I never took a test drive until i decided to buy My i20 around 2012,prior to that i had taken a test drive of a Chevy Beat
but recently thinking of booking a Duster & had enquired about the Eco Sport also. Face lift Duster i walked in around 4 evening & car 110AWD & 85PS version was ready on spot & i knew features on the car better than the sales executive, i kept irritating the guy asking him what would he do if i dont have a license, what if i crash the car what if that what if this what if
After my 5 min drive of AWD110 the lower variant Duster85 was missing as it was driven to a customer place.Both Renault & Ford have been calling me to get the car home for test drives again also.
But in my view best time to take a test drive would be any time between 11AM to 3PM, as traffic is light & a week day always makes sense but if you really want to test drive some powerful cars then Sunday afternoon if you can,but then you will find alot of honk happy people on Sundays(Literally every Sunday for months been annoyed by no road sense honkers)