Is it reasonable to request a test drive?
I want to buy a vehicle from the dealer, but I want to test drive it from home to work for a month before I decide, is this reasonable to make a decision?
- Mr. InterestingLv 79 months agoFavorite Answer
No. If everyone were allowed to do so, the "new" cars would get worn out by people testing them.
An hour is the standard test drive, depending upon the dealership.
You should drive all of the vehicles you're considering on the same day so that you can compare them more easily. Drive them as long as possible—at least 30 minutes—and over different types of road surfaces and in various driving conditions. Plan your own driving route in advance. A salesperson or private seller may suggest routes that hide or minimize problems.
Some dealers will let you take the car out by yourself, but don't be surprised if someone comes along. This is where your companion can come in handy. Let him or her deal with a jabbering salesperson as you concentrate on the vehicle.
But this can be a potentially dangerous situation. A new car is likely to overly impress you, because it's better than the one you're now driving. It's important to compare it with other new vehicles that interest you rather than with your current car. The more vehicles you test-drive, the better perspective you'll develop.
Listen and look for the things you like, and be on the lookout for things you might not be happy with. Many cars have personalities, and it's important to find one that matches yours. Little things that might seem insignificant now could become major irritants down the road.
- AnnLv 69 months ago
Of course. If they don't let you test drive, walk out.
- audreyLv 79 months ago
No. Not gonna happen. Maybe half an hour with a salesman.
- AlCaponeLv 79 months ago
You must be joking, or you are very stupid. No dealer is going to let you "borrow" a car for a month.
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- Anonymous9 months ago
You are trolling. A 30-45 minute test drive is reasonable. Maybe a 2nd one a few days or a week later.
Nobody in the world will give you a 1 month test drive.
You can get 7 day returns at carmax & carvana but you have to buy it and at 15, you can't.
In rare instances dealers will let a well qualified customer take a car home for the night. For real buyers. not children trolls.
- 💖💓𝕯𝒂𝓷𝒊Lv 79 months ago
Not for a month! You can test drive a few minutes before you buy the car.
- 18 gibbs 20Lv 79 months ago
No. For a month you'd have to rent the car. No one will give you a car for a month for free.
- Anonymous9 months ago
a short test drive is standard, a month test drive is ridiculous, not gonna happen, rent same model for one month if you are that uncertain.