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C8 Corvette Owner Trades His Rapid Blue 3LT Coupe for a Mitsubishi Outlander

It may be the best-selling sports car in the segment, but the mid-engine Corvette also happens to be a bit of a unicorn for many people with money in their pocket. GM had many issues with suppliers and production for the 2020 model year, which is why total volume stands at 20,368 units instead of the projected output of 40,000 vehicles.
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Given these circumstances, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that dealerships mark up the C8 like there’s no tomorrow, and owners often flip their cars for ridiculous figures. As the headline implies, “Tommy from Fort Worth” is the exception to this rule because he traded in his C8 for a Mitsubishi Outlander.

The dealership that accepted the trade, Hurst Autoplex, received countless reactions on social media for this unconventional trade. One person jokingly but rightfully claims that “someone just got moved to sales manager.”

Another person recommends Tommy to blink twice if he’s in a dangerous situation. My favorite comment comes from Kaylee, who says: “I want to meet the salesman, shake his hand, and have him teach me his Jedi ways.”

If you zoom in on the guy’s facial expression, you can definitely see that Tommy isn’t happy about trading in the mid-engine ‘Vette for a brand-new SUV. Be that as it may, Hurst Autoplex assures us that “he’s not hurting.”

The absurdity goes even further, though. The C8 is one of the most in-demand vehicles in the United States, along with the all-new Ford Bronco, but the Outlander? iSeeCars.com has recently crowned it the slowest-selling new vehicle because it takes an average of 197.7 days to move the damn thing.

The Corvette in the photo gallery, a 3LT Coupe painted in Rapid Blue, costs in the neighborhood of $77,000 after Texas' 6.25-percent state sales tax. Hurst Autoplex listed the car for $96,991 on Tuesday, and an hour later, the Texas-based dealership found a new owner for the gorgeous machine.

I still can't explain this ludicrous trade, but on the other hand, I'll bet you a couple of bucks that Tommy bought the C8 without his wife’s permission.UPDATE
Two Facebook posts, one with Tommy trading in and the other with the non-Z51 package Rapid Blue Corvette listed for sale, have been deleted by Hurst Autoplex. Thankfully, screenshots of both posts are featured in the gallery.

 

Congratulations, Tommy from Fort Worth, traded in his 2020 C8 for a brand new Mitsubishi Outlander! Thank you for your business - Hurst Autoplex

Posted by Hurst Autoplex on Monday, December 7, 2020
 

2020 CORVETTE C8 3LT - $96,991

Posted by Hurst Autoplex on Tuesday, December 8, 2020

 

My poor man Tommy traded his C8 in on a mitsu. %

Posted by Rob Meadway on Tuesday, December 8, 2020
 
Posted by Tyler Fisher on Tuesday, December 8, 2020


 
 
 
 
 

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