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Car taken for 6200km test drive

2008-03-09 10:44
Melbourne - An Australian man has been arrested after taking a new car on a test drive that lasted 6 200km, five days and almost took him from one side of the continent to the other.

Police said the 30-year-old man walked into a car dealership in the southern city of Melbourne last Friday and asked to take a 2008 model Honda Accord for a spin.

After chatting with a salesman for 20 minutes and convincing him he was a genuine buyer, the man filled out the necessary paperwork then took off in the car before the salesman could get in the passenger seat.

He turned up on Wednesday, about 3< 700km away="" near="" the="" northern="" territory="" town="" of="" tennant="" creek,="" where="" police="" picked="" him="" up="" after="" he="" drove="" away="" from="" a="" garage="" without="" paying="" for="" fuel.="">

Officers checked the licence plates, and found toiletries and a toothbrush in the car.

Car dealer Ian McKenzie said the driver put 6< 200km on="" the="" clock="" during="" his="" try-out.="">

"He's got to have been in the car nearly all day, every day," he told Melbourne's Herald Sun newspaper.

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