How to get a Porsche test drive
So my PR guy called up Porsche and asked if we could get any Porsche model for our usual test-drive period, which is typically over several days. The Porsche people fired back that their test drive policy is the same for the media as it is for the public. So if you have some kind of undying love for these cars and want to abuse one, read on.
Their policy is that the car will only be given out for 30 minutes. One must also deposit Dhs 1000 with them, which will only be returned after 15 days, after they are sure there are no fines. And wear something nice, like a suit, so that you look like a real buyer. And while I might be wrong, I’d say don’t expect to be handed the keys to anything more than the base models.
It is odd that Bentley can give out their million-dirham cars for three whole days, but mass-producing Porsche chose to cheap out so blatantly. If any of you have a spare Dhs 1000 lying around, go flog a Porsche for a few hours, and say you lost track of time. I can only imagine how complicated their process will be for getting your money back anyway.
My PR guy asked me to put up the money to fulfill his fantasy. I told him to keep dreaming, because I already own a Porsche-killer.