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5 Reasons It's Not A Good Idea To Own A Sports Car

Have you had your eye on a nice sports car for the last few years? You probably dream about driving one when you go to bed at night, but you are focusing all your energy on the wrong things. There are lots of reasons why you don’t want an expensive sports car unless you have money to burn. We’re going to take a look at why and hopefully you won’t end up throwing away your life savings.

You’ll become a target

Some people don’t want you to be happy. They will see you driving around in your fancy sports car and they will want to hurt you. They might grab a coin and scrape it down the side of your car. Young drivers might see you as competition and they will hound you when you’re driving along the road. It is nice driving in a fancy car, but you will definitely become a much bigger target.

Will your family be safe?

Everything gets a little more dangerous if you have your own family because one of them might be in the car when some fool is trying to race you down the road. They might be in the car when someone is being very aggressive with you because they are jealous of your hot ride. What about if someone tries to break into your home in the middle of the night to steal the keys to your car? If you aren’t rich it’s not like you will live in a beautiful neighborhood.

You will lose a lot of money

When a car is driven off the showroom floor it automatically depreciates in value. This doesn’t matter so much when you buy a normal car because the most you’re likely to lose will hover around the low-five-figure mark. When you buy a sports car it’s completely different and the money you lose could possible hover around the mid-five-figure mark. At the end of the day, if you buy a sports car and you decide to sell it you will not get a lot of money back.

Can you pay for gas?

Do you complain about the price you pay for gas at the moment? If you think it’s bad now, you should wait until you see how much it’s going to cost when you drive a sports car. You might end up paying more for your gas than you do for your weekly groceries. If you thought buying a sports car was the biggest cost involved you can think again. You will need to have lots of money coming in each month in order to keep the car on the road.

Getting it repaired

If you are sickened by how much you’ll spend on gas you should stop reading now. If anything goes wrong you will need to get your car repaired. Those repairs will cost you a lot more money if you have a sports car. I bet thousands of people keep their prized possession in their garage because they can’t afford to get it fixed. You will be afraid to drive it fast because it could lead to an accident and you will have to get the bus to work for the rest of your life.

Buying a sports car is easy

Unless you’re buying a top-of-the-range sports car it won’t cost you a lot of money. If you have a good job and you save up for a few years it’s within your reach. I hope you now realize that buying it is only the beginning. If you have deep pockets it’s easy to drive a fancy car because you won’t be affected if anything happens to it. It’s completely different when you could lose out, so think long and hard before you come to a final decision.

Written on Friday, January 17, 2014 by
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