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Old 10-09-2012, 07:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Leslierc View Post
Funny you should mention the treatment you received at your local Porsche dealer being a factor in your decision because I had that on my mind when I was thinking about the Porsche and didn't know what to expect from the dealer. [This is my first Porsche.] I called ahead (checking to see if "the coast was clear") to explain that I was in a leased BMW 7 Series and interested in test driving the Panamera as a potential next. It turned out that I was speaking with the manager (at Porsche of Tysons Corner) and he could not have been more gracious...he told me that they had every model of the Panamera available for me to test drive, and they did. I must have spent about two hours with my salesman test driving cars, and this was on a Saturday morning. Also, the salesman was very knowledgeable and walked me through all of the options (and buttons) on the cars...they actually appear more complicated than they are. The wonderful way that I was treated there made my decision to purchase rather addition to getting such a great price on my car. By the way, I did not test drive the Turbo notwithstanding that they offered it for testing to me 3 times...the third time being the funniest, as I was signing the papers for my 4S, and them saying "just try the Turbo"...all I could think (honestly) was wondering how many sets of tires I would go through in a year with that car.
If the dealership here treated me like that, I probably would have walked away with a panamera. The cars pretty much sell them selves, especially after you drive one. I have actually wanted a panamera for over a year, but after the lack of attention and arrogance from the dealer I left pretty disappointed. I didn't even want to shop other Porsche dealerships after that.

On the other hand the GC will be my first BMW and so far the Austin dealership has been outstanding. They have gone far and beyond my expectations.
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