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Hire car v test drive?

Discussion in 'SMB' started by peachbum, Jul 14, 2019.

  1. Need a car next weekend.

    Do we hire?

    Or do a test drive of an upmarket car for two days?
     
  2. Frijj

    Frijj Striker Contributor

    Testing is cheaper, but you’ll have to deal with the sales pitch, and have less control over the availability of the car.

    In the past few weeks I’ve had one test drive cancelled as the previous person didn’t return the car, and one test drive changed since the car I wanted to try wasn’t available.

    Last thing you want is a last minute hitch cancelling your ‘test drive’ leaving you without a car at all.
     
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  3. Goat Eyes

    Goat Eyes Striker

    The right thing to do is hire a car for a day.

    The garage has to pay for that car and it’s a sales tool, not for people to use as they want.

    Frijj makes some good points plus not all manufacturers offer a 24 hour test drive and even if they do they’ll be unhappy if you whack loads of miles on it.
     
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  4. West_Winger

    West_Winger Winger

    The Mercedes 48 hour test drive is for current Mercedes owners only.
     
  5. joemcdokes

    joemcdokes Striker

    That’s a bit carist.
     
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  6. Goat Eyes

    Goat Eyes Striker

    Might indulge.
     
  7. Kevj

    Kevj Striker

    They gave me a brand new S class S350 AMG line as a courtesy car last week. Absolutely loaded with gadgets, but flat as a fart.
     
  8. Goat Eyes

    Goat Eyes Striker

    I got an A Class the bastards. :lol:

    Just got a new car Friday though so wasn’t too disheartened.
     
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  9. Forrest Gump

    Forrest Gump Midfield

    Sick of hearing about this
     
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  10. Goat Eyes

    Goat Eyes Striker

    ;)
     
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  11. Kevj

    Kevj Striker

    Take the day off ffs.
     
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  12. Forrest Gump

    Forrest Gump Midfield

    He’s been banging on about its since Christmas!
     
  13. Goat Eyes

    Goat Eyes Striker

    Longer than that I think.

    It’s a C220 AMG line in case I hadn’t mentioned.
     
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  14. jubblies

    jubblies Striker

    Haven't you bored him with tales of your TWO BMWs ?
     
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  15. Forrest Gump

    Forrest Gump Midfield

    No

    But you got me a warning yesterday
     
  16. jubblies

    jubblies Striker

    What for?
     
  17. Goat Eyes

    Goat Eyes Striker

    To tears. And everything else in his boring existence.
     
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  18. Forrest Gump

    Forrest Gump Midfield

    I won’t repeat

    :D
     
  19. jubblies

    jubblies Striker

    When you asked me to lick your mam? :lol:
     
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  20. Forrest Gump

    Forrest Gump Midfield

    :lol: Aye
     
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