How many test-drive miles on a new manual car is your limit?

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ter with some drivability issues, so I took it into the dealer and went for a drive with the shop foreman. The first thing he does is redline it through the first few gears. "We do this with all of the cars when they come in," he says. "You guys don't drive them hard enough." There is some truth to that, and he wasn't abusive about it, but I dare say that the majority of Porsche owners would have a cow if they knew that. In my case, I didn't really care and he said my complaints were detectable but "they all do that" which of course, they don't, but enough do that Porsche doesn't have a fix for it, and I sold the car.

That there is a sport car :) Reminded me on that scene.
 

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I feel like it's pretty hard to money shift these cars, I mean 2nd gear on the new ones goes to like 80mph, you almost have to be trying to do an overrev.
I did overrev the car on the track first time out I even had an engine error code for it. However the car run fine minus the oil burn :)
 

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I know, just trying to be funny.
i always thought i couldn't dislike the cars i sold more than toyota, but now that i'm a sales manager at a nissan store i realize how much worse it can actually get. i tried to move over to the ford side but there just wasn't much money at the dealers close enough for me to want to commute to. i was an internet director at a Chevy store for a short while and it was really cool driving ZL1s and corvettes around, but once again the money sucked hard. i think i'm doomed to boring brands
 

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For those with lots of miles at delivery
 

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i always thought i couldn't dislike the cars i sold more than toyota, but now that i'm a sales manager at a nissan store i realize how much worse it can actually get. i tried to move over to the ford side but there just wasn't much money at the dealers close enough for me to want to commute to. i was an internet director at a Chevy store for a short while and it was really cool driving ZL1s and corvettes around, but once again the money sucked hard. i think i'm doomed to boring brands
What is it that you dislike more at the Nissan store? I guess everyone wants a Prius in your neighbor hood.
 

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What is it that you dislike more at the Nissan store? I guess everyone wants a Prius in your neighbor hood.
NMAC is a crappy captive bank given the fact that we have a high percentage of subprime customers, CVTs have destroyed a lot of customer loyalty, and they just don't make anything exciting except for the GT-R. it's pretty bad when the only nissan products i would personally drive are all 10+ years old (frontier, GT-R, 370Z). Nissan also spends very little on marketing and advertising. the new Sentra is actually pretty nice looking inside and out but the only place i've seen it "advertised" is magazine reviews, but regular people don't read or watch those for the most part.

toyota has boring cars but they do try to put some excitement into them. for example all the TRD Pro trucks/SUVs, TRD avalon and camry now, upcoming Corolla hatchback GR, Supra, 86, etc. and they are doing lots of hybrids where you can now get Prius-like fuel economy in a RAV4 (which is selling like crazy by the way)

they also REFUSE to come out with a competitive lease on the Leaf. when customers can pay the same or maybe a little more for a Tesla Model 3 is it any wonder why Leaf sales have slowed to a crawl?
 

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Mine had 8 miles on it. My wifes new Honda Passport had 6 miles on it. Both were special orders.
 

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My special order 2020 had 2.4 miles on it.
 

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Just as a data point, I test drove a new Bullitt this weekend that had 420 miles on it. A few more after I returned it (I got lost).
 

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My selling dealer would not allow me even to test drive her but she had 27.8 miles on her kinda had to scratch my head on that one. And I’m a huge customer to them being I purchased a ton of vehicles from them. But nope no test drive and even asked the salesman why then 27 miles on her and of course the blank look :)
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Seems to me that they are trying to keep it under 30 miles.
If you do happen to still try to purchase it, they should give you some type of extra warranty, due to you not being able to drive it. Purchase without a test drive, still a risk; as far as I am concerned.

My selling dealer would not allow me even to test drive her but she had 27.8 miles on her kinda had to scratch my head on that one. And I’m a huge customer to them being I purchased a ton of vehicles from them. But nope no test drive and even asked the salesman why then 27 miles on her and of course the blank look :)
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27.8 miles on it - not surprised. As I posted earlier, they often move vehicles around at the plant holding area to properly stage them for rail transport. When I ordered mine I tracked it all the way until I met it on the truck transport at the dealer. It was moved from lot to lot at the plant until a railcar heading my way was ready. Detroit to South Carolina, they need to put it on a rail car going to my town. I don't think they move them from one rail car to another once they are loaded. I also tracked the exact rail car on its trip to South Carolina. I was waiting at the rail head when the train pulled in. I waited and watched MY car beinging driven off the rail car to a waiting truck transport. Followed the truck to my dealer, called my salesman and fussed at him for not letting me know my car had arrived. He said he didn't know it was here, and I said "I know, I just followed it in." He came out and met me and we were both there as it was unloaded. Looked inside and milage was about 27 miles. Just saying . . . . .
 

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My selling dealer would not allow me even to test drive her but she had 27.8 miles on her kinda had to scratch my head on that one. And I’m a huge customer to them being I purchased a ton of vehicles from them. But nope no test drive and even asked the salesman why then 27 miles on her and of course the blank look :)
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Because it was koons LOL. lots of stuff around the net and even this forum about how dishonest that dealer is. 27 miles becasue they took it for lunch and "pdi" the car.
 

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