There does seem to be a fairly notable discrepancy between the actual knowledge car salesmen have and the knowledge that most shoppers assume they have. Take, for instance, this salesman who mistook the clutch pedal for the brake pedal on a Chevrolet C7 Corvette Z06, resulting in some damage.
Really, the damage isn’t major, but it’s rather ironic that someone whose job is selling cars makes an elementary error behind the wheel of a $95,380 Corvette. Then again, maybe we’re being too hard on this poor guy — it could’ve been an honest mistake and he depressed the clutch thinking he depressed the brake pedal… who knows? Plus, the Corvette is one of only a handful remaining vehicles offered by Chevy with a stick… so maybe the poor lad doesn’t get to drive too many of them.
Whatever the case may be, the buyer who special-ordered this Corvette Z06 isn’t going to be a happy camper, as he/she likely has been waiting quite a while for the car to be built, and likely isn’t willing to accept a damaged vehicle, even if it is repaired. And that’s not to mention the dealership’s owner, who now appears to have a broken wall and windows.
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