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Joining The Luxury Car Club

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Everybody wants to be a part of the luxury car club. Even those people who claim that they’re perfectly happy with their modest little machine which gets them from point A to B in one piece. In an ideal world, we’d all get luxury cars if we could. Still, that’s just a pipe dream, isn’t it? In the real world, there’s no way you could possibly afford a luxury car. Or maybe you just need to dig a little deeper. There are many other ways to become an owner of a sophisticated vehicle, so here are some pieces of advice that might just help you join the luxury car club without going bankrupt.

Leasing instead of buying.

Instead of taking out a second mortgage on your home to afford a luxury car, why not look into leasing instead? Most car owners keep a certain model for several years or a decade before switching it for a better model; age and the promise of better models on the market are usually the reason for doing so. And whilst a luxury car may be more, well, “luxurious” than the typical commercial vehicle, who’s to say it won’t be as worn-out and outdated in several years too?

That’s why it’s much smarter to lease a luxury car for a few years before moving on to the next luxury model (and so on) rather than buying it outright. You’ll save yourself a heap of money and you’ll still technically be a luxury car owner. There are plenty of new luxury models, such as the Buick Enclave, which fall within the mass market’s buying budget and certainly within the mass market’s leasing budget. Again, it’s all about doing your research.

Looking at older models.

Drooling over those sleek new BMW and Jaguar models at your local car dealership? Well, think about it; all those big manufacturers come out with an endless range of new car models every year. Those brand new machines will be outdated in the blink of an eye. Rather than going for “new” when it comes to buying a luxury car, why not simply go for… luxury? Some older models from a few years or even a decade ago still look stunning and they cost a whole lot less than the newest cars on the market. You could check out sites which have the Jaguar X, XE, S, F Type for sale if you wanted to do a little personal research into preowned vehicles. The point is that luxury is timeless. Rather than following the latest trends because they’re “new”, you could opt for an older model of a car and save yourself a lot of money.

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Saving money.

At the end of the day, the best way to afford a luxury car is to start saving. Sacrifice some of those other luxuries in life such as nice meals and expensive technology until you can afford the car you want. You just need to find some motivation to ensure you stick to your saving plan and don’t blow all your funds on something else. You could do some research and look at some of the new models such as the BMW X1 or the Audi A3 so that you have a goal to aim for. Give up other luxuries for the sake of this one incredible luxury.

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The Hidden Costs Of Luxury Driving

There is the common knowledge among car owners: A luxury car is a car that performs on the road but often fails when it comes to everyday performance and fitting in a family lifestyle. That goes without mentioning the cost of a luxury car… But when given a choice, which car owner would rather pick the average car when a luxury model is on offer? This, by the way, is a rhetorical question – we already have guessed the answer. The most difficult part when you decide to try the luxury market is not only choosing the mark and model, but simply understanding what you get with a luxury car, and what you don’t get with it. Indeed, a luxury car is synonymous with a certain standard of facilities and high-tech gadgets, but this comes at a price that you need to be willing to pay. Discover the main hidden costs that all new luxury car owners struggle with.

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BMW 4-Series Gran Coupé

Practicality Vs. Look

There is no denying that a luxury car will have a high performance on the road. Part of the luxury status is gained from engine power and the distinctive sleek, low-profile design. What you gain in look, you lose in lifestyle practicality. You indeed need to look hard to find cars that can compete both on the luxury and practicality sides. BMW, Volkswagen, Audi and Mercedes-Benz address this market target with four-door luxury coupé models, that may not look as exciting as a two-door car but that bring all the comfort and smoothness of ride that you can expect.

Taking Extra Care

All car owners share a common worry when they decide to buy a luxury car: The sleek design is half the fun, so how do you keep the car looking its best? Wax and sealant offer a quick paint boost that can protect the car for a time. However, as a rule of the thumb, to protect your paint, you need to count up to four coats of wax per year, and you can add spray-on wax to maintain the shine. While you may not be obsessing over the paint, it’s part of the excitement in a luxury model. In other words, you can say wave goodbye to your hobbies to wax the car, unless you choose to use ceramic paint coatings which offer a permanent protection and keep the original shine. A not-negligible bonus: A ceramic coating can also restore the shine of a second-hand car. Because let’s be honest, you may buy a luxury car for its engine, but it doesn’t hurt if the car actually looks good.

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Waxing the car body

Not Forgetting The Admin Costs

When you choose a luxury car, you need to be aware that your insurance costs will reflect this choice. Mercedes-Benz, BMX and Audi models are notoriously expensive to insure, even outside of the luxury coupé models – some will even cost you more to insure than a Porsche 911. So if this is a big change in your garage, it will also make a significant difference in your car budget. Additionally, luxury cars are expensive to maintain over the long term. In average, BMXs can cost more than $1,000 a year in maintenance costs.

Consider yourself warned!

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Life With a Luxury Car

Buying a luxury car is something that a lot of us aspire to do. Whether you’re a keen collector, a racing enthusiast or just someone that loves cars in general, one of your future goals is to probably own a luxury car that you’ve set your sights on. However, life with a luxury car isn’t all so glamorous and there are a lot of considerations to keep in mind before you take out a financing deal or drop ludicrous amounts of cash on something like a Nissan GT-R.

With luxury cars such as the 2017 Ford GT making headlines, it’s hard to get away from the allure and mystery of owning and driving a luxury car. But don’t worry. In this article, we’re going to be warning you of a couple things that you should keep in mind before you buy a luxury car. Keep in mind that this article isn’t trying to put you off, but more prepare you for the ups and downs of your new life with a luxury car.

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Expensive servicing and maintenance

If you’ve just bought a brand new Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe, then don’t expect to take it down to your local garage when it breaks down and you need to replace a couple of parts. If you do, they’re going to treat it badly, they might damage the paintwork, and you’re going to be at risk of ending up with a terribly serviced car and forever hate typical garages.

Instead, you’re going to have to take it to an expensive (but worth every penny) Mercedes-Benz car servicing garage. These locations are few and far between unless you live in a major city, but they are worth the extra price due to their expertise with the car you own and their experience in dealing with luxury vehicles. They’ll handle your prized possession with care, they’ll give it the love it deserves, and they’ll fix it professionally.

Sating your need for speed

Unfortunately, no matter how fast your car can travel you’re not going to be able to use its maximum horsepower to your liking. Even if you live in a rural area with a lot of long stretches of road and lovely countryside views, you’re still bound by speed limits. In a city, it’s even worse because traffic will make you stop and start constantly and the owner of that dusty pickup truck next to you is going to laugh at you as you’re basically moving at the same speed he is.

What’s worse is that fuel efficiency is incredibly low as well. Most luxury cars won’t get over 40 MPG, making them terribly inefficient choices for the budget conscious driver. However, if you’re able to afford and invest in a luxury car, then savings probably aren’t on your mind.

It’s still worth the money

Even though you’ll be limited by speed and you’ll end up paying a lot of money for repairs, owning a luxury car is something that few people can achieve. It’s a status symbol that will have people turning their heads when you cruise down a busy street with a roaring engine. They’ll look at you, take pictures, and envy your vehicle.