Melpax From Australia, joined Apr 2005, 1561 posts, RR: 1 Posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 6 days ago) and read 1196 times:
A man has been arrested after taking a new Honda Accord on an unauthorised 'test drive' from suburban Melbourne to the Northern Territory - 6,200 kms all up! He managed to convince the sales staff that he was interested in purchasing the car before making a rapid exit.......
LTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 12878 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1121 times:
In my experience every time I wanted to test drive a car, the salesperson rode with me, usually on a specified route and only for a short time. They also made sure (and usually photocopied) my license and had my old car left there. I would assume they could press criminal charges as well as civilly sue him for $1000's for depreciation, damage to the vehicle and so on. I bet too they will require in the future you must post some asset like your current car or not allow any unsupervised driving.