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.
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.""
i work as a valet over the weekends for some nicer locations...i dont **** with the nice cars i drive, i park them and do everything i can to make sure they are picked up in the same condition they are dropped off as. yes it can be tempting, ive driven amgs, bentleys, gtr's, cts-v's, porsche's etc, but i'm decent enough to have some restraint and know not to mess with someone else's property. people work hard for their money, and when they choose to buy a nice car, i respect that. if i had a 40,000 new car and some tech took it for a joyride, i'd be pissed. ****ty people these days, no one is honest anymore.
A friend of mine told me a story about our local benz dealership taking an AMG out for a joyride when some old guy had dropped off his car for an oil change. The guy had GPS tracking and logging on it and showed the manager the path where he took the car to 160 on a 60mph highway. Tech got fired.
Last edited by thefrese; 10-10-2012 at 03:32 AM.
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Today's world no one has respect for one another! If it isn't yours have respect for that persons property!!
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If I was that guy I would have walked into that dealership loud as hell about it, making sure every customer there heard me. Not only were they destroying his car, they were calling him a jackass and just being immature. They don't deserve to ever work around cars again.
stuff like this is doubly infuriating in that not only does it cause problems for the owner of the car, it causes problems for every other automotive service center in the country.
Every time something like this gets reported people will flood dealerships with complaints thinking just because it happened there it happens everywhere.
People don't understand that for the most part, what reason do dealerships have to joyride in a car that is brought in, there's always something brand new and usually something nicer on the lot that an employee would have access to.
but i really do wonder, how much damage will this really do to the dealer? i wonder if most people being first time buyers if they'll ever even hear of it, or will they even remember the name of the dealer when looking to buy/service?
o and i wonder what would happen if one was to have a dash cam installed thats hard wired and always recording and even motion sensitive when car is OFF? do you think tech's would just unplug the cam?