Do you fancy a new Audi or BMW? Do you want to know how the new Impreza or RAV 4 handles? Whether it's a Holden, Land Rover, Jaguar, Toyota, Mercedes Benz, Subaru or a Hyundai, you can take any of these latest models for a spin and get paid for it. Well, that's as long as you are prepared to write a report on your test driving experience.
There are several 'mystery shopper' organisations that offer hundreds of opportunities every month to test drive cars in most cities and regional areas across Australia to registered and reliable shoppers. Phone and email enquiry assignments are also available. Payments vary wildly but you can expect anywhere between $30.00 and $70.00 per report depending on the company and the detail required in the report.
After registering and being accepted as a mystery shopper, you will need to apply on-line for assignments available in your area. Depending on the mystery shopper company websites software, you will either be allocated the assignment straightaway or wait to be allocated the task.
Every assignment has a set of instructions and a questionnaire. All you need to do is follow these and submit an honest and constructive assessment of your experience. Your feedback will provide the car manufacturer with valuable information on the performance of their dealer's sales reps. You get to test drive the vehicle of your choice and get paid for it.
The following is a definitive list of mystery shopping companies that offer test drive assignments, the vehicles that you might have the opportunity to drive and the fees you may expect to receive.
Hoed Shopper Audi, Toyota, Land Rover, Mercedes Benz and Jaguar. Get paid $50.00 for a test drive, $15.00 for email and phone enquires, $20-$30.00 for walk-in enquires.