What Sets the Exotic Car Owner Apart?

Author: Steve Lavine       Date: 2012-03-13

keywords: exotic car owner,exotic cars,exotic car lover,mercedes,lamborghini,bmw,ferrari,porsche,jaguar,lexus


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The first thought that pops into your head when you see someone driving a shiny new Lamborghini is usually something along the lines of "Now there's a guy with some money to burn!" and it's true that an exotic car makes a great status symbol, it works as a sort of "trophy" of wealth and style, but... is that really why you're looking into exotic cars?

The truth is that anyone with a good job can probably afford an exotic car, and anybody with halfway decent credit can live beyond their means and take out a loan they can't afford in order to impress everyone with a brand new Ferrari, but there's a world of difference between an exotic car owner and an exotic car lover. Sure, you can drive an exotic car merely as a way to prove to everyone that you're making a good living, but someone who truly appreciates their automobile of choice is comparable to a collector of fine art. Private art collectors don't invest in a Picasso just to prove they can afford it, they invest in art because they have a love and appreciation for it.


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However, unlike a painting, an exotic car absolutely demands a degree of love and respect if you hope to keep it running. Porsches and BMWs are a little more high-maintenance than a Nissan Maxima, they require constant fine tuning, near-daily maintenance, and specialized parts every time something needs replacing.

It's for this reason that you'll read so many interviews with celebrities who confess to driving a Honda because they found that their ninety thousand dollar Maserati required a little more attention than they were willing to give it. In short, not everyone who can afford a luxury car is necessarily qualified to own one.

What we're getting at is this: There are three virtues which every super car driver should possess when they go hunting for the car of their dreams...

1- A true passion for high performance vehicles

Let's suggest a hypothetical situation: You're stranded in the desert and a man offers you either a glass of water or the keys to his Jaguar. If you consider this a tough decision to make, then you may well have the passion it takes to be a true exotic car lover.

2- The willingness to give an exotic car the care it deserves

To put it simply, you should love taking care of your car as much as you love driving it. A high-performance sports car, while it is built to last by the masters of the craft, it can also be a little more demanding to keep up. Where a Ford can easily be left in the driveway and only repaired when needed, a high-end vehicle is more like a musical instrument, requiring regular tuning and maintenance to keep running at its best.

3- An undying love for the open road

If you just want to park the Ferrari in your driveway to show it off, like it's a statue, go ahead and save yourself some money and just buy the body of a Ferrari and mount it on top of an old Ford frame, because you really shouldn't even be considering an exotic car unless you have a true love for driving.

Simply put, a true exotic car enthusiast is a breed apart from your average driver. We all think exotic cars are cool, but to a true driver, a Lamborghini isn't just cool, it's a work of art, and something to dedicate a lot of sincere time, passion and energy towards.

No matter what car you decide on there are 3 things you should always do:

1. Get a CarFax

2. Have the car inspected by a qualified mechanic/performance center

3. Go through a reputable dealer

Palm Beach Exotic Collection specializes in pre-owned exotic cars of every make and model. With over 40 years of automotive experience we have developed relationships with dealers around the globe, giving us access to thousands of exotic and luxury cars at well below retail prices. You can visit our showroom on line at http://pbexoticcars.com">pbexoticcars.com for the latest arrivals.

Steve Lavine is the owner of http://pbexoticcars.com">Palm Beach Exotic Collection in West Palm Beach, Florida. Steve has been an exotic car enthusiast for over 30 years, he has raced cars and speed boats. He is also an Equestrian Enthusiast and sponsor of the National Horse Show in Wellington, Florida.

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