3 common mistakes when buying a used luxury car

16/01/2019

3 most common mistakes when buying a used luxury car found– buying brand, lacking information search and skipping test drive

Many people, when buying used luxury cars, are often convinced by their brand glamour, thus paying little attention when collecting information, inspecting and test driving the cars, which eventually results in quick and erroneous decisions.

Below are the three most common mistakes that a knowledgeable buyer should never commit:

1. Skip the research

Whether buying a used car or a new car, collecting information is always a crucial step that customers should never ignore. This step is even much more vital for customers who aim at used luxury cars. The reason is changes and ambiguous definitions of ‘value’ in luxury cars and their engines during different time periods.

As a sober buyer, you should understand why the 1961 version of a Jaguar E car maintains a higher value compared to the 1974 model. This thorough understanding will help you avoid wrong decisions when choosing a vehicle. Remember to have comprehensive research to ensure that your chosen car deserves your investment.

How to inspect a used car for purchase

2. Buy brand Image

The glamour of brand sometimes deceives your sense and lures you to make erroneous decisions. Therefore, don't put too much emphasis on a car's brand. Despite being a luxury car, it is still a used car with possible past breakdowns and problems. A Mercedes with an enticing price can be a sweet trap for gullible customers.

Rather than blind belief in the vehicle brand, a conscious mind with car experiences would be better. Keep in mind that the value of a car doesn't lie only in its brand.

3. Leave out test drive

Some buyers make mistakes when buying a used luxury car online without test driving. They are tricked by advertisements for luxury cars with low prices and agree to purchase immediately without a test drive.

Someone is buying a car online.

Some buyers are tricked by misleading advertisement of used luxury car online

However, what they buy turns out to be a mess that costs them a lot of time and money for repairs and maintenances. When purchasing a used luxury, for whatever reasons, careful test driving before buying is always a wise choice.

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