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How to Test Drive a Used Luxury Vehicle

Last updated 6 years ago

Buying a luxury car is a big financial decision, and buying a used model is a great way to enjoy excellent features affordably. Even when buying a used luxury car, or renting to own, it’s important to choose the perfect vehicle for your driving habits and lifestyle. You can check out a selection of cars online, but there is no substitute for a good test drive. Here are some things to look for when test driving a used luxury vehicle.

  • Sound:  Paying attention to the sounds a car makes is an important part of any test drive. When test driving a used luxury vehicle, listen to the tires, engine, and wind, which should be quiet and unobtrusive. A noisy engine may indicate mechanical trouble. In a luxury car, feel free to try out the high-end sound system.
  • Comfort:  A used luxury car is still a luxury car. Pay attention to how the car feels overall, including the comfort of the leather seats and the effectiveness of the suspension. Also be aware of any controls and features; they should be simple and convenient to operate.
  • Power:  Many luxury cars are built for performance as much as for comfort. Make sure the car you are considering offers the power you want and expect. See how quickly it accelerates on the freeway and if it will maintain high speeds comfortably. Drive the car as you would normally drive; it should have enough power to fit your driving style.
  • Features:  What would a luxury car be without its features and options? Use the test drive as an opportunity to make sure all of the luxury features are working properly. Also make sure the vehicle is not missing some feature that you feel you could not live without. offers used luxury vehicles suited for any driver. We sell CARFAX-certified Jaguar, Land Rover, and Mercedes-Benz vehicles with 20,000 satisfied customers and an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau as a testament to our quality. To learn more about our inventory and financing options, call (214) 736-8557 or contact us online.


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