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What to Consider When Buying a Luxury Car

As the recession continues to bite many people are put off paying a large sum of money for a car. But there are several reasons why spending more on a luxury car is worthwhile. Whether you chose a Mercedes or an Infiniti luxury car you can decide between a number of features that simply aren’t available on cheaper models.

Luxury cars have many advanced safety features as standard and with most major developments in this field being introduced by the luxury car market you can have access to technology which is not available on the standard car market. Electronic stability control, blind-spot warning systems and anti-lock brake systems (ABS) all found their way into the general car market after their introduction in luxury vehicles. With luxury cars leading the way in engineering and design you can purchase a piece of the future. There are, however, many things that you need to consider when buying a new luxury car.

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First of all you should draw up a list of your ideal cars and have a look into the insurance for each model. You may even find that the excess will vary dramatically between each model.

Many cars have a better resale value; you might be surprised at how much a car will lose in a year, or even just minutes after being driven out of the dealership. So you should look into models which will hold their value.

Decide what’s most important to you: safety, value for money, performance, comfort, reliability, design, prestige. Then rate the each of your chosen cars according to these criteria. You will soon find that one or two cars will jump out at you.
Once you have whittled down your list you can test-drive the two or three cars on your short list. You will soon find the perfect luxury car for you.

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