Believe it or not I feel a certain amount of resolution to this issue already! This is why: When I got home I was so concerned about who did what and why they did it, that I felt a bit ripped-off, used, etc. BUT... I had COMPLETELY forgotten that I am a member of Progressive Insurance 'Snapshot Program'!! -- and there is a full record of what was done at what time. So after looking at EXACTLY what they did and when (as it shows on my sales receipt, I paid for the oil change and got my keys back from them at 4:21pm) so it was clearly an 8.45 mile journey taken by someone from exactly 3:36pm until 3:56pm.. and then I got the car at 4:21pm. Anyway you can even see it for yourself here -- ALL of the below driving time, miles-per-hour, and increases/decreases in speed were done by someone at Browns Fairfax:
...and guess what, I THINK I'M COOL WITH IT. Why? Well now that I've seen EXACTLY what they did, it does seem a bit far to go, AND THEY DID TAKE IT UP TO 100 MPH, but, truthfully, I AM COOL WITH IT! The reason why I am cool with it is because when I compare it to some of the fun that I've had in it (via the same info on my insurance website via the device they had me attach to my car) they simply didn't do too much. I believe they acted in pretty good faith. They did go a bit far and a bit fast for my taste. They claim that the testing they did is normal. FOR ALL I KNOW IT IS NORMAL. And it isn't like they took it up to 150 MPH or did any major zero to 60 MPH (you can see a pretty good 40 MPH to 100 MPH hit, but still not bad in my opinion, NOT a ton of crazy wear on the car.) SO I FEEL THIS IS RESOLVED.
That Progressive Insurance Snapshot Program technology is pretty darn cool!! (I had been slated for a 21% discount, but now I'm down to an 11% discount, but WHY IN THE HELL WOULD A GTR OWNER EVEN SIGN UP FOR SUCH A THING? Well I just thought it sounded cool, and they will certainly not RAISE your rates based on what you do, so I thought 'why not' ? I've never tracked the car but obviously if I did I'd remove the snapshot device while doing so.)
And ONE LAST WORD: I just hope people read this far to see my resolution here. They have generally been pretty good to me at Browns Fairfax Nissan, and I did NOT mean to slander their reputation... well maybe I did a little at first because I felt concerned and a bit mad at the idea that maybe they were 'joy-riding' at my expense. Other than the above experience today, Scott Fair himself has also been very good to me in the past.