by ALEJANDRO REYES VEGA, CSU Public Relations Assistant
I am a student at Minnesota State University, Mankato, born and raised mainly in Venezuela. I have had many opportunities to travel, explore, and go on a variety of adventures. Alejo’s Mischievous Adventures will be my attempt at sharing my experiences with you.
Vacation is different for everyone; some decide to be cautious and boring while others decide to go on the wildest of adventures. My personal priorities lean towards the latter, whenever I go somewhere, I try to experience something new and to the fullest. Here is the story of how I test drove a Bentley, an Aston Martin, and a Lamborghini.
I am not rich and if I did decide to purchase one of those vehicles, I would probably end up broke, but I didn’t want to buy a car; I only wanted to test drive one. Car salesmen in luxurious dealerships wear expensive suits and to some, they might seem standoffish and cold. That is if you don’t come in with the right attitude and can’t speak their language and most importantly you must look the part as well. I happen to have been shopping in the previous days. I decided that it was the perfect opportunity to wear some of my new clothes, put on some nice cologne, and head to a dealership with one of my best friends. We both looked sharp wearing new edition polo shirts, fitted pants, and designer sneakers.
We walked into the dealership and they had an array of luxury and sports cars ranging from last models to classics. They had Bentleys, Rolls Royce’s, Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Porsche’s, Bugatti’s, McLaren’s, and Aston Martins to name a few. For anyone who appreciates high-end vehicles, this was paradise. My friend and I approached a dealer without even cracking a smile, we walked with an easy entitled gait. The car salesmen cold and standoffish attitude evaporated and instantly greeted us and started to make small talk. We told them about our families plus an additional BS factor and when they asked about how much we were willing to spend we decided to answer with what we had in our college funds plus something extra on credit. The amount sparked interest, but we knew that some cars were just out of the question.
Some of the vehicles were not in the price range that the dealer seemed to have placed us at but that still left us with many possibilities including a Bentley Continental GT, an Aston Martin Vanquished, and a Lamborghini Urus. My friend and I tried to act as natural and unsurpassed as we could with a hint of unnerved, but internally we were both flabbergasted that we were getting the chance to drive these around. The salesman always drove in the passenger seat (for insurance purposes) while we drove around the city like we already owned the cars (speed limits were suggestions). The luxury, performance, and overall feeling that these cars gave me made this vacation memorable. The best part of it all was that it didn’t cost us a cent. In the end, the salesman thought he had two clients and gave us his business card, but who knows, maybe someday I will end up coming back for an actual purchase.
I only hope that the nice salesmen had as much fun as we did, but probably not given that we didn’t buy the cars.