Grand Am Series
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Lake Arrowhead, Waleska, Georgia
I have seen a few GT 5-doors (2016 models) with the Appearance Package installed and included on the window sticker ($1750, if I'm not mistaken). You can always add it to any GT 5-door at the dealership and you can choose which of the features you want and skip any that you don't. The package includes (Front air dam, Rear diffuser, Side sills, Rear spoiler and Door mirror caps) and they're all Brilliant Black. Personally, the Rear Spoiler is the only item I would want and it lists for $399.95 (and looks like an easy installation).
Rear Backup Sensors are also a dealer-installed option/accessory. The parts list for $449.90 plus installation, but you could probably negotiate that into the deal when you buy the car. When I bought my 2012 CX-9, I had a list of five or six accessories that I wanted. I added all of them at 20% off and with free installation.
I agree with you that the Backup Sensors are more useful than the Backup Camera (at least to me). I respond to audible warning better than visual ones.
Good luck with the new ride! BTW, great color combo choice...I'd pick the same one. Are you getting the manual or automatic?