In this video by Marco Garcia on YouTube (update he changed his YouTube to Marco Polo/poloworld310) he documents buying a C8 Corvette Z06 for $50,000 over sticker for a C8 Z06 1LZ base model from Covina Hills Chevrolet and it needing to be flat bedded 50 miles of driving it!
This is not the first C8 Z06 problem or issue we posted about the Stradman having a transmission issue with the C8 Z06 that turned out to be a minor transmission pan gasket fix under warranty.
However, in this video you can now see not only did this 1LZ base model (111k-113k) C8 Corvette Z06 cost $50,000 over sticker at Covina Hills Chevrolet it died 50 miles from the dealership and they wouldn’t accept the tow to the dealer. Marco Garcia had to have it towed back to his construction business lot.
There have only been about 400 C8 Corvette Z06s made at this point and not every C8 Corvette Z06 is being put on YouTube but at least two now are having transmission or engine issues. Also, StreetSpeed717 documented his throwing check engine lights if he does donuts in the car.
Check out this video on the New 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 breaking down after 50 miles of leaving the dealer that marked it up $50,000.
Leave a comment on what you think went wrong with the engine and that really bad knocking sound as well as launch of this car that has been really bad.
GM and Chevrolet has favored YouTubers, Chevy Dealers are marking them up $50-200k, and now the first few to hit the streets are breaking. Will things get better or worse for the C8 Z06?
Videos were made private however there is a video at the bottom of the post with the C8 Corvette Z06 engine noise it was making at 52 miles.
UPDATE: 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Broken Engine Transmission
In this update Marco Garcia goes over day number two for the C8 Corvette Z06 with the engine issues. He has experienced bad service with the Chevy dealership he purchased it from and since it only had 50 miles on it OnStar didn’t haven’t the warranty information.
Once his dealership got to the dealer he started receiving OnStar email messages and the My Chevrolet app said everything is good. Then he received an emission warning and then he received an issue with the Engine and Transmission system and to bring it in 1 day.
He is requesting his cash back from Covina Hills Chevrolet where he gave them $50,000 over and paid for his C8 Corvette Z06 in cash.
UPDATE! Marco Keeps the C8 Z06 even though dealer offered full refund and he paid over MSRP
He mentioned the the dealer gave him 3 options on his C8 Z06 that blew the engine..
- Full refund 180K+
- Wait 2 months and get parts to fix
- Get next allocation in 6 months or so
He chose number 2 and is going to wait for parts and for this C8 Z06 that was bought for $69k over sticker with tax and other up charges from the dealer.
Also, he made his other videos private however there are other people that reposted the engine sound after 52 miles and had to get it towed.