The COVID-19 pandemic has not only changed the lifestyle of people but has also changed the buying preferences of customers. The demand for luxury cars/brands was on the rise before the pandemic but now demand for the used luxury cars has grown especially in Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities across India as well. The trend of buying and modifying a used sports car in India is growing amongst hard-core enthusiasts. In fact, even more so, because there is a variety of such cars to fit almost every pocket. Due to the change in the buying preference of the customers, they are becoming more specific in terms of their choice to buy a car. Sports cars are now in trend!
The benefit of opting for a used sports car
The biggest benefit that you will find when you start looking for these used luxury cars for sale is the price. For buying a brand new sports car one has to spend a huge amount of. Not only the initial cost of the vehicle is high but the depreciation on many sports cars is quite severe.
Moreover, a used sports car will have lower insurance premiums than a new one. Of course, the insurance rates for any sports car will be higher than a family sedan, but buying used sports cars should still help you to save on your insurance payments.
Here are a few tips one should keep in mind before buying a used sports car:
Set your budget and do your research
Many times a car enthusiast may go shopping for a used sports car while having a brand new one in mind. The main thing with buying a used high-performance sports car is to get the best performing and highest quality car you can get for the investment you have. So set a budget beforehand, do your research well by looking at internet sites/magazines, etc.
Check the vehicle properly
Do a careful walk around the car, check both the interior and the exterior parts. With a used sports car, perhaps more than any other type of vehicle, it is crucial that you examine the vehicle thoroughly to be sure that it has been well maintained. The four main areas to concentrate on are the body, interior, engine, and maintenance records. You also want to check the inside of the tailpipe for any signs of grease or excessive moisture.
Check one by one all the service history and the cost of service/ repairs also what was the cost of the repair. Check for insurance claims history. Most insurance claims are taken in case of a vehicle accident. Check wheel alignment.
Remember the maintenance
Even though there are plenty of advantages to buying a used sports car, one also has to consider the maintenance of the vehicle. In some cases, they will require more repair work, or somewhat more expensive maintenance and repairs based on the nature of the vehicle. By taking good care of the vehicle and taking care of the regular maintenance, you can hopefully avoid these issues, though.
A test drive is a must
Drive the car before you make any kind of offer. You can’t tell anything about the performance or find out if there are any problems such as alignment without a test drive. If you take your time and you are careful and patient you can get a really good deal by purchasing a used sports car over a new one and possibly get the car of your dreams.
Buy only from an authorized dealer
Always prefer to buy a car only from an authorized dealer with the service center. You may feel that the car is a little costly while buying from an authorized service center but, yes just because of the quality they maintain. They do check all the possible checks before they buy from another car owner.
Author: Sumit Garg, Co-Founder & MD, Luxury Ride
Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are solely those of the original author. These views and opinions do not represent those of The Indian Express Group or its employees.
Australia opener David Warner revealed that it will take six to nine months more to recover from the groin injury that he sustained in November. Warner suffered the injury during the second ODI against India and missed the final ODI, the T20Is that followed and the first two Tests. He scored 5, 13, 1 and 48 in his four innings before being named in the squad for the now-postponed tour of South Africa. He is set to captain SunRisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League in the upcoming edition.
“I am almost back to full 100 per cent sprinting in a straight line. This next week is getting back to fielding, picking up, throwing, very difficult that was [in the] last couple of weeks, even trying to throw,” Warner said during Fox Cricket’s coverage of the first T20I in Christchurch.
“Now it’s all about lateral, running between wickets, building that up. It’s just the tendon that has got that slight tear in it now. It’s going to aggravate me for the next six to nine months but I am sure the medicos will help me out there,” he added.
Warner further said that he has to teach his brain to not worry about the pain.
“I have spoken to a few people that have actually had that type of injury and they have just said it’s a niggle. You have just got to teach your brain to not worry about the pain and that it’s not going to happen again. It’s just getting back that confidence to sidestep and run as hard as I can and dive around again. Once I get that, I will be right to go. It’s just not 100 per cent there yet,” he said.
Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan welcomed their second child, a baby boy, on Sunday (February 21) and almost everyone is now eagerly waiting to catch the first glimpse of their son. While we impatiently wait to see the first picture of the star kid, Saba Ali Khan, Saif’s sister, treated her Instagram followers to a million-dollar throwback moment from when Saif was just a kid.
