DETROIT – After working 40 years in Michigan government, Vanessa Bishop Diggs retired to the warmth of Savannah, Georgia, in 2016 to enjoy “the moss hanging off the trees, the architecture, the food, the culture and the music,” she said. By May 2019, Diggs, 66, had saved $97,000 to buy the car of her dreams: the high-end performance 2019 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 sports car, in black.
“That was my dream vehicle. I did all the things I was supposed to do in life, if you did this and this, things come to you and you reap what you sow,” Diggs said. “And then, bam!”
One year later, Diggs’ dream car, with just 15,000 miles on it, started to “shutter and shimmy,” she said. Diggs found out she had four bent wheel rims. The warranty did not cover replacing them and GM reps told her that her driving and normal wear-and-tear caused the problem. It cost her $3,000 to replace the rims — and it shattered her dream.
“I don’t want the car now, even with the new rims on it, because it was sick,” Diggs said. “I don’t want to deal with it and the way General Motors is treating me, I don’t want it now.”