How To Buy A Sports Car
Knowing how to buy a sports car is something that many people want to do. Most often, it is the younger generation looking to purchase a fast car to show off to their friends or it is a man in the middle of a mid-life crisis. However, at one point or another, most people look into buying a sports car.
- As with every purchase, you want to determine how much you want to spend. Your budget sets the limit on which sports car you are able to purchase. Also consider buying a used sports car. You may be able to find the exact car you want for a fraction of the original price.
- When you are looking into buying a sports car, you want to explore the reason behind it. Are you looking for speed? Handling ability? Or maybe you are just looking for a nice looking car with great steering control and tight suspension.
- Look at your options. Every car manufacturer has at least one sports car model in its product line. From American cars to the foreign market, each manufacturer has something to offer. Foreign cars are often known to get much higher mileage before developing engine problems.
- You may want to consider the resale value before deciding on a sports car to buy. If you plan on getting a new sports car every few years, this is important to know. If this will be a one-time purchase and you plan on holding on to the car, it is not as important.
- Check with your insurance broker to get an idea on what a sports car will do to raise your premium. Some sports cars carry a higher insurance risk than others.
- Look for your sports car. Check out dealerships both new and used. Search online for classified ads and at auctions sites. Purchase sports car trader magazines (these are generally available at gas stations, convenience stores, etc). Look in your local newspaper for sale ads.
- Test drive different cars. This will give you a better idea on what is available and what options you are really looking for.
- Once you have found the sport car you want to buy, haggle the price. No price is set in stone, especially when the buyer wants to sell. This is true for both a dealer or private party seller. You can start haggling a price by offering a lower price. Make the offer lower than your actually willing to pay. Most likely the seller will come back with a price higher than what you offered but lower than the sticker or asking price. Chances are you will meet somewhere in the middle.