You wouldn’t buy clothes before trying them on to see how they feel and look. The same should go for buying a car. While you can get a feel for a vehicle on a 10-minute test drive, if you want to buy a sports car like a Lamborghini or McLaren, you should consider renting one before spending tens of thousands of dollars. By renting a supercar before purchasing one, you can see if it’s truly the decision you want to make. Here are six reasons why you should rent a supercar before taking the plunge and buying one.
Make sure the car is comfortable:
While driving down the street in a brand new Ferrari, Porsche, or Lamborghini is a lot of fun, some sports cars just aren’t comfortable. If you are over six feet tall, you may have a hard time fitting into some of the smaller supercars. While car manufacturers are trying to make their supercars more comfortable, they still have to sacrifice a lot of comfort for performance and style. Ideally, if you rent one you should take it for the typical drive that you would want to take it on. If you are still comfortable after an hour or two, you should be good to go. Nothing would be worse than shelling out tens of thousands of dollars to be stuffed into a car not built for you.
Renting a Ferrari and taking it from 0-60 in under three seconds is a thrill like no other. However, most of us don’t exactly get the opportunity to take our cars on a two-lane highway without a care in the world. Since most of us get on busy freeways, highways, and city streets, we don’t get the chance to use our cars to the fullest. If you rent a supercar, you may discover that what looks so fun on the TV commercials isn’t so fun in traffic. Being stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic with a standard transmission can be tiring. Not only that, sports cars aren’t made for streets with potholes, speed bumps, and everything else roads can throw at you. While the fantasy of revving up your engine and taking your Lambo for a spin on an empty two-lane highway sounds fun, you may just end up stuck in traffic with the rest of the world.
While nobody thinks about practicality when buying a supercar, it might be worth considering. Supercars generally have two seats and little to no room in the trunk. If you have a family, or are planning to have one soon, a Porsche might not be a wise investment. If you want to throw your bike in the trunk or go camping with a two-seater sports car, you can forget about it. A supercar is fun to drive and can make you the envy of the neighborhood, but they are about as impractical on additional seating and storage space as they can be. Instead, if you rent a supercar, you enjoy the thrill and still enjoy a practical car the rest of the time. Of course, you may find that your lifestyle does support owning a McLaren, and by renting one, you will learn that you can cope without a lot of room or trunk space.
Let’s face it, a supercar is something special. For example, if you own a new Ferrari or Porsche, you are going to be a lot more careful than if you own a 1987 Toyota Camry. Whether you are in traffic and wince every time a motorcycle or car comes too close, or you are in a parking lot hoping nobody will door ding you, owning a high-end Porsche can be stressful. The same goes for keeping it clean and tidy. Supercar owners, naturally, wash their cars more and generally baby them. If you owned a Lamborghini or Ferrari, you would probably circle the grocery store parking lot multiple times before carefully choosing your spot. For some, this can become stressful and time-consuming. By renting a Porsche, you can see if you are up to the challenge of having to baby your car all the time. Many decide it’s easier to rent and have fun for a short time without having to constantly stress about their baby.
People aren’t buying Ferraris to be thrifty. With that being said, some people don’t factor in extra costs when buying a high-end car. Supercars almost always require premium gas, which gets expensive quickly. Supercars also generally don’t get the best gas mileage. While a typical sedan can easily get 30 miles per gallon in day-to-day usage, many supercars get about half that. If you own a McLaren, you will also spend more money on washing and waxing it, and keeping it in tip-top shape. Not to mention, you will want to keep it in a garage. While extra costs are to be expected, keeping a high-end car running well and protecting it can be more expensive than you might realize. By renting one for a couple of weeks, you can truly see if you can justify the extra costs associated with a supercar.
Some supercars look better than others. While some look futuristic and cool, others can be bland and boring. It would be a shame to spend a lot of money on a Lamborghini and realize that it isn’t as cool looking once you take it out of the showroom. With renting, you have a huge advantage. You can see if the car is truly what you want and has the look you are going for. You could even rent multiple models to see what looks best.
If you want to rent a supercar, you should consider Falcon Car Rental. With Falcon Car Rental, you can rent a number of supercars. Whether you want to rent a Lamborghini Aventador, Ferrari 488 Spider, or any other model, you can truly see if you want to take the plunge and buy one.
With Falcon Car Rental in Beverly Hills, you can simply choose the supercar you want to rent and enjoy it to the fullest. Reserving a car from Falcon Car Rental is a simple and fast process. To get started, just select the brand and model, along with the dates that you want to rent the vehicle. It’s that simple.