Re: Mitsubishi, WTF
I'm pretty sure it's just your dealers. I was told the same thing at one dealer nearby, even when I went in with my wife. They told me they don't just let anyone drive an EVO. Funny thing is, it's just a $30K car, and the Montero is over $35K. They let me drive it just fine, even when I told them I had no intention of buying it.
Their justification was that it had nothing to do with price, but "an EVO buyer doesn't want many miles on the car".
So I went to a different dealer, and they let me drive one no problems. I've since become quite good friends with their General Manager as I may be getting the future EVO. The MR comes out in a few months with the 6 speed, active diff and lighter weight, which will turn into the EVO9 stateside.
Maybe one of the dealers caught wind the other wasn't allowing test drives and pulled the same idea out of his ass.
I can understand not letting every punk 18 year old fast and furious fan drive one, but when someone actually can afford the car and wishes to buy it you should be allowed to drive it.