We all have practical “everyday” cars. But, there are times where we want a fun vehicle to drive on the weekend. Perhaps we’d also like to drive it in our spare time. Most of us end up buying a sports car to meet such needs. The thing is: it’s possible to buy the wrong model!
Some owners regret the models they bought because they weren’t what they expected. Do you want to avoid making the same mistake? Of course, you do! That’s why you are here reading this blog post today!
Keep reading and I’ll share with you some tips on how you can end up buying a sports car that you will love forever! Here is what you need to know:
Decide whether you want a coupe or convertible
Believe it or not, one of the reasons people hate their sports car is down to the roof! Let’s face it: some folks love soft tops, others love hard tops. The type you prefer is down to your personal choice.
Both choices have their pros and cons. For instance, some soft tops are prone to vandalism and fabric damage. Hard tops aren’t brilliant for those that love to bask in the sun. Another thing to consider is market demand.
There will be a time in the future where you will want to sell your sports car. A convertible is harder to sell during the colder months of the year. Coupes won’t be in as much demand during the summer months.
Styling, performance or both?
In general, most sports cars have the perfect blend of styling and performance. You may favour one over the other. For instance, those with a need for speed may want a high-power engine under the bonnet. Others also want their cars to look stunning.
The good news is many of today’s sports cars combine looks and power. One such example is the RC F sold by Inchcape Lexus. Not only is it a head-turner, but it also has a powerful 5.0 V8 as standard!
The thing that will restrict you will be down to your sports car budget. If money were no object, you could get behind the wheel of any model! Of course, most of us aren’t blessed with unlimited bank balances.
As such, it’s important that you don’t go broke by getting the sports car of your dreams. If you must have a specific model, there are ways around the budget issue.
For a start, you could buy a used model instead of a brand new one. If you only want a “new” one, consider leasing it instead of paying for it outright.
Last, but not least, it’s crucial to choose sports car that handles well on the road. It’s likely you’ll want to do some “spirited” driving in the vehicle. The last thing you want is for your car to slide all over the road or worse!
Good luck with your next sports car purchase.