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Before You Buy Your Dream Car

Before You Buy Your Dream Car

You have been dreaming about this car since you were a teenager and now that you have reached some success in your career and made a little money you are in a position to get it.  Before you buy your dream car there are a couple of things that you should know.  Buying a high end car, be it a Beamer or a Ferrari it is not the same thing as buying a brand new Kia Rio. A high performance car is something you need to be ready for, here are some things to consider.

Maintenance Won’t Come Cheap

All cars need some type of maintenance, you will need brakes replaced, oil changes and new tires.  You won’t be able to drop your car off at the local garage for a quick tune up.  High performance cars need high performance mechanics who understand how they run and keep them performing the way they are supposed to.  Parts aren’t going to be easy to come by and it is going to be expensive if and when you have to replace something. Your dream car is going to need a fair amount of TLC so be prepared for that.

Driving is Not Going to be the Same

High performance sports cars don’t drive anything like what you’re used to and you’re going to have to adjust.  A sports car is built to go from 0-60 mph in as fast a time as possible.  The accelerator is going to be a lot touchier than a regular car and you may have a hard time handling your car in the beginning.  Exotic sports cars are built with race tracks or the autobahn and not your daily trip back and forth to work.  Think about how and when you will use your dream car before you sign the paperwork.

The Costs

Everything about driving a high end car is going to be more expensive from the amount of gas it burns to the costs of repairs and maintenance. Don’t forget that the cost of your insurance is also going to skyrocket no matter how good your driving record is.  High end cars get stolen far more often and you’re going to need to take some antitheft measures to safe guard your car.  You also need to consider putting it away in the winter if you live in the northern part of the country.  Lamborghinis don’t do snow.  Lastly check out some car magazines to make sure that the model you are looking at buying isn’t a lemon, expensive and good looking doesn’t mean that it doesn’t break down.

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