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Old 06-19-2009, 06:55 AM   #1
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Can't even test drive

I have been looking at getting a camaro. All the dealers that had a camaro sitting out no one could test drive because they were already sold. No wonder dealers are getting cut. I may start looking at the challenger.
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Old 06-19-2009, 07:01 AM   #2
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Thats kind of silly. I would not want someone driving my sold car. They are making them as fast as they can. It has been good for GM to have such a backlog of preorders, means folks want this car.

Check around on Cars.com and see if any dealers within a 100 miles or so have one and then call them to see if you can drive one.
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Old 06-19-2009, 07:03 AM   #3
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I have been looking at getting a camaro. All the dealers that had a camaro sitting out no one could test drive because they were already sold. No wonder dealers are getting cut. I may start looking at the challenger.
Don't let processes keep you from getting in a Camaro.

Good things come to those that wait. Chally is a good tank but it's a sledghammer and Camaro is a battleaxe.

Go for the Axe!
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Old 06-19-2009, 07:07 AM   #4
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I have been looking at getting a camaro. All the dealers that had a camaro sitting out no one could test drive because they were already sold. No wonder dealers are getting cut. I may start looking at the challenger.
Normally I would agree wholeheartedly... you're just going to have to take my word for this - you will not regret the way the Camaro drives and handles. I've owned BMW, Porsche a C6 and a G8 GT - No regrets on the Camaro.
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Old 06-19-2009, 07:08 AM   #5
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There is a dealer in Frankfort that has a V6 that he will let you test drive. PM me if you want the info.
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Old 06-19-2009, 07:21 AM   #6
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I have been looking at getting a camaro. All the dealers that had a camaro sitting out no one could test drive because they were already sold. No wonder dealers are getting cut. I may start looking at the challenger.
I'm a complete stranger but I'm thinking of buying a 1985 Z28... I'm not going to buy yours, but would you mind if I take yours for a spin?

What you don't want to let me drive it? D@MMIT GM, I'M BUYING A FORD!
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Old 06-19-2009, 07:32 AM   #7
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Thats all fine but why would you have them sitting on the lot if they are not for sale? I am not going to buy something I can't drive first.
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Old 06-19-2009, 07:35 AM   #8
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Thats all fine but why would you have them sitting on the lot if they are not for sale? I am not going to buy something I can't drive first.

Where are they supposed to be sitting if the owners haven't had time to pick them up yet?

Edit: I sure don't want anyone driving around in my car after waiting this long. I ordered Dec 08
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Old 06-19-2009, 07:35 AM   #9
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If they're sold maybe they're waiting ont the customer to be able to pick it up. Maybe it's waiting to be drop shipped. But I know if I found out the dealer let some Joe off the Street drive my car I'd be pissed.
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Old 06-19-2009, 07:38 AM   #10
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Thats all fine but why would you have them sitting on the lot if they are not for sale? I am not going to buy something I can't drive first.
1. because it attracts people to the dealer
2. it gets people excited
3. i ordered a v8 but only test drove a v6

dude you missed the boat. you showed up late to the party now all the beer is gone! You should have gone out when the 6000 dealer cars every one was bitching about hit the lots. I had no problem test driving one. Granted it was a 1LT but so what. I sat in a (presold) 2LT so I know I wanted the leather. Do I really "need" to drive an SS to know I want it? Hell no!

Search around. You will find a car to test drive. They are not ALL sold.
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Old 06-19-2009, 07:38 AM   #11
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My car had to wait for me to pick it up and I sure didn't want my car to be the poster boy for someone who wanted to drive one. I waited almost 8 months so this guy can wait too.
Challengers and Mustangs in my town are sitting on the lot-unsold. Camaros get sold. Tell you anything ?
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My job requires me to travel all the time and chances are when my car arrives, I will be out of the country. I have already told my dealer that no one is to drive my car while it sits. He replied "any respectable dealer would not allow that and I can assure you we will not allow it." Sounds to me like you are bashing a respectable dealer.
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Old 06-19-2009, 07:51 AM   #13
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Thats all fine but why would you have them sitting on the lot if they are not for sale? I am not going to buy something I can't drive first.
i agree i would be pissed if someone took my 2ss out for a test drive. you cant expect a dealer to honestly let you drive a car thats sold and spoken for thats just bad business. how would you feel if you ordered a car thats 40 grand and the dealer says oh some guy came in and test drove it.
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My job requires me to travel all the time and chances are when my car arrives, I will be out of the country. I have already told my dealer that no one is to drive my car while it sits. He replied "any respectable dealer would not allow that and I can assure you we will not allow it." Sounds to me like you are bashing a respectable dealer.

I would be FURIOUS if anyone drives my car before me... I did tell my salesman be can take it to get gas with me since he hasn't even driven one yet!
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