Few years ago I took a Jaguar X-type by myself for a drive. Surprised the heck out of me to be able to do that. I was even an out-of-towner. It is not normal, a dealer's insurance agent would have a fit. That beiong said, a couple years back GM had a deal going where they wanted you to take the car home overnight, keep it for 24 hours, figuring it would grow on you.