Test Drive

A test drive is the driving of an automobile to assess its drivability, or roadworthiness, and general operating state. A person who tests vehicles for a living, either for an automobile company, automotive media for review purposes, or a motorsports team, is called a test driver.

The first test drives of a new production vehicle are made by mainstream automobile magazines and other third parties (not customers) for evaluation for the first time. Test drives are also usually allowed by vehicle traders or manufacturers to enable prospective customers to determine the suitability of the vehicle to their driving style. Test drives can also be taken before vehicle repairs to assist in diagnosis or after repair works to ensure that the vehicle has been fully restored.

In a broader sense, "test drive" can be used to refer to the testing of anything, such as a computer program, an idea or process, a pair of shoes, etc.

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Midway Studios – Newcastle - Games
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Tesla Roadster - Reviews
... Quite frankly, getting into a normal car at the end of the test drive was a major letdown. 120), editor Richard Meaden was the first to review the all-new right-hand-drive version of the Roadster ... editor Joseph White conducted an extended test-drive and determined that "you can have enormous fun within the legal speed limit as you whoosh around ...
Test Drive (video Game)
... Test Drive is a cross-platform racing game released by Accolade in 1987 ... It is the first in the Test Drive series of racing games and has been followed by numerous sequels ...
Le Mans 24 Hours Video Games
... In the US the game was released under the name Test Drive Le Mans ... game was released in the US under their Test Drive brand as Test Drive Le Mans ...

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