Free 3 day test drives with GM business
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Free 3 day test drives with GM business

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Found 15th Dec 2010
Hi All,

I was after a 24 hour Astra test drive, but the offer had ended a few months ago, so a contact at vauxhall told me about this.

You can choose any car from the vauxhall (or GM, so saab and chevrolet) line up (not a VXR or a van incidentally) and get a three day test drive, with no mileage limit, absolutely free.

They deliver it to your house, provide 3rd party insurance and all you have to do is be in to receive it, and also be in for them to collect it, and leave the car with the same amount of petrol.

I had a brand new astra with delivery miles dropped off to my house and kept it for three days.

*Warning for those people on Hotukdeals who like to wag their fingers, and find faults with deals like this and/or accuse people of fraud/breaking the law etc. etc. (I'll do your job for you eh?)*:

1. The Ts & Cs on the website say company car drivers only.
2. Not being a company car driver does not affect your insurance during the test drive.
3. They make no checks whatsoever regarding whether you are a company car driver. They do ask for a business name, and they also ask you to check a box that says "I am a company car driver", if you lie when you check this, you are a very bad person.
4. As a condition of accepting the test drive you must allow them to contact you afterwards (this may mean that they plague you with mail, I don't know yet)
5. When they deliver the car you have to sign a piece of paper. The Ts & Cs on this paper make no mention of being a company car driver.
6. You must have a credit card and photo driving licence.
7. You must be over 25
8. Yes there are hideous excesses if you damage it.
9. Yes this should probably be in freebies, mods feel free to move.

link 3daytestdrive.co.uk/

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I think this is just for fleet -

Your test drive starts here!As long as you are a Company Car Driver and … Your test drive starts here!As long as you are a Company Car Driver and are aged 25 years or over, have held a full driving licence for at least a year and hold a major credit card, you're just 3 simple steps away from booking the Vauxhall model of your choice.†



This is normal practice for fleet owned cars.
Edited by: "RickT" 15th Dec 2010

Original Poster

RickT

I think this is just for fleet -



I've covered all this in the post.

centaurandrew

What do you mean? I am not a fleet customer or anything like that, but I … What do you mean? I am not a fleet customer or anything like that, but I still got the test drive.



Read the small print when you try to book.

If a dealer offers it you when your in the dealer, thats different, but the above offer states for company car drivers.

Most lease companies offer this service anyway.

Original Poster

Most lease companies offer three days free test drives? Of brand new cars? How do hire car companies do any business?

Read the small print when you try to book.If a dealer offers it you when … Read the small print when you try to book.If a dealer offers it you when your in the dealer, thats different, but the above offer states for company car drivers.



Like I said ive covered the small print in the original post.
Edited by: "centaurandrew" 15th Dec 2010

centaurandrew

Most lease companies offer three days free test drives?



Yes or more, sometimes upto a week depending on what their rolling stock is and if any one else has booked the demo cars..

Lease companies have their own cars which they demo out to companies, to allow you to fully test drive before you order you choice of car.

All Vauxhall are doing here is to try and get a bit of the lease custom to prompt their business services.

If it would of been like the Avis deal a year or so ago... that would of been good.






Edited by: "RickT" 15th Dec 2010

Original Poster

Ok Rick but the long and short of this deal is that you can get a free hire car for three days, regardless of whether all lease companies do it, I'd never heard of it, and many of the people I have told had no idea about this either. I think its worth posting on here.
Edited by: "centaurandrew" 15th Dec 2010

Read the small print when you try to book.If a dealer offers it you when … Read the small print when you try to book.If a dealer offers it you when your in the dealer, thats different, but the above offer states for company car drivers.

3. They make no checks whatsoever regarding whether you are a company car … 3. They make no checks whatsoever regarding whether you are a company car driver. They do ask for a business name, and they also ask you to check a box that says "I am a company car driver", if you lie when you check this, you are a very bad person.





^^ to start with, you may invalidate the insurance on the car. - as it is for company car drivers. The insurance terms and conditions would have to be checked.

I think you have got mixed up with the term Hire car and company lease car.

A company lease car is a car which is supplied to a member of staff from a 3rd party company as their company car. (they pay tax etc)

A hire car is where you pay per day or agreed contact for a period of time.

Its a good offer from Vauxhall to do this, however just make sure your fully insured, and they are aware that you are a private customer rather than a business customer.


Edited by: "RickT" 15th Dec 2010

Original Poster

No Rick, this is why I posted the original post.

This is a 3 day test drive .

