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Old 07-12-2010, 02:11 PM   #1
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Thought this was interesting. Buy a z06 and for 6 grand you can hang out and build your own motor:

http://www.wired.com/autopia/2010/07...ld-experience/
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so when the motor blows it's your own fault, i want to see the new report when the first person shows up at the dealer ship for warranty work to find out there is no diy warranty
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What a fantastic scam!

For 6 grand you come to our plant. Transportation, housing and meals are on your own dime. We put a babysitter with you to watch you put your own engine together, saving us the cost and manpower of assembling it for you.

I should start doing that in my business. You buy a pool table from me, which includes intallation in the price, for a mere $500 extra I'll watch you load, transport and assemble the table yourself. I'll even put a plaque on it that says you did it yourself. Think of the extra pride of ownership.

It's brilliant.
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That's probably why they charge 6k. They're pretty sure the motor will break and buy charging you 6k you've already paid for the replacement.
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It's like those "vacations" where you go to Italy and pay a few grand to work on a farm for a week or two while you pick ingredients, and receive instructions from chefs on how to prepare your own meals. You do the work but pay for the experience.

I seriously doubt the motor builders at the Corvette factory are going to let you **** anything up. That gig isn't just handed out to anyone. The guys who work there have a lot more pride going into the finished product than you would find on the assembly line for the Malipoo or Impala-shot-calla.
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what business genius came up with a business model where your employees pay you!?
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what business genius came up with a business model where your employees pay you!?
Real men of genius

Mr. charge your employees to work for you man

We salute you
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Brilliant!

Honda should do that. You'll have all the mad JdM tYtE yO! punks flying over-seas in no time.
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Brilliant!

Honda should do that. You'll have all the mad JdM tYtE yO! punks flying over-seas in no time.
You mean flying to SC to build their Civic.
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You mean flying to SC to build their Civic.
I would get together with an airline and offer a "JdM mAd TyTe Yo! DiY pAcKaGe" to Japan.... more maney...
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I would get together with an airline and offer a "JdM mAd TyTe Yo! DiY pAcKaGe" to Japan.... more maney...
need a business partner?
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You mean flying to SC to build their Civic.
Since when does Honda build Civics in SC?
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Since when does Honda build Civics in SC?
I was talking out my ***. I know they have a plant there so made assumption that they made civics there. More importantly that would **** the MadTyteJDM crowds cars actually were made in SC.
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If I was rich and had any interest in motors, I'd throw down for that.

haters going to hate.
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There are rotards who would totally do this.
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If I was rich and had any interest in motors, I'd throw down for that.

haters going to hate.


Hell I would too, I agree it's nothing more than a money making scheme by GM but Id still do it if I could.
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Paying someone to show a guy who's never done it before how to build an engine is not lower-cost than having a guy who's done it hundreds of times do it again.
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I call BS on all of yahs. What if it was a Ferrari motor? Huh!
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Paying someone to show a guy who's never done it before how to build an engine is not lower-cost than having a guy who's done it hundreds of times do it again.
I think this is a great point, what your paying for is the time you take away from that engine builder and the use of GM's tools, there is no way they are making a lot money off of it.
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http://forum.miata.net/vb/showthread.php?t=385540

I'd do it if I had the coin. I'd slip in with ARP head studs in my pocket though.
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