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    Thread: Watch Out!! Dealership might take your beloved car for a Ferris bueller Joy Ride

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      10-09-2012 06:01 PM #1
      This might be old news But, For those of you still under warranty keep your eyes and ears open.

      http://autos.yahoo.com/blogs/motoram...152707580.html


      ( fixed the link for ya - rich! )
      Last edited by rich!; 10-09-2012 at 08:25 PM.
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      10-09-2012 06:07 PM #2
      Quote Originally Posted by vr6fanatic View Post
      This might be old news But, For those of you still under warranty keep your eyes and ears open.

      http://http://autos.yahoo.com/blogs/...152707580.html
      My favorite is the panic move by the dealership to ask that the article be taken down. When are companies going to realize that this type of approach only makes things worse for them in the long run. Buying back this guy's car will be considerably cheaper than continued bad publicity.

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      10-09-2012 06:53 PM #3
      The car that I have that a mechanic might want to take joyriding doesn't go to a dealer (or other mechanic). The cars that go to the dealer aren't the kind anyone's taking for a joyride (auto TSX, auto Jetta).

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      10-09-2012 07:22 PM #4
      I just took my car a local VW dealer and I believe that my car was mishandled. (Not many in the middle of the state but i wont say the name). I wish that I had a recorder in there. I will have one next time along with a data logger.

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      10-09-2012 07:32 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by Chris Stack View Post
      The car that I have that a mechanic might want to take joyriding doesn't go to a dealer (or other mechanic). The cars that go to the dealer aren't the kind anyone's taking for a joyride (auto TSX, auto Jetta).
      I liked taking my VW years ago to a mechanic that also did Ferraris. I knew that my car was never, ever getting joyrided (not that the VW is exactly a joy ride magnet even among equals).
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    6. 10-09-2012 07:36 PM #6
      My buddy got in trouble for something like this... not as bad at all, but he was road testing some fancy Mustang when he worked at the Ford dealer... hit the gas a little hard when the light went green and spun the tires a bit... Owner was sitting on the transit bus next to him at the light

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      10-09-2012 07:36 PM #7
      whatever happened to the guy with the smashed up M5?

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      10-09-2012 07:38 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by Chris Stack View Post
      The car that I have that a mechanic might want to take joyriding doesn't go to a dealer (or other mechanic). The cars that go to the dealer aren't the kind anyone's taking for a joyride (auto TSX, auto Jetta).
      +1

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      10-09-2012 07:39 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by WhistlerYOW View Post
      My buddy got in trouble for something like this... not as bad at all, but he was road testing some fancy Mustang when he worked at the Ford dealer... hit the gas a little hard when the light went green and spun the tires a bit... Owner was sitting on the transit bus next to him at the light
      Rightfully so.

    10. 10-09-2012 07:52 PM #10
      This dealership is in panic mode right now.

      I have overheard some phone calls.
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      10-09-2012 07:55 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by Nourdmrolnmt View Post
      This dealership is in panic mode right now.

      I have overheard some phone calls.
      And rightfully ****ing so.
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    12. 10-09-2012 08:11 PM #12
      *NSFW* But here is the video of the audio recording... there's only 200,000 ish views

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      I'm more amused by the scientific formulas people bring up to justify why a BRZ lost to a Megane. Like really? All that college education you paid for and a BRZ is that important to you to go into some asinine explanation about how it's still a good track car?

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      10-09-2012 08:19 PM #13
      Oh, they in trouble.

    14. 10-09-2012 08:23 PM #14
      This link works, I don't know why the top one isn't working for me btw.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Crob View Post
      I'm more amused by the scientific formulas people bring up to justify why a BRZ lost to a Megane. Like really? All that college education you paid for and a BRZ is that important to you to go into some asinine explanation about how it's still a good track car?

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      10-09-2012 09:26 PM #15
      It's also all over their Facebook page.

      That's why I always hate it when I bring my car over to the dealership for any recall work.
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      10-09-2012 09:30 PM #16
      Unbelievable. They trash the guy's car then they get surly about it and lawyer up. I hope this is just one more nail in the coffin of dealerships.
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      10-09-2012 09:38 PM #17


      Saw this earlier. What dumbasses. Also as the owner says, how long have they been doing this? Chevy customer service though seemed to wipe their hands of the mess, which is dumb as well.

      Give the guy a new car, discipline the dealer, fire the techs/ management, etc.
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      10-09-2012 09:45 PM #18
      I heard about this yesterday. I drive past this dealer on my way to and from work.

      Apparently this has happened before with another dealer, hence the recorder. I'm waiting for it to hit local news.
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      10-09-2012 10:07 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by mike in SC View Post
      I heard about this yesterday. I drive past this dealer on my way to and from work.

      Apparently this has happened before with another dealer, hence the recorder. I'm waiting for it to hit local news.
      I think this needs to go the way of the dealer that sold the GTR on ebay.

