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2020-06-03 4:28:45 PM  
Prince, inconsolable
 
2020-06-03 8:51:54 PM  
You just bought me a brand new one.
 
2020-06-03 8:52:47 PM  
OK, Boomer.
 
2020-06-03 8:53:47 PM  
That'll buff right out
 
2020-06-03 8:54:21 PM  

Nick Nostril: You just bought me a brand new one.


Might want to finish reading the article.
 
2020-06-03 8:54:41 PM  
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2020-06-03 8:55:24 PM  

kdawg7736: [Fark user image 225x225]


A corner is a Mustang's worst nightmare.
 
2020-06-03 8:55:47 PM  
Meh... poor man's mid-life crisis race junk.
What's the encore, a Camaro convertible for the wife?
 
2020-06-03 8:56:37 PM  

Stands With A Tiny Fist: kdawg7736: [Fark user image 225x225]

A corner is a Mustang's worst nightmare.


Starting is a Mustang's worst nightmare.
 
2020-06-03 8:57:55 PM  
Nice looking car, but it looks more like a descendant of the Mitsubishi 3000GT.
 
2020-06-03 8:58:44 PM  
bleh had  mechanic where i used to work that jacknifed a trailer with bmw / mercedes cratering their sides together 4 brand new ones.

slap on the wrist ;p didn't see the insurance bill doh.
 
2020-06-03 8:59:15 PM  

Percise1: Meh... poor man's mid-life crisis race junk.
What's the encore, a Camaro convertible for the wife?


Trans Am baby, Trans Am.
 
2020-06-03 8:59:24 PM  
Should have got a DeLorean. It would have just floated.
 
2020-06-03 9:00:03 PM  
service at the dealership?
 
2020-06-03 9:00:49 PM  
You see what happens, Larry?
 
2020-06-03 9:01:52 PM  
Lemme find my tiny violin, Gym Bro.
 
2020-06-03 9:02:18 PM  
Why was a brand new corvette in the shop?.

and up on lift?

problems?

(.o \ ! / o.)
 
2020-06-03 9:03:04 PM  

Hoopy Frood: Nice looking car, but it looks more like a descendant of the Mitsubishi 3000GT.


I'd rather have the 3000GT. Make it a VR-4 too please.
 
2020-06-03 9:08:02 PM  

Boo_Guy: Hoopy Frood: Nice looking car, but it looks more like a descendant of the Mitsubishi 3000GT.

I'd rather have the 3000GT. Make it a VR-4 too please.


With all wheel drive and four wheel steering. And everything in order.
 
2020-06-03 9:09:11 PM  
         
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2020-06-03 9:13:24 PM  
Can someone explain it for those of us with adequate penises?
 
2020-06-03 9:13:41 PM  

Mojongo: [Fark user image image 720x480]


Ok now that's going a little too far
 
2020-06-03 9:14:29 PM  
This has been all over the net for a week, with the pics. What took Fark so long to get it ???
 
2020-06-03 9:15:45 PM  

fsbilly: Can someone explain it for those of us with adequate penises?


Well, the last corvette I drove was a 2008 Convertible, and it was an exceedingly fun car to drive. Handling included.
 
2020-06-03 9:16:33 PM  
I saw it happen with a Lotus Elise, also a mid engine car, when they pulled the front wheels off first.  The suggested jack points are not mearly a recomendation.
 
2020-06-03 9:19:15 PM  
Why the fark does the jerkoff think you need consent to share a picture of a wrecked care? Is there some kind of douchebro HIPAA that I'm unaware of?
 
2020-06-03 9:20:19 PM  

baorao: service at the dealership?


While I've been traveling around the country, I've only had my F250 serviced at Ford dealers, with the exception of a set of tire I bought in South Dakota. The dealership prices for general maintenance have been comparable to local shops and Ford shops are all connected so that each place I swent to work done knew what had been done previously. Fortunately, the only major work I had to have done (right rear wheel bearing seals) was covered under warranty.

When I'm done traveling, I'll probably find a local shop that I can trust as much as my old shop in Maryland, but that's still a little ways off.

With a car that expensive, I kind of don't blame the guy for taking it to a dealer. I'm not sure I'd trust the guys at Joe's Garage to really know how to service it.

In this case, it kind of worked out for the better because GM seems to be willing to work with him. If it fell off the lift at Joe's, Joe might not have the means to be much help.
 
2020-06-03 9:22:20 PM  

fsbilly: Can someone explain it for those of us with adequate penises?


Stupidly expensive car also had a very limited run because of COVID shutting production down, effectively making it even more expensive than normal and rendering simple replacement nonviable.  Dealership shop completely wrecked the car through gross incompetence.  Said incompetent dealership followed up by taking a bunch of "huh huh, look what dumb thing we just did" photos and putting them on the internet, basically adding insult to injury.
 
