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Breaking the stereotypes- why buying used luxury cars is ideal?

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Everything has its own stereotype. A stereotype for a joker is a red nose, for a dancer are heeled boots and for a rich person, it’s luxury. 

These are stereotypical images stuck in the minds of the population at large, but do they have to be true all the time? 

A joker can make you laugh without a nose, a dancer can nail a performance wearing flats and a rich person can choose to live a minimalist lifestyle. So the answer is no, but the image does not change- does it? 

The same goes with used luxury cars- a lot of people have a lot of opinions and while we can not defy them absolutely, a few things are very subjective. 

We are here today to talk about them because we don’t want you to miss on such great deals believing what might just not be the case for all. 

So let’s dive in and break the stereotypical ideologies concerned with used luxury cars

The status symbol- 

It is widely believed by people that buying used variants of anything is demeaning. 

And same goes for cars as well. But the thing is people still don’t frown upon buying used standard cars. Because it is seen as something a person would do to fulfil his/her daily needs on a budget. 

This is not the case with used luxury cars. Clearly, no one buys used luxury cars just to meet their requirements-its the zeal to own and ride the luxury that encourages them. 

Moreover, it is believed that people who buy pre-owned variants are just trying to “have it all” even when they don’t have a pocket for it. 

This idea clearly isn’t something that should be encouraged. 

These pre-owned variants provide great value for money because of their irresistible quality. And buying from a credible place will never look demeaning, contrary to how things might look when you buy from a private dealer. 

Since private deals are iffy and nothing about the car can be assured, it could impact your status because of the bad car’s condition. And might look a little wanna be! 

But mark our words, used variants bought from CPOs or credible dealerships are as good as brand new deals. 

So it’s not about whether you buy a used luxury car, it’s about where you get it from! 

Luxury cars are for the “popular”-

Many people who have the pocket to buy used variants of these luxury cars refrain from doing so, because- (a) they think they can’t afford luxury cars since they aren’t really aware of the concept itself, (b) they have this weird belief that only the “known” can own them. 

In both scenarios, the person is missing out on a lot. 

The truth is just because a famous personality drives a Mercedes doesn’t mean it’s certainly out of your budget. 

These days many luxury car manufacturers sell the used variants of their cars too and they are priced way less than the market prices of new ones. 

Moreover, dealerships also offer some awesome deals and you can easily find one that suits your requirements and your budget. So no, it’s not the 70’s. And yes, you can have good things too!

Someone who has a pocket for a brand new luxury would never go for a used variant-

This is one of the biggest stereotypes about used luxury cars.

Just because someone has the money to buy a new variant doesn’t mean they will go for a new variant. 

Some people choose to go reasonable and make better financial decisions than others. 

Because when you have a good bank balance it is about what you choose. And both the options here are equally worth it. 

Moreover, there are enough examples of celebrities and wealthy businessmen who own used variants of luxury cars. 

Specifically, B Praak and Jaani are two Indian popular personalities who own used luxury cars from our lot. 

The image of “used”- 

Whatever you say or do, the term “used” creates the image of junk in your head. 

You picture nothing but a car with dents and scratches, rusted to wheels. 

But hold on, because the term does not define it. 

What if we call it “pre-owned”? Is it enough fancy for you to create a different image in your head? 

So the point is, don’t assume things before experiencing how it actually works. 

This image that you created might be right for a car purchased privately, but isn’t really the deal with every car.

Cars that are standing in dealership lots will take your breath away in one look. So don’t go with the stereotypically set image and try to have a different perspective. 

Also, researching will do wonders! 

What do you think now? 

Do you still believe in luxury cars being made for the creamy layer or do you see yourself owning one soon enough? 

If you do, then don’t forget to browse King’s Auto’s lot. They have a wide collection of pre-owned luxury cars that’ll lure you into owning them. 

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We bet you didn’t know these facts about luxury cars!

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Envied by many, owned by few- luxury cars can easily draw your attention at any point of the day. 

Because luxury keeps evolving, there’s always something new that can leave you awestruck. 

