Why I will never spend more than £100,000 on a car

I know this sounds ludicrous, but hear me out, because it has logic...

Just like it's pointless wasting thousands of pounds on Gucci clothing that's no different from H&M clothing, it's also pointless in my opinion to spend more than £100k on a car, because most likely that car will be exactly the same as others that are cheaper.

One good example that demonstrates my point is Aston Martin Vantage, which costs around £129,000, a price that one can justify by pointing out its 4-litre V8 engine that allows it to do 0-62 in less than 4 seconds, and also the fact that because it's an Aston, it's luxurious.

However, I - alongside many other rational individuals - would argue that if you wanted a fast coupe, it would be better to spend your money on a Lexus RCF, which costs £81,000, and also has a similar V8 engine that can do 0-62 in 4.5 seconds. The only difference between the two is one has a badge that has historical associations with luxury.

The similar story can be seen with SUVs; for example, a Bentley Bentayga costs £130,000, and it may make you look good as you drive in Knightsbridge, but why would you do that, when for a mere £25,000 you could have a Vauxhall Grandland. It may not make you look like a House of Lords member, but it will be able to do the same job and it will cost you less.

I know a lot of people reading this will accuse me of being a Jeremy Corbyn supporter, but I'm actually not; you can spend £100,000 on a car if you want, but just remember that you can have a car that's practically the same, but is also a lot less costly.

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  • Good points with good reasons. I don't think I'll be having such an expensive car either - though that's mostly because of the pressure & stress reasons for me.

    Though, at the same time, I don't mind people spending over £100,000 for a car, because sometimes there are factors that cannot be described in numbers. Brand value, design, the noise, driving style, how common/uncommon the car is, etc... and if the purchase makes one very happy for a long time, price doesn't matter much.

    In the end, it's all about the matter of satisfaction. Money can take a significant part of that satisfaction, but it doesn't define all other parts.

    And moreover, I think it's those consumers who will 'gladly' won't mind the financial aspects of a car help many sports cars, extravagant luxury cars, and supercars-oriented manufacturers to withstand through time....

      1 month ago
  • Fair. I'd still go for the Aston though. If I could afford it, anyway

      1 month ago