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Get the GS package and seats and Wow!
Yeah, it's a bit of a project/pricy... but at least possible. Really, if you can swap the front bumper, you can leave the side skirts, remove the rear cladding, and have more of the "estate" Euro type style. I really dig the red on this car a lot!^Unfortunately, it still sounds like we'll need to buy some body parts to do it properly for the front and the side skirts. The cladding doesn't bother me enough to put the amount of effort/money required to pursue this. Considering mine is Sport Red, I'd have to keep an eye out specifically for total'd GS's (since the regular Sportback doesn't come in that color) where those replacement parts are still in good condition. Second option would be to get them from a Sportback and have them repainted ($$$). Third option is to outright buy the components new ($$$$).
Yeah...not worth it lol.
I did it. I have side skirts being shipped to me and I plan on buying the bumper too^ & ^^ I was actually having a brain fart earlier...I thought part of the cladding on the rear wheel wells was a singular piece with the side skirts. I took another look at my car, and it's actually separate. I wouldn't have a problem deleting the wheel-well cladding and leaving the front & rear bumpers and side-skirts alone. That being said....I'm way too nervous to start peeling off the wheel wells without other people doing it first haha. I would love to see after-photos of the transitions between removed wheel-well cladding and the remaining cladding on the other areas (if that makes sense), assuming someone is brave enough lol. I'm afraid it might look odd.
The way these are sitting on dealership lots, I'm guessing no. I wouldn't be surprised if GM stops importing them sooner than later. Maybe the scarcity will create demand down the road and these will become collectable?Manufacturer plate... Maybe GM is thinking of importing the non-TourX Insignia wagon?