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Going to TEST DRIVE some cars this weekend. Advice?

not looking to buy, just want to test drive some cars so I c...
Krampusnacht
  02/12/18
Depends on the dealership. Most luxury dealerships are pr...
~~(>' ' )>
  02/12/18
I'm looking to test drive the Honda CR-V and HR-V here
Krampusnacht
  02/12/18
Those are pure shit, even for mass market SUVs
'"'"''""''"
  02/12/18
actually, US News and World Report ranks the Honda CR-V as t...
Krampusnacht
  02/12/18
usnwr ranks cars?
Prole Ben Goy "Mr. Fix It"
  02/13/18
they rank EVERYTHING - https://cars.usnews.com/cars-truc...
Krampusnacht
  02/13/18
You should be able to walk in and test drive those.
~~(>' ' )>
  02/12/18
...
Krampusnacht
  02/12/18
Eat a lot of beans and sour cream beforehand, go in there ST...
shrimp po boy
  02/12/18
...
,.,...,..,.,.,:,,:,.,.,:::,..,..,:,.,.:.:.,:.::,.
  02/12/18
loathed this poast when I first read it but it's popped into...
BIG | NIG | DICKY
  02/17/18
test the Range Rover velar and pretend to hate it, but say u...
dcpoast (41 yr old shirtless guitar player)
  02/12/18
100% cr here boys
BIG | NIG | DICKY
  02/13/18
...
Krampusnacht
  02/12/18
Kia Stinger. It's a Porsche Panamera for 1/2 the price. To t...
ARE Reptile
  02/12/18
I'm looking for a compact SUV to drive my newborn kid around...
Krampusnacht
  02/12/18
Listen, there are exactly 2 cars worth buying. The Kia sting...
Judas Jones
  02/12/18
jeep is bullshit man those fuckers haven't run well since th...
spaceporn2525
  02/14/18
Only chicks, fags, and blacks drive Kias.
chilmata
  02/12/18
it's underengineered junk, like all korean cars. I say this ...
proles in Owsley County, KY partying in the street
  02/13/18
um, just show up and they'll hawk you
Prole Ben Goy "Mr. Fix It"
  02/12/18
ok cool. I've never done this before.
Krampusnacht
  02/12/18
Email and set up an appointment not on a weekend. Go wi...
Drunkard
  02/12/18
only have time on the weekend does it really matter who ...
Krampusnacht
  02/12/18
Sales guys gets a piece. For best deal go to GM/sales manag...
Drunkard
  02/13/18
New or used?
Get Thee To The Rapery
  02/12/18
new
Krampusnacht
  02/12/18
Bad move. You make out way better buying something for $3k o...
,.,...,..,.,.,:,,:,.,.,:::,..,..,:,.,.:.:.,:.::,.
  02/12/18
my wife wants something with a rear view camera
Krampusnacht
  02/12/18
Pumo, you sound like a defendant in a DSS child abuse & ...
Muscadine wine
  02/13/18
...
mouths
  02/13/18
lol. 180
.,.,,..,,,..,,.,.,,..,,,..,,.,.,.,..,.,.,.,,.,,.,.
  02/14/18
whule you are at the subaru dealership test drive an sti.
bloodacre
  02/12/18
...
Krampusnacht
  02/12/18
Ask for the dealershipís invoice to see what they paid for t...
Muscadine wine
  02/12/18
I'm not buying this weekend. I will make a separate thread l...
Krampusnacht
  02/12/18
I love car shopping. I like to go on the test drive just to...
Muscadine wine
  02/12/18
don't pickup trucks just have a driver seat and a passenger ...
Krampusnacht
  02/12/18
i think the vast majority have a full second row now
Judas Jones
  02/13/18
Check these out: https://www.carmax.com/car/15250962 h...
Muscadine wine
  02/13/18
Seconded on driving a truck. Just made the change with my dd...
Diane Rehm talking dirty
  02/13/18
New MX-5, its fun
boomerboat
  02/13/18
no actual advice but I went to a jeep dealer right when gas ...
.,,..,..,.,.,:,,..::,,..,:,..,.:,.,..:.,:.::,.
  02/13/18
Iíd make an appt, somebody at a manager level. otherwise th...
nutella
  02/13/18
Itís not the only way. Easiest way is Costco. That en...
Drunkard
  02/13/18
How does Costco compare to Truecar?
~~(>' ' )>
  02/14/18
Lots of bad reviews for Costco online
Krampusnacht
  02/14/18
Truecar is helpful to get a sense of the range that you can ...
nutella
  02/14/18
I went through the Costco program and the dealer was 30 mile...
nutella
  02/14/18
Wife's commute is too long to lease. Will finance.
Krampusnacht
  02/14/18
The internet is your friend. For instance, for Toyotaís the...
nutella
  02/14/18
Thanks. The advice I see most frequently is to call a bunch ...
Krampusnacht
  02/14/18


