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Old 01-13-2014, 09:12 PM   #1310
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Not sure what that means nor do I have the inclination to look it up, how about in English?
Liar Liar pants on Fire D.F.
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Old 01-13-2014, 09:25 PM   #1311
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As to being a shill for the dealer, be pretty hard considering I'm in Florida
The thought crossed my mind on you, yes, but for the record I'd like to say that I don't believe that about you. Too many statements of pure logic that I happen to agree with, and I think you do a good job of keeping neutral.

As for GT500guy, I don't have the balls to openly and DIRECTLY accuse you of such, but to clarify: I do wonder about it in general, and based solely on your claim of familiarization with the dealer as well as being (seemingly) blindly on their side, when there has been some obvious mismanagement of the situation, then there's enough evidence for me to justify a suspicion. It's also completely within the realm of plausibility that this would happen, as evidenced by the obviously fake reviews on google-plus. When the negative ones all have been left by people with names, and the positive ones are ALL five stars and ALL made by "A Google User" (at least the past five or ten, didn't look further back than that) then I'm pretty well convinced that these reviews are plants by someone in cooperation with the dealership.
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Old 01-13-2014, 09:25 PM   #1312
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You couldn't be more wrong! I've been a member of Camaro5 for quite some time but couldn't for the life of me remember my old username and password, I don't live on internet forums like some, lol.
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Old 01-13-2014, 09:25 PM   #1313
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Not sure what that means nor do I have the inclination to look it up, how about in English?
I guess I should update my profile too: I drive a 2014 Mercedes Benz 450 SLC
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Liar Liar pants on Fire D.F.
Interesting, you know nothing about me but because I've tried to interject logic into a heated debate, I'm a liar.. If that makes you sleep better at night, have at it!
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Old 01-13-2014, 09:47 PM   #1315
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Interesting, you know nothing about me but because I've tried to interject logic into a heated debate, I'm a liar.. If that makes you sleep better at night, have at it!
I think ya been here as long as I have. I do not have a dog in this fight. I say you may or may not be sleeping with the owners (s)
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Old 01-13-2014, 09:50 PM   #1316
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The thought crossed my mind on you, yes, but for the record I'd like to say that I don't believe that about you. Too many statements of pure logic that I happen to agree with, and I think you do a good job of keeping neutral.

As for GT500guy, I don't have the balls to openly and DIRECTLY accuse you of such, but to clarify: I do wonder about it in general, and based solely on your claim of familiarization with the dealer as well as being (seemingly) blindly on their side, when there has been some obvious mismanagement of the situation, then there's enough evidence for me to justify a suspicion. It's also completely within the realm of plausibility that this would happen, as evidenced by the obviously fake reviews on google-plus. When the negative ones all have been left by people with names, and the positive ones are ALL five stars and ALL made by "A Google User" (at least the past five or ten, didn't look further back than that) then I'm pretty well convinced that these reviews are plants by someone in cooperation with the dealership.
I went down a similar road, except mine didn't have a cliff at the end. And I visited that road twice, Feb-Apr 2012 (gm-volt link: http://gm-volt.com/forum/showthread....w-Car-Question), and July-Aug 2012 (GM-Volt link: http://gm-volt.com/forum/showthread....f-the-story...)

So in 7 months, I went through 3 Volts! The last one has been phenomenal, 16mos, and about 13K miles so far.

I'm neutral, but leaning towards the OP in that he needs to be righted, and a this point, I think it has reached the point where they should provide a new, equivalent 2014 ZL1, and everyone move on.

However, I think the way the dealer's been treated, with the information we have, has been very unfair... again, with the info we have.
They've been charged, tried, convicted, and hanged in the court of public opinion, and haven't even had their day in said court.

When the Hoopers get their ZL1, their nightmare will be over.

For the dealer, it's just beginning. The internet does not easily forgive.

Do they deserve it? I dunno... time will tell. I'm a 3rd party, do not know the OP, do not know the dealer.
If they didn't, problem is, you can't erase the InterWebz. Once stuff is there, it is there forever...

