If you’re lucky enough to be able to buy a brand new car, you’ll know that it feels good knowing that you’re the first person, and possibly the only person, to drive it. However, if you really think about it, you’re not, although those before you, are for a very specific purpose, and for a very small distance and time.
So, who gets to drive your car before you do? After some thought, I think the below is a good representative of who / why, but this is based on my thoughts based on my recent purchase of a Škoda Enyaq:
|1||Manufacturer – Driven off the production line|
|2||Manufacturer – Road / build test|
|3||Transporter – Drive onto transport from factory|
|4||Transporter – Drive off transport at port of exist|
|5||Transporter – Drive onto ship|
|6||Transporter – Drive off ship|
|7||Transporter – Drive onto transport to dealer|
|8||Transporter – Drive of transport at dealer|
|9||Dealership – Park at the dealer|
|10||Dealership – PDI at the dealer|
|11||Dealership – Park in showroom for customer collection|
|12||Customer collects car|
It’s quite surprising how many people get to drive your new car before you do, but remember it’s all for a purpose and just for a short time.