Date: Sat, 13 Nov 1999 06:27:24 -0600
From: "shec" <>
Subject: Re: Saab Dealer

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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