My fear, is that when everything is said and done, we're all going to have an "Oh shit" moment, myself included.
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Old 01-13-2014, 09:54 PM   #1317
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I think ya been here as long as I have. I do not have a dog in this fight. I say you may or may not be sleeping with the owners (s)
There are a whole bunch of new people in this thread due to external links. If you're only here to call someone out then maybe you're in the wrong place. Please take a look at the site rules... specifically #1
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Old 01-13-2014, 09:58 PM   #1318
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RIP 2012 ZL1 #1635 UPDATE 1/13/2014

Just a quick update for everyone...

1. I never demanded a new car. I merely stated that I should not HAVE to be forced to buy a new [read "different"] car when mine was totaled through no fault of my own. If I had been driving the car, I would accept the loss.

2. The difference in price between a good, used 2012 ZL1 and a new 2013 ZL1 is only about $5-6K considering rebates, etc.

3. Yes, the OP really was to just let everyone know what happened to #1635 that appeared on the ZL1 registry many months ago.

4. We actually made 3 payments on the car while the car was in the dealer's possession while they tried to figure out what to do about the paint issues [read "left the car there for weeks on end without actually doing anything."] I believe the last time I drove the car was the weekend of October 25, 2013.

5. GM and Berger Chevrolet (Grand Rapids, Michigan) have stepped in and are paving [not paying] the way for a new 2013 ZL1 to be sent to First State Chevrolet for me to purchase.

6. We have apologized to many of the employees at First State for the actions taken by many of the people who have been infuriated by this whole story and have called First State to voice their opinions. Anyone who thinks the dealership has not been affected by all of this must have his head in the sand.

7. We want to thank everyone for their support. We never expected this to take on a whole life of its own. A special thanks goes out to the suppliers who have so graciously stepped up to provide parts at their own expense to help ease the heartache we have experienced in this ordeal.

8. I am not the biggest tech guy out there, and I have never made it a practice to post on forums, don't have a Facebook page, etc. But I do plan to stick around on this forum, and I hope to meet many of you in person at various events.

9. When the situation is resolved, I will post photos of the new car. I understand that it will be about two weeks before the insurance check is cut, the old car is paid off, the new car arrives, and a new purchase contract will be signed by my wife and I for the PURCHASE of our new ZL1.

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Old 01-13-2014, 10:04 PM   #1319
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Nice! WTG Berger Chevy! http://www.bergerchevy.com/index.htm
Cant wait to see photos.
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Old 01-13-2014, 10:07 PM   #1320
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Just a quick update for everyone...

1. I never demanded a new car. I merely stated that I should not HAVE to be forced to buy a new [read "different"] car when mine was totaled through no fault of my own. If I had been driving the car, I would accept the loss.

2. The difference in price between a good, used 2012 ZL1 and a new 2013 ZL1 is only about $5-6K considering rebates, etc.

3. Yes, the OP really was to just let everyone know what happened to #1635 that appeared on the ZL1 registry many months ago.

4. We actually made 3 payments on the car while the car was in the dealer's possession while they tried to figure out what to do about the paint issues [read "left the car there for weeks on end without actually doing anything."] I believe the last time I drove the car was the weekend of October 25, 2013.

5. GM and Berger Chevrolet (Grand Rapids, Michigan) have stepped in and are paving [not paying] the way for a new 2013 ZL1 to be sent to First State Chevrolet for me to purchase.

6. We have apologized to many of the employees at First State for the actions taken by many of the people who have been infuriated by this whole story and have called First State to voice their opinions. Anyone who thinks the dealership has not been affected by all of this must have his head in the sand.

7. We want to thank everyone for their support. We never expected this to take on a whole life of its own. A special thanks goes out to the suppliers who have so graciously stepped up to provide parts at their own expense to help ease the heartache we have experienced in this ordeal.

8. I am not the biggest tech guy out there, and I have never made it a practice to post on forums, don't have a Facebook page, etc. But I do plan to stick around on this forum, and I hope to meet many of you in person at various events.

9. When the situation is resolved, I will post photos of the new car. I understand that it will be about two weeks before the insurance check is cut, the old car is paid off, the new car arrives, and a new purchase contract will be signed by my wife and I for the PURCHASE of our new ZL1.

