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    I plan on using courtesy delivery when my C8 is produced. I contacted a local Chevy dealer and they told me they would be willing to assist for a fee of $800. Is that fee reasonable? What services are performed in a courtesy delivery? Does it include PPI (pre-purchase inspection)? Are adding fluids and checking tire pressure part of the service? Does the dealer submit for registration and license and does it include actual fees, or is that additional? Is the car completely cleaned with shipping and packing materials removed? Is the car ready to drive off?

    It is going to a long wait, but it will be worth it.

  • #2
    $800 seems a bit absurd....prob be cheaper just to go get it shipped privately from your dealer to your house. I was hearing this courtesy should only be in the ballpark of $300 to $500 but it all depends on the dealer receiving it

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    • #3
      I agree that $800 is absolutely over the top. There are three dealers within 40 miles of me that do it for $250, $300, and $35 0 respectively. What it involves is some admin paperwork, for other than that, GM completely reimburses the dealership for 100% of the PDI process. Love to have yours drop shipped to my PDI dealer so we could visit and you could pay for your road trip home with the extra $500.

      My dealership that does my courtesy delivery for me has the best Corvette Master Tech anywhere in the state, maybe in the entire PNW. Yes, payment for license and tags is separate from the PDI, while in my state the dealer does submit the forms for those items (but again you pay those state fees additionally to the courtesy delivery fee). One of the non-negotiable standards for my up front negotiating with the dealership, and 95% will not balk at this, is that they give me a copy of the completed PDI Click image for larger version

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      We do not yet have the PDI form for the C8, but it would very closely match up with the C7’s below form:





      Last edited by John; 08-09-2019, 01:00 AM.
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      • #4
        Thanks John, that is very useful. We're going to be confronted with lots of paperwork during delivery, it's always good to see a preview beforehand.

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        • #5
          For a little more you could do museum pickup.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Rfong View Post
            I plan on using courtesy delivery when my C8 is produced. I contacted a local Chevy dealer and they told me they would be willing to assist for a fee of $800. Is that fee reasonable? What services are performed in a courtesy delivery? Does it include PPI (pre-purchase inspection)? Are adding fluids and checking tire pressure part of the service? Does the dealer submit for registration and license and does it include actual fees, or is that additional? Is the car completely cleaned with shipping and packing materials removed? Is the car ready to drive off?

            It is going to a long wait, but it will be worth it.

            What state would you be receiving the car in? Sometimes that's a factor.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by ABorC View Post


              What state would you be receiving the car in? Sometimes that's a factor.
              My State of registration is a big factor. I am registering to my home address in Montana and working with Chevy dealers in MT.

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              • #8
                • Who does the courtesy ship for me?
                • Who makes the arrangements?
                • Who pays for the Courtesy shipping? (is it included in a fee already added in?)
                • How long does it take to arrive?
                • How much does the receiving dealer charge?
                • Who pays that fee? (is it included in a fee already added in?)
                • When are those arrangements made?

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                • #9
                  1) You can arrange it by approaching a dealer(s) in your area to see if they would do that for you, or sometimes a dealer has an informal USA-wide (but not in every area) series of contacts that they know would do that.
                  2) Either way, you the owner of the car, need to make the final arraignments (start with the Fleet Manager, Sales Manager, Service Manager, or GM.
                  3) GM pays for courtesy shipping transportation to the receiving, courtesy delivery, dealer.
                  4) Transportation takes as long as it would if your receiving dealer (where you pick it up), bought that same car (no less; no more).
                  5) Whatever they wish and you agree to. Most are in the $250-$500 range but can go up to $1,000 —that latter especially if that receiving dealer still has unused allocations and is ****ed you did not buy your C8 from them. And some dealers out and out refused to do a courtesy delivery, also called a drop shi, for you at any price.
                  6) You pay the courtesy delivery fee. It is separate from, additional to, the cost of the car.
                  7) The arraignments must be made BEFORE your order actually goes in, for in the absence of your ordering dealer filling in either their dealer code or a courtesy dealer’s “SHIP TO CODE: xxx-xxx,” GM will not accept the order.

                  Other notes:

                  a) Almost every dealer will fill up your tank when you buy from them; but it is a super rate courtesy delivery dealer to put in one ounce more than the 3 gallons that GM factory fills. This is often not a bad thing, for even my SUPERB courtesy delivery dealer, fills the tanks with a non-premium, non Top Tier fuel. So I always am pleased that I just myself pay for its first full tank (Shell Premium).
                  b) There are courtesy dealers who treat drop ship customers poorly; others who smartly realize that receiving such a delivery is the perfect way to welcome, and secure for that Corvette’s life, the servicing business!
                  c) If your arraignments are made with anyone other than the Service Manager, I always immediately afterwards go out and face-to-face introduce myself, bring a box of 18 donuts or pastries for his/her crew, and converse as to my expectations (subject of another thread I am now writing — though these additional notes will all be repeated in that thread.
                  e) With the majority of us buying at least one accessory from the courtesy delivery dealer, I note that their parts’ counter will make a profit from this transaction. In the case of the C8, I am going to be purchasing mega thousands of C8 accessory parts from them.
                  Last edited by John; 08-12-2019, 10:52 AM.
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                  Lifetime, annual contributors, and 20+ year members of National Corvette Museum.

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                  • #10
                    In my case when I picked up my C7 at the "courtesy delivery" dealer what was not included was gas! I was given the car with the tank literally on empty! I had to drive my brand new C7 across the street from the Dealer to a Chevron to put gas in to get home. In addition the dealer damaged my driver's seat and did nothing more than hand me the keys. For all of this wonderful service I had to pay a "courtesy fee" of $500. There was nothing courteous about my delivery, I'm still sour about it 4 years later, can you tell?

                    Point: choose your courtesy delivery dealer carefully.

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                    • #11
                      Dealer near me quoted $800 (and potentially more with a splitter/spoiler), but also suggested that a Corvette is far more involving (and therefore more expensive) than any other car they offer.

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                      • #12
                        Dealers get 100% compensated by GM for the greater work required for a Corvette PDI. There is zero extra, non-PDI compensated work for a Corvette or a Chevy Sonic. I would go back to your dealer CarPDX, and politely them him the “facts,” and tell him you are wanting a much lower courtesy delivery price.
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                        Lifetime, annual contributors, and 20+ year members of National Corvette Museum.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by John View Post
                          Dealers get 100% compensated by GM for the greater work required for a Corvette PDI..
                          Funny, I mentioned that, and he acted like he (or I) had no idea what I was talking about.

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                          • #14
                            Gamesmanship on his part, the old play dumb when you are caught not telling the truth. I would not pay $800 in a heavily populated area where there are many other dealers. My friend went through this exact thing with the same dealer you are in 2015, and he ended getting it for less than half price at another dealer — as I already shared in a PM. Good luck.

                            Courtesy delivery involves, besides the PDI, filling the identical paperwork as it does on every other vehicle. What does he charge on a Cruze? That is exactly what he should charge on a Corvette. Again, this is not the dealer you are wanting to interact with given that you are in a populated area with lots of dealer choices.
                            GBA Black; HTO Twilight/Tension interior; Z51 & Mag Ride; E60 lift; 5ZZ high wing; 5VM vis CF ground effects pkg; FA5 interior vis CF; ZZ3 engine appearance; 3LT; Q8T Spectra Gray Tridents; J6N Edge Red Calipers; SNG Edge Red Hashmarks; VQK Splash Guards. Separately getting from my dealer RCC Edge Red engine cover and 5JR vis CF mirror caps.

                            Lifetime, annual contributors, and 20+ year members of National Corvette Museum.

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