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      01-08-2020, 09:09 PM   #1397
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Originally Posted by fastboatster View Post
Originally Posted by glennQNYC View Post
I assume dealers are reluctant to provide test drives for the same reason we're reluctant to buy a car used to provide test drives.
That's why demo cars are sold at a discount. Good dealerships typically have several cars specifically for test drives. Cost of doing business.
The discount you mention is exactly why a dealer may be reluctant. A test drive or two could be unnecessarily expensive. It's a judgement call that's not so difficult to make when the vehicle has limited availability and/or high demand.

Question: would you accept less of a discount from a dealer whom let you test drive a car before you special order a fresh one for yourself? Or would you test drive the car, then shop around for the lowest possible price? I'd bet the vast majority would do the later and show zero appreciation to the dealer that provided a test drive.