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Old 06-12-2018, 10:43 PM
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OP, don't sweat the trolls. It is the internet and even Corvette Forum has them. You are doing exactly what you should be doing.
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Old 06-12-2018, 11:46 PM
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Rust would be devastating to the interior of a car that's made almost entirely of aluminum and plastic.

My wife left the windows down on her Mazda and it rained. We should probably sell the car before the rust termites reduce it to a pile of brown dust.
my good sir.... how dare you......... I was drinking a beer and you almost made me squirt my high priced Pilsner through my nose....
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Old 06-13-2018, 02:00 AM
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a new car should look new. no buyer's remorse when the problem is that it doesn't look new, it looks flooded. All kindly corvette forum members who would be doing an out of state buyer a solid by inspecting this car in a private resale would have flagged this car as water damaged if you looked under the seat, whether it showed up on a carfax as such or not. a dealership where the mechanic busts the body parts is not a case of buyer's remorse when there is no expectation of body damage with all the 100,000 c7 low-slung vettes on the road simply going in for a dealer-serviced oil change. if the buyer is lucky, GM will explain to him how liquid came into the car, corroded both painted/coated metal parts and continued to drip yellow rust down past the carpet into the floor. If the buyer is real lucky, a third party inspection will corroborate no internal water damage past the seating parts, which will all be replaced. if the dealers body shop is competent, the car's interior and exterior will again look like a seven month old nearly new car and the owner can get on with his life, perhaps using another NOVA dealership however. if it all goes **** up, the op is in NOVA, where there are more out of work attorneys working like Bruiser in one of Gresham's novels, than there are cockaroaches in an Arlandria tenament apartment.

As for BR, it hits us all from time to time. Unless the payment is killing you, you have a 3year/36k mile worry free ride with the first two years free maintenance including 2 more oil changes already paid for. Color changes can be had with a (removable) vinyl wrap, and one member posted here with pictures of changing a brand new GS from black to a Porsche orange color with vinyl for around $4k and it looked GOOD! love em or leave em, chevy tries to build a 100K mile trouble free ride, and so they run better than most exotics. Good luck with the final story on the seat rust.

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Old 06-13-2018, 11:08 AM
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a new car should look new. no buyer's remorse when the problem is that it doesn't look new, it looks flooded. .
Then why is it only on one side of the car?

Oh, that's right. Because GM parked the car in the drainage ditch outside the plant. At an angle.

Look, I'll concede that it doesn't look right. I still contend that it's nothing more than a sloppy carwash or as someone else said, a spilled acidic drink. It sounds like GM is doing the right thing in replacing the seat frame, even though the damage is 100% cosmetic. But damn, some of you guys hyperventilating that this car is one inspection away from a salvage title are really starting to get irritating.
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Old 06-13-2018, 12:15 PM
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You don't need a GM rep there yet. Go in and see what the Service Manager says and what they will do. I'm pretty sure they will replace it without any issues. If they don't and are saying that you spilled something or left the window open during a car wash, then ask for a GM Rep.

But chances are they will replace it without issue.
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Old 06-13-2018, 01:21 PM
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From the pics I looked at it appears it started to rust high up in that frame.

acid rain could do that. Salt water would oxidize it differently imo.

mayne it was on a pallet and got rained on along with who knows how many others in other cars!
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Old 06-13-2018, 01:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Jeff V. View Post
Then why is it only on one side of the car?

Oh, that's right. Because GM parked the car in the drainage ditch outside the plant. At an angle.

Look, I'll concede that it doesn't look right. I still contend that it's nothing more than a sloppy carwash or as someone else said, a spilled acidic drink. It sounds like GM is doing the right thing in replacing the seat frame, even though the damage is 100% cosmetic. But damn, some of you guys hyperventilating that this car is one inspection away from a salvage title are really starting to get irritating.
I think that the one seat was subject to water BEFORE it was installed at the factory.
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Old 06-13-2018, 03:14 PM
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Originally Posted by 3 Z06ZR1 View Post
I think that the one seat was subject to water BEFORE it was installed at the factory.
Have you ever seen a modern auto assembly plant?
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Originally Posted by 3 Z06ZR1 View Post
I think that the one seat was subject to water BEFORE it was installed at the factory.
Originally Posted by Jeff V. View Post
Have you ever seen a modern auto assembly plant?
Are you thinking "sinkhole" recovery?
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Old 06-13-2018, 03:34 PM
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Something was spilled there. That is not just surface rust. There is a pattern where the liquid was split in to two paths around that round rivet or bolt. There is also some kind of yellow substance on the floor mount with a run mark from the top and down the side to the floor.

Maybe some *** hat salesman spilled is coffee while it was still at the dealership and doused it with cleaner or something. who knows? It does looked weathered too.

I imagine if you take it back, they'll just point the finger at you and something you did to it.
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Old 06-14-2018, 08:59 AM
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At the dealer now, in the waiting room. So ill have new pics up and hopefully all is good. Meanwhile enjoy these ZR1 pics when I pulled in the bay!
I think they wanted to make me feel bad lol.


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Trade it in for ZR1, they'll probably cut you a good deal for all the trouble
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Old 06-15-2018, 05:35 PM
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It's the salt in all those tears from paying too much that caused the corrosion.
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Originally Posted by reasonable suspicion View Post
It's the salt in all those tears from paying too much that caused the corrosion.
You sound and look like a b×itch
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Old 06-15-2018, 08:30 PM
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OP- what was the final resolution? Some of us genuinely cared about your situation
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OP- what was the final resolution? Some of us genuinely cared about your situation
they ordered all new seat frame, bottom foam padding and also back padding. They have no explanation what caused this but they are making it right. I applaud them.
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they ordered all new seat frame, bottom foam padding and also back padding. They have no explanation what caused this but they are making it right. I applaud them.
also all new motors and hardware
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Old 06-15-2018, 10:04 PM
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Most excellent result. Congratulations.
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Originally Posted by Ggpz06 View Post
they ordered all new seat frame, bottom foam padding and also back padding. They have no explanation what caused this but they are making it right. I applaud them.
Great Now enjoy the beast!
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Old 06-15-2018, 11:32 PM
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Glad they stepped up to the plate on this as there was no way you should have had rust like that.. Congrats on the car and on getting a resolution in your favor!
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