If you want to know whether a car is worth buying, you obviously have to drive it. Of course, you can read what the experts have to say. This will help you find the real gems and weed out the lemons. That said, if you’re getting a new car, get behind the wheel and give it your own test drive. As for the experts, we’ve provided some links to excellent sources for expert road tests.
Car and Driver
This great car magazine also has a great web site, with links to detailed reviews and road tests. It’s great if you’re interested in performance vehicles and it’s a great place to start when you’re looking for a new car.
Links to tons of detailed road tests.
Test Drive Tips
This site provides an excellent one-page guide on how to handle your own test drive of a car, paying particular attention to safety issues. The point is that the dealer’s “spin around the block” is not sufficient when test driving a car.
Road Test Lingo
Entertaining and informative guide to the lingo used by writers in car magazines.