Car buyers apparently are taking fewer test drives, long considered one of the most important parts of the dealership selling process.
A DMEautomotive survey of about 2,000 automotive consumers indicates 16% took no test drive. About one-third demo drove only one car.
Traditional sales training urges salespeople to put customers behind the wheel of a vehicle for a spin as a way of enhancing the close of a deal.
Not only are more people bypassing test drives, they’re making markedly fewer visits to dealerships, according to DME, a research and marketing firm.Read Article