When I buy a car or lease a car, I don't care what kind of car it is, I will test drive it first. There are so many factors in deciding that to me the most import is seat of the pants. Before I bought my 08 STI, I test drove a Audi S5, a BMW M3, a Lexus ISF, and a STI, all brand spanking new. My Wife even went and test drove a STI and a Mini CooperS. No credit checks, nothing but a photo copy of my drivers license. I guess it comes down to how bad the dealerships want to sell a car. When I was younger I went to a SAAB dealership and they just ignored me while I was in the showroom, finally a salesman sauntered over and asked could he help me, I answered, does anyone want to sell me this car? They did, no hesitation. Mind you I don't dress like some broke down bum either, but I ain't fronting either.