No way on the demo.
First 335 I was in the sales guy hit WOT right out of the dealer parking lot and at the next two lights. Redlined it cold multiple times before we pulled over and I took the wheel. I was apalled. Same thing happened with my M3 demo.
I made it a point not to buy a demo nor would I with any performance car based on those experiences. We can quibble over hard or soft break-in but beating on the car cold? That's a very bad idea new or broken in.
Sales people are out to make the sale--and part of the sale is the power of the car and they want to impress that on you right off the bat. And it appears they do that by not observing even the most basic rules such as letting the car reach operating temp before beating the crap out of it.
Last edited by Finnegan; 08-11-2009 at 03:09 PM.