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We all are getting various configurations in our orders from 1LT coupe to 3LT Z51 roadster, but have you thought how much it would be if you ordered EVERY option offered? Any guesses? My guess is that you could buy 2 base cars with that kind of outlay. And which would you rather have: 2 optionless base cars or 1 fully loaded car?? interesting choice...considering the mechanics would be almost identical...and then there is the Z06 option as well.
 

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We all are getting various configurations in our orders from 1LT coupe to 3LT Z51 roadster, but have you thought how much it would be if you ordered EVERY option offered? Any guesses? My guess is that you could buy 2 base cars with that kind of outlay. And which would you rather have: 2 optionless base cars or 1 fully loaded car?? interesting choice...considering the mechanics would be almost identical...and then there is the Z06 option as well.
Not sure you would be able to have 2.. lol

My car is a fully loaded 3LT Coupe. only increse would have been Chrome over Black wheels and double tops over my Carbon Fiber Exposed. That would only add 2 to 3k at best to my $76,845
 

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Well, you could have made it a convertible roadster, added competition seats, selected a premium price color. Wouldn't that add a few thousand?
 

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Well, you could have made it a convertible roadster, added competition seats, selected a premium price color. Wouldn't that add a few thousand?
You are correct, I was thinking you where keeping the Style and color the same to make your point but I did miss the seats. If you wanted to take it away from the style and color you could add a fully loaded Z06 and you prove your point. :rolleyes:
 

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Add the second set of torque wheels, the custom VIN, and the engine build experience, and you can get really close to $100 k fast.
 

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Yes, how you option out the car makes all the difference in the world... Off the top of my head and please don't hold me to the exact number down the the last dollar, but I added up ALL the potential options, including the crazy ones that most of us wouldn't consider like "Special Vin numbers" and the "Engine Build Experience," which can add over $10K alone and came up with something in the neighborhood of around $27K if I recall correctly. This is where many of the European exotics get you. I recall seeing a track test video comparing the Porsche 911S to the new C7 and they indicated the Porsche's available options cost more than the base C7. So IMO, GM has followed suit in the area of available options for increasing profitability. So I think it might be wise to select your options wisely and choose "Must Have's" versus "Like To Have's" in order to keep the price of your new car within reason.
 

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Some of the extra cost options make little sense to me. Why should black painted wheels cost $495 more than silver painted wheels? Its only paint. Is black paint more expensive to apply?
 

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Some of the extra cost options make little sense to me. Why should black painted wheels cost $495 more than silver painted wheels? Its only paint. Is black paint more expensive to apply?
Same with the calipers, how much more is red or yellow paint vs gray
 

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I suppose once one starts seriously considering a $75K car, adding a few more options seems trivial. However, I am dropping a few things in favor of aftermarket upgrades that should, I think, improve the car and my experience.

First, after considering velocity yellow with lots of carbon flash extras, decided a basic black scheme with gray interior is more elegant and better fits my character. Money saved there. Going convertible and Z-51 with magnetic ride and 8 speed AT. Basic black calipers will be fine, but going with the carbon flash emblems.

After reading the disappointment of many with the fact that the factory black wheels are made black through the use of paint that shows road rash, will go with the basic silver wheels and get black powder coat in the aftermarket. Perhaps nothing saved, but a better wheel finish.

After reading about the shortcomings of the NAV, and its bundling with the PDR, (which I have little interest in. I own a GoPro camera already), the NAV sounds like more of a source of aggravation. So instead of 3LT, going 2LT without NAV. Saving a small bundle there.

Going to immediately swap out the summer tires for Michelin all seasons (lots of cooler months in Vermont), unless I can find a set of Z-51 take off wheels at a reasonable price, then I will keep two sets of tires.

Going to go aftermarket for a significant XPEL Ultimate job.

Not afraid to spend money, but I like to set priorities.
 
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I suppose once one starts seriously considering a $75K car, adding a few more options seems trivial. However, I am dropping a few things in favor of aftermarket upgrades that should, I think, improve the car and my experience.

First, after considering velocity yellow with lots of carbon flash extras, decided a basic black scheme with gray interior is more elegant and better fits my character. Money saved there. Going convertible and Z-51 with magnetic ride and 8 speed AT. Basic black calipers will be fine, but going with the carbon flash emblems.

After reading the disappointment of many with the fact that the factory black wheels are made black through the use of paint that shows road rash, will go with the basic silver wheels and get black powder coat in the aftermarket. Perhaps nothing saved, but a better wheel finish.

After reading about the shortcomings of the NAV, and its bundling with the PDR, (which I have little interest in. I own a GoPro camera already), the NAV sounds like more of a source of aggravation. So instead of 3LT, going 2LT without NAV. Saving a small bundle there.

Going to immediately swap out the summer tires for Michelin all seasons (lots of cooler months in Vermont), unless I can find a set of Z-51 take off wheels at a reasonable price, then I will keep two sets of tires.

Going to go aftermarket for a significant XPEL Ultimate job.

Not afraid to spend money, but I like to set priorities.
I think your spot on here Rob. It's just a matter of setting priorities. Guess I'm just old school, but the brightly painted or powder coated brake calipers never caught on with me, nor the black painted wheels. And after reading about road chips or rash taking it's toll on the finish, I thought, Oh Well......... That answers that question..... Just choose wisely and the price we spend should fall within reason.

I'm going with the Z06 and it's been tough to keep the options in check and I'll continue to struggle with that part of it until I'm finally in a position to finalize my order. Constraints may play a major part in it when the time comes. But either way, the new C7, regardless of the configuration all of us choose is going to be a pretty phenomenal experience for all of us.
 

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Same with the calipers, how much more is red or yellow paint vs gray
If you have a non z51 car your calipers are gray if it is a Z51 they are black.
 

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If you have a non z51 car your calipers are gray if it is a Z51 they are black.
Black is fine with me. At least in theory, a black surface radiates heat best.
 

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Same with the calipers, how much more is red or yellow paint vs gray
What he meant was, "What is the additional cost to GM to paint calipers red or yellow instead of gray or black?" The answer is very, very little.

His implication was that GM is severely overcharging for speciality painted calipers when they charge $595 for such a service.
 

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What he meant was, "What is the additional cost to GM to paint calipers red or yellow instead of gray or black?" The answer is very, very little.

His implication was that GM is severely overcharging for speciality painted calipers when they charge $500 for such a service.
Actually, on the z-51, the up-charge for changing black to red or yellow is $595
 

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We all are getting various configurations in our orders from 1LT coupe to 3LT Z51 roadster, but have you thought how much it would be if you ordered EVERY option offered? Any guesses? My guess is that you could buy 2 base cars with that kind of outlay. And which would you rather have: 2 optionless base cars or 1 fully loaded car?? interesting choice...considering the mechanics would be almost identical...and then there is the Z06 option as well.
actually, i priced this out before i bought, and came in just around $80k. forget about getting 2 "base" cars, but good try.
 

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What he meant was, "What is the additional cost to GM to paint calipers red or yellow instead of gray or black?" The answer is very, very little.

His implication was that GM is severely overcharging for speciality painted calipers when they charge $595 for such a service.
You should see what Porsche, Ferrari, and the like charge.
 
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