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Buying A Car? What To Look For When You Take A Test Drive

Most consumers test drive only one vehicle before they buy. But with so much new technology and features in today's cars and trucks, a thorough test drive is more important than ever.

Most car buyers don't do more than the most perfunctory test drive of new or used cars. But with so much new technology and features in today's cars and trucks, a thorough test drive is more important than ever.

According to a survey by Cox Automotive only 32 percent of consumers know the exact vehicle they want when they start car shopping. But 55 percent test drive only one vehicle — the one they end up purchasing. You're likely to try on more than one pair of shoes or hat, even when they have your

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