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      09-26-2007, 11:00 PM   #1
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LeMans blue + Metallic paint $$

Does anyone know if you choose the M package, (which gives you the option of LeMans blue), do you also have to pay the 475 for metallic paint on top of that?
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      09-26-2007, 11:06 PM   #2
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That $500ish up-charge that "premium" auto manufacturers charge for metallic paint is a steaming pile of bullshit, its insulting, and people should not be willing to stand for it. Build a regular car like Toyota or Volkswagen and choosing metallic paint is done by simply checking a box on the configurator with $0 in additional fees. Talk about insulting your customers.
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      09-27-2007, 07:07 AM   #3
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That $500ish up-charge that "premium" auto manufacturers charge for metallic paint is a steaming pile of bullshit, its insulting, and people should not be willing to stand for it.
I agree it's bullshit, but metallic cars (especially silver and grey) retain higher resale value than non-metallics. You can therefore push some of that BS down the line when you resell the car.
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      09-30-2007, 07:55 PM   #4
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You'll definitley be paying for any metalic paint. You pay for it on all BMW's and Mini's.

It's really not that bad. Porsche charges anywhere from $1200 to $2400 for metalic paint and they'll change the colors from one level to another from year to year. THAT IS BS.
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