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Trying to educate myself before visiting dealers. I'm leaning toward the premier version, mainly for the forward safety features. For the life of me, I cannot see why the "Infotainment" package is required for those checking off "Confidence II". There seems to be no relation technically between them.

Any chance assembly would accept 2 "delete" features, as I prefer the standard wheels, and don't want the roof rail (of course with appropriate $$$ credit ;).
 

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I've ordered two vehicles from GM, there's just no way on their ordering system to "unbundle" packages so you're going to be stuck with GM's decisions...

My personal opinion is that C2 should at least be optional in the LT and in a few years C1/C2 should be made standard across the entire GM line...
 

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The COPO days are long gone. What you see is what you can get, no mix and match.
 

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You can thank Toyota for popularizing the Popular Option Packages for part of their LEAN initiative. By only having a few configurations it makes manufacturing much easier and the bean counters know exactly which options to put together to maximize how many you will buy. Like right now they know that people are willing to pay extra for active safety features, so they tend to throw them in with other tech packages.

Honda has this annoying tendency to only put sunroofs in the most expensive model package, and then they always include them. Meaning if you want the fancy features you get a sunroof. This means I can't buy Honda as they don't ever have enough headroom in the models I want. They do this as they know people might end up paying $3,000 or something to get their sunroof (or whatever feature you want to get). With the Bolt EV you might end up paying several thousand to get a $500 feature or something. The one I want is $44,000 with destination.

edit: It looks like adding Drivers Confidence II package for the active safety features adds about $4,000+ over base model. So same as getting a sunroof in a Honda (at least in the early 2000s, haven't looked recently) requires updating to the best option package, etc.
 

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The COPO days are long gone. What you see is what you can get, no mix and match.
You can thank Toyota for popularizing the Popular Option Packages for part of their LEAN initiative. By only having a few configurations it makes manufacturing much easier and the bean counters know exactly which options to put together to maximize how many you will buy. Like right now they know that people are willing to pay extra for active safety features, so they tend to throw them in with other tech packages.
Cadillac is finding it quite profitable to unbundle the options. Harder on the production side but it has gotten a good bump in revenue from doing it that way. Perhaps other GM divisions will take note and follow.
 
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