2020-06-03 9:22:23 PM  
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I should buy a proofreader...
 
2020-06-03 9:23:42 PM  

Boo_Guy: Hoopy Frood: Nice looking car, but it looks more like a descendant of the Mitsubishi 3000GT.

I'd rather have the 3000GT. Make it a VR-4 too please.


I had a Stealth back in the nineties.  I wanted a VR4 wo bad.  :(
 
2020-06-03 9:24:22 PM  

Mojongo: [Fark user image image 720x480]


We really need a sad button.
 
2020-06-03 9:27:31 PM  

bongon247: Why was a brand new corvette in the shop?.

and up on lift?

problems?

(.o \ ! / o.)


Oil change and shiat. That should never have to happen.

You're a dumbass
 
2020-06-03 9:27:43 PM  

Percise1: Stands With A Tiny Fist: kdawg7736: [Fark user image 225x225]

A corner is a Mustang's worst nightmare.

Starting is a Mustang's worst nightmare.


A mustang's worst nightmare is Cars and Coffee without spectators.
 
2020-06-03 9:31:21 PM  

Nobody in Peculiar: In this case, it kind of worked out for the better because GM seems to be willing to work with him. If it fell off the lift at Joe's, Joe might not have the means to be much help.


Same thing I thought.  Joe's insurance will be limited and you'll end up having to sue with a good chance of Joe's declaring bankruptcy.  GM would wash their hands of it saying 'well Joe's is not in our "Certified" service provider network'.  Something like that goes to the dealership.
 
2020-06-03 9:32:14 PM  

Nobody in Peculiar: baorao: service at the dealership?

While I've been traveling around the country, I've only had my F250 serviced at Ford dealers, with the exception of a set of tire I bought in South Dakota. The dealership prices for general maintenance have been comparable to local shops and Ford shops are all connected so that each place I swent to work done knew what had been done previously. Fortunately, the only major work I had to have done (right rear wheel bearing seals) was covered under warranty.

When I'm done traveling, I'll probably find a local shop that I can trust as much as my old shop in Maryland, but that's still a little ways off.

With a car that expensive, I kind of don't blame the guy for taking it to a dealer. I'm not sure I'd trust the guys at Joe's Garage to really know how to service it.

In this case, it kind of worked out for the better because GM seems to be willing to work with him. If it fell off the lift at Joe's, Joe might not have the means to be much help.


I really despise dealer service.  My car was part of that Takata airbag recall so I scheduled an appointment for having the airbag replaced.  I had to wait a few weeks for them to get the part, but no biggie.  They wanted to keep the car for at least half a day so I scheduled a regular 20k (or w/e it was) interval maintenance for the same time so they'd just do it all at once.  They did the service and "didn't have the airbag part" which I discovered checking the paperwork once I got home.  Thanks for letting me know about that so I could reschedule the service appointment, assholes.  So I had to leave the car there overnight twice and Uber back and forth twice because they're incompetent farkheads.

And this was a Ford dealership attached to a Lamborghini dealership.  The only entertaining thing about the entire misadventure was that when they called my phone would light up and say "Lamborghini".  Now it's attached to a Maserati dealership.
 
2020-06-03 9:32:20 PM  
As someone who worked at Walmart doing oil changes and tires: HOW do you lift a car the wrong way? You put the lift points right behind the front wheels and right before the back wheels and you've got it done.
 
2020-06-03 9:33:14 PM  
shoulda seen the botch job they did to his trophy wife's boobs
 
2020-06-03 9:33:15 PM  

Hoopy Frood: Nice looking car, but it looks more like a descendant of the Mitsubishi 3000GT.


"Is that the new Ford GT?"
 
2020-06-03 9:41:03 PM  

flart blooger: shoulda seen the botch job they did to his trophy wife's boobs


There was a thread about that yesterday, she got them fixed.
 
2020-06-03 9:44:43 PM  

i ignore u: Nobody in Peculiar: baorao: service at the dealership?

While I've been traveling around the country, I've only had my F250 serviced at Ford dealers, with the exception of a set of tire I bought in South Dakota. The dealership prices for general maintenance have been comparable to local shops and Ford shops are all connected so that each place I swent to work done knew what had been done previously. Fortunately, the only major work I had to have done (right rear wheel bearing seals) was covered under warranty.

When I'm done traveling, I'll probably find a local shop that I can trust as much as my old shop in Maryland, but that's still a little ways off.

With a car that expensive, I kind of don't blame the guy for taking it to a dealer. I'm not sure I'd trust the guys at Joe's Garage to really know how to service it.

