So I was building an Impala LS and I noticed that the "wheels" are actually 18 inch styled steel wheels with a plastic cover designed to look like an alloy wheel.

I know the Big 3 used to be big on doing this, everything from lowly economy cars to full-size sedans coming from American had them a few years ago. The amount of previous-generation Malibus I see with one missing is ridiculous. But I thought companies had stopped doing this strange cost-cutting procedure.

What's worse is that they're doing this on a car that costs $27k. Twenty-Seven grand and you can't put some real alloy wheels on there, yet the $23k Malibu gets them?