My unhurried search for an F-car will, I know, lead me to one or more dealerships to explore their inventory. I test-drove an F355 last week that was at a Porsche dealership; but, the car sold before I got serious about it. So I am wondering what is usual for shopping cars at dealers. Seems that all the Ferraris I've seen so far at dealers are there on consignment. Now, I won't test-drive a car unless I am serious about it; thus, I am probably not going to be shy about asking for a drive. On the other hand, I may not buy for several weeks or months and there is a lot of learning to be had in trying several different cars for comparison. Do dealers have any problem with that? I certainly will be forthright in explaining that I am learning about the cars in an effort to narrow my search. I'm not joyriding under the guise of being a prospect. The biggest issue might be the PPI. If a car is at a particular dealer, it is clear that the dealer is an advocate for the car's owner (whether that's the dealer or the consigner). Having the PPI at that dealer seems unwise. So is it best--and usual--to arrange a PPI with a local independent? I can just imagine the "behind the scenes" consternation arising from an independent reviewing a competitor's car! Prices. Some of the asking prices for cars at dealerships are upwards of 30% over that being asked by individuals (same model, same year, similar miles and maint. history). Is that normal? Jeez. It'll be interesting offering a saleman $90k tops for a car they have listed for $119,900! Any advice on how to navigate these issues is really appreciated.