Yeah my dad got one of those offers for my truck back then, I think it was like $1000. He laughed it off, thankfully.I remember when the gas tank thing was a big deal. GM sent me a "special" offer for a discount if I bought a brand new truck and traded in my '82 so they could crush it. Can't remember what the offer was now, it was the mid '90's. I don't think it was very much. No chance I was going to take it anyway, I was 18 and couldn't hardly afford gas much less a new truck payment. I guess it wasn't a very good offer or all the side tank trucks would be gone.
I don't remember the market was flooded with dangerous C/K trucks being sold when the class action lawsuit was going on. Then again I was in Detroit around that time and there weren't a lot of those trucks running around there that were decent due to the rampant rust. They were either swiss cheese rusty or somebody's baby they were keeping out of the salt in the winter.I wonder if there were some good deals to be found back then when this story was broadcast. People rush to sell there chevy's at steep discounts.
Dateline is still around today. Claims to be a legal reality TV show. They don't really care. All they acknowledge was the placing of the fire device was bad. The entire story was fake news.