RacerX on YouTube has reached a point where it will no longer pursue the purchase of a new Chevy Corvette C8 Z06 after receiving bypass from its local Chevrolet dealership and repeated inaction from General Motors on the matter.
While he was willing to pay top dollar for the sports car, the unexpected demand of $50,000 over the dealer’s MSRP was unacceptable to him.
Not only did he walk away from the lawsuit, but he started a petition to stop dealers from doing the same thing in the future.
Inflated prices for the 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06
The whole process started 2 and a half years ago when he put down a deposit for a new C8 Corvette, but with the Covid-19 pandemic complicating matters, he opted to let someone else buy his reservation and wait later for the C8 Z06 with the promise that he could buy it at the sticker price.
His goal was to be an early owner of the 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 and promote the car on his YouTube channel.
However, it now appears that this goal will not materialize.
Despite being assured that he could buy the Z06 at MSRP, the dealer called four months ago and said he could still buy the car at MSRP, but on the condition that he also donate 50 $000 to a charity of his choice.
Since the cost of the Z06 was significantly more than he planned to spend anyway, the terms of this deal were simply unacceptable.
In his submissions, markups for the Z06 range between $40,000 and $100,000 on average.
Bad customer service from GM and no new Corvette Z06
Following news from the dealer, he directly contacted General Motors who initially seemed concerned and assured him that they would help him obtain the C8 Z06 at the promised price.
He has also started receiving messages from others who have gone through similar experiences to him over the past few months, inspiring him to create a petition on change.org.
Despite a flurry of assurances and promises, he heard nothing from Chevrolet, and they actively began to ignore his calls or refuse to return them.
At this point he has become “incredibly frustrated” with the process and feels disappointed that what General Motors initially told him about the company is not what he now experiences with GM saying it is. it is up to the dealer to decide how to proceed with the purchase deal.
In his opinion, the General Motors bypass made him realize that they just don’t care to help him, and as a result, he decided that he won’t pursue buying a Z06 anymore.
It’s the unfortunate end of a 2.5 year waiting game.