Originally Posted by SCRAPPYDO
you are talking about what they can charge for it, not what it actually costs.
Those racing stripes do not cost 5000 dollars. But they can charge for them. The nav system does not cost anywhere near 3000 dollars, but they can charge that much for it.
adding options to make more profit is not what I am talking about. I am talking about adding more options to make the car competitive against the interiors of the competition.
I'm not understanding you completely. I don't think anyone will charge for a product at cost. That would be super good deal, probably cost Chevy only $20k to build each Corvette.
The primary focus of Chevrolet (as with any company) is to make profit, not to fulfill dreams. That is why there are exotic cars that can fulfill dreams with a good fortune.
Chevy is without doubt capable of making interiors like an Audi or Porsche, but they can't charge that kind of money due to the brand target and demographics.
I believe any efficient lean car manufacturer will have very similar production cost if they all built the same quality car --it all comes down to their business model and strategy.
No way is Chevy going to produce a 911-like quality Corvette, because they would have to charge 911-like prices and Chevy knows there is no way they can sell a Corvette that is of same price as a 911.