A couple weeks ago the mail brought me a good thing - an invitation to the GM Drive event. You can drive just about any of their vehicles on a closed course and then drive some competitors vehicles if you like. A free lunch was included and drinks.
I wake up this morning, excited to get going. I do 90 all the way there and walk what seemed like 4 miles to arrive at registration. I grab the waiver, sign without reading, plop down my license, stick out my left arm for my arm band and away i go.
Before driving a Performance vehicle (vette or some caddy) you HAVE to drive a regular car or a luxury vehicle. I chose the CTS and do my lap. I am certified for the vette now
i am standing in a 2 person line for the manual C6. I want the coupe, so i tell the guy behind me to go ahead. My C6 goddess arrives. I hop in, adjust the controls and the codriver (a rep from the event is in each Performance car with you) tells me that the clutch grabs hard right off the bat. I am cool with it and give her some gas, he tells me to put it into 2d and go around the course. So I am giving it some gas and enter the straight away. I set up for the first turn, feather the clutch give her some gas and start from the outside and DIVE in left. all I saw was him grab the top of the window to hold on, i cracked a smile. So then i started to hear a sound like hard plastic rubbing together. I am like dude, what is that sound, he says it is his cup. He picks it up and i still hear the same thing. After doing my 2 laps I find what the sound is coming from - the center console. WTF I am thinking. There is NO way a 50k car makes this noise. I finish with this car, concerned but hopeful it was just a weird thing.
I get in line for the auto Vette, this line is 8 people long. I guess people nowadays cant drive sticks. So I get in, turn off the traction control
and give it some gas and let off. I decide to take if for a slow ride and see what I can shake loose in her. I hear the same DAYUM sound
, I ask my copilot and hears the same. I finish my 2 laps and walk away to the cafe to get my free lunch.
After eating my lunch I look around to find a GM rep to complain and give my overall general impression of the car. Expalin to him/her of my future plans to purchase the Z06 and see if these are just isolated incidence. There are none to be found, the people there are actually 3d party that are running the event. I guess they did this to keep away the vultures (dealers) So I am now totally heartbroken.
My affordale dream car is a POS.
So I figure I am so close to the MV Agusta dealer I will pop in and see how they feel. Get this - the dealership is for Ducs, Agustas, and some other highend bike and is right beside a strip joint.
There are NO sales reps there so I finally get a mechanic to let me sit on one and I am anxiously waiting. I plop my ass down and OUCH, the seat HURTS. It was just a piece of plastic covered by plastic/leather. feels like a race seat. Not good for anytype of distance over 30 miles.
I can't even get a price. So another let down for the day.
Some days it does not pay to get out of bed