Posted by Scott DeVol on March 01, 1999 at 14:44:32:
In Reply to: First 323i test drive posted by Oz on March 01, 1999 at 14:05:58:
Usually BMW salespeople don't "cruise" the lot like other dealers do. I think this the norm on "higher end" manufacturers.
We had the same experience when dealing with the Merc dealer too. You have to go inside and ask to talk to a salesperson. They won't come out and harass you while you're looking over the cars on the lot.
At Audi we got "hit on" the second we got out of our car. Never been to a Saab dealership.
: 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?