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G6 side mirrors?

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Why aren't they getting body colored, not even on the GT and GTP models? Even the Malibu has them!
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Why aren't they getting body colored, not even on the GT and GTP models? Even the Malibu has them!

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I'd say they will be for '07, but that's just a good guess, since both the Equinox and Malibu (same or very similar mirror design) just got them this year--and it made a BIG difference.

Maybe the Pontiac designers think the black matte ones look better on their car? Edited by caddycruiser
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I personally don't mind, since I'd be looking into the mirror, not behind :P. But the thing is, it sounds like it's a common point of criticism. Also, seems that the Malibu is at a lower price point than the G6, and it just didn't make sense for the G6 not to have them.
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Even a better question... why do I see 2003 and lter Grand Am GTs wiht the ugly plain shaped black side view mirrors while my Parent's 2002 G/A GT has the gorgeous BMW style ones? That always boggled my mind. The non-body colored cheap ones are just plain gross.
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Even a better question... why do I see 2003 and lter Grand Am GTs wiht the ugly plain shaped black side view mirrors while my Parent's 2002 G/A GT has the gorgeous BMW style ones? That always boggled my mind. The non-body colored cheap ones are just plain gross.

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Same reason you see '04 Grand Am SEs with Alero body panels:
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G/As always shared the Alero Doors, they just removed the Ribs (molding) for 2003. That was Lutzs' idea.

As far as the side mirors though, what a difference.... the Ameba shaped black ones look terrible.

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The plainer mirros (body colored) looked great on the Alero, but don't seem to fit the Grand Am's more flashy style.
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Yeah... The Alero's mirrors look terrible on the GA, especially unpainted. I just can't believe that 02 GAs have body-colored mirrors, yet the G6 doesn't... Can you say f**king retarded?
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I dunno, but even an upscale sedan like Chrysler 300M doesn't have body-colored mirrors (not top of the line though). Noticed that on Pacifica too. So it's not just G6. Edited by Allen K
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That's not the point. It's the LEADING and FOLLOWING. They got it right on the Malibu, so why not the G6? It's like Toyota is making crapboxes, so GM should as well? Edited by ToniCipriani
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I tell ya' what lets do a poll: Would it change your buying decision on a car if it had black mirrors rather than body colored mirrors? or Would it accentuate the many things that are cheap in the design and build of the car and suddenly that one item becomes a lighting rod for criticism? I assume the latter would be most appropriate.
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Yes, it WOULD definately sway my decision. The G/A GT is a gorgeous car but wiht those ugly mirrors it would just ruin it for me every tme I looked at the car. Being somewhat mechanically inclined I'd probably just eBay the ugly ones ad buy the nice ones. Iff that was not an option I just might not buy a G/A cause of it.
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some accountant said they would save 3 cents a mirror by making them black instead of body color. Meanwhile, Jettas and such get folding mirrors in body color with turn signal repeaters.
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