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      10-09-2012 10:12 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by batman25 View Post
      I think this needs to go the way of the dealer that sold the GTR on ebay.
      Yep, it looks like it might go that way.
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      10-09-2012 10:21 PM #21
      Haha...Best Chevrolet-Kia in Easley N.C., the dealership in question, is definitely running scared because their answering service is off after hours. Welcome to the internet gentlemen.

    22. 10-09-2012 10:30 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by DerSpiegel View Post
      Haha...Best Chevrolet-Kia in Easley N.C., the dealership in question, is definitely running scared because their answering service is off after hours. Welcome to the internet gentlemen.
      I overheard 'panic calls' around 1pm today.
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      10-09-2012 10:40 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by Nourdmrolnmt View Post
      I overheard 'panic calls' around 1pm today.
      Awesome. I wonder if "Josh" still works there.....

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      10-09-2012 10:44 PM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by DerSpiegel View Post
      Haha...Best Chevrolet-Kia in Easley N.C., the dealership in question, is definitely running scared because their answering service is off after hours. Welcome to the internet gentlemen.
      Looks like they've deleted their Facebook page. People are posting on the Best Kia page instead.
      Improving the signal-to-noise ratio

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      10-09-2012 10:49 PM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by batman25 View Post
      I think this needs to go the way of the dealer that sold the GTR on ebay.
      Sorry to ask but what case is that?
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      10-09-2012 10:56 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by kraut_pauer79 View Post
      Unbelievable. They trash the guy's car then they get surly about it and lawyer up. I hope this is just one more nail in the coffin of dealerships.
      I can't wait for them all to die out. In today's world they are out dated and not needed.
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      10-09-2012 10:56 PM #27
      Makes me want to buy a recorder..



    28. 10-09-2012 11:09 PM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by Old Windy View Post
      Sorry to ask but what case is that?
      Off the top of my head without digging, guys wins eBay bid for less than the car was worth, dealer had no reserve and wouldn't sell the guy the car; internet ****storm, guy gets car.
      Quote Originally Posted by Subwoofers View Post
      You must be a professional troll in real life.
      Quote Originally Posted by Crob View Post
      I'm more amused by the scientific formulas people bring up to justify why a BRZ lost to a Megane. Like really? All that college education you paid for and a BRZ is that important to you to go into some asinine explanation about how it's still a good track car?

    29. 10-09-2012 11:18 PM #29
      Behavior like this should warrant jail sentence.

    30. 10-09-2012 11:21 PM #30
      Basically they took their facebook page down, and now some poor dealer named Best Chevrolet in LA is getting the ****storm ugh.
      Quote Originally Posted by Subwoofers View Post
      You must be a professional troll in real life.
      Quote Originally Posted by Crob View Post
      I'm more amused by the scientific formulas people bring up to justify why a BRZ lost to a Megane. Like really? All that college education you paid for and a BRZ is that important to you to go into some asinine explanation about how it's still a good track car?

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      10-09-2012 11:27 PM #31
      I got a job at a dealership because I like cars.

      These joyriders are what make me hate waking up in the morning, because they have made the general public think that their car is going to get abused and then they are gonna get ripped off when they come in for service.

      Not that I feel like I can trust anyone I work with in the first place, but thats another story.
      I like cars.

    32. 10-09-2012 11:32 PM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by AeroWagon View Post
      I got a job at a dealership because I like cars.

      These joyriders are what make me hate waking up in the morning, because they have made the general public think that their car is going to get abused and then they are gonna get ripped off when they come in for service, try to trade in their car, or plain purchase or lease a car.

      Not that I feel like I can trust anyone I work with in the first place, but thats another story.
      FTFY
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      You must be a professional troll in real life.
      Quote Originally Posted by Crob View Post
      I'm more amused by the scientific formulas people bring up to justify why a BRZ lost to a Megane. Like really? All that college education you paid for and a BRZ is that important to you to go into some asinine explanation about how it's still a good track car?

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      10-09-2012 11:41 PM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by mike in SC View Post
      I heard about this yesterday. I drive past this dealer on my way to and from work.

      Apparently this has happened before with another dealer, hence the recorder. I'm waiting for it to hit local news.
      local news? its already made national news
      it already made its way to yahoo.com front page , where you have those articles rotating , so they are most recent.
      yahoo said that dealer asked them to remove the article because according to the dealer's lawyer ::
      ""A lawyer for Best Chevrolet, in a request to Yahoo Autos to take down this story, told us in an email that the audio was "misleadingly edited." Clark has said the dealership has threatened to sue him over the audio, but has also spoken with him about buying the Camaro back. The dealership may soon learn that in the Internet era, one burnt clutch can create quite the stink.

      UPDATE: General Motors says in a statement that if the recording is valid it does not condone the behavior described, and that it is "actively working closely with the dealer to resolve this situation to the customer's satisfaction.""

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      10-09-2012 11:49 PM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by Breadvan View Post
      Behavior like this should warrant jail sentence.
      Arguably this could be a vehicle theft, at leats under California law. Maybe vandalism.
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      10-10-2012 12:09 AM #35
      every dealer is a scam though lmao

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