Customer test drive in BMW X1 goes horribly wrong in China


Test drives at dealerships are as common as having “telur” on your roti canai; most customers go about their drives and return safely but every once in a while, you come across stories like these.

A lady in her 30’s, while returning from her test drive in a BMW X1 in Guangzhou, China mistakenly pressed on the accelerator instead of the brakes at the entrance of the showroom and the rest as they say, is history.

What’s strange was that, it wasn’t a full-on bulldoze through the glass entrance. The car actually slammed into the glass frame first, stopped briefly and carried on ploughing through into the showroom before crashing into some furniture. Did she mistakenly step on the accelerator, twice?

Two employees of the showroom supposedly suffered minor injuries while the clumsy driver and unfortunate sales person, were unhurt. I pity the car sales people sometimes; the things they have to do and the nonsense they have to put up with for their commission’s sake.


Pan Eu Jin

Pan Eu Jin

Regularly spend countless hours online looking at cars and parts I can't afford to buy. How a car makes you feel behind the wheel should be more important than the brand it represents - unless resale value is your thing.
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