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Old 10-16-2011, 03:47 AM   #16
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I totally feel your pain, I really do. Nothing is worse than having your Corvette hit except maybe, having it happen while not even in your possesion. Dealing with dealers can be a real pain but the whole lawyer thing will end up being more headaches down the road. If it were me I would let them do the repairs but make sure it looked 100% perfect before I accepted it back. Since it's a GM body shop you would think they could get the paint right. As for the noise, it's probably something simple. You could always take it to your own choice of mechanic just to see what they suggest, then either have the dealer repair it or pay for the repairs. If it's not too much the dealer may agree to it just to be done with it. NEVER HURTS TO GET ANOTHER OPINION!

I know it sucks now, but eventually this too shall pass and you will be enjoying your Corvette once again! Keep us posted!
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Old 10-16-2011, 07:51 AM   #17
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If they are a reputable dealership then you should be in good hands with the repairs.
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Old 10-16-2011, 09:59 AM   #18
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Even after having the car for two years and still issues with the exhaust they agreed to fix it again. I would really question myself on why they are being so nice all of the sudden. I thinkl someone was joy riding your car and was involved in a wreck. Now they are kissing your ace. I think you should get your money and move to a new one. When I mess up a vehicle it is hard for me to baby it again nowing it was damaged. I would get out if I could.
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Old 10-16-2011, 04:38 PM   #19
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WOW man, that has to be the worst dealer on record. I'd say lawyer up. After two years of being in and out of the shop they havent been able to diagnose any of you issues and fix them correctly. Get a full copy of the "repair" history showing the ineptatude of the dealer, also see if they have security camera's that caught the incident. Also where is the vehilce that hit you? If it exist shouldnt that customer have been notified as well?

The main reason they dont want you to make a fuss with insurance is that their insurance with shit a brick when they found out they damaged a 'vette. They also shouldnt be pressuring you into doing anything.

Hope things get better for you man
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Old 10-16-2011, 05:54 PM   #20
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Get the car fixed then trade it in for a 2004 1 owner vert. No way I would want that car after all the problems. Just wash your hands and get a better one, a 2004.

just my .02

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Old 10-16-2011, 06:23 PM   #21
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Wow it sound to me like you need to find a new dealer...
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you know I never even thought about the Security cameras.

They Claim that it was someone that works there moving another car.

I saw the other car and even took pictures of it if you would like me to upload them here i will.

it was a smaller SUV type Thing... and looked to have some company writing on it.. Im assuming another Car they are fixing...

The damage on that one was all in one section of the rear number and some side damage near the upper part of the rear bumper...

I was told he backed up into it ... but For Some reason.. and maybe I just don't know enough about cars and how this All works... but I believe myself to be a pretty well educated person ... but this just seems like more then Your average "we backed into it" accident... Just seems like a lot of damage For something like this .. I don't know maybe I'm wrong...

As Far as Getting the money back.. the thing is that I am REALLY pressed finically and not To sound like a sob story at all.. but just Lost my home to a short sale... Just bought another home in full and Really am pressed with Money until this Econmoy picks up or Some other investments i have go well. (from my mouth to Gods Ears)

but yeah.. Taking the chance to spend thousands on a lawyer And all that time just to find That I end up with nothing in the end... Would really hurt me at this moment.. thats my Fear.. that all that money just to be in the same place i am now...

If i knew the chances were good. I would love to get my money back for the car... and put down 27k on a nice red C6 that I saw in the lot... but something tells me that The Sun won't shine on me like that .. and that having them Fix it would be The best thing To Do.. and The no money out my pocket way to do it.

and I don't want to Sound like an ass.... but I really feel that I should be getting something from this.. I know the car was used when I bought it .. but come on... 32k..and its a vette that Looks brand new.. and was inside the show room... I think I deserve something more then all this heart ache and BS that has come along with this Car since the First moment that I Got it..

its Monday now.. and I have to bring the loaner car in cause its leaking oil everywhere... and Also To "let them know whaT I want to do about this".... and I won't lie guys .. I feel lost as a SOB right now about What I should do...

I even thought about maybe Trying to get them to Fix it and also Pay for a few Car payments.. cause I mean.. they have had the Car for 2 weeks almost now ... and I'm sure this will take another 2 weeks or so to Fix .... thats a month that I didn't Even use My car >>>


maybe i should just get a vespa....

