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    Default Paying for options your wont use

    I bought a new truck last November, got a great price on the truck but since I'm a cheap SOB I still complained about some of the options included. So after all was said and done they knocked a little off the price, I think they would've done that anyways without my whining.
    The options I didnt want were Power Drivers Seat, Blue Tooth, Steering Wheel radio controls, and adjustable pedals. From my understanding these options are on almost every C/C LT Silverado and it's easier to find a truck with them than without.
    After owning the truck for 6 months my wife made an observation that the options I whined the most about paying for are the items I seem to get the most use out of, sadly she's right.
    I drove my Tacoma last week and kept thinking to myself how did I ever get along in this primitive truck?
    Anyone else complain about paying for the extra's only to find out they now cant live without them?

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    Well the Adj Pedals I can do without.. As for power seats.. With GM you get 8way 10 way Or I think 12 way..GGzzzz How many people are going to drive YOUR truck??? I set my seat 1 time and thats it. Maybe back and forward to fold down the rear seats..Hey GM Make a leather seat that does NOT crack after 2 years of use..... With GM everything is a Package They call it Marketing.. To get the 1 Opt you want and can use you have to buy A Pkg of Opt's that you don't need or want....
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    i said it here a while back, and I will say it again. i think GM could make a mint if they did it this properly

    1) - start with a basic option list, all the things that a vehicle, A/C, ABS, etc.
    2) - options. I realize some things come together I.E. Z71 package comes with all terrain tires and skid plates, makes sense.
    3) - ANY single option, with anything else. you want leather, bluetooth, manual climate controls, no onstar, 4x4 in a long bed crew cab 1500, fine!

    seems to me that if they expect people to pay 40k + for these new trucks, they should option them out anyway you want. I think some of the reasons they dont do this is aseembly lines would get more complex, then selling used trucks would get complicated. one thing about the present system is this, a LT or SLE truck is for sale. you have a fairly good idea what it has for options based upon the model type. my idea would make that impossible, but it would make for much more personalized trucks.

    enkei wants things i dont, i want things he dosnt, so why cant we both be happy with what we got in our trucks from the factory? (assuming new) used, would be a bit more of a crap shoot, hunting for what you want. dunno, its just a thought of mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enkeiavalanche View Post
    Well the Adj Pedals I can do without.. As for power seats.. With GM you get 8way 10 way Or I think 12 way..GGzzzz How many people are going to drive YOUR truck??? I set my seat 1 time and thats it. Maybe back and forward to fold down the rear seats..Hey GM Make a leather seat that does NOT crack after 2 years of use..... With GM everything is a Package They call it Marketing.. To get the 1 Opt you want and can use you have to buy A Pkg of Opt's that you don't need or want....
    Ya know I thought the same about the power seats and adj. pedals, but I do find myself adjusting both after time driving on longer trips, and the power makes it easier.
    My wifes HHR is 4 years old and we havnt had any problems with the seats cracking, I was expecting problems because I've had other GM products with this issue. I started using Meguiers Leather conditioner on the seats from day 1.

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    Idk bout options I have that I didn't want but I wish I had the dual zone climate control so when I start my truck using remote start it'll start to cool down. I never have my ac on cuz right when I get in the windows go down. It's 91 degrees here and it's only 10. Black on black gets hot

    And about leather cracking. We probably have 5 trucks in my family that are leather and all of them look amazing other than a hole in mine where a friend jammed his gun into the seat.
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    For about a month, I went from a 99 NBS SLT GMC back to my old truck, 97 Chevy Cheyenne...power nothing; no power seats, windows, or locks. I was happy with what I had when I went back to the 97...less things to break lol.

    I had an iphone when I was 17, got rid of it and went back to a 14$ flip phone from WalMart. I guess I'm one of those people that can adapt well to what they have



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    My truck is a SLE but seems to be loaded with lots of options. I seem to use them all. The remote start is great summer and winter. The dual climate zones are neccesary seeing as me and my girl are always different temps. The back up sensors are awesome I never look back to see how much further. The blue tooth is like wow, how did I live without one? And I love the sliding back glass on a warm day with the windows down. The only option I don't seem to use is the adjustable pedals. Which might get used if my girl ever drove my truck (not going to happen). I'm glad I got all my options and extras. It's what makes the truck fabulous to me. I didn't want leather although my Tahoe had leather with heated seats and I loved those. One day my boy will go to college and I'll give him my truck, and the next one I buy will be a Denali with every option. You can beat on that!


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