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i am a licensed 16 year old and the lexus dealership in my area won't allow me to test drive an IS300. ive heard of ford dealerships and honda dealerships allowing licensed 16-17 year old teenagers a chance to take a test drive. Im sure BMW would allow me a test drive if i asked, and (my dad) was 100% willing to purchase the car. I really love the IS300 (especially after seeing the pics posted on this site) but it seems that the dealership isn't willing to do what it takes to sell their cars. I am now intersted in the 330ci. back in May the dealership in my area wasn't willing to budge past the "lexus loyalty" price break on a 2000 GS300. My dad ended up purchasing a 328i, and now he and i are both in love with bimmers. Im sure if they had given my dad a better price break, we would still have 3 lexuss (lexi) in our family. Im very disappointed in Lexus. Lets hope the L-Tuned editions will draw back buyers
 

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Lexus isn't used to get such a young demographic of buyers. Usually when teenagers show up at the lot, they are usually with their parents looking at cars. Give Lexus some time and they will change their ways.
 

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Though I would like to think that I would be fair and equal to everyone that walks through the doors if I were a dealer, I have to admit it would be tough to treat a 16 year old who doesn't hold the pursestrings the same as a working adult who is ready to purchase the car.
 

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one of the local Lexus dealers i went to told me i would have to come back with my mom in order for her to be able to let me test drive, but the lady told me to bring my friends down and check out the cars (this was the first shipment) and she took us on a test drive...then when we were away from the dealer she stopped, got out ant told me i could have a little go...i'm only 17 and they're not supposed to let anyone under 18 test drive, but she took me to a quiet neighborhood and let me drive anyways...i came back the next day with my mom and then i was allowed to push it a little...nice lady...i bought an IS july 1st, but from another dealer...(both dealers were really nice but i had to buy from the one closer to me because my dad didn't want to have to drive 20minutes to sign papers...)
 
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