And all those who are intrigued by the many things luxury cars offer- these unique facts about luxury cars will leave you amazed. 

But before we begin, ask yourself- which luxury car do you envy the most?

Because we’ve covered a few and you might as well found your love in this list. 

So if you have your answer, let’s dive in!

A car that is a refrigerator!

The BMW Isetta was a car made by BMW to escape bankruptcy back in the 1950s. 

Known as the “bubble car”- it was a three-wheeled car with the door of a refrigerator. 

Back in 1954 at the Turin Car Show, the BMW got inspired by the car’s design and so they acquired licensing rights from the Italian manufacturer Iso Rivolta to manufacture the “bubble car” as the BMW Isetta. 

This microcar was a hit in those days. 

Interestingly, the car had an open roof used as an emergency exit since the car door was at the front. 

Another surprising fact is this car had a carriage on the outside to carry luggage- it was more like a rack though!

The Isetta is one of the vintage luxury cars today!

The Lamborghini logo symbolises “determination”-

This isn’t something new. Many companies globally have logos that symbolise everything from relationships to the company’s origin. 

But this one here is a little different. 

The “golden bull” is the logo of one of the most loved luxury car brands, Lamborghini. 

But have you ever wondered why a bull?

Why not something geometric like a Mercedes?

The founder of the company, Ferruccio Lamborghini, started manufacturing trucks in Italy after world war 2. 

The industrialist had a zeal to manufacture used luxury cars and reform the market segment for good. 

His inspiration interestingly came from a Ferrari model that didn’t quite satisfy him-so he manufactured his own satisfaction instead! 

The Lamborghini logo represents the sun sign of Ferruccio i.eTaurus. The bull that represents the Taurus sign is known to be a symbol of determination, stability and strength. 

From Rapp Motorenwerke to BMW- 

BMW as a brand has evolved into one of the preeminent luxury cars manufacturers globally today. 

But manufacturing cars was not what they did in the initial years of the company. 

With changing times, and demands the company evolved and took the hold of a very significant market share globally. 

But what we see today isn’t the reality: the backstory is what will leave you flabbergasted. 

Back in 1913, they were known as Rapp Motorenwerke. The company used to manufacture aircraft engines which they also supplied to Germans during the first world war. 

Today what we know as BMW originated from the Rapp Motorenwerke further taken over by Bayerische Flugzeugwerke AG in 1922. 

Interestingly, the logos of both Rapp and BMW resemble each other a lot. 

The first-ever Rover was inspired by an American-military tank- 

No brand starts as a brand. 

There is a whole backstory not everyone knows. 

Similarly, the Rover brand was a manufacturing cycles in its initial years.

The transition from two-wheels to four-wheels must have been difficult.

But here’s what caught our eyes. 

The very first Rover was inspired by the US military jeep i.e Willys-Overland. Yeah, you heard it right. 

In the process of preparing a model for farming purposes the brothers’ Spencer and Maurice Wilks, innovated a design fit for military use. 

The seats of Beckham’s Rolls Royce Phantom says- 23!

If you love football and luxury cars too- this will blow your mind!

The famous former footballer and the love of all, David Beckham owns a customised Rolls Royce Phantom.

The cool thing about this car is that David engraved the number 23 on every seat of this car, that is the number on his jersey. Isn’t it amazing? 

It won’t be wrong to say the footballer likes to show off his achievements every now and then. 

One of a kind Lamborghini Huracan that changes colours- 

Our favourite one is finally here. 

All cars come in different colours, and probably the hardest decision to make is the colour itself.

But when it comes to a Lamborghini, oh this car can nail any colour. 

None can ever be a disappointment. 

But do you know there’s a single variant of this car that has been modified to look different from different angles?

Covered with a symmetrical chrome wrap this variant is owned by none other than Chris Brown. 

Because of the modifications, this car reflects hues of different colours like blue, pink, yellow and purple. Which goes seamlessly with the purple headlights!

Isn’t it cool? We love how the car turned out-do you? 

