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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

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And they pick up his car and send it down the street to the local car wash. The minimum wage workers hand dry it with used rags and towels. Piob's car is now infested with hairline scratches and surface abrasions.

He has to get a full detail done for $2k and the car is out of commission for 2 days -- he gets denied a loaner from dat dealership, yet again.

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One of the guys I know who got an RS6 loaner owns a company, with 50+ fleet of cars/vans all from vw/Audi, so he is the type of client they want to keep no matter what.
post #21738 of 26291
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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post

I'd say it entirely depends on how good of a customer you are (i.e., how much bidness you give me). I would not be surprised at all if a dealership earmarked high-end loaners exclusively for wealthier clientele: I bring my car to them for a fix and they tell me they're all out of loaners -- the lower end ones, at least -- even though they have a 7 series or two ready at a moment's notice.
 

Sure that's certainly possible.  It's also something that they might get away with if there isn't another dealer in the area.  However, with 3 dealerships all with in 40 minutes of us.  If they won't have a loaner for us, no problem I'll call another dealer.  At least in our area these guys fight to get service business.  There are times they will let us have a loaner and tell us they can't even look at the car for a few days, but they have a loaner immediately and they will get to our car as soon as possible...they rather have our car and business than let it go elsewhere.  

 

While I get that its nice if you have a 7 and they give you a 7 loaner car, but that never matters to me.  I'm generally happy to use their car for things I wouldn't use my own for . 

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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

Sure that's certainly possible.  It's also something that they might get away with if there isn't another dealer in the area.  However, with 3 dealerships all with in 40 minutes of us.  If they won't have a loaner for us, no problem I'll call another dealer.  At least in our area these guys fight to get service business.  There are times they will let us have a loaner and tell us they can't even look at the car for a few days, but they have a loaner immediately and they will get to our car as soon as possible...they rather have our car and business than let it go elsewhere.  

While I get that its nice if you have a 7 and they give you a 7 loaner car, but that never matters to me.  I'm generally happy to use their car for things I wouldn't use my own for . 

Makes sense. I think it varies largely by geography, to your point, and the demographics within those geographies. I think the next closest dealership to where I lived in Dallas was in Plano.

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Anyway, it's Sunday and I'm kinda bored. Gonna go for a drive and row dem gears.
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I just came back from doing that. It was good to get the GT3 off the tender.
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Also...saw these and had to stop to look at them and take a pic

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Nice moped and Explorer?
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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

I just came back from doing that. It was good to get the GT3 off the tender.

Any thoughts on selling the M once your GT4 arrives?
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I just came back from doing that. It was good to get the GT3 off the tender.

Had hoped to get the Cayman out today.  However, we had a freak snow storm.  Not much snow but lots of fresh salt on the roads.  We need a few rain storms to wash it away before the fun cars come out again.  

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WALL-E HAS COME TRUE
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I cringed when he started pulling on the seals... surprised they didn't tear right off.

Fat disgusting fuck.
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RE: loaners cars - One thing to remember is that dealerships fulfil their own loaner fleets, so there are a ton of factors that go into their makeup; local market, inventory allocations, model cycles, etc. 

 

I remember back in '09 that my local dealer had quite a few 7 series loaners. The economy was slower than expected (they had more 7 series allocated than they needed), and the model was reaching it's cycle-end, so they put several cars into the loaner fleet to write them down, rather than sit on them, discount them, or just plain not sell them. 

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Originally Posted by otc View Post

is that start-up named Uber?

Because last I checked, they are ready to ditch their paid driver force the second the technology is available...


Bot the startup I was thinking of, but you are right. smile.gif Uber's just waiting on this technology to become mainstream so they can jump on it. For all their talk about providing jobs to cities they would drop human drivers in a heartbeat.
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I've never gotten a nice loaner with my M cars. I got a 320i when my M4 was in for the annual service. I liked the 320i quite a bit - but I wanted a JCW shifter Mini, which they easily could have given me.

Also, it seems Tesla cleared 280k pre-orders for the Model 3 over the weekend. The car is going to change how we view transportation, and it's gonna happen without the hybrid stop-gap. Elon is projecting 500k pre-orders.

As Apple would say to Microsoft: Nissan, Toyota, and everyone else, 'start your photocopiers'
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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post

I cringed when he started pulling on the seals... surprised they didn't tear right off.

Fat disgusting fuck.

It's a PoS car - probably the best thing that could have happened to it.
Edited by ramuman - 4/4/16 at 9:08am
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