Date: Sat, 13 Nov 1999 10:16:11 -0800
From: "Scott C" <>
Subject: Re: Saab Dealer

I have never gone on a test drive w/o a salesman! Are you telling me they don't have to go? I was not planning on driving the car by myself as I'm sure the salesman would be seated right next to me pointing out all the good things on the car. SC shec <> wrote in message news:80jlhu$vhj$ > The other day, I was in a bicycle shop, I asked if > I could test drive a bike I was thinking about buying... > > Can you believe, I had to turn over my license to > the clerk and he held till I got back. > > I explained to him if I didn't come back w/ the $300 > bicycle he could have my $20,000 Saab in > the parking lot. He was not amused....Anyway, I > gave him my license. > > He went on to explain that people come to the store > and ask to test drive-and they never come back... > > Just another day in Paridise.... > > Frank > Scott C <> wrote in message > news:382cdbe0$0$ > > I live in the San Jose area of California. There is only one Saab dealer > in > > this area, B&B Saab I think it's called. I went in to drive the Aero and > > they wanted to make a copy of my drivers license. I told them I do not > allow > > this, but was happy to show them my license. They told me I could not > drive > > the car w/o making a copy of my license. I calmly left w/o driving the > car. > > > > Here are my concerns... only 1 dealer in the bay area. BMW has 3 I think - > > as do most others.. San Jose, Fremont, Hayward, Hillsdale, ... Saab only > 1. > > This dealer is about 40 minutes from my home and it's the closest one. > Given > > all the competition out there (and please don't tell me the Aero is "one > of > > a kind" and better than all others) the turning away of potential buyers > > does not make sense to me. After leaving, I was thinking, I really don't > > want to travel all that way anyway to get service... it's a pain. They are > > not alone, Volvo is the same, but here there was no copying of my license, > > just get in and drive... and very nice folks. But Volvo is even a little > > farther than the Saab dealer. > > > > Anyone know what's with copying the drivers license? I think there is to > > much info there to just give out to drive a car. I have no issue showing > it > > to the manager / salesman, but letting them make a copy to keep... not for > > me. > > > > Scott > > > > > > > > > >

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