Determine your Perfect Vehicle with a Joy Ride

By Don Jacobs | Posted in Driving Tips on Thursday, January 16th, 2020 at 6:30 pm

Purchasing a vehicle is a huge decision.  What do you love about your current vehicle?  What would you change? How much do you want to spend?  How much room do you need? Although these are all important questions to answer, once you have that narrowed down, one of the most important steps to take is a joy ride in the vehicle you’re looking to purchase. 

The automotive industry is evolving at a rapid pace and the differences between year to year models are often vast. While you will have several boxes you need to check before you move forward with a purchase, it is imperative to know how the vehicle handles with you behind the wheel.  A test drive allows you to pay attention to how everything about the vehicle feels to you, ease of use, technology you find important and if you can see yourself enjoying it for years to come.

Here are a few of our best tips on capturing the joy in your test drive:

  • Comfortability: Can you get in and out with ease? Are the seats comfortable for you both short and long trips? Is there enough leg and head room for you and your passengers? Comfortability is subjective and no one can determine it but you!
  • Lifestyle Needs:   Do you have hobbies?  Where do you see your life, needs or family in the coming months?  Does the cargo space allow for all the items that you may need?  Take into consideration what all you may take with you on trips. If you have or are planning on small children, how will car seats fit?  Thinking about what you will be using this vehicle for helps you ensure it is the best fit for you.
  • Technology:  Navigating through menus and connecting to your devices should be not only intuitive, but easy for you.  Experience the features your vehicle boasts rather than just taking them at face value. Ask yourself if you need the technology offered? Or do you want more?  Technology comes with tons of options, experiencing and using make for an easier decision.
  • Drivability: As a part of your joy ride at Don Jacobs, explore how the vehicle handles in a variety of situations; from the higher speeds of a New Circle, to the calmer neighborhood and residential road of Lexington, Kentucky. How do you feel when accelerating or braking?  Is the cabin noise quiet enough for you? Is the steering responsive? Do you feel comfortable navigating and parking the vehicle?

The Internet has provided endless amounts of information about vehicles and can often times make our valued customers feel like they know the perfect vehicle.  That may be true, but there is joy in truly driving and discovering a new to you vehicle. Don’t regret a big decision but omitting a crucial step! Schedule your reservation by calling Don Jacobs Guest Services at 859-276-3546 and be one step closer to feeling confident in your purchase.

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