A test drive gives you the chance to try out a range of different cars to see what they offer. Of course, it’s important to keep some things in mind when taking a test drive so you can properly evaluate the vehicle, especially when you’re test-driving a used car. Here’s what to focus on when you get behind the wheel of a used Ford:


You probably won’t be doing any drag racing, but how the vehicle accelerates is still something to pay attention to. This is especially true if your commute takes you onto a major highway. You have to know you’ll be able to get up to speed quickly and safely in your used Ford SUV.


No matter how you use your car – whether to commute to work, take the kids to school. or to run errands – you’ll want it to handle any challenge the road throws at you. If you’re interested in an SUV like the Ford Explorer or Ford Escape don’t be afraid to take it on some winding roads during your test drive.


You’ll probably be spending a good chunk of your week behind the wheel, so comfort is essential. As you test drive, pay close attention to how your seat feels, and play with the settings and lumbar support. If you’ll have plenty of passengers, make sure to check out how the rear seats feel too.

Ready to take a used Ford out on the road? Visit our Ford dealership near La Mesa to see all of the models we have in stock.