We can’t encourage the test drive portion of car shopping enough. Even if you do plenty of research online and you find a model you want, nothing will compare to getting behind the wheel to make sure that it is the right fit. At MINI of Chicago, we work with customers all the time to help ensure they’re getting the most out of their test drive. To assist, we’ve compiled a list of the top things to keep in mind as you take the wheel of a MINI at our Chicago, IL dealer location:

  • Start by talking with the sales staff about the features you want in a vehicle, and we’ll set you up with suitable options that match your requirements, whether it be the MINI Clubman or MINI Countryman.
  • When you get into the vehicle, take the time to play with the controls, adjust the seating and steering wheel position, and determine if the cabin is the right size for your needs.
  • Next, make your way to different areas to get a feel for how the vehicle performs in certain situations, such as stop-and-go traffic, open highways, and hills. This will give you a good idea of how the car handles with braking and maneuvering in potentially congested areas.
  • Look for an area where you can park to get a feel for how easy it is for you to get in and out of spots. Is the vehicle’s maneuverability up to your standards? Do you like how the backup camera works?

You will find our full selection of new MINI cars located at 1111 W. Diversey Pkwy in Chicago, IL. If you have any more questions pertaining to test driving tips, please contact our MINI of Chicago sales team at (866) 203-1850.