Unless you live in a third world country or under a rock, everybody knows what a car is. By definition, a car is a road vehicle, typically with four wheels, powered by an external combustion engine, and able to carry a small number of people. THAT is the definition, but as people, we define cars differently.
There are three types of people car lovers, car drivers, and car riders. Car lovers are just that, they are in love with cars. From the speed to the design, and down to the shabby hood and seats on a Lexus ES 300. Car lovers do not discriminate and really appreciate luxury. Car drivers know the value of having a car (other than their feet). They know how to operate a vehicle and, maybe, even choose a great vehicle to purchase. Car drivers fantasize about being behind the wheel of a 2017 Chevrolet Camaro, but the majority don’t buy the luxury sports vehicles. Car riders, in my opinion, are either afraid to get behind the wheel or don’t know how to take control of the wheel. They lack the enthusiasm to think past the feel of the custom seats in an Aston Martin or the speed of an Ariel Atom. But, there is one thing that car riders do know, and that’s how to look good in the most exotic vehicle without touching the acceleration.
Although, car lovers, drivers, and riders see a different view from the mirrors everybody knows what a car is and has benefitted from them (one way or another), and everybody likes to look at a beautiful body (on a car), and love features that get their engines revved up.
People don’t want a car that is just a car. Sure, having reliable transportation is convenient, but honestly, who doesn’t like great features? When people shop for a vehicle they shop for a car that is fuel efficient, environmentally friendly, has great reviews, has 4WD/AWD, high in safety with easy handling, and last but not least affordable. Then there are the EXTRAS. The pay to play features. These cars have convertible roofs, 24Kt Gold trim, touchscreen infotainment systems, and holographic passengers to get you through the rideshare lane (I made up the last on.). But, seriously, Tesla has self-driving cars starting at $87,000. THAT’S INSANE! It’s a sad truth, but not everyone can afford to have these features in their cars. The cost of exotic vehicles is OUTRAGEOUS. If I owned an exotic vehicle, I would have to live, work, eat, and do ungodly things in my car to afford it. If it was fully loaded, it would cost about three life insurance policies and a contract with the devil.
This is what LUXURY/EXOTIC looks like (at least at the time that I did a Google search)
AMG G63 $140,000
Aston Martin Rapide S $204,950
Bentley Bentayga $229,100
Rolls Royce Wraith $315,700
Mercedes Maybach $576,000
Lykan Hypersport $3.4 million
Koenigsegg CCXP Trevita $4.8 million
Fortunately, there are opportunities for all to experience the exhilaration of pricey luxury cars without having to buy it. There are a number of places that provide luxury and exotic vehicle rentals with luxury customer service. So, whether you are on vacation, going on a date, or celebrating a promotion, you can look and feel great doing it.