You simply cannot compare the pleasure of driving a performance sports car with any other car segment. The responsive gear shifting, unbelievable acceleration, high steering control and the sound of roaring engines instantly makes you fall in love. As compared to last decade, performance and sports cars are now available in variety of styles and models. The specifications and the cost surely depict your lifestyle.
It is not easy to choose a sports car which perfectly satisfies your needs, however here are few tips which will assist you in deciding what to and what not to opt for-
Cost: Before you go and buy a sports car make sure you have shortlisted the modes and makes as new models can make you go crazy. Shortlist according to the cost you are willing to pay. If spending money is not an issue you definitely have more options than ever. Many automobile manufacturers are now-a-days designing wallet friendly sports car.
Performance: It is the key for buying a sports car. Make sure you are familiar with all technical specs of the automobile you are interested in. Power, torque and fuel consumption are some important points which should satisfy your needs.
Transmission: As many cars are available in budget segment, they generally fail to offer four wheel drive and stick to the conventional two wheel drive. It is important to know the difference between such transmission modes. Two wheel drive cars which transmit power to rear wheels only are not useful for cold temperature drives. Performance tires along with all wheel drive will surely make a good option.
Fuel and Reliability: Most performance cars require premium fuel; even for normal performance. The cost of such fuels per gallon is not more as compared to ordinary fuel but frequent fueling can show the cost drift. Also make sure that the model is reliable, most of the cars require high maintenance cost and can empty your pockets instantly. If possible use extended warranty options which manufactures provide separately to minimize after purchase expenses.
Style: A Performance car usually comes with two styles- Convertible and Coupe. Decide the car according to the style you prefer. If you want to enjoy your ride with no roof, opt for convertible car else go with the compact coupe version.
Drive Testing: Once you are through with the above steps, make sure you drive the exact car i.e. same model, make and year. This will help you to know how exactly the car runs; for effective driving experience choose different road surfaces. Check for gear shifting, handling, cornering and acceleration which the car has to offer.
If you like the feel of the car and are satisfied with its performance negotiate on the dealers quote. Ensure the quote includes other costs like insurance, taxes, registration details and other necessary deals. Buying a sports/ performance car can be very easy if proper and good planning is done.
No other man-made device since the shields and lances of the knights quite fulfills a man's ego like an automobile.William Rootes