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      05-03-2012, 10:33 AM   #67
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What if he was trolling you? He knew he was speaking jibberish, just wanted to see you try to hold back a laugh.
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      05-03-2012, 12:28 PM   #68
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Standard stealership breakdown of the sale

him:Man I just saw some 2003 M3 and its amazing.I must have a better one. I want to have the most expensive model of this car!
salesmen: well sir your in luck! we JUST got in this new special edition M3 CRTSMGDCT With ultra rare roof painted to look like carbon fiber! let me tell you about it , it has 8 cylinders vs the standard 6! Its also got the special edition QUAD exhaust 2 more than the standard! its got a special SIX speed transmission! THATS 5 MORE VS THE STANDARD SINGLE "D" GEAR! and oh boy let me tell you about its special individualized *ahem* not cheap* ALPINE WHITE paint job! and lastly it has a special elitist package installed... see see.. look at that when you get into the car IT HANDS YOU YOUR SEAT BELT!
Him: thats awesome!
Salesmen: I know right? ONE OF A KIND RIGHT THERE! let me just go talk to my manager and see if its available......

salesmen comeback 10 minutes later
I spoke to my manager and its available but we have some one who is interested but not quite approved yet...... the car is $99,999 *wisper* but since your such a loyal customer* we could prolly let you have it for 97,959. but only today..... cause that other guy is more than likely going to get approved *wisper* and you know how rare and hard these things are to get, this is the first one we have gotten in a year... I cant even find one for sale anywhere on this side of the country*
Him: I'LL TAKE IT!
I bet that's what exactly what happened. LOL! Hahahha.
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      05-03-2012, 04:36 PM   #69
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Dude...that is so funny! I wonder if he actually knows how to drive the car??
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      05-03-2012, 04:46 PM   #70
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that thread reminds me of when i got into an argument with a friend and trying to convince him that his intake didn't add 20hp to the car
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      05-03-2012, 05:22 PM   #71
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hmm..
i dont know wats more embarrassing, the ppl on this forum or the gentleman's lack of useless knowledge.
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Detailed knowledge about the cars we drive might be... interesting, a hobby, etc, but if you lack said knowledge (usually because that person is preoccupied with other more useful things in life), that person should be shot or laughed out of town according to some of the people on this thread.


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hah. Hilarious. Reality is, i totally know the type of guy. I'd say there are a ton of people out there that never get into the specs or details - they simply bought the car because they liked the way it looked or, because "it was the most expensive so it MUST be the best!!!"

Crazy thing is, a lot of rich, successful, supposedly smart people are like this. My boss, the founder of the company, is like that - he is obviously a smart guy and has been successful, but when it comes to details, the best he can do is distinguish his Porsche from my BMW. Some people just don't give a crap about the small stuff.
Has it ever occurred to you that rich, successful people (much busier than you) tend to look at the big pictures (i.e. more strategic than tactical), has better things to do with their time & brain capacity than cataloging useless detailed info about cars?


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Why does it bug you? It's a car. People like nice things. When you go buy a diamond ring for your girl, you probably don't know the first thing about it being a VVS1 H. Nor do you care. It just looks shiny and she loves it.

Now if it was a D Flawless.... Now we're talkin!

I say good for people that actually want and drive nice cars. Most non enthusiasts have to start somewhere!
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Actually, I wasn't about to drop multiple $Ks on something without researching extensively. By the time I bought the ring I knew exactly what I was getting and had a solid understanding of what it was worth.

(It was an E, VVS2 and I'd like to think I snagged a pretty good deal )

As for annoying me, I take your point you can't expect all people to know what they're buying. You can expect a salesperson to know what they're pushing though.
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Agreed on the sales reps. It's the only industry where the sales reps don't know about their own product half the time. That does kind of bug me. In another life when I was a rep (not cars) I never had a problem saying to a client "Let me find out for you." Much better than making up some BS just to try to sell a product. That way, you both learn.
Unfortunately, not only is salespeople not always knowing what they're pushing a prevalent phenomenon, it is so in just about every industry. It's called experience, or on their way to being experienced.
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      05-04-2012, 04:57 PM   #72
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      05-04-2012, 07:11 PM   #73
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I must admit, I'm the same: I assume that anyone who chooses to buy a car such as the M3, actually has a clue.

Would it be too much to ask that the BMW Salesmen actually vet the customers to check that they're worthy?!

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They do. It's called a credit check....
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