How to Really Test Drive a Car
Sadly, most prospective car buyers are asked to make a significant purchase decision after only driving the ride a few selected miles up and down the highway and over pristine roads with an accompanied salesperson. That's hardly a fair evaluation when buying something you'll have to live with for three to five (or more) years.
It's kinda like deciding to marry someone after one date. No sane person would tie the knot that quickly without seeing if they can endure the prospective spouse's various imperfections for better or worse.
And while some luxury-level dealers allow shoppers to take the ride for a day or even overnight, most dealerships will not. However, I think if you push the issue (and don't have a criminal record), dealerships just might grant your wish -- especially if you use this checklist below to bolster your case.