Cars are much more expensive than before but a Florida dealership thinks now is the time to get cash from the 2023 Corvette Z06. It is one of the most expensive and most popular sports cars manufactured and reported by GM, according to Dimmitt Chevrolet, meaning it costs no less than RP 100,000 compared to MSRP.
First seen in a Reddit post, a screenshot of a conversation indicates that Dimmitt Chevrolet who wants the Z06 will have to pay six figures to secure the car once it becomes available. In it, a ‘certified digital advisor’, writes the terms of the contract.
“We need an initial deposit of $ 5,000 to retain the spot, then an additional $ 20,000 at the time of order and an additional $ 75,000 plus MSRP at the time of delivery, and we need you to file a form before accepting your deposit so that you agree to pay $ 100,000. MSRP, ”reads the alleged email shared online.
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Via Reddit. 100k over the Z06. https://t.co/3m16liR7f2 pic.twitter.com/ZsGX4BosKm
– Jerin Dubey (peSpeedSportLife) May 11, 2022
Spelling and grammatical errors aside, this is a pretty uncomfortable message to accept. Of course, we cannot fully confirm the authenticity of that screenshot, despite the fact that Dimmitt Chevrolet himself arrived, not only in the original poster.
The dealer replied that “we are not taking reservations for the Z06 and have not yet confirmed the availability of the allotment.” Of course, it goes without saying that they have not already taken a few reservations and some people have stopped doing so after raising the price of asking for a safe.
$ 25,000 to $ 30,000 ‘Fair Market Adjustment’ aka Markups on Regular Corvettes
From what Dimmit Chevrolet shows on his own website, it would certainly not be out of the question to charge more. Right now you can go to the site and see the আ 31,899 markup above MSRP on such a simple Corvette stinger. In addition to the uncomfortable $ 30,000 ‘Fair Market Adjustment’, they also work with a mandatory ‘Demit Choice Customer Package’ that includes nitrogen-filled tires, weathertech floor mats, door guard and a flashing third brake light for just under 1,899.
Of course, we can’t be sure that this is the real price because they also reserve the right to “adjust the price at any time without notice”. They don’t just stop at sports cars. They even identified the blazer and Malibu. For his part, the Chevrolet dealer went on record against the markup.
In January, we reported on a leaked letter from General Motors North America President Steve Carlisle to GM dealers, stating that “if GM finds out about any unethical sales practices or broking activities that undermine integrity, consumers will be forced to take action.” Expect from Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac brands. ”
What does GM have to say about it?
We reached out to General Motors for comment on this story and specifically mentioned the dealer and the accused email. Here are some of the ones I found to be interesting:
“You are right that GM North America President Steve Carlisle recently sent a letter to dealers reminding them that we are all connected and that it is in Chevrolet’s best interest to act honestly when working with customers. We want every customer to have a great experience. Most of our dealers know this and we want everyone to be committed to it. ”
If we hear more from Dimmitt Chevrolet then we will update this post Until then, we can only hope that the publicly acclaimed dealers who inadvertently snatch customers in this way will have a small impact because it sounds like Chevrolet itself is not willing to publicly condemn such dealers.