Insurance is provided by GM

" For all programmes the operator agrees to insure the vehicle fully comprehensively. The only exception is where credit card details have been given specifically before the commencement of the loan to activate Vauxhall Insurance cover"

tommo111

Link doesn't work for me, is it this?http://www.3daytestdrive.co.uk/




This is the link - vauxhall.co.uk/fle…tml

Under Fleet > Fleet Sales >

Available to fleet decision makers and company car drivers alike, … Available to fleet decision makers and company car drivers alike, Vauxhall’s 3 Day Test Drive programme gives you the opportunity to experience our vehicles as part of your everyday routine and for a meaningful length of time*. Best of all, our 3 Day Test Drive programme lets you experience the incredible breadth of our model line-up for free – you simply pay for any fuel used.The programme is simple: * The vehicle is delivered direct to your place of work * It’s yours to drive for 3 days* * Insurance cover is provided * And there’s no mileage limit * Credit card details will be required (details held for security purposes only) * You must be 25 years or over * You must have held a full, valid driving licence for over a year * We can set up a bespoke 3 Day Test Drive package specifically for your company * If you’d like us to do this please contact your Fleet Sales Manager or speak to the Vauxhall Fleet Support team




Im not digging at the OP, just want to make people aware of the facts before they jump in and order a test drive unaware of what they are ordering.

Edited by: "RickT" 15th Dec 2010

Original Poster

Rick, I;ve already gone to great lengths to make people aware of the fact that this scheme is targeted at company car drivers only, not sure what your posts add here?

Enjoy your test drive.



Mine has finished now. Point is a private individual booking this test drive would be fully insured, you're quoting ts and cs off the website, im quoting them off the contract that i signed.
Edited by: "centaurandrew" 15th Dec 2010

how much exactly is the excess?

Original Poster

moejoejoejoex

how much exactly is the excess?



£250 plus vat

centaurandrew

Rick, I;ve already gone to great lengths to make people aware of the fact … Rick, I;ve already gone to great lengths to make people aware of the fact that this scheme is targeted at company car drivers only, not sure what your posts add here?Mine has finished now. Point is a private individual booking this test drive would be fully insured, you're quoting ts and cs off the website, im quoting them off the contract that i signed.



Fine, The chances are you will be ok and you will get the car like you did and im sure many people will get the car.

Just dont know if I would be happy with it knowing what options and info had been given.

Enjoy


Edited by: "RickT" 15th Dec 2010

Original Poster

.Just dont know if I would be happy with it knowing what options and info … .Just dont know if I would be happy with it knowing what options and info had been given.Enjoy



Thanks for the insight...

This isnt a deal for you Steady Eddies or Cautious Carols. Also, if it really bothered you, you could take day insurance out for £30 for the three days, even though it's wholly unneccessary.
Edited by: "centaurandrew" 15th Dec 2010

Give it a go, I had the renault one a few years back

centaurandrew

£250 plus vat



Some insurance companies will cover you on test drives etc if you are fully comp with them, so worth seeing if your own policy will cover so that it's cheaper if you have a lower excess on your policy. I wouldn't wanna risk £250 + VAT excess to test drive a car!

Steve

freebiehunter

Some insurance companies will cover you on test drives etc if you are … Some insurance companies will cover you on test drives etc if you are fully comp with them, so worth seeing if your own policy will cover so that it's cheaper if you have a lower excess on your policy. I wouldn't wanna risk £250 + VAT excess to test drive a car!Steve



£250 + vat is far less than losing your own NCD and making a claim on your own policy on a brand new car which you don't even own.

If you are going to do it, use their insurance. + your own insurance may not cover the use of a car for business use, as your borrowing a fleet car.



RickT

£250 + vat is far less than losing your own NCD and making a claim on … £250 + vat is far less than losing your own NCD and making a claim on your own policy on a brand new car which you don't even own.If you are going to do it, use their insurance. + your own insurance may not cover the use of a car for business use, as your borrowing a fleet car.



Everyone has different situations, so for me personally I would rather use my own insurance with protected no claims if I took a test drive, hence i'd rather only suffer £100 excess and not £250 + VAT. Like I said, not all insurance companies will cover you on fleet car test drives etc so would need checking out. As my insurance is for business it would cover me. Not that I am looking to change my BMW anyway so not looking to test drive anyway

Pity it's a Vauxhall.

freebiehunter

Everyone has different situations, so for me personally I would rather … Everyone has different situations, so for me personally I would rather use my own insurance with protected no claims if I took a test drive, hence i'd rather only suffer £100 excess and not £250 + VAT. Like I said, not all insurance companies will cover you on fleet car test drives etc so would need checking out. As my insurance is for business it would cover me. Not that I am looking to change my BMW anyway so not looking to test drive anyway



I agree, but even if you have protected NCD and make a claim, your NCD will stay the same, but your own policy would go up due to having a claim.

So for another £150 it would be worth it in the long term...

Anyway... moving on.... Anyone booked one ?

Just submitted details on website for an insignia sports hatch. hopefully they get back to me before xmas!

People, stay well clear......

Spoken to the rep and in the event that you tick the box saying you are fleet and you have an accident, then insurance is void. ONLY take this if you are part of a fleet scheme. Otherwise pray u dont have an accident

Hey, thats a pic of my car sweeeeeeeeeeeet!!!
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