A Buyer's Guide to Luxury Cars

If you’re in the market for buying your first luxury car, the chances are you’re pretty excited about it. Whether it’s a promotion, inheritance or just good luck that’s landed you in this position, you’ll need to know some basics before jumping into buying a luxury car. In some ways, it’s not so different from buying a regular car, but there are some things you should be aware of.

Buying second-hand can be better

If you can’t quite afford to buy your luxury car brand new, than that might just be a good thing. Often, people who own luxury cars don’t spend very much time driving them, and for that reason you can find well looked-after, low mileage luxury cars second-hand. When buying a regular car, you often encounter a lot of wear and tear when you buy second-hand, but in the luxury car market, second-hand cars are often practically brand new but are being sold at a fraction of the price. Keep an eye out online for luxury cars for sale in your area, or visit your local Exchange and Mart branch.

If you want all the extras, buy new

One of the perks of owning a luxury car is all the extravagant features you can add. Obviously, buying second-hand means you can’t pick these, but that’s not the only drawback. Buying a second-hand luxury car that has been fitted with additional extras such as a navigation system or massage seats can pose a problem as you won’t benefit from the full warranty. This means that if your car’s extra features break, it could cost you $100s to replace them. If you want to add extra features to your car, then it’s probably best to buy new. That way, you can hand-pick the things you think will benefit your lifestyle whilst benefitting from a full warranty in case they break.

Different cars give different impressions

When you’re buying your first luxury car, consider going for something less ostentatious than a Bentley or a Rolls Royce. If you live in a stereotypically middle income area, then a great big Bentley is likely to attract all the wrong kind of attention and look out of place. A BMW, on the other hand, is slightly more “normal” and is less likely to be targeted by thieves.


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