Classic Cars and Modern Motors: what to look for in a car
With so many new cars and so many time-tested classic autos on the market, it can be a little overwhelming when considering a new investment. Making a trip down to the local car dealership can also be counterproductive as hard-edged commission-based salesmen may try to talk you into a deal you don’t see the benefits of.
Fortunately, there are a few key things to think of before you make you purchase, to make the transition all the easier. What is it that you want your new car for? If you’re a new family looking with a single child looking for a daytime run-around then it’s unlikely that you will need something larger than a hatchback.
Modern hatchbacks are extremely safe and often very competitive in price. They are also extremely economical and designed not only to look good, but also to accommodate strict budgets.
If it’s a business you’re running, then you’ll undoubtedly look at commercial vehicles. This again can be tricky as the two most important aspects of commercial vehicles are space and economy. Fortunately, there are many new cars on the market such as the Fiat Scudo which combine functionality, storage space and fuel economy.
Again, it is often more beneficial to the individual to invest in a new vehicle in this instance. The initial outlay may be greater, but the car’s fuel consumption will undoubtedly be lower.
When it comes to style, classic cars trump all others. Whereas most modern vehicles tend to look rather generic in nature, going for something that cuts from a different cloth will certainly leave you feeling great every time you leave the driveway.
One other great thing about classic cars is that many of them are exempt from road tax. This means that although your initial investment may be a little weighty, you will save a lot of money by not needing to tax it. Also, where modern cars do tend to lose their value over time, classic cars do not… meaning they are a literal investment in more ways than one!