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GM Steps Up Big Time To Help Truck Owners Impacted By Harvey


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#1 Gorehamj


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Posted 04 September 2017 - 11:25 AM

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Under our recent story explaining why pickup truck inventory is about to become tight and prices a bit closer to MSRP, one active member of the GM-trucks.com community asked if GM would be offering any special discounts to truck owners/buyers. We hadn't seen any press releases or news reports on the subject (and indeed there is still no press release at GM's Media page). So we reached out to our contacts at GM. James R Cain at GM responded instantly (on a holiday) and with great detail. Jump to the Chevy Summary page here. Jump to the GMC Page here.


Chevy and its dealership network are already helping out. First off, dealers are putting together a fleet of special service vehicles that can act as loaners while customers' vehicles are in the shop having Harvey damage repaired. Chevy is also directing parts inventory to the region to enable those repairs.


Those whose vehicles were destroyed are being offered $1,000 in New Vehicle Replacement Assistance. This extra Harvey discount is after all other incentives and your best deal. 


GM is also putting its industry-leading technology to work. Using OnStar, GM can direct those in need to the closest shelter, set up a hotel reservation, or help to put a person in contact with a family member.


GM is also partnering with the American Red Cross to provide aid and assistance.

#2 O_J_Simpson


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Posted 04 September 2017 - 01:20 PM

Wow. GM is not doing much at all. They need to step up their game to clear out the 2018's on the heals of the new 2019 in a few months. I know both Ford and GM lost a ton of new and unsold inventory that went under water. One report said that 60% of GM's sales for Texas come from the effected areas. Ford has already said any new unsold vehicle with any water damage at all will be crushed and never sold. If you had a vehicle of any make totaled, all Ford buyers get the A plan and all first responders get $1000 on top of that. Pretty sweet deal as these are cash sales with no trade in to play games with.



#3 O_J_Simpson


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Posted 04 September 2017 - 01:22 PM

BTW, Onstar was useless when the cell towers went down. It is working again in most of the area I travel.

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Posted 04 September 2017 - 09:59 PM

One steps in more and one steps in less.

Same at the Walmart check out.

One gives 20 bucks for a charity, another only 5 bucks.

At the end it's the gesture and the attempt to help what counts.


so long


Edited by j-ten-ner, 04 September 2017 - 10:00 PM.

Only three people are allowed to drive my truck.

Me, myself and I. :driving:

...and my wife...

#5 Rock1500



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Posted 05 September 2017 - 08:44 PM

Well they need to unload so those vehicles that have been sitting at the Dealership lots. This will make it easier with out the need for more incentives.

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