Test Drive

A test drive is the driving of an automobile to assess its drivability, or roadworthiness, and general operating state. A person who tests vehicles for a living, either for an automobile company, automotive media for review purposes, or a motorsports team, is called a test driver.

The first test drives of a new production vehicle are made by mainstream automobile magazines and other third parties (not customers) for evaluation for the first time. Test drives are also usually allowed by vehicle traders or manufacturers to enable prospective customers to determine the suitability of the vehicle to their driving style. Test drives can also be taken before vehicle repairs to assist in diagnosis or after repair works to ensure that the vehicle has been fully restored.

In a broader sense, "test drive" can be used to refer to the testing of anything, such as a computer program, an idea or process, a pair of shoes, etc.

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Test Drive (video Game)
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... Italy, Spain, Portugal and Greece between May and September 2007 have opportunity to test-drive the new C-Class ... shopping malls attendants during April and May 2007 could also test drive the vehicles ... can purchase the virtual model for 1,500 Linden Dollars or virtually test-drive it on a challenging track ...
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... Quite frankly, getting into a normal car at the end of the test drive was a major letdown ... In December 2009, Wall Street Journal editor Joseph White conducted an extended test-drive and determined that "you can have enormous fun within the legal speed limit as you ... recorded 0 to 60 mph of 3.70 seconds it recorded a quarter-mile test at 12.6 sec @ 102.6 mph.) Engineering Editor Kim Reynolds called the acceleration "breathtaking" and said the car confirms "Tesla as an ...
Le Mans 24 Hours Video Games
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