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Old 10-30-2012, 12:08 PM   #1
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Kind of disappointed in GM

Let me start by saying not in the car, mine is being built next week.

What I am disappointed in is GM. This will come accross to some of you as whining, but so be it. I currently serve in the military and am buying a ZL1. GM, I believe, is making a mistake in not offering this awesome car within its' Military Discount program. I know that the car will sell no matter what, but there are A LOT of sales that would be bolstered by the Military Discount program. The Corvette is offered... Just my thoughts...

OK, flame on, I can take it.

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Old 10-30-2012, 12:16 PM   #2
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Let me start by saying not in the car, mine is being built next week.

What I am disappointed in is GM. This will come accross to some of you as whining, but so be it. I currently serve in the military and am buying a ZL1. GM, I believe, is making a mistake in not offering this awesome car within its' Military Discount program. I know that the car will sell no matter what, but there are A LOT of sales that would be bolstered by the Military Discount program. The Corvette is offered... Just my thoughts...

OK, flame on, I can take it.

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Old 10-30-2012, 12:21 PM   #3
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I'm not a Vet and I agree. Not just GM, but our country as a whole needs to take better care of our Vets. Thanks for your service.
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Old 10-30-2012, 12:22 PM   #4
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Totally agree with the OP.
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Old 10-30-2012, 12:27 PM   #5
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Let me start by saying not in the car, mine is being built next week.

What I am disappointed in is GM. This will come accross to some of you as whining, but so be it. I currently serve in the military and am buying a ZL1. GM, I believe, is making a mistake in not offering this awesome car within its' Military Discount program. I know that the car will sell no matter what, but there are A LOT of sales that would be bolstered by the Military Discount program. The Corvette is offered... Just my thoughts...

OK, flame on, I can take it.

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Totally agree. Don't get the logic of this, when like you said, the Corvette is offered.
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Old 10-30-2012, 12:31 PM   #6
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Old 10-30-2012, 12:32 PM   #7
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I'm not a Vet and I agree. Not just GM, but our country as a whole needs to take better care of our Vets. Thanks for your service.
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Old 10-30-2012, 12:39 PM   #8
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I'm not a Vet and I agree. Not just GM, but our country as a whole needs to take better care of our Vets. Thanks for your service.
Agree 100%
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Old 10-30-2012, 12:41 PM   #9
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Thank you for your service to our great country. I agree 100%. I gave customer service a harsh scolding on this very matter. I suggest you do the same. Please send GM Customer Service an e-mail and let them know how you feel. The more people/pressure we can put on them, especially if some news agency picks this up and decides to do a story on it, the better chance of GM following through and offering our active duty and vets an incentive program. All the other camaro's have the USAA $750 discount incentive, it should include the ZL1. Look at places like Lowes and Home Depot, they give everyone who has a military ID, active or retired, a 10% discount. Lets put the pressure on GM to start showing some respect for all our military comrades whom willingly place themselves in a position to possibly make the ultimate sacrifice for us and their country. They deserve a special thank you from corporate America.

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Matter a fact I'm going to sent GM Customer Service another e-mail on this matter. This time I'm going to tell them that I read in a breaking news forum that "Ford is going to give all active military an incentive on all Ford vehicles" lets see if that can shake things up!
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Old 10-30-2012, 12:45 PM   #10
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service members would get 50% off if it was up to me.
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Old 10-30-2012, 12:51 PM   #11
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Lets not forget the rest of the volunteers that put it on the line, both sworn and unsworn, LEO's, Fire Fighters, EMT's all these people are just as deserving.
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Old 10-30-2012, 12:53 PM   #12
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Glad to know I am not the only one that feels this way. I called GM customer service and was told because it is a limited production car, I should be grateful to get one, with no discounts. Was reminded that dealers are marking up the ZL1 5k or more(luckily not mine) and people are still in line to buy them.
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Old 10-30-2012, 12:55 PM   #13
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Lets not forget the rest of the volunteers that put it on the line, both sworn and unsworn, LEO's, Fire Fighters, EMT's all these people are just as deserving.
No disrespect intended, I agree
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Old 10-30-2012, 12:57 PM   #14
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Yup, no idea why they exclude the ZL1 from the discount.
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Old 10-30-2012, 01:02 PM   #15
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Devil's advocate: They don't sign up for the discount, so are they entitled to one? The fact that a global, multi-billion dollar company offers a discount like this is good on them. The main point of something like this would be to ensure that vets are able to more easily afford vehicles when they come home, and that is accomplished. ZL1 is a luxury vehicle, nobody NEEDS a ZL1.
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Old 10-30-2012, 01:06 PM   #16
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By the military discount program are you talking about the $500 discounted price that some Chevrolet vehicles have for Service members?
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Old 10-30-2012, 01:14 PM   #17
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Go to USAA.com. $750 for military. All kinds of cars are covered, not the ZL1, and not just GM.
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Old 10-30-2012, 01:36 PM   #18
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No one forgets our volunteers, LEO's, FF's, EMT's, Police, ect...but that's apples and oranges. Our military's primary objective is to kill our enemy. Kill or be killed. Be it by air/drone or hand-to-hand. This is all done for our freedom. Corporate America owes our troops more than just a thank you. If our military vet's dream car, as is mine, just happens to be a superior street legal menacing mean machine like the ZL1, corporate America shouldn't deny that and not cut them a break in price. We have the finest, best trained military in the world, and the ZL1 is the automotive equal, who more than one of of veterans should be sitting behind the wheel. Hoorah! to our military, but not to corporate America. And please just take a moment of prayer for those in our military who made the ultimate sacrifice. Rest in peace my brothers and sisters. Amen.

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Old 10-30-2012, 01:42 PM   #19
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Old 10-30-2012, 02:03 PM   #20
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I'm a Retired SFC bought mine in Augusta and after my discount(S), I almost had a $1000.00 knocked off my sticker. I have your six battle 100%
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Old 10-30-2012, 02:13 PM   #21
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Truth be told, I had no idea the ZL1 was excluded from any sort of military discount program in the first place.

GM wasn't terribly forthcoming with any GI-oriented anything when we got our 2SS either. (That might be for an unrelated matter I guess...our Camaro is sort of a novelty edition...)

I'd sure question the practicality of some pay grades having a ZL1 (mine being one of them!) but hey, that's certainly not a viable excuse for a corporation to not to at least offer a discount...
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Old 10-30-2012, 03:31 PM   #22
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Go to USAA.com. $750 for military. All kinds of cars are covered, not the ZL1, and not just GM.
There wasn't a discount for the ZL1 using USAA. I couldn't get any discounts, not even loyalty discounts for it. I could for pretty much anything else. They said the car is too rare and too much in demand.
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Old 10-30-2012, 03:36 PM   #23
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Should get something for God sake!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 10-30-2012, 03:42 PM   #24
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I am not in the military, but appreciate everything you do for our country and think you should get a discount on everything you buy, not just from GM!
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I am not in the military, but appreciate everything you do for our country and think you should get a discount on everything you buy, not just from GM!
Not every business agrees, especially in military towns. I appreciate the thanks though. Not everyone is eligible to join, and I know a lot of people who would take a bullet that can't go out there. It's an honor to go to sea on your behalf.
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