A new sofa is an investment—not just of your hard-earned dollars, but of your time. You hope to spend many years with your sofa, so it's worth your while to seek out the perfect match. Take your time and get to know your potential new couch. Just as you would with a new car, you'll want to "test drive" it for comfort, style, and construction. To prepare you for your search for your perfect sofa, here are 10 key areas to consider.