All the hard work we’ve managed here at CarWoo! to take the hassle out of new car buying, and GM goes and tempts you to do it all over again if you hate a newly bought GM vehicle.
Announced yesterday, the new Chevrolet Confidence program essentially gives new car buyers a thirty-one day window to test drive any brand new 2012 or 2013 Chevrolet motor vehicle (excluding medium-duty vehicles) that is purchased from a participating dealership. If the buyer of the car is upset with the car or doesn’t like the color of the interior or the sound that the windows make when they’re opened, they can return it to the dealership, where the dealership will purchase the car back for the buyback price.
New drivers have from day thirty-one through day sixty to opt in (or out, as it were). There are, of course, stipulations that come with Chevy Confidence:
- The returned vehicle must have less than 4,000 miles clocked on the odometer.
- The returned vehicle must have less than $300 in damage as determined by GM or GM’s agent. This includes internal or external scratches, scrapes, dents, odors, rips, burns, etc. (I’m sure this is ridiculously subjective, so be careful…$300 is not a lot to rack up in damage to a new car.)
- The program does not apply to leased vehicles, or to GM employees.
- Only 1 purchase per person.
- If you die, you can’t return it. (This is actually listed in the agreement.)
This amounts to more of a sales gimmick than anything of real consumer value, no? Get you in with a guarantee and then accustomed to the ride (30 days, at least) pretty much assures the consumer of not going back and filling out the mounds of paperwork just to do it all over again with GM or another dealer.
But maybe that’s cynical.
Or maybe you can just save money with CarWoo!.