A car enthusiast is furious after a dealership wrecked his $50,000 sports car.
The customer, identified as user jhoop302 on Camaro message board Camaro5, shared his story his online car community a few weeks ago.
“On Sunday, December 15, 2013, my prized 2012 Camaro ZL1 took its last breath at 4:47 pm,” he writes. “The car was at the dealer in Georgetown, DE for paint issues (under warranty). It had been locked in the service bay over the weekend. On Sunday afternoon, an employee of the dealership (service writer) entered the locked building, removed the keys to my car from the service department, and went on a joyride. The car was totaled when he lost control and sheared off a telephone pole.
“The dealership informed my wife and I on Monday morning at 9:00 a.m. of our loss. Yes, they waited over 16 hours to tell us about our car. I am sure they discussed the incident with their attorneys prior to calling us.”
The car only had 11,000 miles on it. To make matters worse, the man sold both his 2011 SS2 Camaro and his pristine 1969 Camara SS in order to purchase the car. Despite the seemingly obvious negligence on behalf of the dealership to care for his car, the man reports that the dealership is telling him the ordeal is not their problem.
“It is now Friday, the car has been officially totaled by the insurance company, and the dealership is telling us it is not their problem,” he says. “They even refuse to provide my wife and I (and our insurance company) with their insurance information.”
The man says that unless an attorney is able to change a court’s mind, he doubts he will ever be able to afford a car like his ZL1 again. Something tells me he won’t go down without a fight.