• Sep 22nd 2009 at 11:00AM
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We just spent four, maybe five, minutes Googling around these here internets looking for the most expensive safety triangle we could find. You know, those orange reflective thingermabobs you can erect in the face of oncoming traffic to warn them of your breakdown/tire change? Most are $12. Though the most expensive one we could locate costs $21.49, although upon closer inspection, that's for a three-pack.

According to its website, Chevrolet, on the other hand, will be more than happy to sell you (or rather let a dealer sell you) an orange safety triangle with your Corvette ZR1 for $2,929. Ooh, we bet it's extra safe! Or, as tipster Jonathan says of the triangle, "This seem a tad high. Maybe I am wrong and the triangle is made out of solid (and very shiny) gold."

They will also let you purchase a $5,233 fire extinguisher, a $4,187 first aid kit and our favorite, a $12,870 roadside assistance package that includes, "a convenient tire pressure gauge, fuse kit, multi-bit screwdriver, flashlight, pliers, rain poncho and more." Obviously, the pliers are by Klein, the poncho is from Versace and the fuses are made of diamonds. Could be, though we're thinking the fact that Chevy offers both a $44 and $5,233 fire extinguisher means the whole page is one big series of typos. Still, ha ha ha funny. And again, thanks to Jonathan for the tip.

[Source: Chevrolet.com]

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      • 6 Years Ago
      grow up, and while you're at it, grow some brain cells.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Is this just a way for the dealer to charge more than MRSP without charging explicitly doing so? Not that this isn't explicit. I wonder if a potential buyer could ask that those "dealer installed accessories" be removed? Sadly, I doubt it.
        • 6 Years Ago
        My first though was the same as yours, that this is an excuse for that. But in reality, you can't really order a ZR1 off the web anyway (you can't really order any car off the web in the US you must go through a dealer), and it's unclear that the same prices are in the dealer order database as on the web. Can anyone find this out for us?

        I wanted to just click the button and find local ZR1s and see if any had these inflated options on the sticker and if so at what price, but that button doesn't seem to be there for me in this case even though it says "we have located vehicles locally for you".
      • 6 Years Ago
      For $12,870 you could probably get an Aveo from the same dealer and drive that home when your ZR1 breaks.
        • 6 Years Ago
        No, can't do that, the Aveo would probably be broken too.
      • 6 Years Ago

      Even though Brian's comment was off-topic and has no basis, you are being un-American.

      Americans have the right and RESPONSIBILITY to criticise their elected leaders. And Obama being just the most recent of a long run of bad presidents, his criticisms are just as valid as the off-topic predecessor criticisms.
      • 6 Years Ago
      ".............the better cars would be bought up by the transplants, we'd probably have the Honda Corvette today (with a better interior)"

      With every comment you show more and more you have no idea what you're talking about. Holy crap... it's not even funny anymore, for someone to be this dense.
      • 6 Years Ago
      That's Bwaaany Fwank to you.
      • 6 Years Ago
      it is probably a mistake, an error of some kind .... well, if it is not, too bad!
      • 6 Years Ago
      You guys caught their typos, yet you miss MOST of your own...lol

      And don't even get me started on the grammar prowess of the editors on this site...
        • 6 Years Ago
        It is called the Internet. LOL and other short forms are completely appropriate. There is also a huge difference between writing a comment and publishing a story.
        • 6 Years Ago
        ... says the man who uses "lol" and starts a sentence with the word "And"
      • 6 Years Ago
      Your ratings stay in the gutter on this site.... HAHAHA It's the equivalent of Democratic, Republicans, Independents....etc. putting all differences aside, just to show that someone sucks @ss!! LOL!!

      • 6 Years Ago
      If the roadside assistance comes with 24/7 Thai massage service for the life of the car, it might be worth looking into...
      • 6 Years Ago
      I once viewed an Aveo 4-door's (don't ask) window sticker online to find it was equipped with a Trailblazer SS V8 engine. Cyber space makes for some pretty interesting typos...

      Maybe the Roadside Assistance Package comes with 5 (insert favorite NBA team name) Girls...
      • 6 Years Ago

      No, I don't agree that he should have put that here. That was dumb, but the lesser of 2 evils.

      It was Rev's response that criticising our government emboldens our enemies...

      If you need an example of propaganda in our modern society, there it is. I don't care if it was Pelosi or Hannity that said it first.

      The ENEMY silences debate. That's why historically they haven't been able to adapt and survive compared to US.
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