Buying Sports Cars-The Good and The Bad
If you have come to the realization that you can now finally afford that sports car that you have always wanted, there are some things that you should think about before you rush out and make your purchase. Sports cars donít come cheap, not even used, so you should take some time to think about both the good and the bad aspects of your decision.
First, we will cover the good things about owning your own sports car, before we hit on the bad list. For some people, owning a sports car makes them feel as though they have finally fit in with a higher class of people, they can now hang with the rich and famous with ease. If you really feel the need for speed, you can get that from your sports car, as many boast massive engines, some with as much as 750hp. Typically, sports cars donít lose their value as fast as less expensive, sedans. And of course, since you will be driving your new sports car all over town, you will be turning a lot of heads, and impressing people that might not have been willing to give you the time of day before. If you are looking for a sports car that you may be able to sale later if you change your mind, you should go with one that has an automatic transmission, since they tend to bring in more money when being sold as used cars. You can finally get a small taste of the lifestyle you have always wanted!
Now, the side that you donít want to think about but really should, the bad things about purchasing a sports car: Depending on the model you choose, you can expect to pay outrageous amounts of money just for the parts to repair your sports car, should something go wrong, and we wonít even talk about the labor charges. When you purchase a sports car, even if you sell it the very next day, odds are you wonít be able to recoup all of your money. Many people buy sports cars, thinking that they will drive them all the time, and then end up storing them in their garage, only pulling them out for special trips, or to enter them in shows, so they really become just another expensive dust collector. The larger the engine your sports car has, the more money you can expect to spend on gas, which with gas prices rising everyday, can be a really bad thing. Many people purchase sports cars and only keep them for a few years, because the find out that they canít afford the insurance premiums, and they canít afford to keep them maintained as needed.
You should do your homework on sports cars, before you make a final decision on purchasing one. Sure, you get many great benefits from owning one, but they also are a huge financial burden, not only at the time of purchase, but for the entire time that you own the car.