If you’re considering purchasing a European supercar for the first time, you know there is no shortage of choices for these world-class machines. Apart from considering exactly which one to buy, and getting it insured, there are a few things you’ll need to consider before buying one. Here are a few examples.
New or Pre-Owned?
Beyond the obvious of exactly which one you want to own and drive, asking the question of whether to buy a new or used supercar is important. If you decide to go new, try to develop a rapport with the dealership you are buying from, as owning a Ferrari is much different than owning a Toyota – and the quality of your driving experience for the lifetime of the car has a lot to do with where you go it from.
You will also want to consider how new supercars depreciate over time, as different makes and models will hold their value longer than others. If you decide to go the pre-owned route, be sure to buy a vehicle that has already reached the greater part of its depreciation. Be sure to gather all the necessary documentation on service history, which will give you an indication as to what to look out for.
The Right Supercar Model for You
If you’re in the market for a supercar, you probably aren’t looking for a grocery-getter everyday vehicle. However, you might want a combination of practicality and head-turning European muscle under the hood. Or do you prefer style over form and function? Will you drive your new supercar daily, or will it be a weekend treat? The answers to these questions will help determine which kind of supercar you want to drive.
Determine: Can You Really Drive It?
Even if you’ve driven consumer sports cars, they are not like supercars. Driving a supercar requires a specific skill set that can be trained. Going from 0-60 mph in mere seconds is not something that your regular, everyday motorist is ready for. You might need to take some lessons to get around in your McLaren or your Lambo safely – and this is as important for yourself and your passengers as it is for the other drivers on the road.
Get It Regularly Serviced By The European Supercar Experts
Whether you decide to go the pre-owned route or the new supercar route, you won’t want to rely on just any auto shop for its longevity and keep it on the road for many years. If you require maintenance on your European supercar, Otto’s European Coachwerks has you covered.
We have over 2 decades of experience performing service on some of the best supercars in the world, right here in the greater Los Angeles area. We offer discrete and friendly service and get the job done right the first time. For directions, or to schedule an appointment to have your vehicle serviced, do not hesitate to call us today.