Originally Posted by swizzle
My ex-wife bought a Mini Cooper S without driving it first and then had to learn to live with how "darty" it is. Always test drive.
I'd say so too. "Expertise" in magazines often depends on incentives car makers give to journalists like fancy journeys to presentations at exotic locations, you will find very different opinions. Personally, i have already test driven cars where i thought "that's it" before, and was very underwhelmed by the test drive, and went for something else. On the other hand, there were cars i had as rental car i would have never considered before, yet the driving experience really surprised me.