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post #1 of 39 (permalink) Old 03-11-2008, 09:19 PM Thread Starter
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How to get a test drive.

whats the best way i can sneak a test drive for a speed3. i go in for my 20k maintenance soon and ive been wanting to test drive one but everytime i go look and ask to test drive it they never want to let me take it out, they immediately want to go crunch numbers or they want to drive me. i mean i have no intentions of actually buying the car either so whats a good way to get out of it once i actually get the test drive and the salesman says "why dont we go take a look at the numbers inside"

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post #2 of 39 (permalink) Old 03-11-2008, 09:21 PM
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Re: How to get a test drive.

thats pretty dumb they wont let you take it for a test drive without "crunching some numbers"

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Re: How to get a test drive.

i guess since im a younger guy? i dunno

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Re: How to get a test drive.

Just tell them you have no intention of entertaining the idea of buying an MS3 with them until they let you test drive it.


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Re: How to get a test drive.

Try setting it up through the web/email. I was like just starting to look at cars and stuff, but really wasn't seriously considering buying anything soon, but still wanted to test drive one really bad. So, my girlfriend emailed them and they were pretty much just like "yeah just stop on by no problem we can get him in one". We showed up, they got the keys and I got to test drive the car. Then they tried to make me buy it right then (even though I kept saying I wasn't going to buy anything quite yet) lolz.
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post #6 of 39 (permalink) Old 03-11-2008, 09:48 PM
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Re: How to get a test drive.

My buddy got turned down to test drive one lol!

They said there is no way your getting this car. Right to his face.

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post #7 of 39 (permalink) Old 03-11-2008, 10:13 PM
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Re: How to get a test drive.

hah yeah I took one for a test drive when the 07's first came out... then a year later I tried to get another test drive and they told me no, that they didn't let people test drive any of the mazdaspeed vehicles due to "people curbing the rims" or something

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Re: How to get a test drive.

Dealers suck, had to argue with everyone of them to let me test drive anything. Yea I was 20 at the time, but i was buying a car with my own money. One dealer told me not to test drive it (New Xb) unless i was going to buy. What the fuck? Really, how do the expect me to buy it, if they didn't want me to drive it. VW wouldn't let me get near as GTI and nissan wouldn't let me sit in a sentra se-r. Bastards.

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Re: How to get a test drive.

I usually find the youngest salesman at the lot, or no offense being of a Hispanic background....a Hispanic salesman.

It has worked when test driving certain cars, and helps in them letting you drive them hard.

I test drove a speed6 when they first came out, got a young salesman and he let me run the hell out of that thing. He even applauded a little.

But if the dealership is very strict in the policy then your are SOL. For example I went to a local subie dealership to drive the new STI.....and they wouldn't let me take it out for a test drive because it was night, and their insurance didn't cover it...LOL.

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Re: How to get a test drive.

They didn't let us drive the Speed3 either but they let us drive any other Mazda's.


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