12 Reasons Driving A Supercar Isn\'t As Cool As You Think

The cheapest supercars are still quite expensive -- and you always face the question of whether your sub-$100,000 'supercar' is a true supercar. So you feel the pressure to man up for the pricier shiny metal.

And then you will invariably:

1. Bang into something and need to get your investment repaired.

2. Have to get something fixed that goes wrong with your ride.

In either case, you'll be parting with huge sums of money. Eye-watering, staggering sums, in fact, if you're used to dropping your Lexus off at the dealership for a brake job.

You may also have to wait months to get the car back.

4. They are UTTERLY uncomfortable.

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Plush freeway cruising sedans are optimised for the comfort of driver and passengers.

Supercars are not. With few exceptions: The Acura NSX has a reputation for being compliant, and the McLaren 650S is easy to drive.

But the whole point of the supercar is to tuck you down in a low tub made of carbon fibre of magnesium, swaddle you in firm, bolstered, racing-derived seats, and scare the bejeezus out of you as soon as you put the pedal down.

And then just try tooling around town. I spent some time with a McLaren 675LT last year, and although I was grateful for the nominal cupholders (a supercar rarity), and I certainly enjoyed the spirited driving part, by the time I was heading back to Pasadena from Malibu and trying to get through Downtown Los Angeles, my lower back and I were no longer on speaking terms.

5. A significant number of people THINK you're an arse----.

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You may not be, but this is a risk you take when you go in for supercar ownership. The jerkiest photos ever taken of me have featured me behind the wheel of a supercar -- and I'm not going to even try to deny it.

They change your character. You become a swaggering rock god, when in real life you might be a meek bureaucrat. Nothing you can do about it. It's like slipping on a bright yellow suit. There will be judgments.

6. The carwashes WILL bankrupt you.

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Supercars aren't allowed to be dirty. Heck, they aren't allowed to be smudged.

Fingerprints must be immediately buffed out. And let's not even talk about that which birds will sometime do in the vicinity of cars. You're best off keeping your supercar inside when it rains.

The implicit requirement that you maintain your supercar in showroom-new condition, if not art-galley level nick, is oppressive. These are no machines that you can run through the gas-station car wash. No, they demand detailing. Every single time they're cleaned.

And not just any detailing -- rather, supercar-grade detailing. So if you're accustomed to that twice-yearly detailing bill of $200, well, get ready for Special Forces-calibre detailing -- and the massive hit to your bank account.

7. You won't be able to stop STARING at your car

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No one every tells you this.

They just assume that you'll be able to get on with the rest of your life after you buy a supercar.

But supercars aren't meant to be ignored. They command attention. Your attention. All the time.

I recently borrowed a Ferrari 488 GTB from the manufacturer to review, and I kid you not -- I literally had to remind myself to stop looking at it and do something else. I was hypnotized.

But hey, as tough as it is to live with the supercar -- they're still SUPER-CARS!

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What I mean is that there is no art without struggle.

You will have rough patches with your supercar, you will agree that the two best days for a supercar owner are the day you buy and the day you sell.

But then the light will come down at just the right angle and catch the car just so, and your ride will take your breath away again, like it has so many times before.

Maybe I'll keep it!

Source : https://au.finance.yahoo.com/news/9-reasons-why-driving-supercar-140516196.html

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