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Drive your dream car for a fraction of the cost

YCN Contributor
Open Road
July 22, 2013

Want to know what it really feels like to hit the road in your dream car? Book yourself a test drive for a mini-escape and put your driving skills to the test. Whether you've been thinking about splurging on a new car or just want the experience of navigating the road in a luxury sports car, high-performance SUV, or other coveted set of wheels, here are some ways you can drive your dream car for a fraction of the cost of buying the vehicle:

Take Advantage of Daily Deal Site Offers

Many daily deal sites offer one-hour luxury car or sports car driving experiences for car enthusiasts and people who might be interested in owning that car in the future. This can be a fun and affordable way to test drive your dream car and learn more about the vehicle. You can book a session for that adrenaline rush of driving that luxury sports car, SUV, or other high-performance vehicle without making a big upfront investment. Just make sure to read the fine print so you are aware of all the terms and conditions associated with the deal.

Rent Your Dream Car for the Day

Contact car rental companies in your area to rent your dream your car for the day. You can rent those dream wheels for a few hours, half the day, or an entire day to really get a feel of what it would be like to cruise around in the car. Review the terms of the rental agreement carefully to determine if there are any limitations on where you can drive the vehicle, and what you would be responsible for in the event of an accident.

Contact Private Sellers

Some private sellers that you find on auction sites or local classifieds may be willing to offer a test drive free of charge. You can approach these sellers as a prospective buyer and take the time to learn more about that specific vehicle.

Talk to a Dealership

Many luxury car dealerships will be happy to take you on a test drive with an appointment. You can book an appointment with the dealership to learn more about the car and sit in the driver's seat for a supervised test drive. While this option doesn't give you much freedom to drive where you want to, you will have the chance to see what it feels like to be behind the wheel of your dream car -- without having to pay a premium for the experience.

Content by Sabah Karimi.