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Old 05-07-2013, 09:30 PM   #101
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^^ was it manual tranny?

GREAT article in the recent Roundel about a new Manual tranny M5 and how it rev matches on every shift.
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IMO it looks extremely plain in this shot.... The rear is nice, but just something about that angle...
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Alec, just go into sales. I started at a VW dealership at 21 and by 22 was selling Audi. No need for a degree when you make 80k your first year.
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Alec, just go into sales. I started at a VW dealership at 21 and by 22 was selling Audi. No need for a degree when you make 80k your first year.
Alright. That is the plan but I'm thinking I should expedite it a bit
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Alright. That is the plan but I'm thinking I should expedite it a bit
Dude there's nothing to plan. I had the naive idea at 21 years old that I could walk into a car dealership and sell myself (which is what selling cars is all about).

I chose VW at the time because they had a listing online for hire. The owner happened to be walking by during my interview and hired me on the spot. I did so well that they moved me to Audi, and then into managerial positions within a couple short years.

I can't say if you'll do the same. All I am saying is that there is no plan necessary. There is a "draw" in the pay plan (if your dealer is like most), so if you don't cut it, you'll easily know within the first month.

Just go for it. Sink or swim. Seriously. Best thing I've ever done.

One more thing - dumb yourself down a little bit. The less you know, the better (when getting started). Just make sure you know your pay plan, and enough about the product that you can speak the language. Good luck to you brotha!
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^that sounds like excellent advice. I can understand alec's fear of failure though, which is why he's taking his sweet time. when I was in grad school, I strongly considered shifting careers and getting into automotive and looked at management programs at all the major manufacturers, all of whom wanted automotive experience in their corporate finance positions. so I snooped around a few major regional dealers and didn't like the F&I position, which is where I'd have to start, so I stuck with my career in banking/consulting. I still wish I was surrounded by cars every day
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^that sounds like excellent advice. I can understand alec's fear of failure though, which is why he's taking his sweet time. when I was in grad school, I strongly considered shifting careers and getting into automotive and looked at management programs at all the major manufacturers, all of whom wanted automotive experience in their corporate finance positions. so I snooped around a few major regional dealers and didn't like the F&I position, which is where I'd have to start, so I stuck with my career in banking/consulting. I still wish I was surrounded by cars every day
to be honest, you would NOT want to be in F&I without previous auto sales experience. talk about a learning curve!
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Yeah, my big gripe with changing positions is that I've never been happier at the work place. I don't want it to get worse. I can take any car on the lot for 30 mins and nobody would blink an eye. Took the M5 out within 2 minutes of getting the car off the truck, then hid the keys from the sales guys and threw them to my good friend who does all of our detailing. I'm totally in control (of some things) and totally out of control of others. Obviously there are drawbacks to both, but I only have to answer to the owner of the company, so the 'out of control' part doesn't get to me.

For example, today I got to drive our AP1 S2000 about 30 miles down a tree-surrounded highway, and that's just a regular trip back from the exhaust shop. I mean, I really can't think of a better job than reconditioning cars, it's what I truly love to do in my spare time.

But yeah, I need more money for my own cars, so that's where my stubbornness to change positions goes out the window.
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Yeah, my big gripe with changing positions is that I've never been happier at the work place. I don't want it to get worse. I can take any car on the lot for 30 mins and nobody would blink an eye. Took the M5 out within 2 minutes of getting the car off the truck, then hid the keys from the sales guys and threw them to my good friend who does all of our detailing. I'm totally in control (of some things) and totally out of control of others. Obviously there are drawbacks to both, but I only have to answer to the owner of the company, so the 'out of control' part doesn't get to me.

For example, today I got to drive our AP1 S2000 about 30 miles down a tree-surrounded highway, and that's just a regular trip back from the exhaust shop. I mean, I really can't think of a better job than reconditioning cars, it's what I truly love to do in my spare time.

But yeah, I need more money for my own cars, so that's where my stubbornness to change positions goes out the window.
I was beginning to seriously question your priorities until I read this last sentence.

Think long term. If you're good at it, the money will be so good that you can buy your own sick cars and flip em through your work. I have "unofficially owned" an F430 coupe, a Gallardo coupe and a Gallardo Spyder to name a few. By that I mean I have purchased on the floorplan (not sure if you know what that is yet ) and flipped before the payment was due, while driving them home and anywhere in between exclusively in the meantime. Part of the reason why I hate all of the "based on how they look" reviews we see on this site

Just structure a deal so that if it doesn't work out, you can go back to doing what you were doing. I am not saying that sales is easy. In fact it sucks terribly at times. But the money...
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