posted by member12 View Post
    Fusion is still a better value than the Malibu.

    Two liter Ford Fusion with the two liter turbo was negotiated down easily to 25.5....from I think 30....

    Was a prettier car last year although road noise ...I think from the tires was higher than the GM offering from Buick.

    So my friend chose the verano which is a nicer riding but slightly smaller car. We didn't even look at the Malibu back then because it wasn't as pretty as it is now.

    The Malibu now looks very similar to the Audi A7....it's a pretty car...although window sticker last week while my corvette was being serviced...I was sort of surprised at -a window sticker of a two liter turbo Malibu at 34 grand...

    I'm getting old but these new prices on the marl of all the new cars are getting crazy...

    I'm never paying these prices for these new cars...lol

    Wtf....34 grand for a Malibu? The impala was looking good but it was close to forty!

    The rest of the car companies are crazy too...

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    Quote Originally Posted by autofanJRW View Post
    There is a machined/black 19" that is optional on the LT, Hybrid and Premier. That's the $4095 wheel I posted about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JBsZ06 View Post
    I don't mind option pricing going up....just offer an attractive option pack that makes the original buyer feel good about the purchase and holds a high residual value after lease turn in...

    Then for more extravagant options charge more...I don't care as I never buy that crap.

    The original poster not understanding that the 19 inch rims are part of a premier group is either a misunderstanding or troll bating...
    Yes, 19" wheels are standard on the Premier. There is a different machined/black 19" wheel that is optional on the LT, Premier and Hybrid. That is the $4095 wheel option. Look at Chevy's website. Not trolling! 19inwheel.jpg

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    Re: GM's ridiculously high vehicle option costs

    Lol
    Nobody is spending 4 grand for a 19 inch wheel option on any Chevy......

    Just a ridiculous assumption ....that wheel must be in a catalog where gm gives you the stock wheel and tire and then also gives you a 19 inch wheel, tire sensor and tires upon delivery...

    Still not worth it but some people have no brains so they buy it to be different then their neighbor I guess?

    19 inch rims suck with wheel repair anyway,,,with potholes no matter the brand...

    If your shopping this mid size class just get 17 s or 18 s so you don't spend a fortune fixing rims with all the potholes out there...

    19 s and ultra low profile is just asking to get kicked in the rear.

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    WTF? Are they on crack? I just paid $3300 (MSRP $4400) for my set of forged, lightweight 18X9/12" race wheels for my Firebird! Any REALLY nice set of aftermarket street use wheels won't run you anymore than $2k!!!! Those don't even look nice, or special.
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    Re: GM's ridiculously high vehicle option costs

    I don't like the way that these options are bundled. I looked at a 2107 Audi Q7. I need the massage seats. In order to get them, i have to option out a very well equipped $56,000.00 unit to $74,000.00. Basically, i have to buy the absolute top of the line model and add a 6 thousand dollar package to it. THAT IS NUTS!! Their explanation is that they've found that customers who order that feature, buy the top of the line vehicle. Screw it. I did talk with someone at Cadillac and they said that i don't have to do this with the CT6.
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    Re: GM's ridiculously high vehicle option costs

    Quote Originally Posted by jry View Post
    I don't like the way that these options are bundled. I looked at a 2107 Audi Q7. I need the massage seats. In order to get them, i have to option out a very well equipped $56,000.00 unit to $74,000.00. Basically, i have to buy the absolute top of the line model and add a 6 thousand dollar package to it. THAT IS NUTS!! Their explanation is that they've found that customers who order that feature, buy the top of the line vehicle. Screw it. I did talk with someone at Cadillac and they said that i don't have to do this with the CT6.
    We'll see...
    add in being "forced to take options you do NOT want like heated seats in a Cruze requiring Leather that also requires LTZ that rules out the 6 speed manual
    so it is take heated seats and an AUTO OR get the stick and forgo heated seats

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    Multi-matic messaging seats are a stand alone $995 option on the Lincoln MKZ.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jry View Post
    I don't like the way that these options are bundled. I looked at a 2107 Audi Q7. I need the massage seats. In order to get them, i have to option out a very well equipped $56,000.00 unit to $74,000.00. Basically, i have to buy the absolute top of the line model and add a 6 thousand dollar package to it. THAT IS NUTS!! Their explanation is that they've found that customers who order that feature, buy the top of the line vehicle. Screw it. I did talk with someone at Cadillac and they said that i don't have to do this with the CT6. We'll see...
    This is a pet leave of mine. The option package are just the car manufacturer's attempt to optimize profits by grouping together options as a group, rather than individually, which most people would prefer. Option packs are a major turnoff to me, and needs to end!
    It won't end though, because it's a huge source of profit for the car companies, at buyers' expense and choice.

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