A) If you want to test drive a car, get a quote and sign an offer to purchase:
In most cases, all you need to test drive a car is a valid driver’s license. If you’re test driving an expensive or rare model, you may need to put down a deposit just so the dealer can understand you’re a serious buyer. When looking for a price quote, you will need to supply trade-in details (title of ownership will be required when the vehicle is traded in at point of transaction) if applicable, deposit amount you will be paying and any accessories you would like fitted to you vehicle of interest.
B) If you want to apply for a loan:
You should bring your license, and ID document or valid passport, a current pay slip (if you have more than one job, include those payslips as well and any other income that you are earning), proof of residence, such as the most current utility bill. It helps to bring more than one utility bill, or a cell phone bill, as a backup document. In some cases the bank might require 3 months bank statements, so obtain these beforehand to speed up the application and approval process.
C) If you want to sign all the paperwork and drive away in your new car: