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I reached out to the dealership online and heard back in a very quick time that the dealer had the vehicle I was interested in on-site and would I like to come out for a test drive. Although the dealer was 30 miles from my house, given the quick internet response, I felt obliged to give them an opportunity to win the business. Upon arrival, I was immediately met by a fairly knowledgeable, although a little in experienced salesman, who spent time personally walking me through the vehicle and showing me all the "bells and whistles." So far, so good! After a fairly thorough review of the vehicle, I asked to go on a test drive (which was my original intention for coming out to the dealer...at their request mind you). The response I received was it was the owner's policy to not allow test drives on this particular vehicle (Grand Cherokee SRT8) unless a deal on pricing has been agreed. My response was, while I am clearly interested in the vehicle, I was uncomfortable agreeing to a price until at least driving the vehicle. I also indicated I test drove a Range Rover Sport Supercharged the day before and a Cadillac Escalade earlier that morning, neither of which required me to agree to a price in advance of test driving. I am shocked to think a dealer would require a well qualified buyer, who made an appointment for a test drive, to agree to a deal prior to driving the vehicle. I should also mention, I have a masterís degree in business and am a partner in a big 4 accounting firm. I arrived to the dealer in a suit directly from my office. I suggest you find another dealer that isn't involved in unscrupulous business practices and doesn't pride itself on the "bait and switch."
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