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Old 02-13-2013, 11:14 AM
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Default Confirmation from GM on C7 accident

I just got this info from the media guys at Chevrolet...

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We can confirm that during routine testing, a Stingray was involved in a one-car accident.

During evaluation, the driver caught the inside tire caught the edge of the pavement during a tight corner, leading to the accident. Thankfully, no one was hurt, the car received only minor damage, and no citations were issued.

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I just got this info from the media guys at Chevrolet...
I just read that on another site.. Thats one thing about these cars, if you catch a wheel on uneven or gouged pavement it will pull to that side really fast.
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How can that be an "official" statement from Chevy Communications with grammar that poor?

"...the driver caught the inside tire caught..."

Seriously?
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What was he uneven pavement? The Grand Canyon?
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The first of many more to come.
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Originally Posted by BlueOx View Post
I just got this info from the media guys at Chevrolet...
SO, wider tires would have prevented this accident

Let the begin!
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Originally Posted by EViL427 View Post
How can that be an "official" statement from Chevy Communications with grammar that poor?

"...the driver caught the inside tire caught..."

Seriously?
It was from an email he sent me...not a news release that got ran through the mill.
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Originally Posted by Medic Man View Post
I just read that on another site.. Thats one thing about these cars, if you catch a wheel on uneven or gouged pavement it will pull to that side really fast.
What site?
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Old 02-13-2013, 11:25 AM
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Which is it, the test driver from GM cannot drive or an issue with the car?
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Originally Posted by BlueOx View Post
It was from an email he sent me...not a news release that got ran through the mill.
There's no excuse for someone in communications failing to proofread.
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Originally Posted by EViL427 View Post
There's no excuse for someone in communications failing to proofread.
Oh gawd, give it a rest...must everything be bitched about?
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Originally Posted by EViL427 View Post
There's no excuse for someone in communications failing to proofread.
You've never made a mistake in an email you have sent? I know I have, even after I have proofread it and spell checked it.
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Originally Posted by Zymurgy View Post
You've never made a mistake in an email you have sent? I know I have, even after I have proofread it and spell checked it.
I don't work in communications for a living.
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Originally Posted by BlueOx View Post
Oh gawd, give it a rest...must everything be bitched about?
Yes. It's called freedom of speech. Don't like it? Move to Cuba.
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Originally Posted by EViL427 View Post
I don't work in communications for a living.
That's not the point. The point is, we all make mistakes (communication people included).
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Originally Posted by BlueOx View Post
What site?
Jalopink - Here is what they posted.. Same grammar issues.

During evaluation, the driver caught the inside tire caught the edge of the pavement during a tight corner, leading to the accident. Thankfully, no one was hurt, the car received only minor damage, and no citations were issued.
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Originally Posted by EViL427 View Post
Yes. It's called freedom of speech. Don't like it? Move to Cuba.
Oh I see...whiney bitching is always freedom of speech.
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Originally Posted by BlueOx View Post
Oh I see...whiney bitching is always freedom of speech.
It is here haven't you noticed.
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Damn those Jalopink scoopers! Looks like they caught the news caught the same time as here!

Seeing the picture, I could only deduce that there was an incident, or parking was short and the driver had to improvise.

*Just for the record, I'm having fun. I couldn't care less about the grammar*
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Default Driver not Jim Mero

The driver is not Jim Mero as reported earlier

http://www.motorauthority.com/news/1...ingray-crashed
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