• fb_100001324135677 avatar Evan Posted: 8/13/2012 10:33am PDT

    Historically (1940s through the 1960s), a majority of the buyers of new Cadillacs, Rolls-Royces, and Alfa Romeos forswore the test drives buyers of lesser cars felt the need to take.

  • richard avatar Richard Posted: 8/13/2012 11:45am PDT

    Interesting fact, Evan. Thanks for the tip!

  • ModernMode avatar ModernMode Posted: 8/13/2012 2:13pm PDT

    If you bought a Cadillac in the 1960's, you knew exactly what you were getting, a soft riding luxury car that felt like you were riding on a cloud. Those days are gone. I can't imagine not test driving a car today to see how hard the ride is.

  • ACarKid avatar ACarKid Posted: 8/14/2012 10:40am PDT

    My family have always bought used cars because we can't afford new and we always test drive them. I would definetly test drive a New car, see how it fits, feels, and so on. My mom said the same thing, she would test drive with any car she would get, new or used. My dad is the same way also. You might be able to get away if you had the same make and model before, but really should test drive any car you look at. Some new cars can feel totally differen't driving it, and you should always make sure you like the way it feels

  • ratsnake avatar ratsnake Posted: 2/11/2014 11:52am PST

    When shopping for a car, 75% (or up to 90%) is based on the car's features, build quality, reliability - something you get from reviews, past experience and social media.
    The test drive is the clincher (if at all matters). Sometimes, it is just the validation that you made the right decision (or so you want to believe).