: Dealer gets owned on an 03' Cobra Test Drive...



Playdrv4me
03-13-05, 03:27 PM
I guess this is why CTS-V Test drives are not very common!

http://media.ebaumsworld.com/testdrive.wmv

Ralph
03-13-05, 03:54 PM
The dealer took a big chance letting him drive without a liscense! I wouldn't risk a job over that.

slk230mb
03-13-05, 04:26 PM
What an idiot. He could have at least asked him to stop...serves him right

Playdrv4me
03-13-05, 05:16 PM
I loved the line from the saleskid... "Hey whats with the Camera? You guys doin' an investigation or somethin?"... Hmm now I wonder why that was the first thought that popped into his head. lol.

danbuc
03-13-05, 05:58 PM
Hehe, reminds me of the test drive my friend took last weekend in a brand new STI. The sales person at the dealer was some crazy russian dude, who told him to beat the crap out of the car. He said that nobody ever drove them hard, and it was a shame. Hearing that, my friend decided to try and launch it a few times, at 4500, 5500, and 6500rpm, to try and get the tires to break loose. The sales person had a great time. The funny thing was, that my friend was only looking for a regular WRX. The sales person, wanted him to test drive the STI.

That sales sperson at that Ford dealer, got what he deserved. Letting the dude test drive it with no license, should have said soemting about how he drives. I thought it was pretty funny, how he asked if it does a good burnout, and then proceeds to do a brake stand in front of the dealer...hehe.

majax
03-13-05, 06:31 PM
I've seen that, pretty crazy stuff:histeric:

chant74
03-15-05, 02:14 PM
lol that was great

Katshot
03-15-05, 03:41 PM
Salesman's a total idiot and should've lost his job on the spot.

HITMONEY
03-15-05, 04:11 PM
Funny, but I have my doubts that it is real.

The second camera set up to do external shots of the burnout and flybys.?.

Looked setup.

Katshot
03-15-05, 07:55 PM
Yeah, I did wonder about that myself but the rest seemed pretty believable.

turbojimmy
03-15-05, 08:26 PM
That's on the Scandalous Racing street racing DVD. It's not a bad DVD, but it's a little slow and repetitive in some spots. According to the guys the made the video, the test drive footage was real and not staged. The guy did go back and buy the car later, though. Maybe he bought it beforehand and it was staged? Dunno.

Jim

Randy_W
03-15-05, 08:38 PM
That is staged from the word go, way too put on! The salesman was probably a porno actor between love scenes.:histeric:

Sandy
03-16-05, 12:26 AM
As a retired professional car salesman, I'll tell you that the entire thing was a set up & fake. The "salesman" broke so many rules, I lost count.

1. NOBODY goes out in ANY car without photocopying their driver's license, and THAT stays behind on the salesman's desk.

2. Nobody goes out without a driver license being displayed.

3. Salesmen wear suits or sport coats or at least a tie.

4. The Stang had NO license plates on it! No car goes out without a dealer plate on it.

5. The "salesman" did absolutely NO qualifying! If he did, he would have found out that the guy would NOT buy a black car.

6. The price is discused before the car goes out.

7. If it wasn't fake, that kid "salesman" is long gone. After those two dudes you can be sure that half the local high school's seniors were over to try out that black 'Stang as well. ;)

8. Can't fool a pro. :bouncy:

Playdrv4me
03-16-05, 12:52 AM
Heh, I knew this thread would lure Sandy back... ;)

Kev
03-16-05, 12:56 AM
As a retired professional car salesman, I'll tell you that the entire thing was a set up & fake. The "salesman" broke so many rules, I lost count.

1. NOBODY goes out in ANY car without photocopying their driver's license, and THAT stays behind on the salesman's desk.

2. Nobody goes out without a driver license being displayed.

3. Salesmen wear suits or sport coats or at least a tie.

4. The Stang had NO license plates on it! No car goes out without a dealer plate on it.

5. The "salesman" did absolutely NO qualifying! If he did, he would have found out that the guy would NOT buy a black car.

6. The price is discused before the car goes out.

7. If it wasn't fake, that kid "salesman" is long gone. After those two dudes you can be sure that half the local high school's seniors were over to try out that black 'Stang as well. ;)

8. Can't fool a pro. :bouncy::yeah:
If by some slim chance this was not a setup by all parties;

If the salesman was legit he was certainly niave, but the punks that shot the video have no excuse. What they did was totaly disrespectful and possibly criminal. (Well, it was definitely criminal considering all the traffic laws that were broken!)

I'm not impressed at all. :nono:

Sandy
03-16-05, 12:39 PM
The very very first thing you learn (some have to learn it the hard way.....) is that when you lose control of the sales process, you also lose the sale, at the very same moment. Not only do you lose the sale, you also lose the respect of your customer, who will then take over YOUR job, and begin to control the sale on his terms. True, you have to listen to your customer, and provide them with what they want, point out alternatives, make subtle suggestions, know when to shut ya mouth, and be truthfull with the customer. Customer's today are faaar from the dopes they were a decade or two ago. If they catch you in a lie (and they 100% will, *IF* you do lie,) you are dead ! It's the same in any other retail business, be it furniture, swimming pools, lawn maintenance, whatever...it's all sales, only the product differs.

slk230mb
03-16-05, 01:17 PM
As a retired professional car salesman, I'll tell you that the entire thing was a set up & fake. The "salesman" broke so many rules, I lost count.

1. NOBODY goes out in ANY car without photocopying their driver's license, and THAT stays behind on the salesman's desk.

2. Nobody goes out without a driver license being displayed.

3. Salesmen wear suits or sport coats or at least a tie.

4. The Stang had NO license plates on it! No car goes out without a dealer plate on it.

5. The "salesman" did absolutely NO qualifying! If he did, he would have found out that the guy would NOT buy a black car.

6. The price is discused before the car goes out.

7. If it wasn't fake, that kid "salesman" is long gone. After those two dudes you can be sure that half the local high school's seniors were over to try out that black 'Stang as well. ;)

8. Can't fool a pro. :bouncy:

The voice of reason, I'm gonna agree 100% with Sandy.

Sandy
03-16-05, 07:06 PM
Just an short interesting story on QUALIFING the buyer.
I learned from a real pro. Before selling cars, he was a
swimming pool (in ground) salesman. Sadly, they were
located across the street from an H & R Block Tax
office that promised turn around time of 59 minutes !
So, many many people spent the 59 minutes coming
across the street for 40 minutes of 'fun' being
entertained by the swimming pool guys and asking
questions about the pools and prices & sizes and
this and that....in other words, killing time! One day
this man & wife are over there (April, of course) yakking
it up and the wife (dimly lit) offers up where they
lived, (without thinking). Seems they lived in a
high rise apartment building (and here they are pricing
in ground pools!!)

powerglide
03-16-05, 11:51 PM
Fake!

Rolex
03-17-05, 06:02 PM
It's a funny dupe. Nice burnouts!

AirJigga25
03-19-05, 08:04 PM
funny