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Old 12-09-2018, 10:43 PM
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The mentality here hasn't changed in years. Could someone please tell me what is in this for an attorney? Nobody injured, so no litigation for a % of the injury limits of liability. GM has attorneys on staff - probably dozens or more of them. To them just another file to work. To whomever hires one to fight GM's attorneys, keep your checkbook handy, then your credit card, And, no, they are under no obligation to buy the car back. Likely bought at auction with a sketchy paper trail.

STOOOPID..... work with the dealer to your satisfaction.
Lawsuit abuse..
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Old 12-09-2018, 11:29 PM
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You do not want this car no matter if it is fixed. I can tell you when I bought my vette I did not consider a single one that had a damage or wreck on the car fax. I know most buyers later on will consider the same thing. Unless you of course are keeping this forever. Then in that case it will probably be fine once fixed.
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Old 12-10-2018, 09:56 PM
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You do not want this car no matter if it is fixed. I can tell you when I bought my vette I did not consider a single one that had a damage or wreck on the car fax. I know most buyers later on will consider the same thing. Unless you of course are keeping this forever. Then in that case it will probably be fine once fixed.
I guarantee that dealership insurance is not going to show up on Carfax. They have an umbrella policy not a auto policy. That being said, I would ask for a full refund or the dealer to find you a equivalent Vette at same price.
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Old 12-10-2018, 10:07 PM
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Regardless...we are glad you are not injured. Please be sure to let us know what happens....repair cost, how you were treated, etc.
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Old 12-10-2018, 11:27 PM
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Original poster, what is the vin of this car please?
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Old 12-11-2018, 12:13 PM
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NO lawyer, NO repair, NO negotiation. F that. Similar or better car immediately. That car will never be the same and will be trouble down the road. That's what you deserve for trouble and the scare which was no fault of your own. I can't believe the dealership wouldn't think their getting off easy with that.
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Old 12-11-2018, 06:52 PM
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NO lawyer, NO repair, NO negotiation. F that. Similar or better car immediately. That car will never be the same and will be trouble down the road. That's what you deserve for trouble and the scare which was no fault of your own. I can't believe the dealership wouldn't think their getting off easy with that.

the OP is not in a position to demand anything. He can try to negotiate, at best. The dealer is going to repair the car, and make a small comp pkg for his trouble. That is it. Anything more than that WILL require a lawyer. If there were injuries, it would be different, but without physical injury, the dealer is not going to do any more.
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Old 12-11-2018, 07:00 PM
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the OP is not in a position to demand anything. He can try to negotiate, at best. The dealer is going to repair the car, and make a small comp pkg for his trouble. That is it. Anything more than that WILL require a lawyer. If there were injuries, it would be different, but without physical injury, the dealer is not going to do any more.


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Old 12-11-2018, 07:33 PM
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Originally Posted by buckmeister2 View Post
the OP is not in a position to demand anything. He can try to negotiate, at best. The dealer is going to repair the car, and make a small comp pkg for his trouble. That is it. Anything more than that WILL require a lawyer. If there were injuries, it would be different, but without physical injury, the dealer is not going to do any more.
Then they will continue to get away with their incompetence in their hiring practices and their work. Iím sure that mechanic still has his job. These dealers work on their rep and ther service department rep. Now, heís not in a position to demand anything because heís already dealing with the insurance company. They offered the repair and comp because they realize it could have been a lot worse. As others said at the least a replacement. I doubt you would be so reasonable if it was your week old, new to you, car. Iíve been through similar, with a different car, with a private mechanic and a joyride by the mechanics newly employed son. They repaired the damage but the car was never the same. Donít let them get away with it.
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Old 12-11-2018, 07:44 PM
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Then they will continue to get away with their incompetence in their hiring practices and their work. I’m sure that mechanic still has his job. These dealers work on their rep and ther service department rep. Now, he’s not in a position to demand anything because he’s already dealing with the insurance company. They offered the repair and comp because they realize it could have been a lot worse. As others said at the least a replacement. I doubt you would be so reasonable if it was your week old, new to you, car. I’ve been through similar, with a different car, with a private mechanic and a joyride by the mechanics newly employed son. They repaired the damage but the car was never the same. Don’t let them get away with it.
I agree with everything you said, 386. Yes, I would be pissed. But being angry enough to crap twinkies does not make a diff in the legality of this situation. The OP is NOT dealing with the insurance company, he is dealing with the dealer. The dealer is dealing with his insurance company, and neither of them care to do any more than is morally or ethically required, which also happens to be what any lawyer representing the OP would expect them to do. If this were a dealer with known history of similar issues, it "might" be different, as negligence could possibly be proven. However, with no known history, it is a simple mistake that did not result in injury, so the only provable damages are to the vehicle. And, as someone else mentioned, this will likely be covered under an umbrella policy, so will not show up on carfax via insurance reporting.

HOWEVER...the OP should absolutely insist that the dealer not allow any manner of reporting this repair outside of his facility. Otherwise, it just might pop up on Carfax, or the national auto repair reporting service.

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Old 12-11-2018, 08:06 PM
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Originally Posted by buckmeister2 View Post
I agree with everything you said, 386. Yes, I would be pissed. But being angry enough to crap twinkies does not make a diff in the legality of this situation. The OP is not dealing with the insurance company, he is dealing with the dealer. The dealer is dealing with his insurance company, and neither of them care to do any more than is morally or ethically required, which also happens to be what any lawyer representing the OP would expect them to do. If this were a dealer with known history of similar issues, it "might" be different, as negligence could possibly be proven. However, with no known history, it is a simple mistake that did not result in injury, so the only provable damages are to the vehicle. And, as someone else mentioned, this will likely be covered under an umbrella policy, so will not show up on carfax via insurance reporting.

HOWEVER...the OP should absolutely insist that the dealer not allow any manner of reporting this repair outside of his facility. Otherwise, it just might pop up on Carfax, or the national auto repair reporting service.
I donít crap twinkies, I eat them, their my favorite health food. Although youíre half correct, sometimes itís hard to tell the difference
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Old 12-11-2018, 09:02 PM
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I donít crap twinkies, I eat them, their my favorite health food. Although youíre half correct, sometimes itís hard to tell the difference

that's intentional, don't you know???
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Old 12-12-2018, 06:16 AM
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Really, ya think?
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Old 12-12-2018, 07:11 AM
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Old 12-12-2018, 07:40 AM
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My guess is there not an insurance company involved (dealership probably has a large deductible) so it won't show up on Carfax, etc. It could very well show up on the VIS unless it is repaired totally off the books.
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