View Full Version : Test drive a Saturn, get a $25 GC
04-29-2000, 02:16 AM
Yeah, I know that means you'll have to pry yourself away from your PC, but it is $25 and you don't have to kill anyone for it! http://testdriveasaturn.com/
Go kick some tires!
BTW, The GC is for Borders, BlockBuster, or a Webcertificate for $25.
[This message has been edited by Pharmageek (edited 04-29-2000).]
04-29-2000, 03:01 AM
i know oldsmobile had a test drive "deal", and so did a couple of other places. just out of curiousity, how many people have test drived cars for the purpose of getting the gc? and how difficult was it? did the sales person give you a lot of crap?
04-29-2000, 03:04 AM
i think that as long as you don't end the drive with "all i wanted was the gc, YOINK!" they won't be pissed or anything. they know that a lot of people are going to come for a semi-easy gc. Unfortunately, I can't make it because I don't have a car with me at school, and i think that there is a minimum age for being allowed to test drive a vehicle. D'OH!
04-29-2000, 02:57 PM
Thanks, with enough of these I'll be able to get that laptop I want.
04-29-2000, 04:32 PM
Originally posted by RoniMan:
> how many people have test drived cars for > the purpose of getting the gc?
I test drove the Oldsmobile, solely for the $50 gc.
> and how difficult was it?
Pretty easy. Stop by the dealer, preferably at an off-peak time, and a test drive's readily available. At least, it was readily available for this clean-shaven, neatly dressed, 30-something licensed driver.
I explained that although I hadn't been particularly interested in an Oldsmobile, I had obtained a $50 gift certificate for a test drive, so I figured I ought to at least try an Oldsmobile and see what it's like. I indicated I preferred mid-sized sedans, the dealer told me a little about one of the models, then we went for a short drive. No pain, no fuss.
> did the sales person give you a lot of crap?
He couldn't have been nicer. And this was even though I'd made it clear that I wasn't exactly hot for an Oldsmobile, and came in mostly on the strength of the gift certificate.
He filled out the certificate, gave me his card, and thanked me for visiting.
BTW, it seemed to be an okay car, although I think I'll stick with my Toyota Camry for another year or two. And when I replace the Toyota, the likelihood of replacing it with an Oldsmobile is probably on the order of 0.1%. But hey -- the purpose of the Oldsmobile offer is to get people who wouldn't otherwise consider an Oldsmobile to visit a dealer and take a car for a test drive. Well, Oldsmobile got what it wanted -- I did visit a dealer and took a car for a test drive. And I got what I wanted -- a $50 gc. No dishonestly was involved.
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by RoniMan:
how difficult was it? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Not difficult at all, Roniman. I visited three dealers (Nissan, Buick, Oldsmobile) this morning and all of them gave me the option of filling out my form without me actually test-driving the cars. They didn't even check my ID. I am 21 and look it. I went in w/ a t-shirt, jeans, and a cap. Buick requires you to be 25 to test-drive, but luckily the salesman didn't realize that. Oh...and they were more than willing to help me out. If I had known about the Saturn deal, I probably would've taken advantage of it this morning as well. They are all located within a block of each other around my area.
So get out there, get some fresh air, test drive some cars.
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