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  • i bought a brand new car one time without driving it. I also bought a new truck without test driving it. When it comes to used cars, I always test drive.
  • no - i have to test drive to make sure it doesn't feel like i'm driving a tin shed - like the punto i test drove = was like driving my horses stable.. eurgh!
  • No. ANd not just because you need to know if it is working. Even with a new car, you need to know how it feels, how it drives, whether it is exactly what you think it is. How does the handling feel to YOUR hands, your rear end. If you have other family members, get them to drive it too, or sit in the passenger seqts,m however they may use it. You need to know these things before you buy, new or used.
  • No Way!!! That is like signing your life away to some one u dont know! Drive the car first for sure. How will u ever know what it is like if u dont drive it first!!??!
  • No. Why would you buy a car without testing it out first? I like to test the seats, the engine, the stereo, and especially the handling.
  • No I would not.
  • yes i would, im all about the looks see, if you dont like it tell them or go online and give it the worst review anybody has ever heard. haha
  • no. I just bought a car this weekend. And yes.. i test drove it.
  • NO NO NO!! I like to look at a car up and down! I make them give it to me for at least a day before I decide!
  • NEVER and if it's a used car, I'd have it checked out by my mechanic. Even with a new car, I like to know personally how the car handles before I buy it.
  • I won't, but my aunt does.
  • I have twice 1992 Roadmaster 1996 Cadillac STS Both turned out to be fantastic cars
  • Yes. I just did this past November. A 1940 LaSalle sedan. It runs and drives, but I didn't need to drive it first, as I am going to completely rebuild it.
  • Yes, I have and would.
  • I would love to say no, because that is the smart answer. But, I bought my Durango without driving it first.
  • As Amy Winehouse would say. No, no, no.
  • yes i have , ebay . sometimes bargans can be found. do homework first .ask for a video of car ,or photos.seats dash engine body .a mobile phone are good 4 this .can even here the engine running.it depends on you ,
  • Sure if you money grows on trees,what the hell,if not Test drive and mech chek a must,A woman down the road from me blew 9thousand buying a car off EBAY got ripped it dident even exsist scam,a man from work paid 8thousand for a sp-orts car,ebay,when he went to pick up-it was flogged to death,then it was gona cost mega to ship back,so he sold it there to wrekers for 800.
  • Usually would I...No Have I...Yes turned out to be a great car.
  • no i cant take risk
  • No Way!!! That is like signing your life away to some one u dont know! Drive the car first for sure. How will u ever know what it is like if u dont drive it first!!??!
  • If I bought the car with the right to return it if any problems... then there is no problem. But if you just buy a car and have no garenti... I would say you are gambling!
  • I have before. My husband drove it though.
  • Yes, I would purchase a brand new car without driving it first, and I have...twice!
  • Yes but only if the price is so cheap that it won't matter if it doesn't run. I would not recommend doing this though unless you know how to fix cars. I bought a toyota 4runner for $400 a few years ago. The clutch pedal was stuck. It wouldn't move at all. I towed it home and took apart the clutch slave cylinder which was rusted and replaced it for $20. The thing ran fine after that and I drove it for 2 and a half years before it was written off in an accident and I managed to get $3000 from the insurance company when they wrote it off.
  • No, I would need to test drive it first.
  • If it was a brand new car, A Toyota or a Honda, or VOLVO without a doubt!
  • I test drove the car i just bought and still got screwed. I took it home for a day aslo. It now has all kinds of things wrong with it. I've only had it 2 months.
  • No. I must be comfortable driving a car before I would consider purchasing it.
  • Yes I have...four times...
  • never by anything you personally cant test drive or take to your own mechanic for inspection also ask for the technicians report on the car you want to buy look for any flaws the went unrepaired note those when bargining most places have 90 day warenty but try to tell you its your fault
  • sometimes, I occasionally buy cars at an auction. If you know what you want and you're getting a really good price (I mean really good, like at least a couple thousand less than wholesale) then you don't necessarily have to drive it. I mean even if the engine is dead (which would be very rare on something fairly new) you could afford to put a new engine in it and still come out way cheaper than if you bought it at a dealership or off the street. I mean really, most of the possible problems, you should be able to find out even without driving. If the transmission fluid looks brown and smells burnt, I don't care how nice it drives, I'm not taking a chance. Besides, If you're looking for a particular car, (say I'm looking for a Honda Odyssey for my wife), I already know exactly what those vans drive like. You can find out the history from carfax, the tires should tell you a lot about any alignment problems. Of course now I would never buy a car without driving it IF I was paying full retail or street price. If something is wrong in that case, you're screwed.
  • I would not buy a car without driving it unless in two cases: 1- Its very cheap & I am only spending my spare money on it. 2- I would not mind if it did not run and cost me some money to fix it. And I know how to fix it in first place Hope this help.
  • Not a good idea. A road test will give you a chance to feel the transmission shift and the engine perform.

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