SABA ALI KHAN SHARED A PRICELESS THROWBACK MOMENT ON INSTAGRAM
Saba Ali Khan shared a black-and-white throwback picture featuring herself with Saif Ali Khan and mother Sharmila Tagore. Little Saif can be seen holding his baby sister Saba while posing for a picture with his mother. “BABY…Besties My FAVOURITE..Bhai n Moi. Ma (sic),” she captioned the photo. She shared the photo soon after it was confirmed that Kareena has given birth to a baby boy.
KAREENA AND SAIF WELCOME BABY BOY
Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan welcomed their second baby on Sunday. The actress was admitted to the Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai where she gave birth to a baby boy at 9 in the morning. The news was initially confirmed by Kareena’s father Randhir Kapoor.
Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan dated for some years before tying the knot on October 12, 2012. The couple welcomed their first child, Taimur, on December 20, 2016.
Suryakumar Yadav just can’t wait to join the Indian squad next month for the T20I series against England after getting his maiden international call-up last week.
Suryakumar has had to wait in the wings for a long time and was finally rewarded for his patience when the national selectors picked him in the T20I squad after his stellar performance in the Indian Premier League last year.
Surya had amassed 480 runs in IPL 2020 in Mumbai Indians’ victorious campaign but was still not ignored for the Australia tour. His disappointment was evident while cricket pundits were also puzzled as to why he was being overlooked despite his purple patch with the bat.
But good things come to those who wait which Surya did and has finally got the chance to shine at the international stage.
“I have already started thinking about how I am going to spend time with all the greats over there.
“I will get to learn so much from our captain Virat Kohli and then there is Rohit Sharma, everyone, A-Z all the players. I am really looking forward to spend quality time, grasp as much as I can,” Suryakumar told Sports Today.
Surya is one of three debutants in the squad along with his MI teammate Ishan Kishan and Haryana all-rounder Rahul Tewatia. All three were among the best of the players in the IPL last season.
“There were a few instances during the IPL where I used to dream about winning games for India and I think the opportunity for me has come at the right time. It’s on me how I take it and how I make full use of it.
“Not thinking about too much, I would say, I would go one step at a time, take one game at a time. I have a few plan. Obviously, I would love to go ahead and explore in this series,” Surya said.
India and England will play a series of 5 T20 internationals in Ahmedabad from March 12. All the matches will be played at the newly-built Sardar Patel Cricket stadium in Motera.
WhatsApp is perhaps the most popular app in India, but there’s one useful feature that’s a little hard to find – the ability to make notes to yourself. Other messaging apps like Signal come with this feature, which is helpful for making lists, saving links, and more. WhatsApp is used to share text messages, photos, videos, files, documents, stickers, and even GIFs. There are several features that WhatsApp has introduced over the years, and this includes the ability to archive chats, mute groups, and even star important messages. Being able to add notes to self takes the app one step further and makes it even more useful.
This feature is very easy to use, but is not very well known among WhatsApp users. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to chat with yourself on WhatsApp for taking notes, making to-do lists, and more.
How to Chat With Yourself on WhatsApp
Chatting with yourself on WhatsApp is useful for multiple reasons. It enables you to save links and videos of recipes, how tos, or DIYs that you may want to go through later. As mentioned, this feature also lets you make shopping and to-do lists and share files across devices easily. Follow these steps to begin chatting with yourself on WhatsApp.
Open any browser (Google Chrome, Firefox) on your phone or PC.
Type wa.me// in the address bar, followed by your phone number. Make sure you add your country code before enter your mobile number. For Indian users, it will be wa.me//91xxxxxxxxxx.
A window prompt will ask you to open WhatsApp. If you are on the phone, your WhatsApp will open up with your phone number displayed on top, alongside your profile picture. You can then begin chatting with yourself, add notes, or save photos and videos.
If you are on PC, then a new window will open up with a button that reads, “Continue to Chat”.
Click on that option and either WhatsApp Web or the WhatsApp desktop app will open up with your own chat shown. You can then begin chatting with yourself. This chat, with all the links and texts, will then show up on your phone as well so you can access all the information across devices.