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Date: February 12th, 2018 7:02 PM
Author: Krampusnacht

not looking to buy, just want to test drive some cars so I can decide what i want to buy

do I just walk into a dealership and DEMAND attention? or do I set this up beforehand?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3891153&forum_id=2#35387489)



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Date: February 12th, 2018 7:19 PM
Author: ~~(>' ' )>

Depends on the dealership.

Most luxury dealerships are pretty laid back.

A lot of mass market brands can be shitty about test drives if they think it's a special car.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3891153&forum_id=2#35387633)



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Date: February 12th, 2018 7:23 PM
Author: Krampusnacht

I'm looking to test drive the Honda CR-V and HR-V here

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3891153&forum_id=2#35387670)



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Date: February 12th, 2018 7:50 PM
Author: '"'"''""''"


Those are pure shit, even for mass market SUVs

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3891153&forum_id=2#35387886)



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Date: February 12th, 2018 7:50 PM
Author: Krampusnacht

actually, US News and World Report ranks the Honda CR-V as the #1 compact SUV

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3891153&forum_id=2#35387888)



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Date: February 13th, 2018 10:26 AM
Author: Prole Ben Goy "Mr. Fix It" (*)

usnwr ranks cars?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3891153&forum_id=2#35392124)



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Date: February 13th, 2018 9:25 PM
Author: Krampusnacht

they rank EVERYTHING -

https://cars.usnews.com/cars-trucks/rankings/compact-suvs

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3891153&forum_id=2#35397544)



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Date: February 12th, 2018 10:05 PM
Author: ~~(>' ' )>

You should be able to walk in and test drive those.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3891153&forum_id=2#35388965)



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Date: February 12th, 2018 7:18 PM
Author: Krampusnacht



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3891153&forum_id=2#35387616)



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Date: February 12th, 2018 7:21 PM
Author: shrimp po boy

Eat a lot of beans and sour cream beforehand, go in there STINKIN', and--sunglasses still on--demand to test drive the BMW i8 that's sitting in the middle of the showroom floor. The sales manager will smirk and say, "a MAN is here, and he KNOWS how to command a room."

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3891153&forum_id=2#35387647)



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Date: February 12th, 2018 9:43 PM
Author: ,.,...,..,.,.,:,,:,.,.,:::,..,..,:,.,.:.:.,:.::,.




(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3891153&forum_id=2#35388765)



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Date: February 17th, 2018 6:29 PM
Author: BIG | NIG | DICKY

loathed this poast when I first read it but it's popped into my head all day and I'm really starting to come around

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3891153&forum_id=2#35426888)



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Date: February 12th, 2018 7:23 PM
Author: dcpoast (41 yr old shirtless guitar player)

test the Range Rover velar and pretend to hate it, but say ur new girlfriend likes the way it looks, get 8 % off msrp

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3891153&forum_id=2#35387669)



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Date: February 13th, 2018 11:41 AM
Author: BIG | NIG | DICKY

100% cr here boys

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3891153&forum_id=2#35392719)



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Date: February 12th, 2018 7:29 PM
Author: Krampusnacht



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3891153&forum_id=2#35387723)



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Date: February 12th, 2018 7:30 PM
Author: ARE Reptile

Kia Stinger. It's a Porsche Panamera for 1/2 the price. To the extent is gives up anything to the Porsche it's the dual clutch but in 9 tenths of driving this torque converter unit is going to be indistinguishable because it's a 180 torque converter. The electric shifter is a bit on an acquired taste but every car is going to electric shifters so just accept it.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3891153&forum_id=2#35387730)



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Date: February 12th, 2018 7:31 PM
Author: Krampusnacht

I'm looking for a compact SUV to drive my newborn kid around in

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3891153&forum_id=2#35387732)



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Date: February 12th, 2018 9:54 PM
Author: Judas Jones

