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skodamotorsport
12-28-2004, 08:20 AM
just wondering see when you guys go to a car dealer to drool over a car what do you tell the sales man so that can get to sit in it and see the engine etc.<br>i tell them that i study car design and am a fan of the car.always seems to work.although at my local bentley dealer where they sale bentleys,ferraris,lambos,amg's,porsche and stuff like that the guys know me so am i allowed to do what i want <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beerchug.gif" BORDER="0"> ........to a certain extent anyway

Santeno
12-28-2004, 08:37 AM
I'm old enough and I'm usually wearing some kind of business outfit (casual or not), so when I go into a dealership, people just assume I'm there to buy something, so they show me the car.

Giannis
12-28-2004, 09:04 AM
i just say to the dealer that i'm interested in the car. But before that i study some info about the car to impress the dealer <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> I wear formal clothes, coz i'm almays interested in the latest BMW's models. But the BMW dealer now knows me and lets me ''study'' the cars. Also the Volvo dealer knows me very well. I was very interested in bying a volvo (which i did).

knicks125
12-28-2004, 10:09 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Santeno</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I'm old enough and I'm usually wearing some kind of business outfit (casual or not), so when I go into a dealership, people just assume I'm there to buy something, so they show me the car. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yeah, along the same lines, usually I go test drive cars after work (5 or 6pm), and since i'm generally pretty dressed up for work, when i go to the lots, dealers tend to think i am interested in buying a car when sometimes i just wanted to browse around <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beigesmilewinkgrin.gif" BORDER="0">

RS
12-28-2004, 12:09 PM
Seems likea ot of you use your nice clothes to trick the dealers <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bow.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>What do you suggest for a 19-year old guy wearing a polo and jeans or khakis to tell the dealer when wanting to test drive a car (a new A6 preferrably <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/icon11.gif" BORDER="0"> )? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/nixweiss.gif" BORDER="0"> <BR><BR>
<i>Modified by RS Genesis at 1:29 PM 12/28/2004</i>

vabboud
12-28-2004, 12:21 PM
tell him you're the snotty and spoiled kid of the richest businessman in town and daddy wants to buy you a nice car that would fit all your "frends" but still be nice and be able to cuddle you, where money is by no means and impediment <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/icon11.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>(j/k) <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/1orglaugh.gif" BORDER="0">

Santeno
12-28-2004, 12:24 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>RS Genesis</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Seems likea ot of you use your nice clothes to trick the dealers <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bow.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>What do you suggest for a 19-year old guy wearing a polo and jeans or khakis to tell the dealer when wanting to test drive a car (a new A6 preferrably:4evilsmile: )? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/nixweiss.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><br>Do what skodamotorsport does. Go on a really slow day when they are scratching their butts and tell them you are a design student and want to learn about the car. They'll be glad to tell you what they know about it. you might even get some brochures out of the deal. Asking them for an unpaid internship will always get you great access and info (thought it's preferable to do that at a large multibrand dealership).<br>

Alx1rl
12-28-2004, 12:27 PM
Either a car show... or i wait till they get close to me.

RS
12-28-2004, 12:39 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Santeno</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>Do what skodamotorsport does. Go on a really slow day when they are scratching their butts and tell them you are a design student and want to learn about the car. They'll be glad to tell you what they know about it. you might even get some brochures out of the deal. Asking them for an unpaid internship will always get you great access and info (thought it's preferable to do that at a large multibrand dealership).<br></TD></TR></TABLE><br>Thanks, the dealer sells Audi, Saab, Porsche, and Jaguar and is pretty much the main one in town for those brands, but it's still just an average dealership considering size. So I guess that's the only way to get my hands on the wheel of the new A6. I know just what to tell him about the design since I know the purpose of every line on that car <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/cool.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> .<br>Thanks again. I'll give it a try.<p>"My name is Limon!...Zerga!...yes..Limon Zerga"<br>"Can you open the door for me? I never liked the touch of steel to my hands." <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/laugh2.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/all_coholic.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><br><i>Modified by RS Genesis at 7:03 PM 12/28/2004</i><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by RS Genesis at 7:03 PM 12/28/2004</i>

skodamotorsport
12-28-2004, 03:34 PM
sunday i find is the best day cause theres only at the most 3 sales ppl working

bm88
12-28-2004, 04:01 PM
Usually I just go along with my dad after work, cos it kinda makes it look a little more 'official' I think.<p>That got me a seat in an EB110, and the Bentley LeMans car. :D

knihc2008
12-29-2004, 12:08 AM
hehe i usually go with my dad; the merc dealer knows us enough that we can waltz in and whatever. otherwise, my dad goes "i'm buying a car for him and he wants to drive it before he buys it" or whatever. it's gotten me in a lancer evo and an audi tt at tops.

Andre
12-29-2004, 01:05 AM
I wander around the dealer until I find an unlocked one. Either I'll find an unlocked car and crawl through it, or a salesman will come out and ask if I'd like help. Then I just go in to "I'm looking to buy in about a month and am collecting information and opinions, I was wondering if I can check out this *Model name*"<p>or something like that.<p>If I have enough time and they are bored I will ask for a test drive, best example is the Volvo dealership where we were supposed to go eat dinner, but my wife was crawling through an XC90, and the salesperson was like "well, we're here any time you want to check out the car, and we're just sitting around eating donuts" so I said "ok, if your that bored I wouldn't mind a test drive" "ok, I'll get the keys"<p>problem with that is I don't think they'd let a 17 year old in jeans and a T-Shirt do something like that. I had my family and was looking at the new S60, my daughter even came along for the drive.

CARSRTHEWORLD
12-30-2004, 05:40 AM
I just go into the dealer with my camera around my neck, ask the people if they wouldnt mind me taking a few photos (usually about 50), and as im a kid they know im not exactly gona come back and steal the car so they dont really mind. I also sometmes manage to get my hands on some preproduction brochures like the new focus one i have!

BMW rulez
12-30-2004, 06:45 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Andre</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I wander around the dealer until I find an unlocked one. Either I'll find an unlocked car and crawl through it, or a salesman will come out and ask if I'd like help.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>What happens when you try to pull a handle on the locked cars?? Do the alarms go off? I've always been scared of that <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bangin.gif" BORDER="0">

Redline
12-31-2004, 04:45 PM
Its never happened to me all the times I've done it. Most cars don't have that sensitive of alarms straight from the factory, you'd have to pretty much break the handle off to set the alarm off. A good way to get by the sales people that I found is know more about the cars than them. All the ones I've met don't know the cars very well, or what they do know is as much as you probably do. If you can talk circles around them they usually will ignore all your probing and prodding of the car, just keep talking to them.

syclone
01-03-2005, 11:55 AM
I just go right before close and in street clothes. I think they know I'm not going to buy, and since they are getting ready to shut down they know I won't put off any pothential customers. Got me a seat in a CLS500 anyway.