nd now it's time for what could possibly be the most important part of the used car buying processthetest drive. Test drives are essential for a variety of reasons but most importantly, they provide you with animmediate analysis of the car's functionality, drive-ability and overall presence on the road.
Before you begin the test drive process:
- Make sure the radio and the heating or air conditioning fans are in the off position so you can hear the engine as clearly as possible
- Spend some real time on your test drive; don't just drive the car around the block.
- Be sure your test drive includes hills, surface streets, parking spaces and freeways so you can make the best assessment possible about the car's overall functionality.