A normal luxury car didn’t do it for prince Abdulaziz- 

We know how much the sheikhs of Saudi like to showcase their royalty. 

And with every other person owning a luxury car these days; maybe the prince wanted to become the centre of attention. 

Late Prince Al Talal bin Abdulaziz gifted himself a diamond-studded Mercedes Benz on his 38th birthday. Because just any luxury car wouldn’t do it for him!

The Willy’s inspired the Mahindra jeep design- 

Back in the time when world-war 2 had ended the Co-founder of Mahindra & Mahindra went to the USA to meet the person who had invented the Jeep at that time. 

The Co-founder got fascinated with the intricately designed Jeeps, and he knew this was something he had to bring to India. 

He was convinced that this car could help the people reach beyond the developed parts of the country. So he won the bidding and started assembling the Jeep in India. 

This is how the much loved Mahindra & Mahindra Jeep was made. 

The everlasting bond of Daniel Craig & Aston Martin- 

Mr Bond can never disappoint us with his charms and even the makers of Aston Martin were smitten by the legend. 

This is why they offered him the invincible experience of riding an Aston Martin for his life. 

Mr Craig can drive whichever car he wants in Aston Martin’s showroom and even test drives it on a race track. Interestingly, this offer can never be revoked. 

However, the actor does not own an Aston Martin presently. 

Isn’t it interesting to know the backstories of these cars? Some of these are inspiring, and some are fun-but all are phenomenal!

Which fact did you like the most? Because we can’t seem to make up our minds and choose the one we love the most since all of these are so great!

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Why should you buy a used Jaguar XJL Portfolio at Kings Auto

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We know how difficult it could get to find your best match while buying used luxury cars. And to be honest, if you know what you want it gets a bit easier to find something that satisfies you. But when it comes to cars the most important thing to know before buying are the specifications. 

So if you know what you want, sit tight because we are going to explore every car in Kings Auto’s collection to see which one suits your requirements. 

But for this particular read, we’ll be sticking to the used Jaguar XJL Portfolio in our lot. 

The first impression is the last impression- and your eyes will always tell you if you find something appealing or not. So let us start from the car’s looks and exterior. 

To begin with, the car comes in a bright white colour that goes seamlessly with the silvery finish. The overall look of the car is classy and robust. Moving specifically towards the front of the car- the massive grille is the eye-catcher here. 

The huge grilles are the new trend in the market, and if you see yourself making an entrance in a car with “GDFR” in the background. This is the car you need. 

Coming back to the car’s front look, this variant has an extended hood, which was a good call given the huge grille. The extended hood compliments the grilles and the precisely shaped headlights which altogether looks very regal and classy. Not to mention, the back of the car has a very sharp lifted look. 

So overall the car’s look is amazing and we would rate it 9/10. 

Now let us move to the car’s interior. 

The interior that’ll leave you awestruck! 

Look at the car’s snippet on our website, what else do you need to feel comfortable during your rides.The first thing that needs to be spoken about is the space near the front passenger seats. In this space, you can sit cross-legged, straight-legged, or even lie down with your seatback. There is ample room for the armrest on the side and the seats look really well-cushioned, don’t they? Plus, the interior looks quite aesthetic; the different shades of brown and beige gives it a completely vintage look. 

As you can see in the picture, the windshield of the car is very wide-giving the driver and the co-driver a chance to observe and embrace their trip. In all terms, the interior of the car is astoundingly amazing and can definitely compliment someone who appreciates a slight taste of vintage. 

Now that we love the car’s exterior and the interior, the time has come to dig deep and get our hands really dirty here. We know your eyes feel pleased and every cell in your body right now is convinced to buy the car. But hold on- we have more for you!

We don’t want you to lure yourself into a deal just because you think it looks good and comfortable. The main checkpoints are yet to be passed. The major decisions lie in the specifications and now is the time to discuss that. 

So let’s start with the powertrain, shall we? 

The super strong powertrain- 

This used Jaguar XJL Portfolio comes with an engine putting out 237 bhp @5500 rpm and 340 nm @ 1750 rpm of max power and max torque respectively. 

