When I first got my car I drove a fast V8. I was like any other young adult that purchased a brand new car. I went out and got the top of the line model and spent hundreds of dollars on parts, accessories, and service. The rest is history and I am very happy with my car.
The other day I was talking to an acquaintance, and she told me that she drove a fast V8 when she was a teenager and had not driven a car for a long time. She had not passed her driving test and did not know what kind of criteria to fill out to get her license. I told her to take a test drive of her own and find out what her speed would be. Here is what I shared with her.
Many of the cars are extremely fast and I am sure you have seen pictures of some of the super fast cars that are out there on the road today. If you have been paying attention to the news you may have also noticed a lot of fast cars that are damaged or salvaged. I think this is great that you are thinking about saving money but unfortunately a lot of these salvage cars are not worth very much money at all. What I am saying is that it is very unfortunate that someone would go out and try to get a fast car without ensuring that they are properly insured to cover them.
If you are going to buy a salvage car then you must go through and get a Carfax report to ensure that the car is not salvaged. You should also get a Car Insurance policy before you buy the car to cover you for accidents and such. One of the most important things that I learned while I was in high school is that you never take any type of risk when you are driving a car. Sure you might be able to pay the higher amount of money for a faster car but at the end of the day you will probably have to pay the full price if something was to happen to it.
Even with a good driving record you can get into some awful accidents. The reason for this is because of the larger size of the engine. You should always make sure that you have a safe car to drive and it is very important for you to get a good car that you can handle before you even leave the showroom. Going through a carwash can be very helpful as you will be able to get your car washed on site. This will greatly reduce the chance of an accident occurring while you are driving the car around the parking lot.
I will tell you this one little tip and this is a guarantee that if you purchase a salvage car from a wrecker you will most likely pay more than if you purchased a fast car from a dealer. Why? Well, dealerships want to sell fast cars and if you have an accident while driving the car you will have to pay the repair bill. They do not want to have to put money into the car again so they will most likely take less than the fair market value for the car. When you go to salvage auctions you will most likely pay more for the car than if you went to a dealer.
Another reason why you will pay more at a salvage yard is because the body of the car is more damaged. When you look at fast cars in the parking lot you will see how much damage the car has sustained and this is what they call damage control. Damage control does not include fixing the car and just trying to sell it. A salvage yard will have technicians that will inspect the car and any potential problems with the vehicle and then they will determine if the car can be repaired or if it needs to be scrapped and sold off.
I would always recommend going to a car wash over looking at a salvage yard. A good car wash will repair any potential problems with the car and also will give it a good wax job. These two things will cost much less than getting a salvage yard to fix your car for you. By doing an inspection and waxing on your car before you buy it you will save yourself quite a bit of money.