There is a HUGE difference between running SCCA Pro events with a highly modded RACE Z06 such as Dave Farmer's, and local autoxing with a daily driver.
On 2001-06-21 17:49, hcvone spewed forth this drivel:
Cheater, you and others may not like what I am going to say but if your car is raced on a track, autox or whatever you can not expect GM to cover the car under warranty, we have raced many cars over the years and once they are put on the track we were always on our own, the warranty was over. I am sure David Farmer has seen this before, he races his Z06.
On 2001-06-21 22:59, Dave Schotz spewed forth this drivel:
Bibsuit... must still have a baby bib on!
Z06Scott... doesn't GM wish there were 5000 Z-06 Sales like yours!
Come on... Even in their new 2002 release... the whole thing is about increasing performance, handling, accelleration... BUT we should only use to go to and from the Golf Course or Grocery Store! WHATEVER!!
Why is the General so quick to show that the new '02 Z-06 is a half a second quicker on the road course? The car should NEVER be there obviously!!! This is CRAP!! Look at Solo2... GM is finally Dominating Super Stock again after 8 long years!! You think the car shouldn't be able to handle 2nd gear in a parking lot??? ther is no excuse for a warranty claim denying an Auto-x related incident... especially in Stock Trim! Road Racing... is definitely another subject... but not Auto-X! Gimme a break!
Why should GM attempt to even make a 50th anniversary anything but a stripe kit, if they aren't going to stand behind what they put in it!
This is where Chevy really misses the boat! With our Viper, Dodge replaced Calipers, Rotors, Transmissions, ENGINES! The works! This was all in a part to gain costumer loyalty as well as learn how to build these items better for the following year!
Statements blaming Drivers! And calling it rare, in Spirited situations is a JOKE! GM is attempting to build an extreme sportscar... then they had better figure out how to complete the equation... and when you spend 50K on a Vette... they need to up the Quality (when necessary) and CUSTOMER SERVICE!!
I wish somehow the consumer had more power of Service Managers, and Manufacturers! Unfortunately sometimes the only alternative is to quit giving them your money!
PS hcvone... Clutch and Engine are completely different! I agree... clutches are a wear and tear item, therefore shouldn't be covered (unless extremely premature) But the motor? Any Drivetrain parts should be fine!
What... did GM during the Video shoot, have to re-tape when the motors were ceasing, or sucking oil? Did they edit out all the additonal oil addings? Say it ain't so!!!
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