The General giveth and the General taketh away. GM announced today it is extending its Employee Discount for Everyone program through the end of September, even as it attempts to clamp down on abuse of this discount by actual employees.
The employee pricing program now includes some 2009 models as well as almost every 2008 model. Our favorite is the 2008 Corvette Z06, which after almost $10,000 in discounts becomes even more of a raging performance bargain than it was before.
But while GM hopes these incentives will boost sagging sales, it also is trying to control costs in any way possible. One method is going after employees who it says abused their discounts by giving away and even selling them to non-relatives. GM found the violations through dealer audits, and when the employees did not provide a written explanation of how they were related to those who used their discount, filed suit.
Source: Automotive News