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Old 07-03-2017, 11:11 PM
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What did you test drive recently ? Why did you test drive it? And what did you like and dislike?

And did you buy it? Or will you? And how did it smell?

Et Cetera !

I'll get my answer together in the next few dayz.
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Old 07-04-2017, 12:47 AM
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I didn't test drive, but helped a friend buy a Santa Fe... it was fun messing with the incredibly unknowledgable sales people.

Managed to get them an upgrade to the top of the line model for the same price as the mid grade model :)
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Old 07-07-2017, 01:17 AM
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Ugh, nothing! On another board (brand-specific) I used to frequent, I'd read messages about how posters were so close to a certain salesperson that they could just drop over for test drive w/ no pressure to buy (since the poster was a "sure thing" in the future for a purchase or lease). Would love to be able to do that.

I'd test drive the MB S550 coupe, the CX-5, the G80, the E400 cabriolet. I also want someone to drive ME in a Bentayga and Maybach. In the near future, I'd def be interested in driving the new Camry, the Stinger, the Accord, the Jetta. Maybe at the LA auto show (even if it's a lame drive around a very heavily congested street).
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F-type with the 380hp V6. the exhaust alone is worth it. just need 100k. there's a stick shift one coming in soon, might have to mortgage the house...again.
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If you do, better post pictures. Then you can be IcedJagF ;)
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Old 07-08-2017, 06:31 PM
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If you do, better post pictures. Then you can be IcedJagF ;)
Haha I think I'm way overdue to ditch the iced part. I was so cool at 16 :)
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Old 07-07-2017, 11:34 AM
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I'd read messages about how posters were so close to a certain salesperson that they could just drop over for test drive w/ no pressure to buy (since the poster was a "sure thing" in the future for a purchase or lease). Would love to be able to do that.
In the case of BMW, a salesman in a suburban based dealer himself couldnt get over the fact that he was selling Bee Ehmm Dubya and I wanted to slap the fool. Moving to a bigger and older dealer closer to downtown (Atlanta) netted a zero pressure experience and a pleasant test drive. Left me with a better impression of the dealer than of the car and BMW itself, in the end.

I always say something like " I am not here to buy today, most likely ordering a custom arrangement but I would like the car to sell itself during for a test drive. " I *might* try my luck with an LC 500 soon.

My last test drive was a few weeks ago in a Lotus Evora 400 (Auto). Splendid handling car, deft turn-in, excellent and linear power with a shocking level of isolation and refinement. I would buy it, but prefer the rowdy nature of the far more affordable Elise.
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Nothing driven recently after having bought two cars last year.

Expect to be back in the marketplace early next year.
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Old 07-08-2017, 06:06 AM
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In the case of BMW, a salesman in a suburban based dealer....
I also think that, in my case, there's some weird profiling going on. I'm relatively young and dress very casually, so, when I walk into a luxury-car dealership, I think they don't think I'm serious (which actually happened once when I tried to test drive a car after being given an invite from the manfacturer as part of a new product launch).

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I always say something like " I am not here to buy today, most likely ordering a custom arrangement but I would like the car to sell itself during for a test drive. " I *might* try my luck with an LC 500 soon.
Oh, I imagine an LC would be magnificent. I hear the engine sounds glorious, and I love the interior. Maybe I'll look at one in 5 yrs when a used one might be almost in my price range. ;)

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My last test drive was a few weeks ago in a Lotus Evora 400 (Auto). Splendid handling car, deft turn-in, excellent and linear power with a shocking level of isolation and refinement. I would buy it, but prefer the rowdy nature of the far more affordable Elise.
I think I'd like to drive a car like that on an intermittent basis on the weekends. ;) I think I read that the Evora is surprisingly refined in a car mag, but I still can't imagine driving something that low and presumably cramped on an daily basis. Although one auto journalist said that the Porsche 718 has among the best ride quality he has ever experienced, so....
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Old 07-09-2017, 01:21 AM
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I also think that, in my case, there's some weird profiling going on. I'm relatively young and dress very casually, so, when I walk into a luxury-car dealership, I think they don't think I'm serious (which actually happened once when I tried to test drive a car after being given an invite from the manfacturer as part of a new product launch).

Oh, I imagine an LC would be magnificent. I hear the engine sounds glorious, and I love the interior. Maybe I'll look at one in 5 yrs when a used one might be almost in my price range. ;)

I think I'd like to drive a car like that on an intermittent basis on the weekends. ;) I think I read that the Evora is surprisingly refined in a car mag, but I still can't imagine driving something that low and presumably cramped on an daily basis. Although one auto journalist said that the Porsche 718 has among the best ride quality he has ever experienced, so....
Im rather stiff and serious when I approach these places, ready to call out BS. Im also short, scrawny as hell and always poorly rested so im not sure how this all shakes out. The LC test drive will be the ultimate test of this, I'll have to go on a quieter day, or I could just focus on driving my own car/truck and having a good time.

I think the Evora feels similar inside to a new 911 where the 911's interior is more opulent and the seats are further apart (the Lotus is just that much more dedicated). Theres more sensible cars with similar performance for less money but the chassis is like a weapon.

True story: I was about 24 and went to test drive the Elise Purist edition (lower grip Advan Neova AD08 tyres), the salesmen got out a few spotters to do a scary multi point turn to extract the car without bumping the new aston martins clustereing the (then) tight area. Then we took it out for a hot blooded spin.

Then there was the McLaren 650S ....
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