How to properly test drive a SubaruNov 30th, 2020
How to properly test drive a Subaru
We get it: If it’s been a while or it’s your first time buying a car, the test drive is like a first date. You’re a little nervous; you have to make small talk with a stranger, and you’re in a completely unfamiliar environment. This is your moment to learn everything about your next Subaru vehicle. So, what should you be doing? Kicking the tires? Raising the hood? Driving it around the block? If you are looking for information about how to properly test drive a Subaru, then you have come to the right place at Pfaff Subaru. At our dealership in Guelph, ON, we have a large selection of new and pre-owned Subaru vehicles that you can take out for a test drive. In this article, we share some information about how to properly test drive a Subaru vehicle.
Do your research before the test drive
A survey from J.D. Power suggests that new car shoppers take around four months to research and buy their new car. Subaru.ca helps you compare both models and trim levels, and you can even build your own vehicle to help figure out pricing. Subaru retailer websites provide not only information about the vehicles in general but also up-to-date information on which vehicles are available on their lot. All this information can help you narrow your search to two or three cars before you’ve even gotten to the retailer.
Get in and out of the vehicle multiple times
You probably get in and out of your current vehicle at least twice a day. On a busy weekend, you can easily do it 25 times. If you smash your head on the windshield pillar or jam your knee against the dash every time, that car probably isn’t the right size for you. Take the time to get in and out of a new Subaru multiple times. Understand the range of motion of the seats and the steering column to make getting in and out easier.
Ask your Subaru associate about the technology
Advanced driver-assist technology such as Subaru EyeSight, which includes Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keep Assist, Pre-Collision Braking, and Pre-Collision Throttle Management, was the stuff of science fiction 20 years ago. Now, it’s a part of over a million Subaru vehicles on the road. Your retailer can help explain the benefits and advantages.
Bring your kids to the test drive
While you’re in front enjoying all the benefits of your new vehicle, your kids will spend the better part of their time in the back seat. Make sure to bring them along to see the vehicle from their perspective. Bring their car seats and boosters and, if they’re of the age when they’ll soon be out of a booster, sit in the back yourself to get an understanding of what the vehicle will be like for them when they’re bigger.
If you are looking for more information about how to properly test drive a Subaru, then we encourage you to visit our Pfaff Subaru dealership in Guelph, ON, today. Additionally, at Pfaff, there’s no being handed around, no wondering if you got the best deal, and no haggling price in-person or ever. Just honest customer service that actually serves you, the customer. It’s what we like to call: the Idealership. Click here to learn about the Pfaff Difference.
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