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How to Test Drive a Car

Plan a route, pack your bags, and explore the car's features.

It's your chance to experience the thrill and make an informed decision. So buckle up, hit the road, and find your perfect ride.

Test drive tips when buying a new car

Map out a route

Think about the kinds of roads you normally travel on and try to find similar locations for your test drive. Highways, urban streets or tight backroads, it’s always a good idea to take the car through different road types and traffic situations.

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Pack your bags

Consider bringing a couple of empty suitcases or even your golf bag. This can help you see how much room you’ll need for all the adventures you’re about to embark on. Some dealers might even have these available.

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What you should check during your test drive

Take your time

From the carefully stitched steering wheels to premium seats, everything we do is to ensure you feel comfortable behind the wheel. So take as long as you need to fully experience what a Volkswagen can offer.

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Play with features

Treat your test drive like a playground. Volkswagens are overflowing with innovative features so make sure you have a play on all of them. It helps if you learn about a few of these beforehand. Here are some to get you started.

  • IQ. DRIVE Safety Features, our advanced driver assistance systems, enhance road safety. They offer support in routine tasks such as parking via Park Assist and lane changing with Blind Spot Monitoring1.
  • 4MOTION Steering lets you experience superior traction, acceleration, and grip with our all-wheel-drive technology, available only on selected models.
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Try out infotainment

Calling friends, playing your tunes and accessing maps is a lot easier than you think. Our range of infotainment systems includes App-Connect so you can seamlessly connect your smartphone apps to your car with Apple CarPlay® or Android AutoTM. Some models even have wireless as standard so speak to your dealer before you head off.

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Ask your dealer about available stock and offers

Can't wait to own a Volkswagen?

For faster delivery, you can choose a vehicle from our available stock across Australia.

Looking for the best deal?

You will love our exclusive driveaway and finance offers. Find the Volkswagen for you and build it in the configurator or visit your local dealership.

Learn more about owning a Volkswagen

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Simple finance options

Owning a Volkswagen has never been easier. We’ve made financing and leasing as simple, flexible and efficient as possible. So have a chat with us and we’ll find a solution that suits your budget and lifestyle.

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Protection you deserve

Our insurance has been designed with Volkswagen drivers in mind. Every special feature and added extra in our cover is all for your benefit and peace of mind.

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Save with Care Plans

Volkswagen Care Plans1 are a great value and a convenient way to make sure your car is serviced right. Choose a 3 or 5-year Care Plan and get your first scheduled service for free.

Still got questions?

Your dealer is there to help. So ask them anything that’s on your mind about the Volkswagen you like. Remember, there are no silly questions. You can also take a brochure home. It’ll have all the details and specifications related to your vehicle.