In this case, it kind of worked out for the better because GM seems to be willing to work with him. If it fell off the lift at Joe's, Joe might not have the means to be much help.

I really despise dealer service.  My car was part of that Takata airbag recall so I scheduled an appointment for having the airbag replaced.  I had to wait a few weeks for them to get the part, but no biggie.  They wanted to keep the car for at least half a day so I scheduled a regular 20k (or w/e it was) interval maintenance for the same time so they'd just do it all at once.  They did the service and "didn't have the airbag part" which I discovered checking the paperwork once I got home.  Thanks for letting me know about that so I could reschedule the service appointment, assholes.  So I had to leave the car there overnight twice and Uber back and forth twice because they're incompetent farkheads.

And this was a Ford dealership attached to a Lamborghini dealership.  The only entertaining thing about the entire misadventure was that when they called my phone would light up and say "Lamborghini".  Now it's attached to a Maserati dealership.


Compare that to the local mechanic I otherwise used at the time.  They had a fleet of loaners you could have for free as long as you filled up the gas tank, their prices were about 30% less than the dealership, and there was no bullshiat.  They'd even do random weird work, like I was replacing the front shock absorbers in the coilovers in an old pickup truck I had, and the wrench tightened coil compressor you can borrow from NAPA was bending in terrifying ways, so I just took both front coilovers in and had the mechanic swap the new shock absorbers in with their hydraulic spring compressor and they charged like $20.  Yeah yeah I could buy my own for $100 off Harbor Freight, but that'd take like 20 years to pay for itself and would take up space in the garage.
 
2020-06-03 9:47:37 PM  

baorao: service at the dealership?


When I bought my new Rav4 last year it came with the first five servicings/oil changes free. So, yeah, I'm having service done there. Plus, as the electronics become more and more complex and manufacturers become increasingly proprietary, independent garages can do less and less. My old Caravan needed a new ignition module a couple of years ago. I had to take it to the dealership because my regular mechanic didn't have the software package necessary to complete the work (he could get it but apparently these things are running $20,000+/year for a license).
 
2020-06-03 9:49:34 PM  

swahnhennessy: OK, Boomer.


OK, I won't be like unto you.
Oh crap, I'm posting stupid shait too.
Oh well, bye
 
2020-06-03 9:50:25 PM  

Igor Jakovsky: Boo_Guy: Hoopy Frood: Nice looking car, but it looks more like a descendant of the Mitsubishi 3000GT.

I'd rather have the 3000GT. Make it a VR-4 too please.

I had a Stealth back in the nineties.  I wanted a VR4 wo bad.  :(


I have a VR4. It's my all time favorite car.

::cough:: when it works ::cough::
 
2020-06-03 9:58:37 PM  

baorao: service at the dealership?


For a car like this? Yes. Probably must use the dealer to maintain the warranty.

The real exotic cars must be shipped back to the factory in Europe for their required maintenance.
 
2020-06-03 10:00:12 PM  

i ignore u: i ignore u: Nobody in Peculiar: baorao: service at the dealership?

While I've been traveling around the country, I've only had my F250 serviced at Ford dealers, with the exception of a set of tire I bought in South Dakota. The dealership prices for general maintenance have been comparable to local shops and Ford shops are all connected so that each place I swent to work done knew what had been done previously. Fortunately, the only major work I had to have done (right rear wheel bearing seals) was covered under warranty.

When I'm done traveling, I'll probably find a local shop that I can trust as much as my old shop in Maryland, but that's still a little ways off.

With a car that expensive, I kind of don't blame the guy for taking it to a dealer. I'm not sure I'd trust the guys at Joe's Garage to really know how to service it.

In this case, it kind of worked out for the better because GM seems to be willing to work with him. If it fell off the lift at Joe's, Joe might not have the means to be much help.

I really despise dealer service.  My car was part of that Takata airbag recall so I scheduled an appointment for having the airbag replaced.  I had to wait a few weeks for them to get the part, but no biggie.  They wanted to keep the car for at least half a day so I scheduled a regular 20k (or w/e it was) interval maintenance for the same time so they'd just do it all at once.  They did the service and "didn't have the airbag part" which I discovered checking the paperwork once I got home.  Thanks for letting me know about that so I could reschedule the service appointment, assholes.  So I had to leave the car there overnight twice and Uber back and forth twice because they're incompetent farkheads.

And this was a Ford dealership attached to a Lamborghini dealership.  The only entertaining thing about the entire misadventure was that when they called my phone would light up and say "Lamborghini".  Now it's attached to a Maserati dealership.

Compare that to the ...


