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Even though we're into the holiday season, there's still a lot of Corvette news! https://anchor.fm/steve-garrett/epis...-en2b43 Steve Garrett and Keith Cornett from CorvetteBlogger.com fill you in on what's going on.  Here are a few of the headlines discussed in this episode of CORVETTE TODAY:
1.  First pictures of the new right-hand-drive C8 Corvette headed to Japan
2. Lawsuit with GM about cracked Corvette Grand Sport wheels has been dismissed
3. C8 Corvette named to Car & Driver’s annual “10 Best” list for 2nd year in a row.
4. 2020 C8 Corvette goes on sale in the Middle East
5. Final production stats for the 2020 C8 announced
6. Nick Tandy to replace Oliver Gavin on Corvette Racing Team
7. Chevrolet celebrates IMSA championships with new commercial
8. The ’63 Split Window makes Hagerty’s list of coupes worth more than their convertible siblings
9. Procharger teases of a supercharged C8 Corvette
10. OnStar thwarts the theft of a 2020 C8 Corvette
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  • John
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    Les Stanford is a 100 on the integrity scale. As are our seven other forum dealerships.

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  • ATGuinness
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    When I put my deposit down at Les Stanford in Michigan, I asked Paul Stanford specifically about this issue. His answer was a blunt "We don't operate that way." He went on to say that he and his brother, who co-owns the dealership, felt there was already enough profit in the cars they sell that they didn't have to resort to price gouging. I have every confidence that when my car is invoiced (hopefully) next month there will be no surprises.

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  • Milliwatt Rob
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    Glad I live within 100 miles of a MECF dealer with whom I have had excellent, "no surprise" dealings with in both sales and service.

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  • 455SDguy
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    Just a suggestion but maybe the MECF could create a Wall of Shame page where our members could view the outed "stealdealerships" that have been noted and verified as the con artist that they are.

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  • meyerweb
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    Glad the stealership was "outed," by I hope we get some updates on the final outcome here.

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  • John
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    We have never, remotely, had any issues like that with a MECF forum dealership.

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  • Red C-8 of Jax
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    I would imagine most dealership purchase agreements have very small writing, mixed in with other small writing, to cover the additional markup. I wish Anthony Good Luck.

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  • Plentyfast
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    I would have the Hold my Wife down from ending up in Jail

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  • Devious Chevrolet Dealer “Surprises” C8 Corvette Buyer With $10k Markup

    Hopefully you weren't this buyer!

    From AutoEvolution:

    Back in August 2019, Anthony Caruso agreed to buy a C8 Corvette through Liberty Chevrolet for the princely price $85,805. More than a year after signing the purchase agreement and ponying up $1,000 as a deposit for the order, the sales manager called him and said that the mid-engine sports car is ready to be picked up.

    Before Anthony headed to Selma to take delivery with a friend with judicial background, his buddy suggested calling the dealership to confirm the final price of the vehicle including the DMV fees and Californian taxes. “It came out to around $93,000,” but to his surprise, our protagonist was informed about a $10,000 markup that wasn’t included in the purchase agreement.

    “I was a little puzzled,” wrote Anthony on the Facebook group C8 Corvette Owners (And Friends). “The sales manager agreed on the $93k math but said there’s a $10k markup if you want the car today or you can order one and wait another year or two.” The dealer, however, may regret being devious.

    Thanks to his judicial background and “because my guy hates extortion,” Anthony’s friend is pretty certain that the dealership’s employee has “committed a felony or two” by insisting on a markup that wasn’t agreed upon. As if that wasn’t bad enough for the sales manager, Liberty Chevrolet has also listed the Corvette Stingray 3LT Coupe at $105,505 online.

    “They had it up on there on their site with MSRP since when it was in transit [in September],” said Anthony. “I emailed them expressing interest (a different email than the one they have; I have about 8 different emails from companies I own). I get an email that the car was sold to the person that ordered it last year. I replied that yes, the car was ordered by me. The ad was taken done immediately.” Indeed, that's quite an obvious red flag.

    Considering what's listed in the purchase agreement from August 2019 and that the $1,000 deposit check states the agreed price at $85,805, Liberty Chevrolet will most likely lose this case if both parties go to court.

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