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There are, of course, many different reasons why someone may, or may not, decide to take out a car finance deal. And there are a lot of people doing it — according to data from Statista, in the 12 months up to September 2021, more than two million cars were bought on finance by consumers. Most of those vehicles — some 1.34 million — were used cars, with new cars making up the rest of the total.

Those statistics should give you pause for thought. Why? Well, with numbers like that, it’s unlikely that the only people purchasing a car on finance are those who are seriously cash-strapped, and simply looking to buy a humble city runabout.

The fact is, people from all walks of life buy cars on finance, and this is reflected in the sheer variety of motor vehicles that tend to be purchased in this way. You only need to look at our own vehicle stock at any one time, for instance, to see that we offer not just budget vehicles on finance, but also the likes of sought-after SUVs, executive and performance cars from prestigious marques such as Jaguar, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz.

In short, then, yes, you can definitely get a luxury car on finance! But the next question this raises is, why would you wish to do so? This is where things get particularly interesting.

With the right car finance deal, you can go up in the world

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There are numerous well-documented benefits of buying a car on finance, and to appreciate those benefits, it’s best to consider it alongside the obvious alternative: purchasing the car in question with whatever cash you happen to have already sitting in your bank account.

And sure, a lot of people who buy luxury cars might already have enough money to purchase the opulent executive saloon, or even sleek and sporty coupe, that they have in mind.

But much of the attraction of buying a luxury car in the first place, is the notion that you aren’t compromising: you’re buying a car that has a formidable specification, and that might represent the last word in sophistication, comfort, and opulence — at least compared to any vehicle you have driven in the past.

Indeed, if you are reading this, it may be because you’ve recently had a pay rise, or perhaps benefitted from another windfall, and you really fancy treating yourself with the next car that you buy.

And that’s where car finance can really make sense. By spreading the cost of your new car over a longer period of time than would be the case if you just bought it with the total amount of cash upfront, you could potentially afford an even more impressive model than might have been possible otherwise.

Who, after all, wants a merely mid-range BMW or Mercedes, if they can have the range-topping version of the same car? As long as other aspects of the finance agreement — such as the size of the deposit and the exact level of repayments for the rest of the loan term — are well-suited to your needs, buying a luxury car on finance could be a very alluring prospect indeed.

But there’s still a lot to think about when buying a luxury car on finance

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Now, this is the point at which we need to sound a note of caution. Yes, buying your next luxury car on finance could well enable you to get behind the wheel of a vehicle that you might have previously considered beyond your financial reach.

And there are other potential benefits of agreeing to a car finance deal — for example, the chance to switch to another car, on another deal, once the original loan term comes to an end. That could mean you’re always driving a vehicle incorporating many of the most recent luxuries and ‘extras’.

But taking out a car finance deal is still a major commitment, and a serious responsibility. And it definitely isn’t in our own interests at Car Finance Genie (or in yours!), for us to provide you with a car finance agreement that you might struggle to repay over time.

So, it’s crucial to swot up on such matters as the differences between the key types of car finance deal, while considering what would be a realistically priced deal for you. Indeed, we have an online car finance calculator available that can help you to clearly see what you can afford.

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By: Joseph Low
Title: Can You Get Luxury Cars on Car Finance?
Sourced From: www.luxuo.com/cars/automobile/can-you-get-luxury-cars-on-car-finance.html
Published Date: Fri, 25 Mar 2022 01:06:01 +0000

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Here comes trouble: A Triumph TR6 with a Matchless frame

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Kids are impressionable, especially when motorcycles are involved. That magical combination of sound, smell and danger has a way of imprinting itself on young minds. But Kyle Harvey didn’t just dream of bikes as a child—he practically grew up with them.

Kyle’s trade is tool and die making, but his passion is building bikes. His father, Garth Harvey, got Kyle and his brother into bikes at a young age; as soon as they could start their old man’s vintage motorcycles, they were riding them. Living in Edenvale in South Africa’s Gauteng province, the boys also had direct access to the local Classic Motorcycle Club.

 

The folks at the CMC made quite an impression on young Kyle—and taught him everything he knows about vintage bikes. After helping numerous friends work on their bikes, he went on to open his own shop, named simply ‘The Workshop.’ Kyle has been building and restoring classic motorcycles for over a decade now.

This cheeky bobber is his latest build, and it’s immensely fascinating. The engine’s from a Triumph TR6 Trophy, the frame is from a Matchless, and the quirky handmade details on it are endless.

