General Motors is considering allowing potential buyers to take the vehicles home overnight or for weekends, but just how will they get this to work?

General Motors is considering allowing potential buyers to take the vehicles home overnight or for weekends, but just how will they get this to work?

There have been cases reported in South Africa of thieves stealing vehicles after posing as customers. It might be a worrying time for dealers wondering if their cars will be brought back.

reported that GM was "strongly considering" the idea, but it depended how the war in Iraq affected sales. The manufacturer felt that it would boost sales if customers could drive the car for longer as GM’s executives believe there is a perception that the cars had suspect quality.

One of the dealers told , that they planned to target some customers and offer an overnight or weekend service to them. But they would have ensure the cars were returned and the potential customers were not just people looking for a free car for the weekend.

GM said it needed to sort out insurance cover for the cars, a system that would limit the offer to serious buyers and ensure dealers had enough demo cars.

Do you think this would work and could it be tested in South Africa?