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Old 06-12-2013, 09:13 AM   #1
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Dealer put miles on BRZ

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I do not actually own my brz yet. Will be picking it up in 2 weeks from Saturday (so excited ). BUT what I am upset about is that there are already 60 miles on it. The dealer pretty much had to find the car for me and did so in Cherry Hill at another dealership. Now I was assuming that he would be trucking it over to his dealership but instead he had it driven over. Thats 1 hr and 60 miles with some other person then me driving my 30K purchase. Should i be upset about this or is this a normal thing? Im assuming they are a professional transport service but still, how do i know that those werent 60 miles of hard driving. Let me know what you guys think because its stressing me out.
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Old 06-12-2013, 09:16 AM   #2
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Dont stress, i had 110 miles on mine

Its actually better that they drove it because from what ive heard, the trucks give your car a bad experience.
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Old 06-12-2013, 09:22 AM   #3
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Since I retired years ago I've held several part time jobs with a couple dealerships and that seems to be a normal practice.
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Yep pretty normal.
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They do that all the time. Back in 2007 I bought a new 2008 Lancer and they had to drive it from CT to NH, had 157 miles on it.
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Thanks guys. Deff making me feel a little better about it.
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60 miles closer to being broken in when you get it.
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You're stressing over nothing.
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Hello everyone!

I do not actually own my brz yet. Will be picking it up in 2 weeks from Saturday (so excited ). BUT what I am upset about is that there are already 60 miles on it. The dealer pretty much had to find the car for me and did so in Cherry Hill at another dealership. Now I was assuming that he would be trucking it over to his dealership but instead he had it driven over. Thats 1 hr and 60 miles with some other person then me driving my 30K purchase. Should i be upset about this or is this a normal thing? Im assuming they are a professional transport service but still, how do i know that those werent 60 miles of hard driving. Let me know what you guys think because its stressing me out.
It's very normal, you're stressing over nothing, 10 times out of 10 the people the employee to swap car around are guys 60-80 years old who get paid by the mile + hourly with no time constraints. They go the long way and are in no hurry and have driven far faster cars than ours.
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Old 06-12-2013, 10:18 AM   #10
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There was 97 miles when I got mine. 101 miles after going to the gas station to fill up with the salesman.

He said the dealership's owner's son took it to a car show, which made me nervous, but the price was a steal.

3,500 miles later and it still runs great.
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Honestly its going to be someone from said dealer driving the car from one to the other. It may be beaten on while driving around...depends on who they let drive it from one dealer to the other.
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Old 06-12-2013, 10:36 AM   #12
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All you guys whose 86 came with more than 10 miles on it and believe that the dealership helped you broke in is gotta be kidding yourselves. It's hard to NOT drive it hard when you're driving someone else's brand new sports car
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Hello everyone!

I do not actually own my brz yet. Will be picking it up in 2 weeks from Saturday (so excited ). BUT what I am upset about is that there are already 60 miles on it. The dealer pretty much had to find the car for me and did so in Cherry Hill at another dealership. Now I was assuming that he would be trucking it over to his dealership but instead he had it driven over. Thats 1 hr and 60 miles with some other person then me driving my 30K purchase. Should i be upset about this or is this a normal thing? Im assuming they are a professional transport service but still, how do i know that those werent 60 miles of hard driving. Let me know what you guys think because its stressing me out.
Mine came from Annapolis to Pa and had 120 miles on it. When they dealer trade, it is far more cost effective to drive them then flat bed them.
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