Today’s vehicles are better than they have ever been, but a test drive is still a very important part of the car-buying process. You wouldn’t buy a pair of shoes without trying them on, so why should you buy a $40,000 vehicle without driving it? While today’s cars are generally well-built, reliable, and backed by comprehensive warranties, some are better than others. My 30-plus years as a vehicle tester have taught me that some vehicles are better suited for some individuals than others.
A key way to determine if a certain car is right for you is to test drive it. To get the very best car for the money, it is extremely valuable to take the time you need to give the vehicle you’re about to buy a thorough test drive. You’re going to be driving it, looking at it, and paying for it for years. You should take the time you need to determine if the car is right for you.