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View Poll Results: Would you buy a car from a dealer that stuck a dealer (ad) plaque or sticker on cars?
Yes, I'd buy it and leave it on; even if it is ugly. 2 2.41%
Yes, I'd buy it and try to take it off (risking paint damage). 32 38.55%
No, I'd refuse to buy it unless they didn't put one one. (wait for them get a new car) 32 38.55%
No, I would just walk off the lot and go shop elsewhere. 12 14.46%
Something else (specify in comments) 5 6.02%
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Old 02-22-2012, 02:20 AM   #1
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Question Would you buy a car from a dealer that stuck a dealer (ad) plaque or sticker on cars?

Ok, you're shopping for a new FR-S or BRZ. You get the price you want, but you notice the dealer sticks hard plaques or super adhesive stickers to the back of all the cars w/ some gaudy dealer logo (e.g. BRANSON'S TOYOTA / SCION of Tempe).


Is this a deal breaker for you?

Why or why not?
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Old 02-22-2012, 02:26 AM   #2
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in my case not really, I think every vehicle I owned or friends owned, I ended up removing them with goo gone, fingernail or fishing line carefully to not ruin the paint. Usually took all of 5 minutes to remove it. Then just to wash, clean and wax that area.
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Old 02-22-2012, 02:31 AM   #3
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Wow... erm no... um because it is a little bitty sticker :-s
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My car came with a dealer sticker. Peeled the sticker off with my fingers, it took 10 minutes though. No glue or marks left...
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My last two cars had dealer stickers/plaques. I asked the dealers to remove them. They did.

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Oregon dealers do not do it thank goodness, but if they did then I would not be happy
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Are they paying me to advertise for them? If not I will make them take it off. It will be my car, not theirs.
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Not anywhere close to being a dealbreaker. It's messier removing tape residue from the sticker/info sheet stuck on the window. I'm guessing OP never debadged a car before.
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My hair dryer and Griot Polishing machine will take car of that.
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Not anywhere close to being a dealbreaker. It's messier removing tape residue from the sticker/info sheet stuck on the window. I'm guessing OP never debadged a car before.
i never had a car w/ one. but one of my friends bought a car in college w/ a dealer plaque. he tried to take it off, but the dealer had superglued it on.

he was not happy
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I've bought a car with dealer badge and sticker on the car before, and before I left after the car purchase I just ask them to remove it and usually they don't mind and do it. So lol just ask ....depends on what time of the day sometimes you have to leave the car over night. If you askn nicely XD so I selected

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I usually ask dealers not to put on the stickers or their license plate frames, since both will be tossed in the trash. I tell them so it saves them time and money, and it saves me time and aggravation. It also voices my displeasure with those kinds of ads.

It was much worse back in the days when some dealers would drill and rivet their plaques onto your cars.
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I usually ask dealers not to put on the stickers or their license plate frames, since both will be tossed in the trash. I tell them so it saves them time and money, and it saves me time and aggravation. It also voices my displeasure with those kinds of ads.

It was much worse back in the days when some dealers would drill and rivet their plaques onto your cars.
Or superglue. I don't think it's possible to remove a superglued one w/o ruining the paint, or at the very least clearcoat.
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