What represents an exotic car to you? Is it one of the expensive European models like a Ferrari or an Ashton Martin? Do you admire the muscle cars from Detroit back in the 60’s? Whatever car tickles your fancy you should know that buying one isn’t always easy. Finding your dream car isn’t like walking into a dealership and plopping down a bag of cash. If you’re wondering how to buy your first exotic car then let’s show you how.
Finding Your Car
You may have a specific model in mind or you may be looking for a particular style of car. However, first thing you need to decide is how much you are willing to spend. Are you looking for a project car that you can restore yourself or something newer that you can modify to suit your needs? Maybe you want to find a car that you don’t have to put any work into you can just pay the seller and drive off into the sunset. Whatever the case is you’re going to have to narrow down your list of choices and start researching.
Learn the Language
Gearheads speak their own language and you need to be able to communicate in that language. If you’re buying a car because it is valuable or because of aethestic appeal then you might want to learn a thing or two about torque and horsepower. You want to understand the type of engine in your car and just what your car is capable of.
Be Prepared to Travel
Most exotic car owners are looking for something rare, you won’t necessarily find it in your backyard or even in your state. You may have to do some traveling to find the perfect car. There are some sites you can look at online to check out where you might find the right car. Start with sites like cars.com, autotrader.com or you might find what you want on eBay.
You more than likely may end up buying your car through a private sale rather than through a car dealership. The rules are a bit different when it comes to private sales. Test driving your car may be out of the questions and you are buying the car “as is” without any kind of warranty or guarantee. Price is also negotiable so break out your best negotiating skills.
Take your time and find the perfect car for you.