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Old 12-20-2013, 03:52 PM   #35
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You'd be surprised how fast social media spreads. Example. If you entered a posting topic here (to start with)..... "xxxxxxx Chevrolet Emplyoee Totals ZL1 and Denies ownership" ...... Google searches will pick up on that immediately.

You need to (as others said), to get a lawyer, explain what happened, and get on this dealer immediately. You should be able to recover for a new ZL1 (and then some for damages...etc). I've seen where many of these places are LLC's and GM does nothing much in this type of case. Net-Net....Please DO NOT settle for anything less than a new vehicle with ZERO out-of-pocket.

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Old 12-20-2013, 03:54 PM   #36
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also is this a small dealership or privately owned dealership? Take it to the top!!! and go further...
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Old 12-20-2013, 03:58 PM   #37

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Old 12-20-2013, 04:00 PM   #38
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The first thing to do in any of these situations is contact an attorney. Also, I would send a PM to the GM rep (William) on the forum.

I wouldn't be too worried about getting a replacement ZL1 OP. I've seen threads with similar stories on several forums.

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Old 12-20-2013, 04:26 PM   #39
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I know if I have an accident or damage to my car I contact my Insurance Agent and then they go after the other party. I have experienced something like this before and the insurance company hired the lawyer and it cost me nothing. The lawyers worked on my behalf and ofr the insurance company to get everything needed to make the situation correct. BTW---got any photos
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Old 12-20-2013, 04:31 PM   #40

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Originally Posted by gmgdave View Post
I know if I have an accident or damage to my car I contact my Insurance Agent and then they go after the other party. I have experienced something like this before and the insurance company hired the lawyer and it cost me nothing. The lawyers worked on my behalf and ofr the insurance company to get everything needed to make the situation correct. BTW---got any photos

I was going to say something similar. Your insurance company if it's a good one will pursue the matter. The dealer will cave in once they realize they are totally liable and told by the insurance company or GM themselves.
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Old 12-20-2013, 04:36 PM   #41
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We should all go stand in front of their doors and sit on their steps and tell each customer that walks in about your story!
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Old 12-20-2013, 04:36 PM   #42

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Round these parts we hang people with their own balls in their mouths for stunts like that. I'm just saying.

Seriously though, as others have stated. Get an attorney ASAP. The dealership giving you the run around is them hoping you will just take a settlement from the insurance and go away, but that's not what you need to do.

I hate this happened to you.

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The dealer is liable for the car but only the appraised 2012 used ZL1 price.
Screw that. They have to pay. I mean as a former business owner myself, now I wasn't in the car business, but if something like this had happened on my watch, I would have told the customer don't worry about it, let's see what the insurance does and then our company will make the rest right for you. If I owned the dealership I would simply tell you to order a 2014 brand new, when they let you start ordering again, and whatever the insurance paid would be enough and the dealership would eat the rest.

That's just me, let's hope these jokers do the right thing.

And if I were the dealership, I would want the joker that did it in jail. I would be the one pressing charges.

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2. See if your local news/paper has a "shame on you" type of segment. It's a long shot, but if you get to tell your story, it may shame the dealership into stepping up.

BTW, has the dealership already said that they won't give you a newer car? They should be going overboard to make this up to you.
One of the local news stations in Birmingham, AL for years has done "Fox6 On Your Side" and they covered exactly this sort of thing for people. Contact local news agencies as BigBoyBlue said, those people don't want to see their named smeared all over the place.

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Old 12-20-2013, 04:47 PM   #43

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Give us their phone number so we can voice our piece of mind.
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Old 12-20-2013, 04:47 PM   #44
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Sorry to hear that. If it was my ride and that happened, I'd own the damn dealership by the end of the ordeal. Lawyer up and get your new ride free and clear.
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Old 12-20-2013, 04:49 PM   #45
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Wow! All I can think is that I never seen a ZL1 in Delaware and now I may never.

Skimmed through the comments but did you post the dealers name, I wouldn't mind knowing where not to take my car.

Also I know a pretty good attorney if you need it. Best of luck.

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Old 12-20-2013, 05:59 PM   #46

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anyone find it a little unusual the OP only has 1 post and just joined? I hate to be skeptical, but to doubt is to learn....
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Old 12-20-2013, 06:03 PM   #47
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"Something about this whole thing just doesn't seem right. What would you do if this was your baby?"

This doesn't seem legit or I'm very skeptical right now. ANY owner of this car would solve this ASAP and not worry about posting on the forums. But good luck if this is true OP.
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Old 12-20-2013, 06:22 PM   #48

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I'd like to know the outcome of this................

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Old 12-20-2013, 06:32 PM   #49
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Bull Call GM they should make it right. Keep us posted..
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Old 12-20-2013, 06:33 PM   #50
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sorry for your loss. lawyer up and hit em hard. you deserve the car you babied and went all out for.
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Old 12-20-2013, 06:49 PM   #51
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No open RO, dealer not at fault.
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