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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, 11:16 AM   #15
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My 2009 Corolla XRS had a sticker on it, I would have asked them not to put a sticker on, but it was already on there. I pulled it off when I got the car, it came off easily.

Lexus doesn't put stickers on, they use plate frames. When I showed up to get the car, they asked me if I wanted one. I said no, and my car arrived with no dealer markings.

To me, I would always ask that it never be put on in the first place, if it's already on there, it depends what kind of sticker it is, some are easy to get off, some aren't. Either way, it would be coming off. I'd either ask them to do it before I picked up the car, or get a car that didn't have one on it (perhaps order it).

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Old 02-22-2012, 05:22 PM   #16
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Also make sure they don't drill your front bumper for the license plate bracket. I personally dont want one and they put holes in that shit in the blink of an eye.
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Old 02-22-2012, 05:32 PM   #17
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My car has a sticker from the dealer, no big deal, but they already know I'm most likely trading my car back in for the BRZ. So it doesn't matter to me now, but I'll make sure they know what I want when the BRZ comes in so it better be meticulous and ready to go.
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Old 02-22-2012, 05:40 PM   #18
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Here's an idea, why doesn't the dealer pay me for their 8-10 years of advertising?
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Old 02-23-2012, 03:24 AM   #19
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You literally NEVER see this in California. If you see a car with it its a dead giveaway that the car came from out of state, even if it has ca plates. Every ca license plate car I've seen with these had an out of state dealer name. This practice is an abomination if you ask me. If I lived out of state I would ask the dealer to take it off but if I ever saw a ca dealer do it I would walk away. I can't understand why practically the entire rest of the country puts up with that crap. Do some people actually like it?
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You literally NEVER see this in California. If you see a car with it its a dead giveaway that the car came from out of state, even if it has ca plates. Every ca license plate car I've seen with these had an out of state dealer name. This practice is an abomination if you ask me. If I lived out of state I would ask the dealer to take it off but if I ever saw a ca dealer do it I would walk away. I can't understand why practically the entire rest of the country puts up with that crap. Do some people actually like it?
I don't think anybody likes it. The only ones I have seen around my area (LA, Pasadena, etc.) is Carmax (sticker) and Lexus of Glendale (they put a chrome "of Glendale" right under the "Lexus" badge).

The California car culture has probably kept this from happening here. One of the few things about CA culture that is better than most of the rest of the country.

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I've asked dealers to not put them on cars we've bought new, and all of them agreed. I don't know what I'd do if I went to a dealer (our local Honda/Chevy/Caddy dealer for example) that puts them on the trunk as soon as the car goes on its lot. I'll humor them and take a license plate frame knowing it won't last the week.
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I don't think anybody likes it. The only ones I have seen around my area (LA, Pasadena, etc.) is Carmax (sticker) and Lexus of Glendale (they put a chrome "of Glendale" right under the "Lexus" badge).

The California car culture has probably kept this from happening here. One of the few things about CA culture that is better than most of the rest of the country.

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putting it on a lexus? wow. they have balls.

i almost never see them on high end cars. especially not on Mercedes or BWM. I wonder if they have rules preventing the dealers from doing it.
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I need to remind my dealer not to put on their stupid stickers or plate frames. And not to drill the front bumper for plates.
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I don't think anybody likes it. The only ones I have seen around my area (LA, Pasadena, etc.) is Carmax (sticker) and Lexus of Glendale (they put a chrome "of Glendale" right under the "Lexus" badge).
are you sure it wasn't Lexus of Glendale (Arizona)?
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putting it on a lexus? wow. they have balls.

i almost never see them on high end cars. especially not on Mercedes or BWM. I wonder if they have rules preventing the dealers from doing it.
My moms E550 has a Big ol' "Park Place" badge on it. It's disgusting and I might remove it soon. But shows you how even merc dealers do it.
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are you sure it wasn't Lexus of Glendale (Arizona)?
Unless a LOT of people from Glendale AZ just moved to the Burbank/Glendale/Pasadena area, yes. They are only on what looks like <5 year old cars from there. Its enough to make me avoid the place, that's for sure...

The Carmax thing I understand - it is a national company and they ship cars all over (to and from places where its more acceptable). Once again though, I probably wouldn't buy a car there.

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Edit - I just went to the Lexus of Glendale (CA) website - if you search their used cars section, you can see the badging...
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I would buy a license plate frame that attaches to the toe hook or something and tell the dealer not to put the badges and not to drill the holes in the front bumper. If they are willing to, which they would probably be if I just bought a car from them, I would ask them to install the license plate frame for me.
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Dealers here think they're fully entitled to do it. Nothing looks worse than a brand new car with a massive yellow ad plastered, usually unevenly, onto the rear windscreen.

I'll be making it very clear that if I see a hint of any of that shit on my 86 I'm walking away.
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