Top Considerations When Buying A Luxury Car.
The badge on your car means something, whether you like to admit it or not. You might not care what it means, and that’s fine, but then again, you just might. When you buy a luxury car, you are not just buying a status symbol; you are buying high spec engines, designer interior and exterior and top-end features you won’t find on the more modestly priced cars. None of these luxuries come cheap, so you want to be sure you are spending your money on the right luxury car for you. Here are some tips you may want to consider when buying a luxury vehicle.
One of the most significant pieces of advice when buying any vehicle, especially luxury ones, is to buy from a reputable dealer.
If you want a high-end Jag consider buying from a Jaguar dealer. Main dealers have a breadth of knowledge on their stocklist and will help with any questions you may have, however nuance. Furthermore, major stockist may have a wider variety of stock available. Should you want a particular colour, engine size, or interior, they are more likely to have it. Better yet, if you are buying your vehicle first hand, they will order the specifications for you.
If you are lucky enough to time it right, you may even be able to bag an end of line discount or catch a salesperson when they need to meet their sales target and are willing to do a deal on the price or the added extras. Remember, every added extra is an added luxury but also an added cost.
Most importantly, however, buying from a reputable dealer gives you greater statutory protection. Should you develop a problem with your vehicle, your options for recourse are a lot stronger; not even luxury vehicles are fail-safe. Subject to applicable timelines, you may be entitled to repairs or even a refund. Furthermore, dealerships commonly provide warranties to help cover you and any unforeseen problems with your vehicle when your statutory rights may not. Don’t forget, if you are buying new or nearly new, be sure to check out the manufacturer warranty and its duration. Don’t be duped into purchasing a subsequent warranty you may not even need.
A great way to scope out a potential dealer and give you peace of mind is to do a bit of simple due diligence. Check out their website, their reviews and their social media platforms. More and more car dealers are utilising social media, which is a great way to get a better feel for the garage. Long-standing dealerships with an active social media presence are more likely to be a trusted vendor. After all, there is nothing stopping customers from leaving bad reviews or sharing their bad experiences on Facebook.
Finally, there is nothing stopping you from simply shopping. Turn up to showrooms, have a look around at the showroom and what they have to offer. Get a good look at the vehicle you think you want, and be sure to test drive it first. If you are unsure, speak to the sales team, talk to friends and family or do some Google research before taking the plunge. The more you know, the more confident you will be when spending your hard-earned money buying your next car.
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