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To be fair, issues w/ BMWs aren't usually mechanical so much as they are electrical which to me is a bigger PITA.  But the performance oriented, non diesels aren't really built to last more than 120K-150K miles.  You won't find too many M cars hitting 200,000 miles.  They simply aren't built for that.  Trade-offs must be made for performance.

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My diff eq professor had a E46 M3 that needed its "normal" maintenance valve adjustments and to fix a lifter problem and ended up paying over 2K, the car only had 65K miles. I'm glad I couldn't afford an M3 (still cant) biggrin.gif

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Do you guys think car sales is a good career to go into?
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Car sales? Well, just one question, are you a morally upright and honest person by nature?

If so, no, I don't think you'd do very well.
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In Canada, you have to obtain a license for one I believe? And unless you get into a decent dealer, the pay is decent. For me, I'm a lifeguard and I go to school as well so it's either work or study and it works out nicely. For a salesman,  you have to show more dedication and effort because it's mostly commission based. So as a student side-job, no.

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Car sales? Well, just one question, are you a morally upright and honest person by nature?
If so, no, I don't think you'd do very well.

Depends to who and about what. I will admit I am not honest about everything I say. I am not the type of person that feels bad if I lie(well I may but I'm not emotional like some people). And I am aware sometime in "sales" you need to lie to make a deal.

Can you comment on the salary? I know that long hours are a must if I want to make money.
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In Canada, you have to obtain a license for one I believe? And unless you get into a decent dealer, the pay is decent. For me, I'm a lifeguard and I go to school as well so it's either work or study and it works out nicely. For a salesman,  you have to show more dedication and effort because it's mostly commission based. So as a student side-job, no.

No you do not need a license to be a car salesman in Canada. At least i believe so. Car salesman get paid my commission and bonuses so it is vague to say a good dealer ship guarantees you money. Also i would not be a car salesman part time, I don't even know If they'd hire a part time salesman. Coming from parents who are in sales. I know in order to make money long hours are a must. So doing it during school would be a no-no. However I think they hire part-time detailers or lot people.
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Depends to who and about what. I will admit I am not honest about everything I say. I am not the type of person that feels bad if I lie(well I may but I'm not emotional like some people). And I am aware sometime in "sales" you need to lie to make a deal.
Can you comment on the salary? I know that long hours are a must if I want to make money.

When I was selling for a little while in college, I made ~$400 /wk. Not great. Most dealers set you up on a draw system, which sucks, and you can get by without outright lying (I did). You have to learn to streeeetch the truth a little, because lying deliberately will get you a bad rep and you'll get fired.
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If you are a dishonest person and just want ot make money, be a service writer.  Thre are a few good service writers/techs who are honest btw that do still make good money due to hard work and customer loyalty, rare.  If you do what you love and are really good at it you should pretty well most of the time.

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No you do not need a license to be a car salesman in Canada. At least i believe so. Car salesman get paid my commission and bonuses so it is vague to say a good dealer ship guarantees you money. Also i would not be a car salesman part time, I don't even know If they'd hire a part time salesman. Coming from parents who are in sales. I know in order to make money long hours are a must. So doing it during school would be a no-no. However I think they hire part-time detailers or lot people.

 

Here in BC it's required. I'm not sure about other provinces, but for what I'm aware of a license is required here. A good dealer is a must if you want a lot of money.. Think, a dealer with high-traffic equals more potential customers. My friend works at Mitsubishi at a dealer located quite a ways away from the big city and he's constantly complaining how there's literally no customers. I make more money than him bi-weekly and I work less hours LOL. But that is considering my pay is roughly $26 per hour instructing kids how to swim. Even on a good day, it doesn't compare to a high-traffic dealers regular day.

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When I was selling for a little while in college, I made ~$400 /wk. Not great. Most dealers set you up on a draw system, which sucks, and you can get by without outright lying (I did). You have to learn to streeeetch the truth a little, because lying deliberately will get you a bad rep and you'll get fired.

I understand. But I think it takes time for a salesman to make a high salary. If I get into car sales after college I won't expect to make 50k off the bat. Id expect to maybe 30k the first year, 45k the second year and move up. Hopefully within 5 years I could move up to a 100k salary and be a manager. Ultimately id like to become an owner of more than 1 dealership, then I could be making 500k plus.
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Here in BC it's required. I'm not sure about other provinces, but for what I'm aware of a license is required here. A good dealer is a must if you want a lot of money.. Think, a dealer with high-traffic equals more potential customers. My friend works at Mitsubishi at a dealer located quite a ways away from the big city and he's constantly complaining how there's literally no customers. I make more money than him bi-weekly and I work less hours LOL. But that is considering my pay is roughly $26 per hour instructing kids how to swim. Even on a good day, it doesn't compare to a high-traffic dealers regular day.

In my province I don't believe a license is needed. But you need to know what your doing and how sales work so you probably need some type of degree to get into car sales of maybe take some classes? I don't doubt your friend isn't making much. First off its a mitshubishi dealership and the only good car they make is the lancer evo. Every other model is made cheaply and their company sales are low. Second of all it's far from an urban area so low traffic comes to an already poor manufacturer, in my opinion.

Maybe your friend was expecting too much? I would say a car salesman makes 20-30k salary in their first year at a good dealership. You shouldn't laugh at your friend tho because being a car salesman, I think has a lot of potential to make huge salaries. While a swimming instructor won't get too many raises. Oh and I must ad in sales their will always be slow months and faster months. I maybe some months he make 1.5-2k and other he makes 4k? Again this is all my opinion. I could be wrong.
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If you are a dishonest person and just want ot make money, be a service writer.  Thre are a few good service writers/techs who are honest btw that do still make good money due to hard work and customer loyalty, rare.  If you do what you love and are really good at it you should pretty well most of the time.

LOL your funny. I have passion for sales and cars. Being a car salesman is a perfect combination. I am not a total lier but I also not someone who is 100% honest.
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In my province I don't believe a license is needed. But you need to know what your doing and how sales work so you probably need some type of degree to get into car sales of maybe take some classes? I don't doubt your friend isn't making much. First off its a mitshubishi dealership and the only good car they make is the lancer evo. Every other model is made cheaply and their company sales are low. Second of all it's far from an urban area so low traffic comes to an already poor manufacturer, in my opinion.
Maybe your friend was expecting too much? I would say a car salesman makes 20-30k salary in their first year at a good dealership. You shouldn't laugh at your friend tho because being a car salesman, I think has a lot of potential to make huge salaries. While a swimming instructor won't get too many raises. Oh and I must ad in sales their will always be slow months and faster months. I maybe some months he make 1.5-2k and other he makes 4k? Again this is all my opinion. I could be wrong.

 

Uhh, that's why I stated his dealer is from a rural location (IE away from the big city)... Mitsubishi sales are actually pretty good, considering how Lancers are a very good selling car. Of course they don't sell as crazy as Honda and Toyota does. And can you PROVE that every other model is made cheaply..? The lancer is a very well made car, especially with the new AWC (all-wheel control). He knew about car sales better than you and I frankly because he used to work at a high-traffic Toyota dealer closer to the city, but he had to move away from the city and got the job at Mitsubish so I think he knows why I'm laughing at him. Priorities are obviously first on the list, but he's just too stubborn to get another job that pays much more.. 

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On the topic of great sounding cars.  One of my top 3 if not the top dog.  I'd prefer to listen to this all day more than probabaly 97% of my music collection.

 

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