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You would think test driving a car would be pretty straightforward. For the most part, it is. But we’ve seen plenty of people make mistakes with their test drive. Usually, this happens when customers get overly excited and forget that their test drive should be used as a tool to evaluate the car. We’ll list the top 3 test drive mistakes we’ve seen so you can be sure to avoid them.

Not Test Driving the Exact Car You Want to Buy

Often times, for one reason or another, buyers at a Ford dealer in Wayne will test drive a car that isn’t the one they plan to buy. Maybe the exact car they planned to buy was at another dealership and they didn’t want to wait for that one to become available. However, this is a mistake that you should do everything to avoid. You need to test drive the car you want to buy. 

Over the past several years, car manufacturers have added tons of features that vary on every car. If you don’t drive the car you want to buy, you won’t know what it’s like to drive with the features of the car you eventually purchase. By test driving a car, you become familiar with all its bells and whistles and you can make an informed decision on the car you want before it’s too late.

Not Taking the Time to Think About Your Purchase

Buying a car at a Ford dealer in Wayne or elsewhere is a big decision. You shouldn’t rush into it. Still, many people become very excited when they breathe in that new car smell and may rush into a purchase when there was another car that they may have enjoyed more. Of course, we’re not suggesting that you have to try every car on the lot; just that it’s important to take some time to make your decision and fully evaluate a few potential alternatives. 

Forgetting to Test Out the Car’s Technology

With each passing year, the cars and trucks you can buy from a Ford dealer in Wayne or elsewhere become more and more technologically advanced. That’s why it’s so important to test out the technology that you plan to use on your potential car. Try connecting your phone to Bluetooth or charging your phone’s battery. Make sure the car can do everything else you want it to.