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Old 05-03-2019, 01:45 AM   #1
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So you want to sell C8s along with Malibus and the rest of the Chevys?

Not so fast. You have to qualify to sell C8 Corvettes. According to Corvette Blogger, Dealers have been told that to sell the C8 Corvette, they must enroll in one of two programs before June 7th:

Program One Corvette Dealer
1. Send one sales specialist to Spring Mountain at a cost of $3,500
2. Complete all required sales and service training
3. Purchase Next-Gen Corvette specific service tools at an approximate cost of $1,500 for existing Corvette Dealers

Program Two Signature Corvette Dealer
1. Comply with the Corvette Participation Agreement
2. Send one Service Manager/Service Advisor to Spring Mountain
3. Showcased on Chevy.com as a Signature Corvette Dealer and will be able to merchandise on their dealer website

Additional Opportunities
1. Send additional dealership personnel to Spring Mountain
2. Potential access to C8 Corvette Mobile Tour

The C8 Mobile Tour sends a C8 Mid-Engine Corvette and an expert on the new car to Chevy dealerships for one or two days. Dealers will be able to invite potential customers to see the car, and the local C8 sales specialist and the C8 expert can assist customers with ordering their own C8s. The C8 Mobile Tour will be at dealers before the cars start production which is currently estimated to be the beginning of December.
The cost to dealers for the C8 Mobile Tour is $16,000 (One Day) or $25,000 for two days.
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I imagine that there will be a few dealer that opt to not sell the C8's
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Nothing new, they did the same for the C7.
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I had to find a decent dealer when I bought my C6, because many were incapable. Just because they sell them doesn't mean they can service them.
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i had to find a decent dealer when i bought my c6, because many were incapable. Just because they sell them doesn't mean they can service them.
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I had to find a decent dealer when I bought my C6, because many were incapable. Just because they sell them doesn't mean they can service them.
That is why they implemented the training commitments for dealers who wanted to sell the C7 and now even more for the completely different C8.
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That is why they implemented the training commitments for dealers who wanted to sell the C7 and now even more for the completely different C8.
Yeah, well... we'll see how well that's enforced.

I've had issues where I had to explain to the Chevy mechanic how to fix a problem with my vette - no common sense. Too many times this kind of thing is a whitewash for PR purposes, and in the end it doesn't accomplish it's intended purpose.

Regardless, I have to believe there will still be some dealers who exhibit better dedication/capability to servicing Corvettes than others. In my case, I found a dealer near me where the owner also owned/drove the latest Corvette models. So not surprisingly his dealership was extremely capable.
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Yeah, well... we'll see how well that's enforced.

I've had issues where I had to explain to the Chevy mechanic how to fix a problem with my vette - no common sense. Too many times this kind of thing is a whitewash for PR purposes, and in the end it doesn't accomplish it's intended purpose.

Regardless, I have to believe there will still be some dealers who exhibit better dedication/capability to servicing Corvettes than others. In my case, I found a dealer near me where the owner also owned/drove the latest Corvette models. So not surprisingly his dealership was extremely capable.
I don't want to use the Word Fragile and Corvette together but they are.
One wrong move mistake and the car is damaged.
Easily destroyed.
Not like working on a pickup or Crossover SUV or compact Toyota.
Have to be the very best.
We are in a parts changing world today where no Dealership or Independent Corvette shop rebuilds engines in house, same for transmissions and rear differentials by same Master Mechanic.
They simply do not know how to do it no longer.
Toss it away and install new.

They don't get paid as well as you think in GM Dealerships.
I was a GM Master Mechanic at one time.
Diesel mechanic now.
Get paid $32- 80 bucks per hour in Chicago.
No flat rate pay either.

All the Old timers are gone.
Retired and Died.
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When a GM dealership works on a Corvette and the Master Mechanic takes his time to do the Best like I did on Corvettes they scream at You.
Your not making Flat Rate.
They say your losing money for them.

No incentive no longer to become a GM Master Mechanic.
None.
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We are in a parts changing world today
The younger generation was raised in a disposable world. When it breaks just toss it away. Us older folks (yep Brian, you are in that category now) were raised that when something broke you fixed it until it could no longer work
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The younger generation was raised in a disposable world. When it breaks just toss it away. Us older folks (yep Brian, you are in that category now) were raised that when something broke you fixed it until it could no longer work
Yes Torch I will Be 50 Later this year.
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Just dumb told the wife there is no way anyone from Chicago 100 miles away wil take the job, they get paid $100k - $300,000 per year doing the same !
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I'm not a Master Mechanic (although in my youth two of us rebuilt an engine and have worked on my own cars all my life), I have degrees in Finance and Accounting....but I AM a CAR GUY above all the $$$$. That said, I think there are two reasons that the Corvette is more "fragile" than a pickup or a crossover.

1. Weight. My C6 might be the last of the lightest weight Corvettes - partly due to safety regulations and partly due to what I call 'goodies and baddies inclusions'. Goodies being things like literally blowing air up your butt and Baddies being things like shutting down cylinders for 1 MPG in a Corvette that adds 150-200 lbs of C7 weight to prevent it from shaking to death. Regardless, a major target of Corvette engineering strives for High HP to weight ratios. Starting with the C5 (read all 'Corvettes are Red' - great book), the chassis has been purposely trimmed of any weight not needed to maximize performance. Yep, a Corvette does NOT make a good 4x4 and it's not even designed to be only a quarter mile machine, nor only a road course machine. Special uses, require special beefier parts, but the majority of owners never hit the track and love the handling and street performance of their vettes.

2. Insurance. The majority of Corvette owners also never break their vettes so badly that their insurance company must decide whether to fix or replace the car. Corvettes are far more complicated than Silverados, SUV and compact cars. Even changing a clutch in today's vettes is a MUCH bigger pain than in a traditional front trans vehicle. Just about all of us here know how expensive Corvette insurance is. When WE break them, and yes proportionately more Corvette drivers do 'break' them more severely than Silverado drivers break there trucks, it costs more to fix many kinds of breaks. However, some body panels are easier to remove, toss, and replace with new panels than...some SUV and compact cars. The easier it is to replace parts (fasteners, access, etc.) the lower the replacement cost to the insurance company and the less we have to pay to be insured.
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