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    Question about test-driving at the dealership

    I plan on buying a 2013 Impreza hatchback (had to back out of a used WRX I was going to get, that's another story). Anyway, I want to bring my cousin along to test drive the car as well, but he is only 17 with a NYS learner's permit. However, since I have a license, and I was test-driving with him, would the dealership allow him to drive?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Saltine713 View Post
    I plan on buying a 2013 Impreza hatchback (had to back out of a used WRX I was going to get, that's another story). Anyway, I want to bring my cousin along to test drive the car as well, but he is only 17 with a NYS learner's permit. However, since I have a license, and I was test-driving with him, would the dealership allow him to drive?
    There is no way for anyone to answer this.

    My hope is that they won't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SD_GR View Post
    There is no way for anyone to answer this.

    My hope is that they won't.
    Why is there no way anyone can answer this? People don't have experiences of their own?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Saltine713 View Post
    Why is there no way anyone can answer this? People don't have experiences of their own?
    If I had the exact experience you describe, no matter what my outcome was it would not affect your outcome. I recommend contacting the dealer directly, since they're the ones that will decide whether to let a minor without a driver's license drive a $20k vehicle on public roads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SD_GR View Post
    If I had the exact experience you describe, no matter what my outcome was it would not affect your outcome. I recommend contacting the dealer directly, since they're the ones that will decide whether to let a minor without a driver's license drive a $20k vehicle on public roads.
    Ah, I see what you mean. Yeah I'll give them a call and see.
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    Yeah, it's really up to the dealer's call. Of course he could ride along, but I seriously doubt they'd let him drive. Just ask them and see.
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    I'd go out on a limb here and say he's pretty much sol... liability would be HUGE for the dealer if anything happened with him behind the wheel. His fault or not. Its not really worth the risk to the dealer.
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    Re: Question about test-driving at the dealership

    So you want your cousin, who is not and has presumably never been legally licensed to drive, to test drive a car you are looking to buy for what purpose?

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    if you buying the car why do you want him to drive it on the test drive? Have him drive it after you buy it.
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    I have really no idea, but why would a dealer, any dealer let someone drive a car that has no possible way to buy a car? Why do you want him to drive the car?

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    Question about test-driving at the dealership

    Ummmm what!? I'm so confused.

    Why does he need to drive a car you're buying?

    Also Subaru hardly lets anyone drive these cars without proof they will buy it. They don't allow joy rides. Good luck though.
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    Re: Question about test-driving at the dealership

    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbikr View Post
    So you want your cousin, who is not and has presumably never been legally licensed to drive, to test drive a car you are looking to buy for what purpose?

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    if you buying the car why do you want him to drive it on the test drive? Have him drive it after you buy it.
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    Ummmm what!? I'm so confused.

    Why does he need to drive a car you're buying?

    Also Subaru hardly lets anyone drive these cars without proof they will buy it. They don't allow joy rides. Good luck though.
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    Why is it so important for him to drive a car that you're buying?


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    Quote Originally Posted by SD_GR View Post
    There is no way for anyone to answer this.
    My hope is that they won't.
    Hopes dashed this time, hun?

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    Question about test-driving at the dealership

    The answer here in Oregon is no. You must provide a copy of full coverage insurance and a drivers license to test drive. Most dealers won't even allow a test drive of a WRX of STi so, if you did get a test drive, your lucky.


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