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How Do You Pick a Good Used Sports Car?

When the weather gets warm, and the sun stays up a little longer, it’s time to hit the open road. The sports car segment is filled with great models that can provide everything someone is looking for. So, how do you pick a good used sports car? Given what sports cars are built to do on the road, it’s important to be able to spot red flags before you sign the paperwork. Let’s take a look at a few things that will be helpful to potential buyers.

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Red Flags For Buying Sports Cars

By their very nature, sports cars are a bit more complex than standard, high-volume coupes, sedans, or even SUVs. High-performance engines come with high-performance parts which is going to make maintenance and breakdowns a little more expensive. Before taking a sports car home, be on the lookout for:

  • Fluid leaks in the engine bay
  • Grease or excessive moisture in the tailpipe
  • Check the body for signs of repair work or rust

It’s also very important to take a potential sports car purchase for a test drive. Listen for metal-on-metal sounds, knocking in the engine while at idle and be sure the transmission operates smoothly.

Which Sports Car is Right for You?

Like anything else in the automotive industry, there is something for everyone in the sports car class. Some sports cars are going to be equipped with powerful, turbocharged engines that make hundreds upon hundreds of horsepower. The Chevrolet Corvette or Dodge Challenger falls under this category. It takes a skilled and experienced driver to harness all of that performance. 

Additionally, there are light and nimble models that are still very fun to drive. Options like the Mazda Miata or Toyota Supra typify another kind of sports car. So-called “hot hatches” like a Volkswagen Golf GTI or Subaru BRZ are very exciting to get behind the wheel. 

Picking out any vehicle can be a tough process; choosing your dream sports car certainly raises the stakes a bit. If you need help finding something specific, make an appointment with a Davey Auto Sales product expert today.

May 20th, 2024