Nevertheless, the problem with buying a supercar isn't so much the initial $300,000-$700,000 depriciating-investment but more so having to continue to sink considerable amounts of money to get parts and problems fixed. The Times Online published a report detailing the "supercar nightmare". I suppose most of us would think that if we had the spare $700,000 to sink into a Ferrari, we would also be willing to foot the 2 thousand dollar bill to replace the side mirror.
So just how much do SuperCar parts cost?
- Lamborghini Murcielago front bumper: $20300 AUD ($15,620 USD)
- Maserati Quattroporte sideview mirror: $1389 AUD ($1,069 USD)
- McLaren SLR sideview mirror: $2210 AUD plus fitting ($1,700+ USD)
- McLaren SLR headlamp assembly: $7099 AUD ($5,461 USD)
- Rolls-Royce Phantom Tyre : $1810 AUD / each
- Maybach Headlamp : $4900 / each
So if your Murcielago's front bumper costs $20,000, you'd be keen to park your car in a secured car park so no 4WD will reverse into it. Or if you drive a Phantom, you'd be keen not to get a Punctured tyre, because at $1,800, tyres have never been so expensive!
So what about Fuel? At $1.40 a litre for BP Ultimate, the Lamborghini Murcielago uses $40 of fuel to go 100km.. so 29Litres/100km.. and thats when you drive it conservatively!
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