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4 Steps to Getting a More Luxurious Car Than You Thought You Could Afford
By: Leona   |    December 27, 2012   |   0 Comments (0) (0)

Most of us would love to drive a more expensive vehicle than our current one. It is just human nature to want to constantly improve. Even if you have a nice car right now, you might be itching to buy a classy Porsche, a stunning Ferrari or even a head-turning Bugatti.

If you have been dreaming of getting behind the wheel of a more luxurious car then here are a few steps towards making it happen.

Maximize the Value of Your Current Car

When you look for a new vehicle the chances are that you plan to sell or trade in your current one. We generally think of dealers as giving the poorest deal when it comes to selling our current car and you should be wary of accepting the first offer you get from them. Check out the current market value of your vehicle before you even speak to a dealer. This means that you will go to dealership with a clear idea as to how much they should be offering you. Of course, selling it privately could be a little more complicated but that doesn’t mean that you should discard this option. By putting a little more time into the deal you could substantially more for the car you are selling. Above all, you should be sure to sell on your terms and not get rushed into accepting an offer you aren’t happy with.

Buy a Pre-Owned Vehicle

A new car doesn’t have to be brand new in order to be extra special, does it? In fact, some people are completely put off the idea of driving a sparkling new model off the forecourt by the idea that it will have lost a chunk of its value before they even reach home. Buying a second hand car can be a lot of fun and can ensure that you get a classier vehicle than you had expected to be able to afford. One good example of how you could do this is to check out Gumtree, or click through to Ad Mart and see what deals are currently up for grabs. Owners of luxurious cars can sometimes need to sell fast and for a reduced price as much as anyone else. If there is a certain model you are interested in then you should keep your eyes open for deals you could take advantage of.

Buy One Needing Some Work Done

Most of us now know that buying a house needing work done to it is one of the best ways of getting a bigger and better property than we would normally be able to afford. However, not everyone thinks of doing the same when they go to buy a second hand car. Clearly it helps if you are a skilled mechanic or have a good friend or relative who could do the work for you. Alternatively, you should seek expert opinion on how much the work would cost, as it could turn out to be a costly mistake if you buy a car which costs more to repair than you had thought.  

Look at Alternative Brands

We have already looked at a few of the classiest brands around but what if you simply can’t afford the likes of a Porsche, a Ferrari or a Bugatti. These brands have a powerful enough appeal that they can be sold at a premium price. However, there are now a number of car manufacturers who offer luxury vehicles at more reasonable prices. Audi is commonly regarded as one of the best brands for luxury cars at decent prices.  BMW, Lexus and Volvo are some of the other car manufacturers offering luxury models which you are sure to be impressed with once you step inside them. Check out a few brands you aren’t familiar with and see if you can find one which seems right for you.

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