I hear what you're saying and, when I find a place to settle in, I'll find a shop that I can patronize and build a relationship with. That pays off in so many ways.

Is your experience with dealership service limited to that one incident? I suppose I've been lucky in that all of the dealerships I've been to over the last 2 years (10 or 12, I think) have provided good, timely service. I have no complaints about any of them. As I said, it's all been routine stuff with the one exception, so I guess I got lucky in that sense too.
 
2020-06-03 10:05:04 PM  

Stibium: Mojongo: [Fark user image image 720x480]

Ok now that's going a little too far


CSB: I once worked as a personal mechanic restoring classic antique autos for a local self proclaimed aviation genius Ed Swearingen. He had a car shop inside a large hangar at a local airfield. He'd been having trouble with his Chevy dually truck used to haul his vehicles to prestigious cars shows breaking down due to rust in the fuel tanks. We brought the truck and trailer into the shop, separated them, took the fuel tanks off and sent them to the fab shop to be duplicated in stainless steel. It was then that our boss realized he'd planned a Christmas party for the investors that had put large sacks of money into a plane he was promoting that to this day has not gone into production and he'd spent the investments on a 1960s Rolls Royce Silver Cloud which he decided to hide in the separated trailer. He opened the trailer back doors pulled the ramps out got in the Rolls and proceeded to drive it up the ramps. Since the front of the trailer wasn't connected to the truck naturally the back came down and smashed the roof of the Rolls. He screamed for everyone in the hangar to become dead weight on the front hitch which they did and lifted the trailer off of the car. He then hopped out of the Rolls into the Chevy Dually that he needed to turn around and back up to the trailer so he drove out of the hangar onto the runway and since the truck had no gas tanks the carb had just enough fuel to die right in front of a aircraft taking off. Catastrophe was avoided and the boss rewarded us by storming through the hangar screaming "IMBECILES, I'M SURROUNDED BY IMBECILES."
 
2020-06-03 10:07:11 PM  
I've seen 2 of the new Corvettes on the road.  It looks better in person than photo's.
As for service the Tacoma has only been serviced at the dealership.  As it was free for a bit.  Now that I'm paying for it I still take it back there for normal service.  I think I just like to argue with them when they try to sell you service that's not needed.  I ask "have you read the owners manual on that?"  They all say "yes" but drop the subject really fast.  Only time it's been anywhere else is for tires and attempts at front in alignments.  It still eats tires on the front.  Everyone says it's perfect alignment.  Blank looks when I show them the wear pattern.
 
2020-06-03 10:12:04 PM  

mrmopar5287: As someone who worked at Walmart doing oil changes and tires: HOW do you lift a car the wrong way? You put the lift points right behind the front wheels and right before the back wheels and you've got it done.


On a rear engine car, the lift points are farther back because the center of gravity is farther back. If you do it like a normal car, the car will fall backwards.

The guys at the Chevy dealership were unfamiliar with it because all other production GM cars are front engine so they probably never worked on a rear engine before.
 
2020-06-03 10:16:13 PM  

Boo_Guy: Hoopy Frood: Nice looking car, but it looks more like a descendant of the Mitsubishi 3000GT.

I'd rather have the 3000GT. Make it a VR-4 too please.


Ugh. There's a guy with a heavily modded VR-4 who I've been seeing at our local road race track for the last almost 20 years. Gutted and caged, it still weighs the better parts of two tons. For something with 600 HP at the wheels, it's not very fast. He considers it a good day if he runs a 30 minute session without something breaking.
 
2020-06-03 10:22:06 PM  

i ignore u: I really despise dealer service.  My car was part of that Takata airbag recall so I scheduled an appointment for having the airbag replaced.  I had to wait a few weeks for them to get the part, but no biggie.  They wanted to keep the car for at least half a day so I scheduled a regular 20k (or w/e it was) interval maintenance for the same time so they'd just do it all at once.  They did the service and "didn't have the airbag part" which I discovered checking the paperwork once I got home.  Thanks for letting me know about that so I could reschedule the service appointment, assholes.  So I had to leave the car there overnight twice and Uber back and forth twice because they're incompetent farkheads.

And this was a Ford dealership attached to a Lamborghini dealership.  The only entertaining thing about the entire misadventure was that when they called my phone would light up and say "Lamborghini".  Now it's attached to a Maserati dealership.


My Toyota was part of the airbag recall and I had the local Toyota dealership do the work.  I dropped it off.  Walked next door to a BBQ and had lunch, walked around catching Pokemon and walked back over a couple of hours later and they were done. I also had them do an oil change and fluid check and top off.They were also nice enough to vacuum the interior and wash it.  They are one of the good ones though. There are some other dealerships around here that dont have such great reputations.
 
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