Posted by Kamal on March 01, 1999 at 14:35:31:
In Reply to: First 323i test drive posted by Oz on March 01, 1999 at 14:05:58:
I'm 25 and I never had any problems with BMW dealers ignoring me. All were really nice and insisted I test drive their car. With Mercedes dealers, I had to call ahead and tell a salesman I was coming. Once, I did that I didn't have any problems with MB dealers giving me test drives. This is in the Bay Area were a lot of young people have money. Back in the Washington Metro area were I grew up, they just ignored me.
: Well, I went out for my first test drive of the new 323i (third try) and the same thing happened. I couldn't have paid a sales guy/gal to help me. Maybe I just look too young or something, but this is ridiculous. I'm 26, make a decent living in the computer/internet field, am pretty "yuppie" looking, etc., yet I can't even get someone who will take me serious enough to open the damn doors up.
: Is this what BMW dealers are like? I sure haven't had any trouble at the Saab or Audi places. I definitely would expect to be treated nicely at a Bimmer place considering the great autos they manufacure, but can't even get someone to say hello.
: Oh, well, the money I have saved for this purchase at least will sit and make a bit of interest for the time being. I'm still dreaming of a future E46 purchase.
: Comments? Suggestions?