If you’re thinking about buying the best luxury car you can, the first question is how much money you have to spend.
When we talk about luxury cars, prices range from the £30,000 upwards, and they can be put into four different categories: entry, mid, high, and ultra, where each level is designed for a specific type of consumer.
So where do you start looking for the best luxury car?
You should first look for dealers available nearby. However, if you live in a more remote area, you will probably have more difficulty in finding a local dealership, and will need to travel to a more populated location.
Either way, keep in mind that it will save you time and trouble in the future if you can find a dealership that is close to your home or work. This will make it more convenient to drop your car off for routine maintenance or for a regular service.
After you have checked your local area, research what models of luxury car your local dealerships have available and consider which type would work best for you. Some luxury car brands (e.g. Lincoln) focus on presenting an aura of success and wealth, while others (e.g. Subaru) will appeal to people who want a powerful engine under the hood.
Next, narrow down your choices and look at the history of the models you are considering. At this point, it is well worth purchasing an annual car buying guide or speaking with an expert to determine if the models of car on your shortlist do indeed fit the criteria you think they do.
One thing to keep in mind when choosing the best luxury car for you, is the vehicle’s fuel consumption. There is no end in sight to rising petrol prices, so try to find a car that can maintain decent mileage at regular speeds.
When doing your research, consider too the resale value the car will have. With this concern in mind, you may wish to buy a car that is one to two years old, as the majority of the value will already have been lost. Remember – although you will be spending a lot of money on buying the best luxury car that you can afford, this is no reason to invest the funds poorly.
Finally, consider how much money you will need to spend on routine maintenance or potential repairs. This may take some additional research, as some dealerships are not generally forthcoming with this information.
It’s also worth considering that garages and auto repair shops which specialise in working on specific brands of vehicle can be a better choice for your car than general ‘jack of all trades’ garages. For example, if you become the owner of one of Chevrolet’s models of luxury vehicle, you may be best served visiting a specialist Chevrolet repair garage such as Signal Garage, instead of simply choosing any old auto repair shop.
Do your homework thoroughly and you will find the best luxury car for you at a price point that suits your circumstances perfectly.
Have fun researching, purchasing, and driving your luxury vehicle, and remember to enjoy the ride!