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Get the Most Our of Your Mazda Test Drive
Taking a test drive is one the most important steps to take before purchasing a new or used vehicle.
Unfortunately, most drivers don’t pay enough attention to this step.
When buying a new vehicle, you may love the price, features, and appearance, but you must make sure you thoroughly enjoy the way it drives before making that final decision.
You can use this checklist to make sure you get the most out of your test drive:
Do a quick walkaround of the vehicle before stepping foot inside. Make sure to check the paint, assembly quality, and all exterior trim panels for any issues.
Before stepping into the driver’s seat, get into the backseat of the car. Make sure the roominess of the backseat is what you expected, because you don’t want to realize that your kids don’t have enough room after your purchase.
While driving the vehicle, be sure that you are getting the powertrain you desire. Make sure you test the acceleration by seeing how long it takes to get from 0MPH to 60MPH. See how your engine performs across a large range of RPMs and address any concerns you have with the salesperson.
Make sure the vehicle can handle tight turns with ease. You always want to have complete control over your car. Try switching lanes a few times and take a variety of different turns to see how the vehicle operates in every possible situation.
Before purchasing your new or used Mazda from DePaula Mazda, make sure to check out the brakes to make sure you can stop when you need to. You don’t want to feel any jarring or intense pulsing.
Does this car fit your driving style? Adjust the seat and steering wheel to your liking and make sure you can reach all the necessary components. Driving should come with ease and feel natural.