What motorist doesn’t harbour dreams of one day owning a sleek, fast sports car, to bring a bit of luxury to their daily driving? While most people might dismiss this as fantasy, beyond their income, actually there are many benefits to buying a sports car which you might not have thought about. Here are 7 unexpected benefits:
1. A sports can be a good investment
While it’s true that most new cars depreciate in value as soon as they leave the forecourt, sports cars are far more recession-proof, particularly the more unusual designs and brands. So while it might be an expensive purchase initially, it could well be worth the money as the car is far less likely to lose significant value and can help ride out a recession while retaining value.
Older used sports cars can also become collectors’ items in time; think about the E-type Jaguar for example, so sports cars can be an investment worth considering.
2. Fall in love with driving again
If you’ve started to hate driving and dread the commute to work, buying a sports car might rekindle your love for the road once more! Sitting in traffic and receiving admiring glances can make all the difference when you are not getting anywhere fast!
When you are driving down a cool country lane in your sports car, you will enjoy the drive so much more and if you have a convertible, and the wind in your hair, what could be better for blowing away the cobwebs from a boring day?
3. Flaunt your success to the world
You might have gone through cheap used cars as a youngster, and then moved to family sensible cars, so now it’s your turn to drive the car of your dreams and flaunt your success to the world. While a sports car might not be the most practical car in the world, it’s still going to increase your street credibility with your children when your drop them off to school in it, and draw admiring glances from passers-by as you drive to work every day. You’ve worked hard, you deserve it, show it off!
4. More choice of styles and designs
With sports cars there are so many choices of style and design to go for. From Coupe, to Cabriolet or Convertible, there are many more choices of body shape and appearance within the sports car range. What is sure is that you will find one that turns heads and starts conversations. Whether it’s a two-seater with doors that open upwards, or one with a matte paint finish, sports cars will always attract more attention.
5. Options to personalise your car to your own taste
Many new sports cars now come with options to personalise them, including choice of paint colour, interior trim, type of fabric used on the seats, and much more, so if you go for a new car then you can really make it your own from the start. Even if you opt for a used car there are now many ways to upgrade and personalise it, with amazing creative paint jobs available to create a really striking car that no-one will have seen before.
6. Start sports racing with your car
Once you have your own sports car you can enjoy taking part in sports car racing and create a whole new hobby and passion in your life! It can open up doors to sporting events and give you even more chance to show off not only your new car but your driving expertise as well.
With sports car racing events up and down the country, your sports car could give you a great excuse to travel, allowing you to see new parts of the world and make new friends, and you might even come back with a trophy or two!
7. Easier to resell than other used cars
Sports cars are always in demand and are often much easier to resell than other used cars, once you decide you have had enough, or want to upgrade to a newer model. They don’t tend to lose their value either so when it comes to selling it on you might be in for a pleasant surprise.
While buying any type of car has pros and cons, it’s definitely worth weighing up the benefits of owning a sports car. So next time you are admiring a new model in a showroom window but dismiss it as “not for you” why not think again and remind yourself of some of the reasons why you should make that purchase!
With so many choices of model and design, there is bound to be a sports car out there that is perfect for your style, personality, and position in life, so why not go out there and start looking for your ideal model right now?