Wow. This is why I like being one of the "Good" sales poeple who actually know the cars, and let people buy cars from me rather than sell them a car
And I totally understand- it took me SEVEN Honda dealerships before I bought my '04 Si when I was in college in RI. I was taking it to the beach THAT DAY if I could, so I was in board shorts, a t-shirt, and sandals. 2 places said no test drives in sandals- each time, I said I was driving barefoot anyway, but they still said no. 2 places said no test drives if you're under 25. One place said they didn't allow customers to test drive manual transmission vehicles for "liability reasons." #6 finally let me drive, and then the sales dope says, "Now, come back with your folks (I was 19 and I look young) when you want them to buy you this car."
At that point in my life, I'd been running my own business for two years, and had cleared the $70k income point according to the IRS that year. I can swing $17,500 for a car. Showed him the check his dealership WOULDN'T be getting
Finally, #7, I asked to test drive anyway, just to see. He tossed me the keys, and hopped in the back so my girl could ride next to me. He never ONCE mentioned a thing, and just let me talk. He saw I knew what I wanted, knew the car, and was going to buy, and just let me buy the car, instead of trying to sell me something I was already sold on. We went back inside, sat down, and I said get your pen sharpened and let's rock. By now, it was 3 PM, and no way was the car getting delivered tonight. He let me take it to the beach anyway after we did all the paperwork, and I brought her to the beach that day on a dealer tag! Came in first thing the next morning to get her detailed, floor mats, and finish everything up. That's the guy that made me want to be a salesman.
Before I left, I wrote out a check to cash for $500. I got up, put it on the desk and said, "I'm going to put this down here. I'm going to the bathroom. If it's still there when I get back, I'm tearing it up." Went to the bathroom, came back, and the check was gone. I looked at him, and asked, "where'd that check go?" "What check?" Good man!
I sent him a lot of business over the next few years- Mark W.