Why owning a luxury car may not be as out of reach as you think.
Chris McDermott is the founding director of Baytree Cars in Derby, an independent, family-run luxury car dealer. Below he reveals how the personal and transparent service they provide can help you find
a prestige, performance vehicle for an affordable price.
What should I consider before buying a luxury car?
I would always recommend doing your research first. Consider the specification of the vehicle very carefully before a purchase, as this could have a big impact on its future value. For example, has it got the right overall specification?
This could be the engine size, mileage, wheel style and diameter, interior package, or even the right colour combination. This all has an effect when disposing of the car, as it will appeal to a much larger audience when selling, and in turn command a higher resale price.
You should also inquire into the car’s service history, current condition and ask to take the car for a test drive. We run comprehensive pre-delivery inspections on all of our cars to ensure your vehicle is in top condition and safe to drive.
Is now a good time to buy a luxury car? Luxury cars are an investment, which is why it’s worth consulting a specialist to help you understand the market and make a sound financial decision.
Auto Trader’s January 2022 Retail Price Index showed the number of used car enquiries sent to traders via their platform has risen by 31 per cent, compared to January 2021. Used performance cars are in high demand, making now a good time to buy.
We can advise what model will be a good investment and assist with selling your car, helping you to fetch the best price and simplifying the process.
Is it worth considering buying an electric luxury car?
With the UK government aiming to reach zero-emission targets by 2030, it may be worth considering an electric, hydrogen or hybrid supercar. Over the next five years, I think we’re only going to see electric vehicle options grow. For this reason, it’s best to seek expert advice before buying.
What supercars are popular for 2022? You can explore the makes and models available for sale on our website or in our showroom. Some popular used luxury vehicles for 2022 are:
Ferrari 430 Scuderia Coupe – this is a semi-automatic 2008 model, with a 4.3-litre engine, that can reach top speeds of 199 mph.
McLaren V8 Spider – a 2019 economy model, with a 3.8-litre engine, that can reach top speeds of 204 mph.
Porsche 991 Turbo S Coupe – a 16 reg plate, this economy model comes with a 3.8-litre engine and can reach top speeds of 205 mph.
How can I afford a luxury car?
We accept part exchange and offer competitive deals and finance options to help make owning your supercar more affordable. There is also a range of cars available in our showroom beginning from £50,000, so you can find one that fits your budget.
Why choose Baytree Cars?
Our extensive network of contacts, vast expertise and links to vehicle finance providers enable us to provide exceptional, quality and bespoke customer service. We have over 300 5-star rated reviews on Google and Autotrader.
Our luxury showroom stocks a wide range of vehicles for you to explore. We recently renovated one of our units and will soon open our new supercar showroom. 2022 marks our 15th anniversary in business and we were
recently awarded ‘Fastest Growing Dealer of the Year’ at the Motor Trader 2021 National Independent Dealer Awards.
We’ve also been shortlisted for ‘Used Car Dealer of the Year 2022’ in the Automotive Management Awards.
To explore their range of prestige and performance cars, visit baytreecars.com
Find the showroom at Burnden House, 31 Chequers Lane, Derby DE21 6AW Call 01332 345 987 or