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When you buy a new pair of shoes, you usually try them on first. That try on is also a must for buying a car. Don't be tempted to skip a test drive just because a car is highly rated by experts. In fact, the main purpose of a test drive is to make sure the car fits you personally -- and only you can make that determination. "For the most part, car sales are largely final," says Matt Jones, senior retail editor of Edmunds.com. "You can't return a car simply because you didn't do a test drive." Read on for expert tips and tricks to get the most from your test drive.

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