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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-18-2017, 08:10 AM Thread Starter
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When did any paint color besides WHITE become extra charge?

It seems Buick and GM have been finding a way to add cost without raising the base price. When did any color except white become an extra charge, anywhere from $395 to $995?

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-18-2017, 11:20 AM
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Re: When did any paint color besides WHITE become extra charge?

Usually Tri Coats.

or paints requiring extra steps its seems.

I know my sisters 2007 Lucerne had an extra cost paint...... Sharkskin


It really is a nice color. You see it and its like a metallic grey. If you walk by it and the light reflects off it-- the paint turns colors.....
Here is a pic I found online of a Lucerne with Sharkskin---- note the hood edge is reflecting a purple color.

Ive seen purple/green/reddish





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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-18-2017, 11:28 AM Thread Starter
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Re: When did any paint color besides WHITE become extra charge?

According to Buick's web page, EVERY color is an extra charge. You get white or pay extra.

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Re: When did any paint color besides WHITE become extra charge?

I see what you mean.

hmmm.

I dont recall if thats what it was like on the Chevrolets- when I priced it out..

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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-19-2017, 10:44 AM
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Re: When did any paint color besides WHITE become extra charge?

The first car i know of that had up charge for paint 1999 corvette, Mag Red Metallic.

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Re: When did any paint color besides WHITE become extra charge?

Except for non-metallic black or non-metallic white, my 2016 Q3 came with an upcharge for colors. Luckily, I like white. I guess Buick is climbing aboard the charge for colors train too.

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-20-2017, 01:06 PM Thread Starter
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Re: When did any paint color besides WHITE become extra charge?

Just released, for 2018 Tires and any paint are extra cost. All vehicles must be ordered a la carte

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