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      01-06-2012, 10:42 AM   #23
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Still looking around at this point. Giving a different dealership in the bay area a try.
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      01-06-2012, 01:20 PM   #24
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I was given an M3 test drive at the Sonnen dealer in San Rafael without any issues. You could try there.
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      01-06-2012, 01:26 PM   #25
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I bought my Z4 coupe from this dealership in July.

. And it's a 2008 used m3 for all that matters.


Has anyone been in a similar situation?
That is a joke, the best way to sell an M3 is to say, here take the keys, we'll work out the numbers when you get back.

The car will sell itself, a true salesman would have sold you a car, even if you were just browsing. Some people need to remember the ABCs

Always Be Closing!
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      01-06-2012, 01:54 PM   #26
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On a used car, no excuse to not let test drive. I woulda pitched a fit
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      01-06-2012, 07:39 PM   #27
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Go somewhere else.

I was contemplating between 6M and DCT and my dealer let me test drive a brand new e90 with DCT and a brand new E92 with 6M....

Not letting you test drive a used 08, -give me a break.
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      01-08-2012, 01:56 PM   #28
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I was given an M3 test drive at the Sonnen dealer in San Rafael without any issues. You could try there.
Thanks, i'll try to find one there.
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      01-08-2012, 01:57 PM   #29
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That is a joke, the best way to sell an M3 is to say, here take the keys, we'll work out the numbers when you get back.

The car will sell itself, a true salesman would have sold you a car, even if you were just browsing. Some people need to remember the ABCs

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apparently, the best way for that particular salesman is to just rev the crap out of the car at startup to let me hear the engine and exhaust.
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      01-08-2012, 02:07 PM   #30
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Same thing happened to me..but it was a new M3...they dont let just anyone test drive the M cars on a whim..only after you sit and agree numbers and sometimes even make a downpayment or sign..

It makes sense to me...otherwise everyone would just come into the dealership for the hell of it and take them for a spin and rack miles up on it.
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      01-10-2012, 05:54 AM   #31
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The guy is doing you a favor. He is telling you "yes I am a dick and will treat you like sh*t". Thank him and find someone else. That's what I did.
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      01-10-2012, 08:57 AM   #32
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when i was looking for a pre-owned m3, they would not let me test drive the car until i put a deposit down on it. im 45! couldnt believe it
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      01-11-2012, 09:43 AM   #33
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The guy is doing you a favor. He is telling you "yes I am a dick and will treat you like sh*t". Thank him and find someone else. That's what I did.
I was going to call the sales advisor i purchased my Z4 from, but I think i'm done with that dealership as a whole.

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when i was looking for a pre-owned m3, they would not let me test drive the car until i put a deposit down on it. im 45! couldnt believe it
wow...just wow...
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      01-11-2012, 10:22 AM   #34
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I remember when I was shopping for my M3 last year, I wanted to go check out the ISF (I know, I know...) just to see if I'd be missing out on anything. The guy at Lexus was an a**hole from the start, when I brought up wanting to test drive the ISF he said the same thing, 'Only serious buyers are allowed to test drive it." I was 26 years old last year at the time but I always get mistaken for an 18 year old. He also kept trash talking the M3, saying it isn't as reliable because it is 'turbocharged'. They definitely discriminate, but I guess I can't blame them too much. The funny thing is that the BMW salesman was very nice and let me test drive the M3 without hesitation. OH, I also forgot to mention that I drove up in my 2000 honda civic (still my daily driver).
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      01-11-2012, 08:57 PM   #35
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I remember when I was shopping for my M3 last year, I wanted to go check out the ISF (I know, I know...) just to see if I'd be missing out on anything. The guy at Lexus was an a**hole from the start, when I brought up wanting to test drive the ISF he said the same thing, 'Only serious buyers are allowed to test drive it." I was 26 years old last year at the time but I always get mistaken for an 18 year old. He also kept trash talking the M3, saying it isn't as reliable because it is 'turbocharged'. They definitely discriminate, but I guess I can't blame them too much. The funny thing is that the BMW salesman was very nice and let me test drive the M3 without hesitation. OH, I also forgot to mention that I drove up in my 2000 honda civic (still my daily driver).


I tried test driving the new 5.0 mustang and the sales guy was such an ass. If you see a guy in his 20's pull up in a newer BMW you know you could afford it, He said " you cant afford this car at your age their is no WAY!". he also said " These new 5.0's are a limited production vehicle"

I winded up telling him to " have a nice day " in my own words and walked out. I went on the mustang forums and bashed the dealership. 2 days later the manager at the dealership called me to apologize and offered a test drive of the Gt500 and 5.0 which i declined.

All in all, At the end of the day you are immediately profiled the second your feet hit their the dealerships property.
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      01-12-2012, 05:39 PM   #36
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I tried test driving the new 5.0 mustang and the sales guy was such an ass. If you see a guy in his 20's pull up in a newer BMW you know you could afford it, He said " you cant afford this car at your age their is no WAY!". he also said " These new 5.0's are a limited production vehicle"

I winded up telling him to " have a nice day " in my own words and walked out. I went on the mustang forums and bashed the dealership. 2 days later the manager at the dealership called me to apologize and offered a test drive of the Gt500 and 5.0 which i declined.

All in all, At the end of the day you are immediately profiled the second your feet hit their the dealerships property.
LOL 5.0 limited edition!!!

It's a freaking mustang.

biggest joke was when I went into a mitsubishi dealership about 4 years ago wanting to test drive the evo.

"we need to do a credit check before we allow anyone to test drive."

I walked out.
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      01-15-2012, 01:48 PM   #37
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I used to work at Weatherford BMW's Service Dept 8 years ago...I see they still have some prickish tendencies LOL
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      01-15-2012, 02:23 PM   #38
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Wow I hate this ... I work at a dealership in NJ and all of our sales guys are really cool. I couldn't really tell you what their test drive policy as I am in the service department, but if I were in your shoes I'd complain to the manager ... I hate age discrimination.
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      01-16-2012, 03:03 PM   #39
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I'm 26 and was dressed in a T-shirt and jeans and had 0 problems getting a test drive when i bought mine. I did have an 08 328 at the time and said I wanted to upgrade. The dealership is small but in an affluent town. The salesman was nice and didn't treat me like a kid. After 5 minutes of driving I bought the car. I know I am young, but I hate being treated that way by sales people. I actually thought I got a pretty good deal when I bought my 2010 e92 a couple months ago.
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      01-16-2012, 03:07 PM   #40
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BMW dealership won't let me test drive used M3?

OP you r not M3 material..

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      01-16-2012, 03:13 PM   #41
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I was 18 when I got my M3 and they literally let me test drive it within 10 minutes of walking in the door. I can't believe they didn't let you. What a joke.
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      01-16-2012, 04:29 PM   #42
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I have similar situation, but sales guy told me "Test drive by M3 is only available with my boss".
All in all, that M3 condition: 2011 / E92 / Fire Orange / DCT / ZCP / (two months age/12.000km that time) / BLK Novillo / GTS steering wheel / black rims.
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      01-16-2012, 05:18 PM   #43
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Still looking around at this point. Giving a different dealership in the bay area a try.
Try Stevens Creek. They let me test drive an M3.
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      01-18-2012, 12:29 AM   #44
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+1 no drive, no purchase. I 'm not gonna sit and waste my time talking numbers either.

I didn't even ask, the guy just said "wanna take it out for a spin?" i was like ....uhhhh...sure? LOL
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