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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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Old 07-07-2017, 02:47 AM
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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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Old 07-07-2017, 11:23 AM
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If you do, better post pictures. Then you can be IcedJagF ;)
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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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Old 07-07-2017, 05:12 PM
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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 07-08-2017, 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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Haha I think I'm way overdue to ditch the iced part. I was so cool at 16 :)
You used to be MBcrazE

I do hope you find yourself into an F-type, thats a sweet standout in its class. Probably killed the 6 series before the LC showed up.
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