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Old 04-26-2012, 01:58 PM
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Originally Posted by frowningdeity View Post
5. go for a test drive
When I took delivery of my car, I paid for it before I drove off. I actually asked the finance guy that I was signing papers/handing the check to -- what if the car doesn't drive right? He said "we've NEVER had an issue with that before".

Anyway, how many of you insist on a test drive before paying for the car?

I went through the "new owner orientation" only after paying for it. And the car was indoors at that time. So...would the recommended approach be:
- Get new owner orientation.
- Test drive.
- Pay for car.
Would the dealership agree to this?

Otherwise, I think the list of things to inspect is good. I didn't do that and there were several minor things that I had to go back and get fixed...minor rattles, glue sticking out of the roundel on the steering wheel, and the steering wheel slightly off to the left.

2015 328i / M Sport / Alpine White / Coral Red / 4 DR / 6 MT / Rear Camera + PDC / Xenons / DHP / 60K+ Miles / Bought 10-30-2014
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