Nissan dealer wont let me test drive GT-R?

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  1. deepitm

    deepitm Senior member

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    While some of you may hate on the OP, I can sympathize. I can't stand how difficult dealerships make it to test drive a car. If I am going to be spending the next 5 years in this thing, I wanna be intimately familiar with it. That includes matters of ergonomics, performance, cabin noise, space, etc. Some of these things cannot be ascertained properly without spending a decent amount of time in the car. In my opinion, it's really best to borrow a friend's car to figure out what you do and don't like. I wish I could rent some of these cars for a day or two. I think Saturn actually used to let people test drive the car for 24 hrs or something (not that I would ever want a Saturn, and look what happened to the company). But I find it ridiculous that a salesman would that I am ready to buy a car after taking it for a 10 min spin.

    FWIW, I have also found that if you have an impressive job title, it's easy to get test drives. However, you still will get hounded by awful salespeople in terrible clothes.

    GT-R is a difficult thing because not many people have the car, so it's unlikely that you will have a friend that will let you take it for a spin. Maybe look for a used one on Craigslist or Autotrader. I am sure a private seller would be more accommodating.
     
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  2. junior varsity

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    thats your loss.. i'm a true capitalist pig and an avid consumerist
    :laugh:

    yo, G! its a used piece of shit, yo. not even close to low milage... its got fucken 15k on the clock already and i cant go put on another 10-20 mikes? :facepalm:
    nah mean, yo? if its spanking new outta them small people countries then i can kinda understand, brah. :sarcasm:
    i mean, shit, i told 'em fools that i aint joking about money in hand and willing to move. :nodding:
     


  3. junior varsity

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    i dont got any rice boy friends who spends 80-100gs on a nissan lol :rotflmao:
    i want to see whats the big deal it is and see if i can be convinced to join the rice burner crew cuz right now, its all germany (i wish i could join the italian team but my wallet size doesnt increase in exponential increments like some people)

    yah i agree, but a lot of exotic cars they dont let you test drive unless you already have relationship with them... kind of a catch 22, really.
    but i guess its like a 'hazing' ritual to join the exclusive few where you gotta dive in blind and let them put in your butt a little
     
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    Yo, talkin' all gangsta an' shit is a great way to win the trust of a car salesman, fo shizzle.
     


  5. junior varsity

    junior varsity Senior member

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    yo, niiiiiiiiiieeeeeeeeeeguh!
    wutz wong wif chu?
    dont chu know, all the homies go to them dealerships and actually buy shit wif cash?
    them white boys all window shoppers, brah.

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    to be honest, all the young rich and flashy kids aka kids who can actually afford the shit are pretty much gonna roll in to the dealership in shorts and sandals ... and you know thats true
     
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  6. jfranci3

    jfranci3 Well-Known Member

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    I've faced this before. They're s#!T testing you. Look annoyed. Repeat yourself. Go to another dealer if you fail. It helps to call the dealer before you arrive.
     


  7. FLMountainMan

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    No, we're bringing back judging. You're an ass.
     


  8. junior varsity

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    at least i have something that defines me, even as an ass.
    better than being invisible :revolve:
     


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    Arthur PE Senior member

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    lot of liability putting a driver of unknown skill in a car like that
    could end up in tears
     


  10. junior varsity

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    you talking a stock USED GTR (75gs) like its a Paniga Zonda or Bugatti Veyron or some shit...
    its only 75gs and 480 horsepowers with awd to control it man...
    i drove an m6 (110gs new) with 507 with rear wheel drive with the salesman telling me to cane the shit out of it on the free way in P500 sport and m mode... went like 145 with traffic around
    thats how you sell a performance car... let the buyer feel what the car can do :nodding:
     
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    Nice job driving at 145 mph in traffic, idiot.

    Your salesman is an idiot too.
     


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    +Infinity.
     


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    It's not just what you can do to the car (75g), it's also what you can do to the people in the car with you (maim/kill), and the property and/or people you may hit. Your damage and their potential exposure from you driving 145 with traffic around can put a dealership out of business. Just consider that the next time people don't let you get what you want.
     


  14. junior varsity

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    dude anyone with a real high performance car has driven beyond triple digits in traffic... you think people just want a 650hp lambo or a 1000hp veyron just going the speedlimit, or driving the texas mile once a year?
    no offense, but you obviously have never had anything other than a nissan sentra... and i think even a sentra can break 100mph
    all of my friends have easily blew through the 150 barrier by 19 or 20 years old
    many kids i know have gone 180+ on public roads and some have gone 200

    145 comes so quick in an m6, you are there in about 10 seconds after the car gets rolling

    i dont obviously condone breaking any laws or regulations... but reality is reality.. power corrupts and thats part of life.
    and i understand that your point is to limit young kids with fast cars... but thats not ever going to happen because thats what young guys like...
    fast high performance cars that they can play around in...

    you saying dont ever drive fast in a fast car is like saying going to college and dont drink alcohol or have sex...
    yeah sure people get hurt from driving accidents... people also die inadvertently/indirectly from drinking too much alcohol or get infected with STDs from having sex.
    when people have fun, theres a high possibility of random people getting hurt.
     
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    That just means that you associate with a lot of idiots as well as acting like one yourself. It does not refuse your status of irresponsible and reckless.
     


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