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Unread 04-29-2013, 03:57 PM   #46
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in my point of view, ill probably beat it harder than they ever will at the factory so no biggie to me. id be more pissed about having to wait longer to get my new jeep than anything else.

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Unread 04-29-2013, 03:59 PM   #47
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maybe?
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Unread 04-29-2013, 05:18 PM   #48
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That is a huge dealer policy issue (don't quote me on it, but I think it's also a Federal crime as well). Typically a test drive requires proof of VALID Drivers License as well as VALID Insurance. And a salesman always goes on the test drive.
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So if I go and test drive a new car tomorrow, I'd have to get insurance on it before I take it for a test drive. Even though I cant insure a car I don't own.
The insurance portion is most likely a state-by-state issue, depending how that state determines the relationship between people and their insurance policies. Here in Colorado, I've had to provide a license, but on the dozens of test drives I took last year while LJ shopping, I never had to provide proof of insurance. Your mileage may vary.
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Unread 04-30-2013, 04:54 AM   #49
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50 miles is nothing but you ordered a new vehicle, the 50 miles of "TESTING"? would make me demand some discount in the price.
You don't know what kind of abuse they put on it, someone else drove your new car for over an hour.
Both of the new vehicles I ordered had less than 10 miles on them when I signed the papers one had 6 the other 3.
My position would be they rented your Jeep they owe you money!
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Unread 04-30-2013, 06:36 AM   #50
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you could just not take delivery and order a different one
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Unread 04-30-2013, 07:57 AM   #51
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50 miles is nothing but you ordered a new vehicle, the 50 miles of "TESTING"? would make me demand some discount in the price.
You don't know what kind of abuse they put on it, someone else drove your new car for over an hour.
Both of the new vehicles I ordered had less than 10 miles on them when I signed the papers one had 6 the other 3.
My position would be they rented your Jeep they owe you money!
What? I highly doubt they're "abusing it". It's called testing, many vehicles go through. The fact that people are whining because a company is taking the time to make sure the vehicle is right is just absurd. And a discount? You've got to kidding me. Here, I'll give you $5, does that make up for those minuscule miles?

Just be happy they're telling you ahead of time instead of it being a surprise.

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Unread 04-30-2013, 08:48 AM   #52
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Pay him the standard rate per mile as outlined by the IRS. 2012 rate was 55.5 cents per mile. So OP should get a cheque for $27.75
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Unread 04-30-2013, 10:09 PM   #53
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I work at a Toyota dealer. Most of the cars roll of the truck with 0 or 1 mile on the odometer, some of them with as many as 7 miles. We then drive them around our lot getting them through service to deflate the tires to a normal PSI and turn off the warning lights on the dash and make the radio work, this is about half a mile of driving. We then drive it to a detail shop that is a mile round trip. From there if it is a truck we get $20 of gas for it from a gas station that is a mile round trip, then it goes on our lot. Once you buy the vehicle we fill it up with gas at the same gas station that is a mile round trip.

So if the car rolled off of the truck with 0 miles on it, it would have 2-3 miles on it by the time it was yours assuming no one test drove it and it did not leave the lot for any reason besides the detail and one gas trip.

We regularly use brand new cars to shuttle employees between our dealership and the detail shop to move cars around. We will sometimes make 10 trips to and from which is 10 miles on the car. People will test drive cars which will add several miles to a car. I once took a brand new Scion to get lunch for the dealership, this added 9 miles to the car, and I am just a lot attendant at the dealership. We will sometimes get dealer trades that are from as far away as 35 miles then we put at least another 2 miles on them, an then put them on the lot as brand new cars. I have seen a brand new Tundra that had close to 300 miles on it, it sat at a dealership and was test drove then dealer traded and test drove and dealer traded, etc..

The factory putting 50 miles on the Jeep for a quality assurance thing is a plus in my eyes.
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Gotta love being the porter sometimes. Most of your job is sitting in a car behind the wheel
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For everyone that doesn't mind having a new car they paid full price for pre-driven. I will personally volunteer to "test" yours for you. I can't tell you how many miles the test will take and I won't tell you what the testing is. But it will be tested. Anything that brakes afterward is purely coincidental and will be covered under your existing warranty.
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Unread 05-02-2013, 01:24 AM   #56
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Gotta love being the porter sometimes. Most of your job is sitting in a car behind the wheel
You must not have to do the b***** work I did as a lot attendant. Get the managers lunch and such
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You must not have to do the b***** work I did as a lot attendant. Get the managers lunch and such
Oh no I still do that on the weekends
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Unread 05-02-2013, 03:51 PM   #58
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Well I woudn't mind Jeep testing it out. If it was Bob and his buddies that wanted to road test it getting lunch I would be more worried.
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Unread 05-02-2013, 03:52 PM   #59
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I work at a Toyota dealer. Most of the cars roll of the truck with 0 or 1 mile on the odometer, some of them with as many as 7 miles. We then drive them around our lot getting them through service to deflate the tires to a normal PSI and turn off the warning lights on the dash and make the radio work, this is about half a mile of driving. We then drive it to a detail shop that is a mile round trip. From there if it is a truck we get $20 of gas for it from a gas station that is a mile round trip, then it goes on our lot. Once you buy the vehicle we fill it up with gas at the same gas station that is a mile round trip.

So if the car rolled off of the truck with 0 miles on it, it would have 2-3 miles on it by the time it was yours assuming no one test drove it and it did not leave the lot for any reason besides the detail and one gas trip.

We regularly use brand new cars to shuttle employees between our dealership and the detail shop to move cars around. We will sometimes make 10 trips to and from which is 10 miles on the car. People will test drive cars which will add several miles to a car. I once took a brand new Scion to get lunch for the dealership, this added 9 miles to the car, and I am just a lot attendant at the dealership. We will sometimes get dealer trades that are from as far away as 35 miles then we put at least another 2 miles on them, an then put them on the lot as brand new cars. I have seen a brand new Tundra that had close to 300 miles on it, it sat at a dealership and was test drove then dealer traded and test drove and dealer traded, etc..

The factory putting 50 miles on the Jeep for a quality assurance thing is a plus in my eyes.
Thats always good lol use the lot cars and shower down on them. Not that you do that but, I know most young porters will. I took my Jeep in for service and the young porter came out like he was going to jam in my Jeep and god knows what else but, I pulled the face plate and watched him park it. It would be a shame for him to live such a short life lmao.
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Unread 05-05-2013, 06:17 PM   #60
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Lol I can see at the end of this all the Jeep coming in with 10 miles on it, Chrsyler isn't known for their effort in quality control, they probably took it to burger king and back, decided it worked and passed it
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