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You are currently viewing our selection of used Foton MPV for sale offered by private sellers and certified car dealers in most provinces, cities, and towns in the Philippines. Don't forget to use our search tool on the left to check out more affordable options.
Once you have shortlisted a few second hand cars for sale which you can potentially buy, it is time to contact the vendor for a meetup.
When you meet the vehicle seller, the first thing you need to do is evaluate the documents to ensure you are buying legally. Additionally, you should inspect the unit from top to bottom, as well as from the inside to the outside. If everything is good, then, it is time for you to test drive the car.
But how do you go about with the test drive? Are there rules to follow? Or do you simply just drive the vehicle?
There are not really standard rules, but the purpose is to see how the unit works on the road. Philkotse.com has compiled some of the recommended things to consider when test driving a used car you want to purchase:
Test driving a vehicle not only allows you to check the performance of the car but also gives you the opportunity to have a “feel” of driving the car. Will you be comfortable while driving it?
With that being said, once you open the driver seat's door, you must have a look at the legroom if it is spacious enough or not. Once you sit down, check if you can see the road in front of you clearly, as well as the end of the car's hood. If not, you can adjust the height of the seat.
Likewise, make sure that your legs can reach the pedals without having to move your body forward. Additionally, ensure that your back is resting comfortably on the backseat, with the right spine curvature.
You may have inspected the engine physically and everything seems good, but starting the car and allowing it to have idle time will give you an idea of the real condition of the engine.
Once you start the ignition, observe how fast or slow the engine starts, as well as if items, such as the stereo and meters, on the dashboard light up. Then, turn the key to switch the ignition off. See how fast or slow the engine reacts.
Start driving and if you are in a safe area where you can slow down, do so. While slowing down, try to listen to any unusual sounds coming from the car. That will indicate there is something wrong.
During a test drive, it is best to drive on the terrain you would commonly encounter once you own the car and regularly use it. However, you must also test the car on other types of terrain such as rough, incline, and humps-loaded roads. This will give you an idea on how the pre-owned Foton car for sale that you are eyeing will work on such conditions.
Most definitely, during a test drive, you'll make U, left, and right turns, so you can observe whether or not the car is easy to navigate and reacts well to the steering wheel. You should not simply rely on this though. It is best to find a dead-end spot, which is spacious enough to turn the vehicle around. This will allow you to turn the steering wheel from lock to lock. While doing so, listen to any abnormal noises.
When test driving, the best thing to keep in mind is to be careful enough to listen to noises that the car makes. Thus, you need to have an idea of what is a normal sound and an abnormal sound. You must also have the ability to separate environmental and background noises from the noise coming from the car. Take your time but make sure it would also not be unfair to the seller.
Besides this list of Foton cars for sale, we also feature more than 40 other auto brands for your reference. If you need further help, we here at Philkotse.com have a lot of updated tips and advice you can check out!
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