Originally Posted by jbjagold
I just purchased a Q5 from a Wilmington De dealer. The only vehicle that matched all my requirements in located in the New York area. Their procedure is to send a driver to the other dealer and drive it back to my dealer. This will put approx. 100-150 miles on the car. I'm concerned about any damage that might occur to the car and am not happy with taking delivery of a new car with 100-150 miles on it. The dealer says they do this all the time, and it is OK. I said I wanted it trucked down and they quoted me $350 to do this. I don't have the time to order this from the factory.
What are your opinions on this situation?
This is a common practice, and dealer is responsible for the vehicle until it changes hands to you so why worry. Just make sure you go over the car carefully when taking possession of the vehicle. As for the miles, they should even be credited to you, so that new car warranty and if leased, your contractual miles start at the odometer reading you get keys.
Only other option is to find out which dealer and go there yourself. However, if someone comes to a dealership 150 miles away and says its because they are the only ones who have the car you want, be prepared to pay through the nose.