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Thanks for the pics! However, those may not be the same rims that the Solstice has, even if the RPO codes are identical between the two cars. There could be some variation. GM does re-use codes on multiple cars for similar items that are not the same.

It also may be a preliminary list. The 10 spoke wheels may become available, or they may also be a dealer installed accessory option instead of a factory one.

I doubt that the rims will cost a lot extra if they are a factory option. Usually upgrading rims as a factory option is very reasonable. If they are an accessory, they can get pricey. Still, they may be worth the price as those types of wheels tend to be of really high quality. Some of the cheaper aftermarket rims are just that. Cheap.
 

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Darkhamr said:
As far as upgrading, don't forget it may seem cheap, but you have already paid for the base set in the price of the car. Typically, aftermarket wheels are cheaper, lighter and better looking. Of course if you go with bottom feeder Pep boys or Autozone wheels you get what you pay for. :D
Speaking of aftermarket, I picked up a nice set of 5 spoke 17 inch TSW rims for my Fiero a couple years back. They are in my avatar, but its a tad small and not the highest quality picture anymore since I had to shrink it. Anyway, they were not real expensive ($160-$170 or so a piece) and came with the OEM Volvo finish on them. Its a silver look paint that is extremely shiney, and has provenvery durable against rock chips. I am very pleased with them.

The only thing I don't like them is that I couldn't use my stock wheel center caps which had the Fiero Pegasus shield on them.

I'd definately look aftermarket if I don't like Pontiac's offerings, but if their chrome rim looks good I'll probably go with that. OEM Chrome rims seem to hold up much better than aftermarket from what I have seen, unless you really want to pay!
 

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GM keeps showing the production spec Solstices with the same 5 spoke wheels as it is. Is there any reason we should think those won’t be the wheels on the final car? They have a few cars now, the grey with tan interior car, the grey with dark interior, and now the black with dark interior in Detroit.
 

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AeroDave said:
My understanding of the choices were: painted 5 spoke base, and the same wheel polished optional. Maybe I'm wrong?
The edmunds.com article had quoted a GM rep who said that options would include different wheel finished, but not necessarily different wheels altogether. Based on that, I would also assume a painted 5 spoke, and then a polished, or chromed one as an option. Here is the quote from the artile:

"We're going to offer a model of this car for under $20,000," Hopson said. "That's a line in the sand." He assured us the base model would retail at $19,995 when the Solstice arrives in showrooms next year. The base version is not some bare-bones version, either, he said, but includes the aforementioned 18-inch alloys, four-wheel disc brakes and the aluminum sport suspension. Options are few, including just leather upholstery, an upgraded audio system, different wheel finishes and limited-slip differential.
 
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