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Author Topic: $50 Visa gift card to test drive a 2013 Buick Enclave  (Read 28095 times, 69 Replies)
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« on: January 22, 2013, 07:07:54 PM »

I finally received a test drive incentive for a car that I am interested in test driving! Banana It's only $50, but I was considering asking my salesperson for a test drive, anyway, during my next service appointment. Now, they are going to pay me to have a little fun. thumbs up
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« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2013, 10:33:34 PM »

Ive done some of these-- and some of them will only sign the paperwork.....
theyll say-- you really want to drive it? or you here for the reward...
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« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2013, 01:28:36 AM »

Do you need to get something in the mail for this?  If so, any idea on how to get one??
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« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2013, 08:49:30 AM »

Did you have to sign up for this? If so can you tell us where? I have done this for Kia and Ford in the past. You just had to sign up on a website, print off a document and take it to the dealer.

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« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2013, 09:36:56 AM »

Received my offer in the mail yesterday. I have an oil change scheduled for Friday. This will give me something to do while I wait. And. they will pay me for the test drive. I want to see the differences between the 2013 and my 2011 first hand.
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« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2013, 12:38:06 PM »

Got it yesterday as well, but I don't plan on going to the dealer for anything since I do my own oil now...shame they don't bump it up to $100 like Audi or give you free Callaway clubs like Jaguar.  Also got a performance driving instructor offer from Jaguar, which they canceled in the fall because of Sandy.  Car makers need to start to realize, you need to earn someone's purchase, someday people will smart up from the $0/$0/$0/$0 (I think).  How many private offers do they repeatedly send?  If you buy a GM without one, you have to be brain dead nowadays....

Great idea to get your code while you're there.  Every time I've done it in the past the salesmen actually dislike the offers and are willing to give you the code to save his time and yours.

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« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2013, 12:52:41 PM »

We recently got one of these- to test drive the new Malibu.
It wasnt for money- it was for some aviator like sunglasses.
I looked them up online-- and I think they were going for about $100 on ebay or somewhere--- they werent cheapies.
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« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2013, 12:58:34 PM »

When the BMW 7 came out (the F01), they had a Thomas Pink offer to test drive them.  Thomas Pink shirts start at $185.  For the Jaguar, I got a Odyssey White Ice putter.  Today it's only worth $99, but a few years ago they were about $159.

$50 is not nothing, but GM should look at the effect.....the time of a sales associate and potential customer may be wasted.  Up it to $100, and get serious on both ends (don't just fill out the code but SELL the car).  The system is what it is, I suppose.
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« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2013, 06:47:03 PM »

I plan to test drive the 2013 Enclave, and not simply get the gift card code. I really am curious to experience the MCE and the DI drivetrain.
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« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2013, 08:21:38 PM »

I got my offer in the mail on Monday.  Works out great as we are considering trading our 08 for a 13'.  We are also interested in the Encore, and my offer specifically says that I can test drive ANY 2013 Buick.  Hopefully there will be some Encores on the lots soon!
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« Reply #10 on: January 23, 2013, 09:59:08 PM »

I looked more carefully, and while the mailer is advertising the new Enclave, the $50 gift card is awarded for any 2013 Buick test drive.
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« Reply #11 on: January 23, 2013, 10:52:18 PM »

Is this mailer going to all current Buick owners?
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« Reply #12 on: January 23, 2013, 11:50:47 PM »

I got one...
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« Reply #13 on: January 24, 2013, 08:02:10 AM »

I test drove a Regal actually since I made it clear I wasnt in the market for another Enclave.

Thanks for the $50 GM Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: January 24, 2013, 01:41:31 PM »

goochman, how did you like the Regal? Which model did you test drive?
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« Reply #15 on: January 24, 2013, 05:00:55 PM »

goochman, how did you like the Regal? Which model did you test drive?

I shouldve gone for the GS Turbo but honestly wouldnt buy that.  The Verano is so close to the Regal that the salesguy at first showed me a verano on the lot - once we got to the Regals I test drove a 4cylinder one with the Premium II package.

I was surprised on the interior packaging - it seemed bigger than it was.  The eAssist engine is a bit weak but overall the Regal was a nice package.  I think they are going to have trouble selling them with the Verano on the lot at a cheaper price point.

I think Buick is shooting themselves in the foot having all these sedans and SUV's - there is very little separation between the models.  You have the Verano+Regal+Lacrosse.  How many midsize sedans do you need to sell that look vaguely alike?Huh?

Anyhow - Id consider a Regal if I was on the market for a car that size.  36mpg's is pretty good and it was quiet like a Buick should be.

Just for the record the salesguy did walk past an Enclave to show me the new hood to check the box that we covered it Smiley
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« Reply #16 on: January 24, 2013, 06:08:08 PM »

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there is very little separation between the models.  You have the Verano+Regal+Lacrosse.  How many midsize sedans do you need to sell that look vaguely alike?

Wasn't this part of GM's problems when they downsized and eliminated brands? Too many similar vehicles with just different badges?

I still don't understand why GM has to make Chevy pick up trucks when GMC is the "professional grade" and obviously the most appealing vehicle to own. Cheesy  Chevy should sell cars, GMC trucks, and then the truck sales wouldn't be divided and would outsell the F150.

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« Reply #17 on: January 24, 2013, 06:53:58 PM »

I test drove a Regal actually since I made it clear I wasnt in the market for another Enclave.

Thanks for the $50 GM Smiley

They are very fast in putting that card in your mailbox--I drove the Verano and next thing you know, there it is!  Home Depot charged me twice for something on it, and it took 10 days to get a credit, so be careful spending it, good to use it up in one fell swoop.  thumbs up

p.s. a new Enclave was tailgating me coming home yesterday--darn, those LEDs could have been done more stylishly imho.  Looked so stupid, and I'm not using the slang in which stupid means hip or werd.  I mean stupid.  flaming mad
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« Reply #18 on: January 24, 2013, 09:38:09 PM »

I am not completely on board with the LEDs yet, either. I want to see a few more of them on the road before I make up my mind.
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« Reply #19 on: January 29, 2013, 12:13:36 PM »

I just got one...going to to go drive it.. I want the 50 bucks.....
going to go drive it at the dealership that dd not follow up with me and bringing the new car.....
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