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Old 05-22-2013, 03:02 PM   #1
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Man steals car with the salesman inside for the ride!

These car thieves get more sophisticated everyday!

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A test drive turned into a brief hostage situation over the weekend when a Chicago man allegedly stole a vehicle with the car salesman still inside, police said.
Kendall Jackson, 18, of the 4800 block of West Superior Street is accused of taking off with a 2007 Dodge Charger from World Discount Auto, located at 1449 N. Cicero Ave. Jackson was taking a test drive of the vehicle with a 31-year-old employee when he allegedly drove outside the boundaries and wouldn't turn around.
The salesman repeatedly asked to return to the dealership before jumping from the vehicle to escape, prosecutors said.
Jackson was charged with possession of a stolen motor vehicle, unlawful restraint and driving without a license. His bond was set at $75,000.
He reportedly told police he took the car so he could show it off to his friends.
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local...208505451.html


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Old 05-22-2013, 03:08 PM   #2
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Old 05-22-2013, 03:19 PM   #3
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Driving without a license? First things dealers usually ask for is for a drivers license before they will take you anywhere.
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Old 05-22-2013, 03:27 PM   #4
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Old 05-22-2013, 03:35 PM   #5
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Driving without a license? First things dealers usually ask for is for a drivers license before they will take you anywhere.
Not here. When I test drove my SS before buying it I asked if they wanted my license and they said no. If you go to a motorcycle dealership you can rent or test ride a bike without having the M class on your license.
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Old 05-22-2013, 06:15 PM   #6
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Driving without a license? First things dealers usually ask for is for a drivers license before they will take you anywhere.
A credit check is also a prerequisite to a test drive.
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Old 05-22-2013, 06:33 PM   #7
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A credit check is also a prerequisite to a test drive.
I would walk out of the door if that was a requirement.
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Old 05-22-2013, 09:33 PM   #8
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I would walk out of the door if that was a requirement.
Had it happen to me, dealers want to make sure you have the ability to purchase the car you are test driving.
What if Bubba Billy Bob walks into a Porsche dealer and wants to drive that 911 over yonder?
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Old 05-22-2013, 09:51 PM   #9
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A credit check is also a prerequisite to a test drive.
Depends on the dealer.

I went in to Audi today to test drive the Q5, and they just took a copy of my drivers license. No credit check...they didn't even ask about that.
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Old 05-22-2013, 10:11 PM   #10
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Had it happen to me, dealers want to make sure you have the ability to purchase the car you are test driving.
What if Bubba Billy Bob walks into a Porsche dealer and wants to drive that 911 over yonder?
Where I work, they would just toss me the keys.
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Old 05-22-2013, 10:15 PM   #11
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I have been given the keys and was told to return in 20 mins. No license given or salesman in the truck I test drove.


Most of the time just a license, never had a credit check done for a test drive.
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Old 05-22-2013, 10:16 PM   #12
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I thought at first there would be a picture of Jeff Gordon....
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Old 05-22-2013, 10:33 PM   #13
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the cars are insured. It doesnt matter if you take it. The dealership will get its money back.
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Old 05-23-2013, 12:18 AM   #14
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Not here. When I test drove my SS before buying it I asked if they wanted my license and they said no. If you go to a motorcycle dealership you can rent or test ride a bike without having the M class on your license.


I don't know what motorcycle dealerships you've been to, but most don't offer test rides period.
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Old 05-23-2013, 01:41 AM   #15
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I thought at first there would be a picture of Jeff Gordon....
Agreed. That commercial cracked me up. I'm sure it was staged, but I still liked it.

Oh, and if you *look* like you can afford the vehicle, they won't check the credit. At least around here. But recently, I haven't even been asked for a license. That's just plain dumb on the dealer's part.
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Old 05-23-2013, 01:49 AM   #16
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He just wanted to show off in front of his friends
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Old 05-23-2013, 04:42 AM   #17
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This scenario was not uncommon a few years ago and I am sure it still occurs more than we know. That is the reason for getting a copy of the license before the test drive. This requirement is an insurance requirement and not the dealership.
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Old 05-23-2013, 07:50 PM   #18
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I don't know what motorcycle dealerships you've been to, but most don't offer test rides period.
You can schedule a test ride right off the main Harley Davidson website. You put in the bike you're looking for and your zip code and go to any dealership in the U.S. and take a Harley out for a cruise.

https://www.harley-davidson.com/en_U...bmLocale=en_US

Done it many times. No one ever asked for my license and no one ever bothered to find out if I am M class certified.
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