How to Make the Most of your Lexus Test DriveJan 23rd, 2018
Taking a test drive is one of the most fun parts of buying a new car. As you buckle up for the first time in the Lexus you just might end up bringing home, you can’t help but feel excited (and maybe a little anxious) about the potential of calling a new powerful, luxurious vehicle yours.
That test drive is certainly exciting – but don’t let your emotions get the best of you. Purchasing a Lexus is an important decision, and our Calgary team strives to be 100% confident that we’re sending you home in the vehicle that’s right for you.
That’s why it’s important that you come prepared for a test drive. The more you know about what you’re looking for in a Lexus, the better we can help you throughout the car-buying process.
Do Your Homework
Which Lexus vehicle fits your lifestyle? Do you travel or commute Canadian highways frequently?
Knowing details like what kind of cargo space and fuel consumption you need will help you know which vehicles are worth a test drive. Make a checklist of what features are most important to you, and bring that along.
Take Your Time & Test Drive Multiple Vehicles
When you schedule a test drive at Lexus of Calgary, it’s beneficial to make time to drive several cars. Communicate with our sales team when you make the appointment and let us know that you’d like several test drive appointments in the same day.
According to a survey by Cox Automotive, 55% of people test drive only one vehicle – the one they end up buying. You wouldn’t try on only one pair of shoes, or only look at one house while you’re home shopping, so why only test drive one Lexus?
We recommend setting aside a day or an afternoon for your test drive experience.
Pay Attention to Comfort
We want you to feel comfortable in your new Lexus. Can you easily get in and out? Will your child’s (or future child’s) carseat fit in the back? How does the steering wheel feel in your hands? Are all of the buttons easily accessible and within your reach?
Our Lexus models vary in both the exterior and interior. One vehicle may simply just feel better to you than another.
Explore Tech Features
With so many new features in today’s cars, a test drive is more important than ever.
First of all, think about which tech features are most important to you. Heated seats may not be your top priority, but you want to easily pair your phone with Bluetooth®.
What are all of those beeping noises? What does Lexus Enform Remote do, anyway?
During your test drive, you’ll be able explore these features and ask questions about them. Then you can decide which Lexus tech features are most important to you.
Drive It Where You’ll Actually Be Driving
If your commute is on the highway, take it on the highway. If you mostly drive in town, test out how the vehicle stops-and-gos throughout Calgary. Drive over a railroad track or bumpier road to see how smooth it is.
Go Home With a Lexus You’ll Love
We aim to create a wonderful experience for all of our guests, and we want you to love your new Lexus and the shopping process at Lexus of Calgary. That’s why we don’t just want you to buy a car from us; we want you to buy the right car for you from us.