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Old 01-10-2006, 10:29 PM   #1
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Grrr Dealership!



Well anyways tonight I went to the dealer to look at a 2004 M3 thats on the lot at the dealership, I'am almost 18years old and drive my OWN E36 yes my own no mommy's and daddy's help to pay for the car and insurance must say it has been hard even the few months when some parts needed to be replaced and there was no money but I still love my car to death besides the point I went to to look at a 2004 M3 like I was saying I have saved about $25,000 from work and last year I rebuilt a slavage E46 and resold it and the car was fun to drive but was starting to get some problems. I wanted to take the M3 for a test drive but the guy thought I couldn't afford it and said a bicycle can take you from point A to B but you dont need a M3 theres other 3series and he started to show me a 320i and he was wasting my time when I just wanted to Drive the M3, after showing him I drive a E36 and dont want anything else but the M3 he was in shock that I was driving my Own e36 and finally let take the M3 for a spin.
Just writing this to get it off my chest cause the dealership pissed me off tonight.

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Old 01-10-2006, 10:34 PM   #2
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if you felt the guy was rude in anyway i would've been like...well buddy you just lost a sale on an e46 m3...have a nice day....go in the next day to another sales associate(hopefully he's htere too) and then show them the money

btw outta curiosity what do you do for work that you were able to save 25gs from? i take it you are full time and aren't at school
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Old 01-10-2006, 10:36 PM   #3
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Don't wanna pi$$ anyone off there cause after all if it comes down one day and I need to go to the stealership for any parts I will have a nice big big big BILL
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Old 01-10-2006, 11:03 PM   #4
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why dont you learn about commas and periods before you buy an m3?
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Old 01-10-2006, 11:55 PM   #5
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If I were a car salesman and you were 18, i'll do the exact same thing unless you came with your parents.

The last thing I want to do is to take a testdrive in a 300+ hp sportscar capable of 100km/h before you finish reading this sentence, being driven by a kid who has less than 2 years road driving experience and not get paid for it upfront.

I was 18 once, and I've seen others do worse in 100hp FWD Civics.
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Old 01-11-2006, 12:14 AM   #6
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why dont you learn about commas and periods before you buy an m3?
said the man who used improper capitals jk bro
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Old 01-11-2006, 02:23 AM   #7
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If I were a car salesman and you were 18, i'll do the exact same thing unless you came with your parents.

The last thing I want to do is to take a testdrive in a 300+ hp sportscar capable of 100km/h before you finish reading this sentence, being driven by a kid who has less than 2 years road driving experience and not get paid for it upfront.

I was 18 once, and I've seen others do worse in 100hp FWD Civics.
Exactly! You gotta think about it in the perspective of the salesman... I would of done the same thing
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Old 01-11-2006, 09:46 AM   #8
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Exactly! You gotta think about it in the perspective of the salesman... I would of done the same thing
I agree with this but don't at the same time. Sales people have to be very careful with what they say to people and if the dealership really isn't busy what does he have to loose from talking to someone who might not look like they can afford a certain car.

Example:

(Bad Sales Person)
18 year old comes into dealership
Sales person is a dick
18 year old leaves and tells everyone he knows about the bad service
Sales person gets less customers

(Good Sales Person)
18 year old comes into dealership
Sales person is helpful and friendly
18 year old leaves and tells everyone he knows about the great service
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Old 01-11-2006, 10:55 AM   #9
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I agree with E30 girl.... its all about the attitude of both the buyer and the salesperson. Understand that you are 18, and MOST 18 year olds DO NOT drive their own M3's!

However, the way the salesman spoke to you is very immature on his part, and you should take your sale elsewhere!
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I agree with this but don't at the same time. Sales people have to be very careful with what they say to people and if the dealership really isn't busy what does he have to loose from talking to someone who might not look like they can afford a certain car.

Example:

(Bad Sales Person)
18 year old comes into dealership
Sales person is a dick
18 year old leaves and tells everyone he knows about the bad service
Sales person gets less customers

(Good Sales Person)
18 year old comes into dealership
Sales person is helpful and friendly
18 year old leaves and tells everyone he knows about the great service
Sales person gets more customers
Yea, thats true. But if you were a salesman and saw an 17 year old come in saying he wants to test a m3, would you let him? For all he knows the kid might just want a joy ride and why take the risk? I understand some kids are able to afford $80,000+ cars but the majority can't. Right now he can't afford it with $25,000, even if he rebuilt a e46 and sold it. It seems like his complaint is that the salesman wouldn't let him drive the m3 cause he's 17 but he feels it's justified to do so just because he drives an e36 (regardless of whether its his own or not cause that doesn't account for anything in this situation imo), which could be a 318 for all we know and doesn't justify the leap to a 300+ hp car... I wouldn't let him drive it unless his parents were with him... hell, hes not even of legal age yet... if I was the salesman and saw he was only 17 while photocopying his i.d. I would of told him to come back with his parents.
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Agree.... but FYI, he is 18
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I'am almost 18years old and drive my OWN E36
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TOUCHE!
Haha

But I do agree that maybe the salesman could of been nicer... maybe
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Old 01-11-2006, 10:23 PM   #15
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which dealership?
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