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Anyone happen to own a car on the ignition recall list that is looking to buy a new 'Vette, just wondering if the new program of offering employee discounts to those owners would be offered on the 'Vette? I have asked my sales guy (I have an order in on a 2015) but no response yet. Just curious if anyone else out there is hearing anything as to whether it might apply or not. I have a Solstice that is on the recall list, intend to keep it , according to the news accounts of this new discount you just have to own one of the recalled cars , you can keep it, no need to trade it in to be eligible. Probably too much to hope for that the 'Vette would be included in this offer.

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Neither 2014 nor 2015 Corvettes are on any recall list.
The car you are buying doesn't have to be on a recall list, just one of the cars you own. I guess the question is, if I own a recalled Saturn can I get a Corvette at employee price (assuming the dealer is participating in the program on Corvettes, most don't).


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As MJW pointed out it's not about the Corvette it's whether you own a recalled car today, I do , a Pontiac Solstice. GM now has decided to offer incentives equivalent to the Employee Discount on new car purchases for those owners. You don't even have to trade them in , just own one. The details on what models are involved so far as a purchase and where the discounts are applied are a bit sketchy though at this point. I have confirmed that at least a $750 discount is applicable to me if I take a 2014, checking further on 2015's. Just thought it worth a discussion on this board if someone else has some involvement and are buying a C7.
 

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I would have been entitled to a discontinued discount for my HHR if I would have purchased anything other then a corvette. I think it was also around $750.
 
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I wonder what GM will do with the cars that get traded in for this deal? Additionally, I wonder if the trade in value has been affected by the fact that the car is involved in this recall?
 

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I wonder what GM will do with the cars that get traded in for this deal? Additionally, I wonder if the trade in value has been affected by the fact that the car is involved in this recall?
Actually, trading in isn't a requirement and in fact, they aren't pushing it as a trade in move. They note that all cars traded in would need to go through the service department and have the recall applied to be resold.

One of the comments out there is the vehicles in this recall are typically fairly low in value, have been resold multiple times and would probably end up in the resale market without the recall being performed since most would end up in 3rd and 4th tier lots. They also mention that although it's a great deal, and it is, many, if not most of the people who own these cars are not in a position to be buying a new car regardless the deal offered. The whole issue is fraught with problems but GM offering true employee pricing is huge. Too bad it's so poorly understood by the masses.
 

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Talked with GM Canada and they claim there is no such program available in Canada for owners of recalled vehicles. I have a manager calling me back though as I want to make sure there isn't something coming, sometimes they are just a little slow off the block as they announce in the U.S first and then is shows up a few weeks later in Canada.
 

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We are original owners 2007 Solstice, employee pricing is optional for dealers. Same for military discount. As cyber Grey is no longer available my order has been canceled. After contacting 5 - 7 dealers nobody will do this for a Z51 optioned car. I was told by 2 dealers they would honor for non Z51 convertables only and one coup. We have Z51 2LT cyber Grey coup on deposit. Untiled we sign paperwork I'm not going to celebrate. Would like more info on $750 mentioned in this thread. Rob
 

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You must be waiting for a 2015 Revans, my order just went in last week for Cyber Grey but it was due to some add'l allocations to Canada. Expect the car in July my dealer says.

On the Solstice issue I whined to GM Canada and they came up with a $500 discount for me as well as the previous mentioned $750 that is a loyalty discount for owning a GM product. Now that discount can vary from month to month and is the one that is in effect at delivery, so it could change. I own a Solstice and a Acadia which qualify me for the loyalty discount. If I took delivery this month though it would e $500+$750 for a total discount of $1250. However I also got hit with the $2100 price increase last month so really who is ahead of the game here, I'd say GM is doing ok, net/net I am worse off given the price increase. I was willing to move my 2015 order to 2014 to lock in the price and avoid future increases. Concerned that now the Cdn dollar has fallen to .90c on the U.S that we Cdns may get hit with a double whammy come 2015 pricing.
 

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The employee discount, also called GMS pricing, is now available to owners of any of the GM vehicles on the ignition key recall list. With GMS pricing, previously available only to employees and their families, the final cost of a vehicle is below dealer invoice. The problem is
Most dealers will not accept the promotion on all C7 models. Base cars and verts are more inclined to be sold under the promotion than are Z51 coupes. It is a supply and demand issue. Most dealers play dumb and say that they are not aware of the employee discount offer. The price of a vehicle under GMS guidelines is set in stone. No dealer who agrees to accepting the program can charge more. Go to the "GM family first website" then go to the section on build and pricing. Enter the model and options to see what your cost would be. For example a base C7 2LT with many of the popular options retails for $66,015 MSRP. It would sell for $57.600. This is a discount of $8.415. Not too shabby! No one seems to know when the GMS offer will expire. Not even those who answer the phone at GM. By the way, this program is available on all GM vehicles. Those with rebates are also included and you keep the rebate.
 

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I will be finally getting my AW, 2LT, non-Z51, exhaust, that i ordered in Feb in the next week or two. I will be trading in my 2007 pontiac solstice so will be hitting up the dealer to see what i can work out about this employee pricing situation...will be sure to keep everyone up to speed as i find out how it goes...wish me luck and will be happy to share the entire process...
 

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Chevy rep did confirm the stingrays are included in promotion...just waiting to see if dealer chooses to participate and if promotion is good for those of us that are getting a pre-ordered vehicle...rep also mentioned that its the dealers option to participate, so wont be suprised if they chose not too even though i assume GM eats the discount, leaving the dealer to still make his cut of the pie....
 

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So dealer shot me down...two reasons, first that it is a pre-ordered car, second that gm doesnt work with their perticular dealership on employee pricing ...at least i was price protected on the msrp increase, guess i should be happy with saving that 2k...:p
 

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I got also this discount today when I pick up the vette. It was a surprise, they said earlier that it didn't apply to the vette.
 
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