One new car sale lost - Is this now the norm?

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Re: One new car sale lost - Is this now the norm?

Post by Greenman » Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:50 pm

Handy Andy wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:27 pm
This is a matter of principle. I have no objections to checks being made, what I do (or my wife) object to is personal information being retained when it is no longer required. This is completely against one of the fundamental principles of GDPR. It is a protection put in law to protect the individual. Having this information kept as a photocopy is not in my opinion very secure. That's how identity theft happens.
Did they say they would keep it beyond the test drive or are you assuming that?

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Re: One new car sale lost - Is this now the norm?

Post by Handy Andy » Sat Nov 17, 2018 7:14 am

To be honest we didn't get that far. We were so taken a back by their tone of take it or leave it, we left.
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Re: One new car sale lost - Is this now the norm?

Post by switchback » Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:58 am

Try another dealer and let us know how you get on.
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Re: One new car sale lost - Is this now the norm?

Post by HouseSpider » Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:38 am

What were you looking to buy & who were the dealers?
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Re: One new car sale lost - Is this now the norm?

Post by Handy Andy » Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:59 am

I think it unfair to name the dealer when they are not in this thread to put their side.
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Re: One new car sale lost - Is this now the norm?

Post by Strangways » Mon Nov 19, 2018 6:33 pm

I don't understand the problem. Just provide them with a check code. Everybody asks for it nowadays if you want to test drive or hire a car.
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Re: One new car sale lost - Is this now the norm?

Post by Handy Andy » Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:42 am

Can you get one for the old green paper licences? My wife doesn't have a photo type one.
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Re: One new car sale lost - Is this now the norm?

Post by Strangways » Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:18 am

Handy Andy wrote:
Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:42 am
Can you get one for the old green paper licences? My wife doesn't have a photo type one.
I don't see any reason why not, if it is still valid. Easiest way to find out is go on line and try it. It doesn't cost anything.
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Re: One new car sale lost - Is this now the norm?

Post by fourbanks » Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:32 pm

my last car dealer has never asked me for my driving licence over the past 20 years he has known me. just a shame I have had to leave his franchise for Mazda as I got fed up buying the new rubbish he used to sell me and at the end of the day you need to realise that things will only get worse
my new Mazda dealer is not a patch on my old one so will have to watch out for being conned at some point. I probably have been conned already as I ordered a set of mats for my new car and paid 50 pounds. I've just been told by Mazda that there only 40 pounds so you see you have to keep your wits about you with these large multi-franchise -business
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Re: One new car sale lost - Is this now the norm?

Post by Dogfuzz » Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:56 am

So-as you can see from this site-the CX3 is a fab car--why not buy one without a test drive?
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