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Six Easy Tips From The Experts At Mantello PEUGEOT

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Optimise Your Test Drive With Six Easy Tips From The Experts At Mantello PEUGEOT

There’s nothing like walking into a Mantello dealership and perusing the vehicles that could be hitting your driveway in the near future. From the intuitive technology, luxurious interiors combined with Peugeot's power and performance – how can you go wrong?

At Mantello PEUGOET Roxburgh Park, we aim to make your dream a reality. We like a simple and seamless process for our valued clients, starting with your test drive.

Just like how we all have independent personalities, so do our cars. We may be biased when we say that all of our Peugeot’s are outstanding, but it’s important to find the right one to suit you. According to research by Dealers Rater, only 55% of car buyers test drive ONE vehicle before making a decision to purchase, and an additional 22% drive only two! 

Don’t put off the Peugeot any longer, we’ve compiled our top tips to having the perfect test drive you’ve been dreaming of at Mantello PEUGEOT!

  • Research Is Key

Save yourself the leg work by doing some homework! This means before coming to our dealership, do your research upfront. A survey from J.D. Power suggests that new car shoppers often take four months to research and buy their car. We recommend perusing our site for different models you’re interested in and jot down the key features of each vehicle that aligns with your car needs.

We also recommend (although you don’t have to) book your test drive in advance, that way you come prepared with a list of questions to ask the Sales Team upon your arrival. It’s the best way to maximise your time whilst you’re in the dealership. If you feel like taking notes, we won’t judge!

According to Think With Google, 92% of shoppers do research before purchasing their vehicle and to be fair, we don’t blame them! Just like we have our own personalities, so do your vehicles each set with a unique purpose to fulfill each unique customer’s set of needs. That’s why, we recommend perusing our site for different models you’re interested in and jot down the key features of each vehicle that aligns with your car needs.

  • Enter And Exit The Vehicle

It’s the not-so common sense you’re definitely missing out on when experiencing your test drive. Why? This somewhat mundane process is going to give you a clear insight of your day to day driving activities. That’s not the way to buy a car BUT you do need to get in and out to ensure that the dimensions of the car suit you! Head bumping and windshield hitting is not a preferred state to be in from the get go.

You probably get in and out of your current model at least twice a day – sometimes more! You must make sure you’re comfortable getting in, out and that you can adjust the seats and mirrors to suit your needs – no one needs a sore neck when checking for oncoming traffic!

Take the time to get in and out during your PEUGEOT test drive to better understand the motion range of the seats, head rest, mirrors, steering and more!

  • Bring All Of The PEUGEOT’S Passengers

At Mantello PEUGEOT, we like to opt for the philosophy of the more the merrier. Yes – you read that right. Bring the kids, bring the booster, bring them all. This is going to be the only way you can test that the vehicle you’ve been dreaming of can cope with the morning school rush, hockey equipment, growing families and more.

Whilst you’re enjoying your PEUGOT’S state of the art features, your passengers can ensure they’re cruising in comfort too, because cars are rarely to be enjoyed by one!

  • Ask Lot’s Of Questions

Your wish is our command – but don’t think we’re a genie! Ask as many questions as you see fit, it’s your test drive after all! Focus on asking key questions that will benefit you.

These could include something like:

  • What is the Safety Rating?
  • Is there sufficient storage and cargo space?
  • Are the back seats adjustable?

The latter being one of the most important questions you could ask, with the average age of cars on the road today is roughly 11 years old, say industry experts at IHS Markit. If you haven’t purchased a new vehicle in a while, make sure to ask about the technological features like intuitive safety sensors and more.

  • Drive It Like It’s Yours

Discover the PEUGEOT power and drive the car like it’s yours (within legal limits, of course)! There is never a right way to test drive a vehicle, but there are plenty of ways to optimise your drive! The best approach is to think about the way you drive your vehicle daily and make sure that the vehicle you’re thinking of purchasing, can handle it. Make sure you make yourself comfortable from the outset – adjust all seats, mirrors, the whole lot to ensure you’re ready to embrace the entire drive.

Next up, drive it in a variety of environments. Don’t limit yourself to smooth town terrain, but opt for rough roads, carparks, speed bumps and winding roads. This way you can test the car’s capabilities for yourself, the more scenarios – the better! If you can, opt for your daily commute. Some salespeople will allow you to bring the vehicle home to try it in your carport as long as you have the appropriate paperwork. 

  • Get A Second Perspective

Sometimes two brains are better than one. Speak to a trusted friend, partner or family to help decide if this is the perfect vehicle for you. Triple check that the driver’s seat satisfies your comfort, that it holds your favourite safety features and power options.  

It's as simple as that! We look forward to assisting you at Mantello PEUGEOT Roxburgh Park, soon.