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Old 04-18-2014, 06:24 AM   #1
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Purchasing Dealer package to protect paint and interior

I ordered a new SS last week - due to arrive in May. While making the deal, I knew that after the price was negotiated, the dealership would start with the "Protection Package" for interior and exterior - retail around $795, I think. This package was included in the negotiated price.

After thinking about it, I'm probably not informed enough to know whether this was a good move or not?

The Question: Should I proceed and have them clearcoat the outside and put protector in the leather interior and carpets?

Any advice? Thanks Rod
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Old 04-18-2014, 07:41 AM   #2
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I was offered the same thing and declined. To me the product is snake oil. I prefer to apply my own was, especially on a nice warm summer day and enjoy my car care.
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Old 04-18-2014, 07:51 AM   #3
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Old 04-18-2014, 08:12 AM   #4
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Easy answer NO! May have been negotiated but you are still paying for it, use the $795 towards any mods you want to complete.
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Old 04-18-2014, 08:51 AM   #6
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Actually, I didn't pay the $795 - I got the package for $100. But, it's either a good thing or it isn't and that's independent of the costs. I'll keep listening, but I'm 0-3 so far.

Thanks for the input, guys.
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Old 04-18-2014, 08:59 AM   #7
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Does it come with any kind of warranty? If so, for $100 I don't see the harm in it.

Can you share any details about it?
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Make it 0-4, partially.

I'd consider letting them apply something to the interior, but tell them to stay 100 miles away from the paint.

No prep, no wash, no buffing, no magical protectant.
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Old 04-18-2014, 09:20 AM   #9
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No, I do not trust a dealer with my paint for one second.
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Old 04-18-2014, 10:35 AM   #10
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You gotta take the Tru-Coat, if you don't you'll get oxidation !!
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Old 04-18-2014, 02:25 PM   #12
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Always a total waste of money, just like buying an extended warrantee.
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Old 04-18-2014, 03:21 PM   #13
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But the sun and salt water can play hell on the gelcoat!!
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Save you're money and don't get that.
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But the sun and salt water can play hell on the gelcoat!!
I heard them new Camaro's is single stage lacquer. Gotta put butter on it to keep the moisture in.

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off all the people I know that have ever gotten some kind of "package" deal like this I have never heard anyone say they didn't get shafted or that is was a good deal. pissing money away IMO
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If you don't plan on taking care of your car sure, $100 isn't bad. If you plan on caring for your car, don't just walk away, run.
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Old 04-19-2014, 11:40 AM   #19
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I ordered a new SS last week - due to arrive in May. While making the deal, I knew that after the price was negotiated, the dealership would start with the "Protection Package" for interior and exterior - retail around $795, I think. This package was included in the negotiated price.

After thinking about it, I'm probably not informed enough to know whether this was a good move or not?

The Question: Should I proceed and have them clearcoat the outside and put protector in the leather interior and carpets?

Any advice? Thanks Rod
It's a rip off, used to work at a dealer so I know. That stuff they try and sell is pure profit for them and the salesperson.
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You gotta take the Tru-Coat, if you don't you'll get oxidation !!

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But the sun and salt water can play hell on the gelcoat!!



At least one person knows what i'm talking about
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Butter?? OK, haven't heard that yet. It's not really butter...is it...? I use adams leather conditioner...That's what you're talking about, right?

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This thread is great. Now I feel even better for turning down the paint protection package on my new 2LT.
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Okay - the dealership got back to me and said they use Malco products for the paint sealant, undercoating and interior protection. A quick look on the net shows Malco has been around a while and makes all kinds of chemicals for pros and consumer markets.

I never asked about undercoating.... input? I live in Iowa and winters are rough with lots of salt/sand on the roads. Actually, I've always negotiated the same package for new cars, and I always buy new. I've never had any compliants with any of it, although that could be placebo effect?

Input on undercoating and/or Malco? Let's have it, boys.

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That's exactly what I did yesterday.

At one point I just politely interrupted the guy and said "I don't mean to sound rude, but I don't want to waste your time, either. I'm gonna pass on every offer you have for me. The price I agreed to with my salesman is the price I'm walking out of here paying, sorry."

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