Do Luxury Cars Really Attract And Impress Women?

There seems to be a general feeling that women are generally impressed by guys who drive expensive cars. Some guys even seem to believe that they have a better chance of scoring a date if they drive an exotic or expensive car.

Personally, I have NEVER thought to myself “Wow, that guy driving the 7-series must be loaded! Let me go get some of that!” The feelings I generally get when seeing a guy in a super expensive car such as a Lamborghini or Bentley run anywhere from apathy to envy to motivation. Let me explain further…

Apathy – Most of the time I could care less if a guy drives a $200,000 car. When I DO LOOK, it’s to check out the car and not the guy. Personally, I find no glory in dating a guy driving an expensive car. I am extremely ambitious I would rather work hard enough in order to BUY a $200,000 car myself. What do you gain from sitting in the passenger seat of an expensive car? Absolutely nothing. I would rather be the owner of the car; that’s where the real glory lies. Also, it makes no difference to me if another person can afford an expensive car; it doesn’t affect me personally. I have no interest in being with someone for their wealth; I’d rather have my own wealth.

Envy – Seeing someone in a really nice car will sometimes bring out the green eyed monster in me. It can make me a just a bit sad seeing how someone else has so much while I don’t… However, that’s not a very healthy way of thinking because there will always be someone richer and wealthier… or prettier… or skinnier… or more successful… That’s just the way of the world.

Motivation – Seeing someone in an expensive car like a Bentley mostly serves as motivation and inspiration. It reminds me of what is achievable in life if you work hard and never give up. If anything, it makes me want to work harder and not slack off so that one day I may achieve that level of wealth and success.

With all this talk about luxury cars, it’s still important to keep in mind that it’s important to live within your means. Dealerships such as GMC Dealer Columbus and Buick Dealer Columbus sell cars that are affordable and reliable. After all; it’s not very impressive to drive an exotic car while living in a tiny apartment. Not to mention the fact that a car is a depreciating liability and not an asset.

In conclusion, there are many women out there who are impressed by the type of cars guys drive and are easily impressed by them. However, to me that is “broke thinking”. Why be content sitting in the passenger seat when you can be the driver and have the wealth and power for yourself? An exorbitantly expensive car doesn’t make a guy more attractive to me; it only serves to make me want to compete with them and win. Since I am competitive, guys in expensive cars inspire me to become more successful in life… it serves as fuel to make me work even harder.

Trust me, when you are 90 years old and lying on your deathbed you do not want to think about your life and think “Wow, the highlight of my life was dating that guy in the Lamborghini”… Much better to be able to look back and think “What a great life I’ve had; I made millions of dollars, achieved things others can only dream about, owned and enjoyed the best exotic cars and luxury goods that money could buy and lived my life with no regrets… “

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FAQs – Classic Car and Classic Luxury Limo Restoration

If you’re thinking of restoring a classic car or classic luxury limo, the following FAQs might prove useful.

What is a classic car or limo?

There is no universally accepted definition.

Some people trying to sell a 10 year old car in poor condition might describe it as “classic”. That’ll be more from trying to ramp up the sale price than anything else.

Very broadly speaking, most people would consider “classic” to mean:

  • a limited, highly acclaimed and rarer vehicle of age, even those that are only 5-10 years old;
  • any vehicle over 25-30 years old;
  • any vehicle over 25-30 years old but later than 1920. Most vehicles before 1920 are called “antiques”.

Be careful that you don’t get suckered into paying more than something’s worth because the vendor has unilaterally decided that it’s “classic” or “vintage”.

Is any car restorable?

In theory, you could take say a single screw from a Ford Model ‘T’ and build a car around it. Voila! You have restored a model ‘T’!

The real question should be – “can you restore any car economically and sensibly”? The answer is, no, you can’t.

There are three aspects to this;

  • do not think you have any chance of restoring a car and making a profit on its re-sale. About 99.9% of people that try to do so end up losing LOTS of money in the attempt;
  • if your vehicle’s chassis and sub-frames have gone, then it can still be restored but you may as well build a repro from scratch in cost terms. The restoration costs are likely to be astronomical;
  • remember that if most of the vehicle has gone, your labour of love’s finished product is likely to be heavily criticised or even rubbished by connoisseurs as “not authentic”, a “composite” or a “sad marriage of disparate pieces”.

Bottom line – be sensible about what you take on.

What is the value of a restored vehicle?

Sadly, many people make the mistake of trying to assess this based upon a review of what others are asking for restored examples on EBAY or similar forums.

That method is often entirely useless.

Many online sites are full of restored vehicles that are, quite simply, unsaleable. That’s because their owners paid far too much for them to begin with, have spent a small fortune in restoration and have then added 50% on top as their profit margin. They’re then shocked when the car doesn’t sell.

If you use that as your guideline, you’ll suffer.

The only way to check the market value of a vehicle is to try and find examples of restored models that have actually sold and for how much – and not to get hypnotized by looking at what other people are unrealistically asking for theirs.

Can you find classic luxury limos for sale?

Yes, they do exist. Some providers of luxury limousines, Sydney and elsewhere, do sell of their old vehicles – if they own them.

There are other specialist sites that might also help.