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      10-16-2018, 06:43 PM   #1
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As the title states, how did you handle a private party car sale? I'm looking to have only serious buyers test drive the car. So how did you do that? I have seen people mention that "please have the money available before the test drive", possibly a cashiers check during meet up? Just write an ad that is uninviting/mean to thwart those joy riders? Not sure how to handle this situation. Can someone let me know their experience please.

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Who says you have to let them drive? I've taken prospective buyers as passengers. When I sold my Audi last week it was to a 17yr old girlfriend of my daughter. Her mom came along and I ride shotgun.
If you've shopped for cars you can remember how you acted and what you said when you weren't serious. Keep those signs in mind and you'll be fine.
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Last private sale I did was for my Mustang. Naturally a lot of younger people were interested. Older people didn’t even ask to test drive, but if anyone did ask, I politely declined and offered to take them on a ride. And I would proceed to scare the living daylights out of them on a back road, showing them the merits of the car. That, plus how perfect the car looked along with maintenance records didn’t really present any questions.
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