Sometimes the best things you have bought have been second hand, maybe you bought it from a car boot sale, this is the same when it comes to buying a sports car. You may want to buy a sports car for the pleasure of owning one or you may be a car enthusiast either way it is a great deal of fun.
When you go to look at a the car you need to think if you can afford a brand new one or a used one. Most people would love a new sports car but in reality its just going to be very unlikely that you can afford a brand new one so you will have to start looking for a used car. You need to get the whole idea of what a new car is going to look like. Buying a used sports car is all about getting value for money so you need to set out your needs and wants preferably before you jump in with both feet.
When you look at buying a used performance car you need to think of a budget that you can afford comfortably, there is no point having to work all hours god sends so that you can afford to only put a few miles worth of fuel in it. I normally would scour through the online classified ads first and see what the general prices were for the sports car I had in mind. This would give you the general feeling of what to expect to spend.
When you go and look at the sports car you need to look at the car very closely, I think it’s always best to bring someone who knows a lot about cars and if you don’t know anybody pay someone to check it over first. This way you have “piece of mind” that you are buying the best possible car for your money and you shouldn’t end up buying a bad used car. Remember a car that has full service history will back up claims that it has been well looked after.
When you are buying a used car you probably should not expect the bodywork of the sports car to be in perfect condition a few minor scratches and dings is what to expect and don’t get me wrong there is a lot of cars out there that are in perfect condition!! Just remember dings and scratches are only cosmetic and will not effect the performance of the sports car and they are easily repaired.
The test drive is very important firstly you need to be able to feel at home with the car and even if it is the best looking car you have seen you still need to be able to fit in it which is very important. So try and do all sorts of situations in the car accelerating braking corning cruising speed and make sure you are perfectly happy with the car.