Do you test drive cars when your not in the market, or cant afford that car? I have had a few friends over the years through school and various jobs who do or claim to. Most of them never claimed to trick the sales person into thinking they do want to buy the car. They just go in and drool and then say, "hey, how bout a test drive". Well, I did that for the first time a few weeks ago. I wouldnt say I'm not in the market, because I am, but not until about 6 months out which is probably an eternity to car dealers. But anyway, I was interested in a 2002 1.8T Jetta so I was checking them out at the dealership. I told the guy I wasnt able to make the purchase until October, but gave him my info, and asked for a brochure. I was pretty vague about what I wanted for options, but I'm sure I told him I wanted the 1.8T. Then, out of nowhere, I say, well, how bout a test drive? and he says sure. Only problem is, we get out to the lot and he has grabbed the keys to the most tricked out Jetta on the lot. Maybe it was an accident or maybe he knew it was a just-for-fun drive, but it was a fully loaded GLX with a VR6 engine in it, not the 1.8T and stickered for what you would pay for a nicely equipped BMW 3 series. I didnt say anything because I didnt put 2+2 together about the GLX not even having the 1.8 as an option until after we got off the lot. Now I really want to go back and drive the 1.8. Would you be really annoyed if you were a dealer/salesmen, or is this part of the business. Am I the only one who has done/wants to do this? BTW, what do you all think of the new jetta? Its like a luxo civic on steriods for the price of an accord.