Guide to buying a classic car
This is a moving target, with cars produced as recently as the Nineties considered classics in certain quarters. In the traditional sense a car attains classic status if it fulfils the basic criteria of being both old and desirable…
Car Finance Guide
Buying a car – it’s a big step, and can represent a massive financial commitment. But you shouldn’t be daunted by the magnitude of the decision you’re making. You can get help with every step – from your early research to find the right car, and especially advice to make sure you spend your money wisely…
Guide to buying a Porsche 997
The relative understatement of a Carrera 4 bodyshell, blessed with more power and torque and one of Porsche’s finest manual shifters, the 997 GTS is a sleeper and a keeper. Where prices for the full-blown GT cars have gone stratospheric in recent years, the GTS remains an affordable option by performance Porsche standards, and is blessed with greater year-round usability…
Guide to buying a Range Rover
The Land Rover has been with us for over seventy years, a modest, no-nonsense premise that has gradually evolved into an unrecognisable international institution. From its honest origins as a utilitarian all-wheel drive, the Land Rover and Range Rover brand now represent the twin peaks of SUV ownership, be that workmanlike all-road ability, or the height of automotive luxury…
Guide to buying a Ferrari
Where to start with Ferrari? Arguably the most famous and instantly familiar marque on the planet, despite giving away almost half a century to the old guard of Mercedes or Ford. Ferrari’s ascension, meteoric and largely unchecked, began shortly after the Second World War, when Enzo, fresh from fronting Alfa Romeo’s racing stable, began plying his own trade as a builder of sports racers…
Guide to Buying a Tesla
From Silicon Valley start-up to household name in well under two decades, Tesla’s arrival as the EV market leader caught most legacy manufacturers on the hop. A rush to catch up with Elon Musk’s unconventional brand has born little fruit to date, however, and Tesla remains king of the electric hill. This Tesla buying guide explains the peculiar pleasures of running and driving one of these unique machines, as well as exploring the unfamiliar processes of specifying and buying from a car company that has no dealerships.
Guide to Buying a Porsche 991
Recently superseded by the all-new 992, Porsche’s 991 generation of 911 now represents one of the best-used buys throughout both sports and supercar marketplaces. Whether you’re shopping for an entry-level Carrera or a track-hardened GT3 RS flagship, this buying guide will take you step-by-step through the evolution of Porsche’s best-selling 911 series to date. With a full model history, overview of running costs and buying advice, this is your fast track to the reliably happy place that is 991 ownership.
Guide to Buying a Porsche
You’d be forgiven for thinking that buying a Porsche, particularly a 911, would be a fairly straightforward process. But scratch beneath the surface of this ubiquitous rear-engined sports GT and you’re quickly confronted by bewildering permutations of engine, drivetrain and the never-ending options list. This marque-specific buyers’ guide will help you navigate the possible pitfalls, covering everything from current market trends and best buys to buying on a budget and the ever-moving target that is an investment purchase.
Aston Martin Buyers’ Guide
Doing things its own way for well over a century, Aston Martin was, is and probably always will be, the thinking man’s alternative to the more outlandish Italian supercar. This buying guide puts a wide-angle lens on this inimitable British brand, covering classic and modern markets while considering both collectors cars and those that are still clamouring to be daily driven. It explores what to buy and from where, from budget V8s to six-figure super GTs.
Guide to Buying a Lamborghini
For many of us, Lamborghini is the epitome of supercar culture, the perfect storm of performance, sound and styling. If your heart is set on Sant’Agata’s finest export, this ‘Ultimate buying guide to Lamborghini’ will help you navigate the potential minefield of choosing, sourcing and buying one of these rare and highly specialised cars.
The guide covers past and present, looking at current values, running costs and all-important investment potential.
Guide to Buying a Supercar
If you’re interested in realising the dream of supercar ownership but don’t really know where to start, this ‘Guide to buying a supercar’ will take you through those essential first steps. How do you define a supercar these days? How much should you be spending? And on what exactly?
You will find broken down some of the most important aspects to consider at the outset, such as where to buy from, the potential costs of day-to-day ownership and how to get the very best price at the point of purchase.