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Old 10-15-2002, 15:43   #1 (permalink)
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Question Options Pricing

Those of you researching how you want to buy a Barra, I have a question.

Do you think some of the option pricing seems a bit high?

I'll use an example. Looking at the T3 series, optioning Brembos was around $5000. That wouldn't be so bad except that $5k is above and beyond the $3k for Premium brakes which the car has in the first place. That makes the brakes an $8k option. Wow!

I was looking at speccing up an XR8 assuming a $49500 list price and it quickly got to $60k!
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Farout $5k is abit steep especially when factoring the extra 3k for the premium brakes. Gee a $60K XR8 is basically a T3 TE-50 price. I won't how much a GT would kickoff at price wise.
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My XLS ute is becoming a bit steep also:

- XLS Styleside V8 with Sequential Auto $35,300
- Air Conditioning $2250
- ABS $930
- Cruise control $460
- Hard tonneau cover $1695
- LSD $400 ?
- Any other options ?
- Dealer costs ?

It all adds up. Less expensive for me to buy an XR6T Ute. Insureance is more on a turbo and I want a V8 so that's not an option. Still it's not cheap.
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So thats an extra $8k for brembos??

What about aftermarket brakes... how much would they cost?? Or would they void the warranty??
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My XLS ute is becoming a bit steep also:

- XLS Styleside V8 with Sequential Auto $35,300
- Air Conditioning $2250
- ABS $930
- Cruise control $460
- Hard tonneau cover $1695
- LSD $400 ?
- Any other options ?
- Dealer costs ?

It all adds up. Less expensive for me to buy an XR6T Ute. Insureance is more on a turbo and I want a V8 so that's not an option. Still it's not cheap.
But that is one hell of a ute !!

These are fairly impressive options we are talking about ... not like you are adding a set of seat covers
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Old 10-15-2002, 19:31   #6 (permalink)
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- Any other options ?

what about prestige sound? because once youve oredered it your stuck with it.

options do seem to add up quick im looking at $4760.00(w/leather) in options on a xr6 and im not going overboard

auto $920
lsd $360
premium audio $900
towpack $345
prestige paint? $255

leather seats? $1980

a fully optioned xr6 turbo comes to over $60000!
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Re: Options Pricing

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Those of you researching how you want to buy a Barra, I have a question.

Do you think some of the option pricing seems a bit high?

I'll use an example. Looking at the T3 series, optioning Brembos was around $5000. That wouldn't be so bad except that $5k is above and beyond the $3k for Premium brakes which the car has in the first place. That makes the brakes an $8k option. Wow!

I was looking at speccing up an XR8 assuming a $49500 list price and it quickly got to $60k!
Absolutely right Peteypoos!

Apparently Ford IS giving some credit to the 17" rims on the option price of 18's, as I have been told. It is a shame and a point of contention for me, that other features don't provide any of this "credit" for upgraded options. It's not like the upgrades are "aftermarket", or are causing a financial loss for Ford. In particular, you are right in singling out the brakes - this has always been an unsavoury area.

I guess that realistically, with the BA, these options are the only place where Ford will make any genuine profit in the first 6 months!
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Yeah Mr Sparkles, the brake option is particularly painful for the aft appendages of one's body........
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prestige paint? $255

My brochure says paint is a NCO. No cost option.

Please explain
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My brochure says paint is a NCO. No cost option.

Please explain
sorry my mistake
youre right esky prestige paint is a nco on XRs
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