Custom Triumph TR6 with Matchless frame

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By: Ben Pilatti
Title: Here comes trouble: A Triumph TR6 with a Matchless frame
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/custom-triumph-tr6-matchless-frame
Published Date: Wed, 21 Dec 2022 17:01:12 +0000

 

 

 

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The Swan Song of the V12

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The V12 engine holds a special place in the heart of many automotive and motorsports fans. For some, it’s the sound of Formula 1 through the years, especially during the 1990s. For others, it’s engines like the 6.1 L BMW S70/2 from the McLaren F1 or the 3.9L Lamborghini V12 that powered all their cars from the Miura through to the Diablo. No matter where it lies in your heart, it is the “proper” configuration for many: 6 cylinders per bank, put into a V, and firing in an odd sequence to give it that special roar under power.

Yet, as concerns over fuel efficiency, qualms about environmental impact, and high-powered turbocharged V8 or V6 engines are the norm now, the V12 is slowly, but surely, being put to rest. In fact, the only place that V12s are still hanging on by the last threads of their engine mounting bolts are in supercars, hypercars, and a few ultra-luxury cars. Even then, many exotic brands have announced that their next cars will either be V10s or turbo V8s and V6s.

Since it appears that the swan song of the V12 is reaching a crescendo, we thought it only appropriate to celebrate the few remaining cars out there that carry them. It may be the last time we see some of these brands, many of which are known for their V12s.

The Amazing Last V12 Production Versions from the Big Brands

Ferrari 812 Superfast

Ferrari 812 Superfast

Ferrari 812 Superfast. Image via Supercars.

The writing is on the wall for the prancing horse, as the new Ferrari 296 GTB is showing the direction that Maranello is headed. Yet, unless you were invited to snag one of the limited-edition Monza SP1 or SP2 cars, there is still one car you can buy from the legendary marque that has all 12 cylinders fully intact.

The 6.5L F140 GA V12

The 6.5L F140 GA V12
The 6.5L F140 GA V12. Image Via: Wikimedia Commons.

The 6.5L F140 GA 65-degree V12 in the front of the 812 is the last road-going version of the V12 that debuted in the Ferrari Enzo. Producing a monstrous 789 HP and 530 lbs-ft of torque, it is no slouch either, as when the 812 Superfast debuted, it was the most powerful naturally aspirated production car engine ever made.

It has the typical low-rev Ferrari roar that rises into a howl as the car revs up to nearly 9,000 RPM, and will catapult the 3,845 (1,744 kg) car to 60 MPH in 2.9 seconds. As far as a curtain call is concerned, that’s a great way to bow out and focus on hybrids and turbocharged engines.

Mercedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC

2022 Mercedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC

2022 Mercedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC
cedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC. Image via Supercars.

Mercedes-Benz used to be at the very top of the V12 pecking order when it came to luxury performance cars. Such classics as the S 65 AMG from the mid-2000s and the 500 TE AMG W123 Touring from the very end of the 1970s came with big V12s that sound astounding, but the biggest and baddest of the Mercedes V12s left on in a production car is the M279 E60 LA that hauled the S65 AMGs of 2014.

M279 E60 LA Twin Turbo V12

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By: Simon Bertram
Title: The Swan Song of the V12
Sourced From: sportscardigest.com/v12-swan-song/
Published Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2022 10:49:26 +0000

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Road Tested: Gear from Shoei, Akin Moto and Rev’It!

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In our continuing quest to source motorcycle gear that combines safety and style, we bring you our thoughts on Shoei’s new ECE 22.06-approved NXR2 helmet. Plus a stealthy riding parka from Akin Moto, and the perfect pair of urban riding gloves from Rev’It!.

Shoei NXR2 helmet It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Shoei’s helmets. Every Shoei I’ve owned has fit and felt right from the first wear, with no major deviations in their sizing or shape from model to model. So when I was looking for a do-it-all street helmet to replace my well-used Shoei RYD, the new NXR2 was a no-brainer… and it hasn’t disappointed.

I loved the RYD for its combination of neutral styling, comfort and ventilation. The NXR2 basically feels like a premium version of the RYD; it has the same clean aesthetic, but ramps up the performance. And it’s one of the few helmets that meet with Europe’s new, and more stringent, ECE 22.06 standard.

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By: Wesley Reyneke
Title: Road Tested: Gear from Shoei, Akin Moto and Rev’It!
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/shoei-akin-moto-revit-review-44
Published Date: Sat, 30 Jul 2022 17:01:31 +0000

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