Listen, there are exactly 2 cars worth buying. The Kia stinger and the Jeep Grand Cherokee overland luxury SUV. Pick the one that best meets your needs.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3891153&forum_id=2#35388871)



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Date: February 14th, 2018 2:52 PM
Author: spaceporn2525

jeep is bullshit man those fuckers haven't run well since the Korean war

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3891153&forum_id=2#35402478)



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Date: February 12th, 2018 7:32 PM
Author: chilmata (poasting from a flawless horse stance)

Only chicks, fags, and blacks drive Kias.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3891153&forum_id=2#35387741)



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Date: February 13th, 2018 10:03 PM
Author: proles in Owsley County, KY partying in the street

it's underengineered junk, like all korean cars. I say this as someone who's owned 2.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3891153&forum_id=2#35397815)



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Date: February 12th, 2018 7:31 PM
Author: Prole Ben Goy "Mr. Fix It" (*)

um, just show up and they'll hawk you

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3891153&forum_id=2#35387737)



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Date: February 12th, 2018 7:32 PM
Author: Krampusnacht

ok cool. I've never done this before.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3891153&forum_id=2#35387740)



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Date: February 12th, 2018 8:18 PM
Author: Drunkard

Email and set up an appointment not on a weekend.

Go with the GM, sales manager or at least internet sales guy.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3891153&forum_id=2#35388068)



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Date: February 12th, 2018 8:30 PM
Author: Krampusnacht

only have time on the weekend

does it really matter who I get the test drive from? I'm not buying this weekend.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3891153&forum_id=2#35388146)



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Date: February 13th, 2018 10:02 PM
Author: Drunkard

Sales guys gets a piece. For best deal go to GM/sales manager.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3891153&forum_id=2#35397809)



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Date: February 12th, 2018 8:38 PM
Author: Get Thee To The Rapery

New or used?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3891153&forum_id=2#35388215)



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Date: February 12th, 2018 8:38 PM
Author: Krampusnacht

new

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3891153&forum_id=2#35388225)



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Date: February 12th, 2018 9:47 PM
Author: ,.,...,..,.,.,:,,:,.,.,:::,..,..,:,.,.:.:.,:.::,.


Bad move. You make out way better buying something for $3k or less. I picked up a 93 plymouth voyager to haul my kids around in for $1500 and will be able to sell it for at least that when I want to.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3891153&forum_id=2#35388799)



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Date: February 12th, 2018 9:48 PM
Author: Krampusnacht

my wife wants something with a rear view camera

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3891153&forum_id=2#35388802)



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Date: February 13th, 2018 11:37 AM
Author: Muscadine wine

Pumo, you sound like a defendant in a DSS child abuse & neglect case.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3891153&forum_id=2#35392672)



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Date: February 13th, 2018 11:42 AM
Author: mouths



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3891153&forum_id=2#35392733)



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Date: February 14th, 2018 5:18 PM
Author: .,.,,..,,,..,,.,.,,..,,,..,,.,.,.,..,.,.,.,,.,,.,.


lol. 180

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3891153&forum_id=2#35403618)



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Date: February 12th, 2018 8:38 PM
Author: bloodacre (bloodacre)

whule you are at the subaru dealership test drive an sti.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3891153&forum_id=2#35388222)



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Date: February 12th, 2018 9:41 PM
Author: Krampusnacht



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3891153&forum_id=2#35388751)



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Date: February 12th, 2018 9:51 PM
Author: Muscadine wine

Ask for the dealershipís invoice to see what they paid for the car and then ask what points they get on a buy back - usually they get 2-4%. Thatí way you know what their profit will be. Make an offer that gives them a little profit on the car and donít haggle them too much on trade in value, a lot of dealerships make their cash in the trade ins.



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3891153&forum_id=2#35388839)



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Date: February 12th, 2018 9:53 PM
Author: Krampusnacht

I'm not buying this weekend. I will make a separate thread later for how to negotiate.

what should I say, do, or not say or do during the TEST DRIVE

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3891153&forum_id=2#35388858)



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Date: February 12th, 2018 9:57 PM
Author: Muscadine wine

I love car shopping. I like to go on the test drive just to listen to the salesman say his canned lines and set up his negotiations, usually they are totally transparent. There are very few people that are actually skilled at sales.

As for cars, there are pretty much all the same.

