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      01-30-2020, 11:05 AM   #1406
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Originally Posted by FuriouslyFast View Post
Originally Posted by glennQNYC View Post
The discount you mention is exactly why a dealer may be reluctant. A test drive or two could be unnecessarily expensive. It's a judgement call that's not so difficult to make when the vehicle has limited availability and/or high demand.

Question: would you accept less of a discount from a dealer whom let you test drive a car before you special order a fresh one for yourself? Or would you test drive the car, then shop around for the lowest possible price? I'd bet the vast majority would do the later and show zero appreciation to the dealer that provided a test drive.
Why are these dealers supposed to supposed to get a cookie for doing their job? Part of why they are there is for us to test drive these things before we buy. Then we don't buy from them? Well, then THAT dealer should have been more competitive. It's a business, not a popularity contest.
Their "job" is to sell cars. If they can do that without providing test drives then they will. They're not required (as far as I know) to provide test drives for every model they sell. The point that is being reinforced by some responses like yours; is that providing test drives builds zero loyalty or even appreciation from shoppers. THAT is specifically why more test drives aren't provided. Dealers obviously aren't seeing enough benefit for the cost of providing them. 💡