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Dealership charging gas for test drives

 Dealership charging gas for test drives
topic by JayR04 - 02-21-2013, 05:40 PM - Boxden > Whipz 'n Stereos (vehicles, sound systems)


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A California car dealership has stopped offering free test drives because of high gas prices.

Managers at the Sacramento Auto Sales Center in West Sacramento say they have a customer come in almost every day wanting to test drive one of them, which gets expensive.

"We have to pay for all the gas and when you have 70, 80 different cars it gets real expensive," said the manager.

At $45 per fill up, costs add up to at least $3,100.
http://www.turnto23.com/news/state/d...rices-too-high


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14 comments for "Dealership charging gas for test drives"


 02-21-2013, 05:48 PMaway - #2
hockeythug 55 heat pts55

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other surrounding dealerships must be like from thinking of all the new business they will get.
 02-22-2013, 12:00 AMaway - #3
Leezee 

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Obviously they suck. Maybe they can get away with something like this... probably not tho. Must be ruff on the salesperson. I sell hondas and you cant just ask someone to test drive let alone pay for it. 15% of people wanna drive everything and then beat the #### out of me at negotiations, usually saying something like "ive bought over 12 cars in my life and u dont scare me"... and the other 85% are timid as hell. Usually ill give them a walkaround, tell them to have a seat in the passenger seat, give them alil tour and then pull off onto a test drive before they know it... now imagine if i pulled up to a gas station and say "ok, now pay for this gas and then drive us back to the dealership" lol never. Not to mention Honda Corporation pays a percentage of the gas bills so idk where these guys are coming from...

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 02-22-2013, 12:35 AMaway - #4
WalmartRollback 3 heat pts

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mother ####er please... They NEED your business, I be damn if I'm coming out a pocket for gas to test drive a car that you need to sell me, the consumer.
 02-22-2013, 01:34 AMonline - #5
Optimus Crime 3 heat pts

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Originally Posted by Leezee
Obviously they suck. Maybe they can get away with something like this... probably not tho. Must be ruff on the salesperson. I sell hondas and you cant just ask someone to test drive let alone pay for it. 15% of people wanna drive everything and then beat the #### out of me at negotiations, usually saying something like "ive bought over 12 cars in my life and u dont scare me"... and the other 85% are timid as hell. Usually ill give them a walkaround, tell them to have a seat in the passenger seat, give them alil tour and then pull off onto a test drive before they know it... now imagine if i pulled up to a gas station and say "ok, now pay for this gas and then drive us back to the dealership" lol never. Not to mention Honda Corporation pays a percentage of the gas bills so idk where these guys are coming from...
lmao the good ol' have a seat and i'll kidnap you right quick test drive

Then you stop off about a block away get out and say... I drive these all the time... Go ahead give it a try
 02-22-2013, 09:43 AMonline - #6
LYTE 55 heat pts55

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I will test drive that ####, take it to gas station & get in my car or someone's else car who will be at the gas station.

*drive off screaming out the window like Pac*

PAY FOR YOUR OWN GAS ####!!! I wish I had the Pac gif *im sad now*
 02-22-2013, 11:47 AMaway - #7
Leezee 

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Originally Posted by Optimus Crime
lmao the good ol' have a seat and i'll kidnap you right quick test drive

Then you stop off about a block away get out and say... I drive these all the time... Go ahead give it a try
Precisely my friend, precisely...
 02-22-2013, 11:48 AMaway - #8
JayR04 77 heat pts77

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Originally Posted by LYTE
I will test drive that ####, take it to gas station & get in my car or someone's else car who will be at the gas station.

*drive off screaming out the window like Pac*

PAY FOR YOUR OWN GAS ####!!! I wish I had the Pac gif *im sad now*
lol
 02-22-2013, 01:31 PMaway - #9
castro13 6 heat pts

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ill pay for the gas. let me test drive it by my damn self...
 02-22-2013, 02:12 PMaway - #10
Leezee 

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Originally Posted by castro13
ill pay for the gas. let me test drive it by my damn self...
Cant do that, ppl find anything wrong with the car when theyre by themselves... a salesperson who wants to make a deal knows that they must be in there to shed a positve light on the car. Despite what ppl may think it is very much an emotional decision and u gotta keep their emotion going until the signing...
 02-22-2013, 04:33 PMaway - #11
castro13 6 heat pts

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I feel you, but if im test driving the car, i don't want you all in my ear "yea how you like it, you see this, you see that"... by the time i'm ready to test drive i know more about the car then the damn salesperson..

just let me drive this #### in peace man. so i can make MY DECISION.
 02-22-2013, 05:16 PMaway - #12
JayR04 77 heat pts77

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Originally Posted by castro13
I feel you, but if im test driving the car, i don't want you all in my ear "yea how you like it, you see this, you see that"... by the time i'm ready to test drive i know more about the car then the damn salesperson..

just let me drive this #### in peace man. so i can make MY DECISION.
Agreed.
 02-22-2013, 05:22 PMaway - #13
Leezee 

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I also agree, you know what the best thing to do while test driving with a customer,,, shut the #### up. Its just your presence that will help. Explain alil while i drive off, then switch and STFU, let the customer feel it themselves... i aint lyin
 02-23-2013, 10:44 AMonline - #14
LYTE 55 heat pts55

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I will test drive that ####, take it to gas station & get in my car or someone's else car who will be at the gas station.

PAY FOR YOUR OWN GAS ####!!!



 
 


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