However, it’s often the case that such a long drive is only available on certain cars within a maker’s range, rather than on the whole line-up; also, the dealer may well need more notice to sort out this sort of longer test than a one-hour drive; and, while the test drive can last for up to 24 hours, there may well be a limit on the mileage you can cover, as well as stipulations about how much fuel you can use – and whether you need to return the car full of fuel.
On top of that, there may also be restrictions on the driver, such as their age and how long they have held their licence for. Likewise, in some cases, the offer may be open only to company car drivers, so as ever, the crucial thing is to check you’re happy with all the conditions before you sign up.
Overall, though, the longer you can spend in a car, the more certain you can be about whether or not it’s the car for you. So, our recommendation is to push for as long a test drive as possible.
- TOP TIP – On the test drive, mimic your regular driving as much as possible