EDIT: Here are the pics of the other car

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Old 10-17-2011, 02:32 AM   #23
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I feel your pain... my car was in the shop twice for a month each time when it was still under the GM warranty - nothing like making an $800 monthly payment on something you cannot use, but I have seen brand new C6's in the local dealership sit on the racks for weeks - so we all have that problem to deal with. There is a real shortage of qualified mechanics out there in most areas and most Dealerships are going to take care of their Fleet contracts first, their new car sales to repeat clients second, first time new cars third and used cars last.

Damage to the other vehicle looks about right to me - he probably did not hit the brakes instantaneously.

If there is no structural damage, they should be able to get it back good as new (or better). As far as buying a newer model, that does not always solve all problems... how would you like to have a used 2004 that presents with the gas tank leakage problem that keeps showing up - that could get real expensive out of pocket on a used car! Plus any new Vette you buy could get backed into the next day.

The real problem is that the exhaust rattle should have been fixed in one day to begin with months ago. If it is that bad and that consistent, it has to be easy to locate the source; however, I would probably give up on the Dealerships' ability to diagnose the problem - 2 trips is enough. If it were me, and I could not diagnose the problem myself, then I would go somewhere else and have them at least locate the source for maybe $100, then take it back to the Dealership with a specific request to fix what was found wrong... just a thought.
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Old 10-17-2011, 11:39 AM   #24
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Just make sure you get any agreement with them in writing and signed.....

Especially the part about "fixed to YOUR satisfaction"...
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Old 10-17-2011, 03:46 PM   #25
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I'm wondering about the "exhuast specialist" at the dealership,...Yea right. Sounds to me like a bunch of morons work there. They hire idiots just like the rest of the shops in town, hell I sell service and I can go take all the ASE test and become a "master tech". I wouldn't buy another damn thing from them, not to mention the slamming I would to anybody that would listen. I find it very hard to understand how exhuast and a/c have anything to do with each other. Yes my eyes hurt after reading that , but I completely understand your pain. Watch out for Certified Benz/beemer out there also.
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Old 10-19-2011, 06:10 PM   #26
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Sorry man.

I think some jackass spun it on a test drive and slid backward into something. Bottomed the front end separately.

Tell EVERYONE you know about your experience - just be factual.

FULLY disclose all issues and sell it to a do it yourself-er or teenager who's going to beat it to hell anyway and start over.

It ain't you man. But do pre-purchase inspect the next one
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hell I sell service and I can go take all the ASE test and become a "master tech"
wrong, plain and simple. wrong. Unless you lie and use fraudulent work experience, being the schlub working the register does not count towards the work experience requirement.

If you feel the tests are sooooo easy, go ahead and take them and post your results. For someone who "claims" to be in the industry, you sure have a pretty low opinion of those that are paying your paycheck.

To be an ASE Under Car Specialist, you need to first be ASE Certified in Suspension/Steering and Brakes. Then you can take the Under Car Specialist (exhaust) test.
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Wasn't "slamming" tech's Ive been a service writer and a Service manager in shops for 23 years that are very high volume,the shop I work in now see approx. 12-1500 cars a month, we have wonderful and very skilled techs were I work. Previously I had a couple of "master techs" that couldnt diagnose a flat tire correctly, I called him yo yo, everything he worked on would leave and come back within 24 hours. As far as being the "dumbass" on the counter is the way I'm gonna take that, I have plenty of certifications, brakes, suspension, a/c, and sherwin williams <automotive paint certified > I speak of experience not just dumbshit from autozone that doesnt know a o/2 sensor from a cam sensor. I go to most, not all of the clinics that our parts suppliers put on to stay up to date on the newest crap they are coming out with. ... MUch love to my corvette brothers/sisters
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Old 10-20-2011, 07:20 AM   #29
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BTW, the schlub working the counter sells between 1.2-1.4 million a year in tires and service, AND the techs dont get paid unless I sell the job, .... so i GUESS I need to know what I'm talking about when it comes to technical b/s on late model cars and be able to make customers feel comfortable spending their hard earned money with me....... when I'm not on DC in a the makings of a pissing match.... LOL
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Old 10-20-2011, 09:25 AM   #30
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So OP, have you contacted THEIR insurance company yet? This is way beyond the scope of your abilities. You will probably end up with the big banana up your wazoo if you don't.
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