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    Default My Test Driving Experience

    I never really had the chance to try out any other roadsters before I got the SLK so I thought I would test drive them now.
    So I parked outside the Porsche dealership and walked in. The sales guy said hi, and I said I was interested in the boxster and wanted to test drive it. He said, "Our boxsters are booked solid for 6 test drives a day and you can only test drive on appointment." Then I said "I'm thinking of trading my SLK in" and he said "how old is it?" with a snobby look on his face. I told him it was 6 months old and then he still refused to let me test drive the car. I asked him why I had to make an appointment when they have so many cars on the lot and there's noone inside the dealership or on the lot. He made up some bs story. I had to make an appointment for Saturday at 10am!! What a f*cking asshole snob? First its those snobby ass salesman at VW, and now those snobby ass salesman at Porsche! Maybe he's racist ? who knows? I hope their dealership burns in hell.

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    Try Calgary BMW, they wont even talk to you
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    Hmmmm...not cool...My Dads the New Car Sales manager @ Fifth Ave which is owned by the Same guy who owns South Center...not cool...


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    He probaly did that so he could get your name, phone numbers, address, all that information that salesmen want that people don't usually want to give........That sounds like a load of shit to me because saturday is the busiest day of the week for car sales, no half ass salesman books appointments on saturday, that is when u get all your ups....the guy selling porsche in calgary sucks big time anyways, just ask anybody in the car business here.....
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    Maybe he's quick to judge you because of your age?

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    Originally posted by D'z Nutz
    Maybe he's quick to judge you because of your age?

    *cough* *hack* CALGARY BMW *choke* *cough*


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    If anybody wants to talk to someone good a BMW, talk to John Sweeny Sr. He's a friend of our family and a really nice old guy.

    I don't think BMW would be that bad since most of there bread and butter is sold to people under 30.
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    They gave me the same attitude when I wanted to test drive a Miata, this is not a fu..ing BMW, it was a Miata. And 2 weeks ago when I went to the Nissan dealership and they just gave me the keys of a brand new SE-R, and he was like go and have fun!

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    Did you test drive your benz by yourself or did you have someone with you???
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    It's those Germanian car reps. Geeeze

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    Originally posted by Madmax
    They gave me the same attitude when I wanted to test drive a Miata, this is not a fu..ing BMW, it was a Miata. And 2 weeks ago when I went to the Nissan dealership and they just gave me the keys of a brand new SE-R, and he was like go and have fun!
    did he let you go alone?

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    Calgary BMW let me test drive a E46 M3... then again I had already gave them $56k four months earlier.

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    Those guys a South Centre are pretty nice but then again I wasn't there looking at Porches. I went to try A4 on a Saturday and it was a busy as hell in there. So the saleman gave me the keys and said go alone just bring it back in one piece. The same thing a Silverhill with the TL Type S. The guy just gave me the keys. Once thing for sure, the Acura's suspension is a lot stiffer than the A4.

    Going 140 kilometers heading South on Blackfoot Trail I grounded the A4 over those railroad tracks just before 42nd but to my surprise the Acura held up.

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    Before we got our SLK, we test drove the boxter S. Talk to Andrew at south center, he's a cool guy. When we took the car out he told us to take it out for as long as we want. They stock auto porsche's?

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    Originally posted by nismodrifter


    did he let you go alone?
    Yes he did! It was like , are you sure I can go alone???

    I've filled a test drive request online a while ago, before the car came out and they called me to ask me when I wanted to test drove it!
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    Originally posted by kenny
    Try Calgary BMW, they wont even talk to you
    they would not talk to me either i guess they do not like selling cars?

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    Originally posted by redline


    they would not talk to me either i guess they do not like selling cars?
    Complete opposite for me and I'm a young guy to boot...

    Even when I bought my first car there they were eager to sell and I could do test drives on anything there...


    I found that their sales were good but that service sucked complete and total utter ass.

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    Why Southcenter Porsche sucks :

    How Southcenter Porsche fucked up my car
    Originally posted by SEANBANERJEE
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    Default Re: My Test Driving Experience

    Originally posted by girlRACER
    I never really had the chance to try out any other roadsters before I got the SLK so I thought I would test drive them now.
    So I parked outside the Porsche dealership and walked in. The sales guy said hi, and I said I was interested in the boxster and wanted to test drive it. He said, "Our boxsters are booked solid for 6 test drives a day and you can only test drive on appointment." Then I said "I'm thinking of trading my SLK in" and he said "how old is it?" with a snobby look on his face. I told him it was 6 months old and then he still refused to let me test drive the car. I asked him why I had to make an appointment when they have so many cars on the lot and there's noone inside the dealership or on the lot. He made up some bs story. I had to make an appointment for Saturday at 10am!! What a f*cking asshole snob? First its those snobby ass salesman at VW, and now those snobby ass salesman at Porsche! Maybe he's racist ? who knows? I hope their dealership burns in hell.
    It's cos your not a high roller like "ScCab"...

    By the way, when can I get a ride in your SLK???

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    Some salesguys are real jackasses

    There is good and bad at all dealers I guess

    I was talking to a Parts & Service representatives at Calgary BMW because I wanted to get some prices on their M-Technik Body Kit/OEM clear corners and also ask them about my warranty etc.

    And surprisingly they were really nice to me. They referred to me as "Sir" and "How can I help you" and "Thank you very much for dropping by" I was like WTF?!?!? Why you so nice haha

    I've found out that if you call them (salesguys at any dealer) ahead of time and just talk a little bit and express some interest in a car, they turn out to be very helpful and nice.

    But again, some salesguys are real dickheads
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