Why donít you look at a mid sized pickup? Youíre a cool guy, get a real dad car.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3891153&forum_id=2#35388905)



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Date: February 12th, 2018 10:34 PM
Author: Krampusnacht

don't pickup trucks just have a driver seat and a passenger seat?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3891153&forum_id=2#35389215)



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Date: February 13th, 2018 2:12 AM
Author: Judas Jones

i think the vast majority have a full second row now

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3891153&forum_id=2#35390710)



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Date: February 13th, 2018 10:06 AM
Author: Muscadine wine

Check these out:

https://www.carmax.com/car/15250962

https://www.carmax.com/car/15338713

Driving a pick up is awesome. Life is too short to drive a pussy car.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3891153&forum_id=2#35391999)



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Date: February 13th, 2018 12:30 PM
Author: Diane Rehm talking dirty (/dev/null)

Seconded on driving a truck. Just made the change with my dd and itís 180.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3891153&forum_id=2#35393110)



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Date: February 13th, 2018 11:41 AM
Author: boomerboat

New MX-5, its fun

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3891153&forum_id=2#35392710)



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Date: February 13th, 2018 11:43 AM
Author: .,,..,..,.,.,:,,..::,,..,:,..,.:,.,..:.,:.::,.


no actual advice but I went to a jeep dealer right when gas spiked up before ITE set in and ppl thought we were going to end up with $10/gal. the sales guys were desperate as fuck and probably would have blown me if I agreed to buy a JGC.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3891153&forum_id=2#35392739)



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Date: February 13th, 2018 12:23 PM
Author: nutella

Iíd make an appt, somebody at a manager level. otherwise they just stick whoever is available on you and they have to run every single thing by their boss. Also when it comes to price negotiation time, wait closer to month end when theyíre desperate to make sales targets and will sell car at a loss. Thatís the only way to get a bunch below invoice.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3891153&forum_id=2#35393052)



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Date: February 13th, 2018 10:04 PM
Author: Drunkard

Itís not the only way.

Easiest way is Costco. That ends up pretty close to the best deal around. Or get on the relevant forum and people will tell you what dealer gives the best deal period.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3891153&forum_id=2#35397831)



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Date: February 14th, 2018 1:48 PM
Author: ~~(>' ' )>

How does Costco compare to Truecar?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3891153&forum_id=2#35401867)



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Date: February 14th, 2018 4:21 PM
Author: Krampusnacht

Lots of bad reviews for Costco online

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3891153&forum_id=2#35403199)



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Date: February 14th, 2018 4:37 PM
Author: nutella

Truecar is helpful to get a sense of the range that you can expect to pay but all dealers will match the truecar guaranteed price even if theyíre not a true car dealer and some will offer to beat it.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3891153&forum_id=2#35403301)



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Date: February 14th, 2018 4:35 PM
Author: nutella

I went through the Costco program and the dealer was 30 miles away and they kept wanting me to go in before they talked price. I told them no way, donít waste my time, I want everything over email and gave me a price and I emailed 5-6 dealers closer to me and they could all either match or beat the price. Maybe itís a better deal elsewhere but that wasnít my experience.

Edmunds car forums is how I found a specific guy to contact for a certain deal that was way below invoice, but thatís hard to replicate when I donít know what market he is in. Iíve also found edmunds helpful for base money factor for leasing but doesnít look like OP is looking to lease.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3891153&forum_id=2#35403284)



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Date: February 14th, 2018 4:48 PM
Author: Krampusnacht

Wife's commute is too long to lease. Will finance.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3891153&forum_id=2#35403367)



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Date: February 14th, 2018 5:14 PM
Author: nutella

The internet is your friend. For instance, for Toyotaís there is a website called Toyota nation where they have forums for each model, region of country, and trim level and what people pay. People get crazy deals. I got my mom $1100 under invoice for her civic. Itís tough negotiating the low margin cars since you donít have all that much wiggle room. I told 3 dealers, hereís my offer. Sure enough, one of them calls me on the last day of the month and accepts. You need to pit all the dealers against one another to give you the best deal.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3891153&forum_id=2#35403591)



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Date: February 14th, 2018 10:18 PM
Author: Krampusnacht

Thanks. The advice I see most frequently is to call a bunch of dealerships and demand the "internet price", then use the lowest offer you get as a negotiation tool with the others.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3891153&forum_id=2#35406191)