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Old 03-23-2014, 11:56 AM
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Do you guys have small 4 cylinder trucks over there? Found one… http://www.toyota.com/configurator/#!/series/tacoma/
Its not only a quote vehicle but also back up, take tools, plants, a little mulch or what ever to jobs in an emergency. Bit more practical than just a car and is what customer would expect you to rock up in!

The thought of going to a quote in a Porsche I think sends the wrong message, like the guy on here some time ago that used a Hummer to tow his trailer! Tosser or poser comes to mind! Im talking for work, not daily drive!

I would also assume (right or wrongly) that servicing/running costs would be much greater on a car like that as opposed to a normal everyday small truck or car.

All that said, there is a cost involved in buying a dedicated quote vehicle. Lets say $20k. Thats a lot of fuel to burn in your current truck to make up the difference.
Ford Ranger, Chevy S-10, Toyota Tacoma. I havent seen a 4cyl dodge in a dogs age, do they still exist?

sure we have them over here, but Americans have an insane fixation on taking V8s to get groceries and having them "In case" we find Thors hammer in a meteorite, and want to try our luck on pulling it out with a bumper chain….

so basically…no body buys them
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Old 03-23-2014, 12:56 PM
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but Americans have an insane fixation on taking a diesel to get groceries and having them "In case" we find Thors hammer in a meteorite, and want to try our luck on pulling it out with a bumper chain…
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Old 03-23-2014, 06:07 PM
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I'm ready to go get ham and milk in a storm with hail the size of golf balls because…it MIGHT happen and then ILL be ready!
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I'm ready to go get ham and milk in a storm with hail the size of golf balls because…it MIGHT happen and then ILL be ready!
No bread for the ham?
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Old 03-24-2014, 12:55 PM
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I wouldn't. Pulling up in a Porsche to give an estimate would seem slightly out of place to me. Not just a Porsche either, any vehicle that is commonly perceived as a high end "luxury" car. I would opt for something "redneck luxury" like a nice pick up truck or even a nice car that gets good mileage like a VW Jetta TDI or something of that nature.
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Old 03-25-2014, 02:06 AM
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I really like a Ranger/S-10/Canyon for this kind of thing.

Infact if you're just mowing, just use that ALL the time.
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Old 03-25-2014, 08:06 AM
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Personally I want my sales car to portray that I'm serious and realistic. I want the car to be very late model and portray that I'm big time enough to have a dedicated sale vehicle, yet modest enough that the car isn't screaming money. I'd lease something reasonable, really whatever you can get for the lowest payment that you'd actually want to drive/be seen in. 24 mo lease at most. Full wrap or just signing doesn't matter, but you should definitely be unabashed about putting your name on the car. As for the car. I'd be looking for something like a prius, cruize, fuzion, jetta, you get the idea.
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