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We will be buying a 2011 Equinox LT2 at the end of the week. We were wondering if the added $800.00 chrome option is worth the money. Does anyone have any input on this subject? Thanks, Noxmeister
 

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I guess that depends how much you like chrome. I didn't bother, as it seemed kind of nice but too much money and in the end just too much bling for me.
 

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Well my wife got it on her new 2011 Cardinal Red Nox and it looks GREAT....she got the Chrome wheel option and with thall the Chrome it really stands out.
 

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Don't forget it includes the "Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist" feature, so it's not just an "appearance" package.

That said, the chrome really pops on certain colors.
 

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aftermarket chrome door handles and mirror caps look great also
I got 3pc billet grill for around 160.00 and mirror covers for 60.00 and door handles for 60.00
Stick on with 3m tape and have had no problems with them My Terrain,SLE2 is almost 15 months old and chrome add ons look new
 

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Personally I only got chrome because you had to with LTZ - if I was sticking with LT2 I might consider power lift gate instead of Chrome. For my Mocha Steel color, I actually wish my door handles were body color sometimes - not sure why but I like body color handles
 

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If you like chrome, then it is. On my black Terrain it looks fantastic. I think it's easier to maintain then the painted pieces. I do agree that the front grill could be tamed down just a tad.
 

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I also had to get it because i got an LTZ, and if I didnt get LTZ i wouldnt have paid extra for it. I must say though that it makes the car look classier. From the side it can be mistaken for a Lexus or Acura. Not saying it looks like those, but it has classy touches that those vehicles also come with.

its little things like this that make the higher models look completely different from the base models (IE rental cars).
 

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Personally, there's too much chrome with the package. I like chrome at the back above the hitch and the door handles but couldn't stand the mirror covers, the chrome roof rails, or the grill. Plasti-Dipped the grill, swapped the mirror covers for body colour and removed the roof rack. Now I like it. Chrome handles break up the black nicely.
 

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I think that the chrome package looks excellent on the Equinox. Definately gives it an upscale appearance.
Yes..if we hadn't purchased the LTZ..we would have still opted for the chrome. It's worth it...especially if looking at one with..and then without the chrome trim sidexside. For my tastes that applies to every color that I've seen.
However..on the Terrain the massive solid chrome grill dominating the frontend may seem a little much for some.
 

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As you can see by the responses, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

On our Black Granite 2011 LTZ the chrome looks great. At least to me and the wife it does. Everyone has commented how they like the chrome and black. Even some stranger at the gas station commented on how much he liked it.

But obviously the chrome package isn't for everyone. It all boils down to you. If you like it and think it looks good then it doesn't matter what others think. And as pointed out you do get the ultrasonic parking assist which is very handy.
 

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Black Granite LTZ said:
As you can see by the responses, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

On our Black Granite 2011 LTZ the chrome looks great. At least to me and the wife it does. Everyone has commented how they like the chrome and black. Even some stranger at the gas station commented on how much he liked it.

But obviously the chrome package isn't for everyone. It all boils down to you. If you like it and think it looks good then it doesn't matter what others think. And as pointed out you do get the ultrasonic parking assist which is very handy.
LOL, maybe its the black granite everyone is liking there more than the chrome. I also have a black granite nox, but no chrome, and ... everyone here likes how the black mirrors and bumpers and even door handles match, they wouldn't with the chrome. The one saving grace of getting black (the wife's input). We saw a BG nox with chrome at the lot and it didn't do much for me. The black paint actually made me LESS interested in the chrome not more ... if I had gotten red for example, I think I would have found the chrome more appealing. Chrome in a few places, might have been nice, but ... there was just too much in other places, particularly the mirrors and the front, it all netted out to a wash at best for me.

In the eye of the beholder indeed :)
 

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Is it chrome or plastic chrome? Somehow, I'd have difficulty paying $800 for plastic chrome, mirror covers, grill and door handles. The last time I had GM chrome rims, the chome delaminated and the tires leaked at the rims. I found replacement chrome rims at a junkyard a $200/rim. This was after about two years of ownership. The replacement rims had the inside stripped of chrome so that there was no more chrome to delaminate.
 

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I think it's a fair deal, too. For $695 on the sticker, you get:
Front and rear lower bumper trim, door handles, rearview mirrors, and roof rack side rail trim.

That's 10 chrome items - I'll value them at $40 a pop. $400 total.

Ultrasonic rear parking assist - Easily worth the remaining $295!
 

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Old Lar said:
Is it chrome or plastic chrome? Somehow, I'd have difficulty paying $800 for plastic chrome, mirror covers, grill and door handles. The last time I had GM chrome rims, the chome delaminated and the tires leaked at the rims. I found replacement chrome rims at a junkyard a $200/rim. This was after about two years of ownership. The replacement rims had the inside stripped of chrome so that there was no more chrome to delaminate.
Most the Nox/terrain "chrome" rims are "plastic chrome". No chance of it delaminating at the rim, because it doesn't touch the tire.
 

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I went without. It's a personal choice, but just know that the chrome pieces are just "glorified stickers" they are not actual chrome bolt on pieces. You can order them at any time and they go directly over the plastic on every model. Not worth $800 or whatever it is for that!
 

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I bought chrome covers for the door pillars and the chrome covers on ebay. I did the grill to with a snap on one that covers the current grill.
 

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Chrome package is worth whatever someone wants to pay......and a lot of customers will.

Look at Harley, there are more chrome items for a single model bike then any other vehicle in the world.

Chrome don't get you home........but you sure look good pushing it home. ;D
 

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I have a Cardinal Red LTZ with no regrets. To each is own as far as taste. I wished I would have bought the factory 18" chrome wheels also.
 
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