60 day $ back for GM – why not 60 weeks?

Chevy Camaro

I like Chevy’s.  I grew up with Chevys.  My parents bought Impalas in the 60’s and 70’s.  And in 78, my dad bought a Camaro, which became mine, and in 1981, my mom bought a 4 speed manual Chevy Vega.  The shifter was a little cranky and we had to practically stand up to get the clutch down, but I liked driving it.

Unfortunately, Chevy has gone downhill since the 80’s.  The only car in their lineup I would even consider buying today is a Malibu, but for the same price, I could drive home a Honda Accord or a Toyota Camry.

So desperate is GM for new car sales, they are now offering a 60 day no questions asked money-back guarantee on new 2009 or 2010 cars.   If you don’t like your new car purchase within 60 days, bring it back for a full refund.

Here’s the problem.  60 days is not enough time for much to go wrong with a new car. If something were to go wrong, the car would be under warranty.  Instead of 60 days, GM should offer a 60 week guarantee.  Don’t like your car after a year or so, take it back for a full refund.   If you decide to keep it, get free routine maintenance for an additional year.  That would drum up sales… and probably sink the company.  What do I know?  I work for a non-profit.