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Best of Luck - Look forward to seeing the pics of your new ZL1
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Old 01-13-2014, 10:09 PM   #1321
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jhoop302-

We have been following this thread since the beginning and really feel bad for what you and your wife are having to go through with the loss of your ZL1. One of the things we pride ourselves on here is customer service, and since you have had to face a nightmare with this whole ordeal, we would like to show you that there are still companies out there that value their customers. I don't believe that you had our CAI on your original ZL1, but we would be honored to have our CAI on your new Camaro. We would like to offer you a brand new CAI for the replacement vehicle once you receive it. Just give us a call, ask for Bill, and I'll make sure you have something to smile about, hell, we'll even throw in a few Microfiber Detailing cloths to keep it clean!




If you want to check out the specs of the system, here they are: http://www.coldairinductions.com/201...d-black-finish

I see that PFADT racing did right by you too!!
WOW! I am beyond moved by your generosity. When the new car arrives, I will be sure to contact you.

I am SO glad to be part of this forum.
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Old 01-13-2014, 10:11 PM   #1322
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I'm so glad it has worked out!!!

I was looking forward to speaking to you..




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Glad to hear that resolution is forthcoming and that it meets or exceeds your expectations.

Since you will be conducting the purchase through First State, it appears that satisfaction has been met and hopefully folks that have not done business with them will refrain from further bashing since the issue is being handled.

Look forward to the Hoopers continued participation on the forums here.
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Just a quick update for everyone...

1. I never demanded a new car. I merely stated that I should not HAVE to be forced to buy a new [read "different"] car when mine was totaled through no fault of my own. If I had been driving the car, I would accept the loss.

2. The difference in price between a good, used 2012 ZL1 and a new 2013 ZL1 is only about $5-6K considering rebates, etc.

3. Yes, the OP really was to just let everyone know what happened to #1635 that appeared on the ZL1 registry many months ago.

4. We actually made 3 payments on the car while the car was in the dealer's possession while they tried to figure out what to do about the paint issues [read "left the car there for weeks on end without actually doing anything."] I believe the last time I drove the car was the weekend of October 25, 2013.

5. GM and Berger Chevrolet (Grand Rapids, Michigan) have stepped in and are paving [not paying] the way for a new 2013 ZL1 to be sent to First State Chevrolet for me to purchase.

6. We have apologized to many of the employees at First State for the actions taken by many of the people who have been infuriated by this whole story and have called First State to voice their opinions. Anyone who thinks the dealership has not been affected by all of this must have his head in the sand.

7. We want to thank everyone for their support. We never expected this to take on a whole life of its own. A special thanks goes out to the suppliers who have so graciously stepped up to provide parts at their own expense to help ease the heartache we have experienced in this ordeal.

8. I am not the biggest tech guy out there, and I have never made it a practice to post on forums, don't have a Facebook page, etc. But I do plan to stick around on this forum, and I hope to meet many of you in person at various events.

9. When the situation is resolved, I will post photos of the new car. I understand that it will be about two weeks before the insurance check is cut, the old car is paid off, the new car arrives, and a new purchase contract will be signed by my wife and I for the PURCHASE of our new ZL1.

Thanks,
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Good luck Mr. Hooper. I hope you get the car that you want because you definitely deserve it
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Old 01-13-2014, 10:14 PM   #1325
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a resolution at last Congrats for Mr. and Mrs. Hooper on this accord, for GM and Berger Chevrolet in helping to resolve this dreadful situation that both parties were involved in. Looking forward to pics John.
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Old 01-13-2014, 10:15 PM   #1326
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Just a quick update for everyone...


2. The difference in price between a good, used 2012 ZL1 and a new 2013 ZL1 is only about $5-6K considering rebates, etc.


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Are they making YOU come up with the $5-6K? Or is it covered by GM/Dealer?
I assume they will have you taken care of with a vehicle in the meantime, and not a Spark/Sonic?
Oh, and is THEIR insurance covering the loss?

Just curiosity...

Glad it's getting resolved. Issues like this gotta suck.

Good job GM/Chevrolet/Berger/First State

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