Buying Peugeot demo cars is a great way to get your hands on some of the best driving and safety features in the entire car industry. Not only will you save money, but you may also still have access to servicing, warranties and other useful extras that really add a lot of value. However, when many people buy a demo car from a dealer, there don’t even take a test drive. Here are four things that you need to do when you’re test driving your Peugeot demo car.
1. Check Dealership Policies
Every car dealership has a policy dictating their parameters of how a test drive should be conducted. In some cases, a dealership employee may ride along with you, but this is not always the case. If you can test drive the vehicle alone, make sure to check that there is adequate insurance coverage in place to cover you in the event of a collision.
2. Familiarise Before Driving
Many drivers use the same car every day for years and get intimately used to how it’s laid out. After a while finding the appropriate controls is second nature, but this is not the case in an unfamiliar car. In order to test drive the car safely, it’s essential to understand how the controls are laid out. Always get a salesperson to run through the controls with you and demonstrate them to ensure that you’re happy to drive. This is also a great way to find out about any new features that you may be unfamiliar with.
3. Drive the Way You Normally Drive
The car needs to suit your life and how you drive on a daily basis to get to where you need to go. As such, the test drive you take should mimic this activity to a certain extent, pick a local route that you drive every day. How does the car compare to the model you need to replace, when stopping, starting and turning on those roads? Always get the test drive onto a section of highway to see how it handles driving at higher speeds as well.
4. Pay Close Attention
The test drive will be fun a lot of fun, but remember that you’re there to evaluate how the vehicle performs. Observe how it accelerates, how well it steers and brakes. Is the car comfortable and is there anything that really annoys you? Don’t be frightened to test.
If you’re in the market for a high quality Peugeot demo car get in touch with us here at Perth City Peugeot. We have a large choice of brand new and used vehicles available including Peugeot demo cars. We invite you to join us for a no obligation test drive and you can sample the Peugeot driving experience for yourself. If you need to finance your purchase our rates are very competitive and we will tailor the repayments to suit your needs. Our team is here to advise you on our latest hot deals and they will be happy to answer any remaining questions you may have.