Previously this thirty day period, a Corvette operator named Michael took his C8 ‘Vette into the dealership for the reason that of a persistent engine ticking sound (it was just a loose spark plug). Soon after obtaining the automobile back again from the dealership, the operator was seeking through the online video documents on the car’s constructed-in Performance Data Recorder (PDR), and located a surprise: one particular of the techs took his automobile on a push that culminated in a stupid avenue race from a Charger, where he hit 148 mph. The great information is the dealer did the appropriate thing, and now Michael has a new Corvette.
The proprietor to start with posted his alarming tale on Reddit, and it was quickly picked up by other media, including our on-the-ball buddies at GM Authority and The Travel, who have been in a position to communicate to the operator.
The video from the PDR shows a practically 20-moment drive that includes a variety of tricky acceleration incidents that acquire the motor vehicle to redline and all around 100 mph, and, at about 10:50 into the movie we have the race with the Dodge Charger the place the leading pace (which was 147.6, in accordance to the PDR details) was reached.
Here’s a a little edited model of the movie that was posted to YouTube:
Ordinarily in these kinds of stories, which we’ve surely witnessed just before, the aftermath tends to get really messy, with the dealership ordinarily going into a comprehensive-on denial/no-duty defensive posture and building everything difficult.
Shockingly, that does not seem to be to be the situation in this article. The dealership, Fremont Chevrolet, took total, unflinching obligation and organized to have the customer’s 2021 Corvette replaced with a nice, new, un-hooned 2022 ‘Vette.
Michael spoke to The Drive about the dealer’s reaction:
“The operator of the loved ones of dealerships reached out to me…and I’m laying in mattress and he texts me at nine at evening or some thing, just apologizing profusely and saying he needs to make this right. And then [he offers] me a 2022 [Corvette], and that was pretty surprising. I followed up with [the dealership’s general manager] the upcoming early morning and stated ‘hey, when can we meet up with?’”
We configured my 2022 together, [and] he permit me drive the post button so my get is in with GM.”
After owning witnessed several of these dealership-staff-hoons-a-shopper-auto films, this may be the greatest and most pain-free final result I’ve at any time noticed. With utilised car prices and demand even now very extreme, I’m absolutely sure the supplier will have no dilemma relocating that 2021 Corvette, so it doesn’t seem to be like they’d seriously will need to take a complete bathtub, right here.
Additionally, this should be perfectly-acquired goodwill for the dealership, who acquired a precious lesson, but at least did the suitable matter.