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Making the Most of Your Test Drive

At Nissan of Lawton, we know that test driving your potential vehicle is one of the most exciting parts of the car-buying process, probably second to driving away in your new car! When taking a test drive, it’s of course important to pay attention to things like braking, acceleration, how the vehicle handles, and other factors along those lines, but there are some things most people don’t think of! Here are some things to think about to help you get the most out of your test drive, and ultimately help you select the perfect vehicle.

Cabin and Interior

It’s easy to get lost in all of the luxury or cool technology features a vehicle has to offer, but it’s important to pay attention to a few smaller details as well! Set the driver’s seat to your perfect position and pay attention to how comfortable the interior is, and how quiet the overall cabin sounds. It’s also good to bring your family or a friend along so that they can help you test out areas other than the driver’s seat and give feedback accordingly.

Parking and Exiting

You might not normally think of this, but you’re going to be spending a lot of time parking and getting out of your car. Test out pulling into various parking spots and get out of the vehicle so you can see how easy it is to pull in, back out, and to see how much visibility and space you have when doing so.


Along with exiting your vehicle after parking comes overall accessibility. Test out how easy it is to get in and out of all rows of the car, especially the third row if you’re going for a larger vehicle. If you have younger children, bring their strollers or car seats to see if the vehicle will fit those needs.

Your Personal Items

It might seem silly, but think about what you always bring into your car with you and see if the vehicle can accommodate that. Whether its connecting your cell phone and placing it in a secure spot, making sure the cup holders are large enough to your liking, or seeing if there’s a place to store your sunglasses, thinking about these things in advance can save you from discovering small annoyances after purchasing the vehicle. While you might have to sacrifice some small details, it’s good to go into your test drive thinking about these things.

Are you ready to get started with the process? We can’t wait to help you choose your next vehicle. Call us at 800-375-2244 or stop by our Lawton, Oklahoma dealership to schedule a test drive. We’re proud to serve Lawton and the surrounding areas of Wichita Falls, Altus, Duncan, and Cache and can’t wait to meet you! You can also contact us through our easy online form. Come see us today!