Last post on Jan 26, 2013 at 7:18 AM
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#34 of 37 Re: the trend continues [roadburner]
by steve_ HOST
Aug 14, 2012 (6:49 pm)
I think the big issue is the ergonomics, especially with the seat. What if it turns out that the thigh support is just too short for you?
The problem is that often test drives are just too short for you to learn how comfortable the car is going to be after sitting in it cruising the Interstate for four hours.
#35 of 37 Rent a car first
Aug 15, 2012 (6:16 am)
First, I do my homework on the internet as to what I am interested in. When ever I purchase a new vehicle, I almost always rent that make and model for an overnight week-end day (the rates are very low on weekend days). This eliminates all the sales pitch nonsense (until you get to the Finance guy, who then tries to sell you everything from an extended warranty to a "lifetime wax job"!!!
I have done this with my last three vehicles. I know someone will say "well that's expensive" but this way I get to really test drive the car and can put bookoo miles on it and get to really feel how it drives and feels.
I am not an expensive car buyer, so almost always I can find what I am interested in at local rental agencies.
#37 of 37 pardon the cross-post
by steve_ HOST
Jan 26, 2013 (7:18 am)
"A new online service enables car shoppers to test drive vehicles without going to a dealership.
Tred, a Seattle startup with ties to former GM CEO Rick Wagoner, cuts dealership trips by delivering new vehicles for consumers to test drive and possibly purchase.
Tred drivers, not salespeople, deliver the vehicles wherever the shopper wants. The service ensures that dealerships can keep salesmen on the floor at all times, the company said."
Seattle startup tied to Wagoner delivers cars for test drives (Automotive News)