A GREAT Dane in a child’s car seat is among the most unusual items brought along to a test drive, according to a new survey.
The poll by automotive marketplace CarGurus of more than 1,000 used car dealers in its UK network uncovered the oddities of what buyers brought to a test drive during the past 12 months – with number one being a ‘lucky’ egg.
Dealers revealed many people bring their pets to ensure they fit nicely inside the vehicle. However, it’s not all dogs, as dealers cited test-drive ‘companions’ including a 12ft snake, parrots and a horse.
In one particular case, a pair of slippers was brought along because the customer claimed they could only drive in them. While driving in slippers isn’t illegal, it’s not advised.
|Top 10 most bizarre things buyers brought to a test drive (Source: CarGurus)|
|1||A ‘lucky’ egg|
|4||A 12ft pet snake|
|8||The ashes of a relative|
Chris Knapman, editor of CarGurus, said: ‘These examples might be at the extreme of what car buyers have brought along on test drives, but they do highlight the importance of making sure a potential purchase is fit for purpose.’