Tips on Buying a Sports Car

by Ernest Perez

Whether you're experiencing a mid-life crisis, or you are a young driver who wants to rule the road, a sports car is a great way to show off your driving skills. Of course, there is also the fact that you'll be turning heads wherever you go! Before shelling out your hard-earned cash, though, there are some things to keep in mind. Here are a few tips on how to buy the sports car of your dreams.


Before you get behind the driver's seat of any car, you need to decide on how much you're willing to shell out. Remember, too, that it isn't just about the sticker price of the car – there are also maintenance cars (sports cars are notoriously expensive to maintain), insurance, petrol and tax are just some of the extra costs you'll incur on a regular basis. Make sure you have the bank balance to support your new toy.

Do your Research

This is an important step and is the most time-consuming. Browse through auto trader magazines, drive by used car lots and decide which sports cars you like best. Once you've narrowed your list you can do a more in-depth search on models you really like.

  • Test drive the cars to see how they handle
  • Research online, find out if there are any recalls
  • Read reviews, both online and offline
  • Make a list of questions
  • Consider your priorities – what's more important to you? Colour? Fuel Consumption? Engine size?

Consider your Lifestyle

If you have a family with young children, a two-seater convertible may not be your best option. If you love to go camping and other weekend getaways, you'll need more boot space than a typical sports car can give you. Leg room, interior space, seat comfort and overall space are things you'll need to take into consideration, especially if you will be using it as a primary vehicle.


If you want a car that is truly unique, there are several customisations you can request; or, you can do them yourself if you have the skill and experience. Everything from custom headlights to custom exhaust fabrication can transform a regular sports car into a super sports car. Both performance and looks can be enhanced with the right custom work.

Go ahead and buy that sports car you've been dreaming about – but make sure you've followed the tips above to make sure it will be a purchase you won't regret later on.

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