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Rejection 80 – Test Drive an Expensive Car

Of all the commercial places, I don’t know where car dealerships would be ranked in term of the least desirable places to visit. My guess is that it is pretty low, comparable to pharmacies and tax offices. One of the reasons is the constant pushing and prodding from car salesmen.

Today, I wanted to see if I could go into a BMW dealership requesting a test-drive, while making it very clear I wouldn’t buy a car from them that day. Although for his time, I would promise I will visit him again when I do decide to buy a car. Will this promise be enough for the salesman to grant my wish?

  • lora

    Jai–
    Love your blog. Please, for your own safety, don’t record it while driving. Please set a good example.

  • rojopaul

    Lora, he was very clearly hands free when he was driving, which is the actual requirement in my state. Maybe your state is different but I don’t think it’s illegal to talk on the phone while driving as long as you have a hands free device. Some states prohibit school bus drivers and “novice” drivers from using them period. Jia was clearly hands free, watching the road as well, as you can see he’s not looking at the camera and doesn’t turn it off until he’s stopped.

    Here’s a helpful website if anyone wants to check out the actual laws for their state on record about talking on cell phones, texting, etc.: http://www.ghsa.org/html/stateinfo/laws/cellphone_laws.html

  • Wescley

    Very nice! So, when will you buy the car?
    Take care.