Moreover, this variant comes with an automatic transmission system and a sports mode for people who like to speed up once in a while. This is a perfect car for those who like to experience a blend of sporty and classy spirits. 

Talking about the car’s hold on the road-with a wheelbase of 3157mm this car will be smooth on bumpy roads and sharp cuts. And to stay comfy on roads of course you need a good boot space. Will 520 litres be enough for you? Yeah, you heard it right. 

While safety on road has become the major concern of consumers in today’s time, it will be unfair to not discuss the safety features this used Jaguar XJL Portfolio comes with. 

Safety prioritised on roads –

To name a few safety features of this car, it comes with a cruise control system, a speed-sensing door lock, a park assist system, a parking sensor and 6 Airbags for both the drivers. 

Want more? This car has an electronically controllable sunroof and ambient mood lighting. Which is a terrific combination of amenities if you like to escape the noise by going on rides to find some alone time. 

So what do you think about this used Jaguar XJl Portfolio? Don’t you worry about the car’s quality, because since it is Kings Auto Assured-we are sure it will blow your mind once you take it for a ride! We at Kings Auto ensure you get the best quality used luxury cars delivered to your doorsteps. 

So if you think this is the car you need then head over to Kings Auto’s website and make it yours. You can also visit our store and take it for a test drive. But if you think, you and this variant don’t go along, worry not! Soon we’ll come with a car you’ll fall in love with without convincing at all. 

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How to spot a bad car engine while buying Pre-Owned luxury cars

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Used luxury cars may be affordable compared to new luxury cars, yet the expenditure is not less. 

That is why it is important to cross-check every single thing if you want to get a good deal. 

Even though there are a few proven ways you can use to get a good deal, many times things are concealed voluntarily and that is the reason we want you to know all before you seal the deal. 

To get the value for your money, you need to be sure about every part of the car. And one major part you can never ignore in this process is the car’s engine. 

The quality of the car can be faked even when you’ve checked everything from the vehicle history report to its insurance history. 

So we suggest you do a little digging of your own while purchasing used luxury cars from a private dealer as private deals are iffy. 

But since you need to be digging in the right way to find what you’re looking for, we’re here to guide you through it. 

Thus, here are a number of ways you can spot a bad engine on the first look without the help of a professional. 

Difficulty in running at a stable pace-

If you’ve taken this car on a test drive and had experienced difficulty in keeping it at a stable pace, it could be because of less power production by the car’s engine. 

Now, this could be because of many reasons, but it is recommended you don’t ignore it. 

A few causes of loss of power are obstructed air filters and failed fuel pumps. Although these are not major red flags, this could become an unavoidable problem in future. 

Excessive noises-

There are different kinds of noises, and experts say that all portray distinct problems. 

Even though it’s normal for cars to start making noises when their servicing schedule is near or even because of low oil levels, consistent unbearable noises can be a big red flag. 

One reason could be worn-out bearings, if the car’s bearings are in a poor condition they can cause the engine to seize up completely. 

Another major red flag you shouldn’t ignore is “a bang sound”. Such backfires quickly damage a car and this could even mean that there is a problem with the car’s catalytic converter. 

These issues could mean that the owner hasn’t really taken good care of the car, and maintenance has not been done properly. 

Thus, buying a car with any of such problems is not really recommended. 

Excessive fuel consumption-

Although it’s not a child’s play to change the odometer’s readings, it is possible, and that is why it is important to calculate the car’s mileage yourself.

 You don’t have to take it to a mechanic to do that, just divide the number of kilometres driven by the litres of fuel utilized and you should have your answer. 

If you think the mileage of the car is low it could mean that there is a problem with proper fuel combustion 

Excessive fuel consumption could be because of aggressive driving habits too. This is a clear red flag and indicates that the car hasn’t been kept properly. 

Although, this could also be because of other factors like low tire pressure.

The car stops randomly while driving- 

There can be many reasons for this problem. And not all would necessarily mean that the car’s engine is faulty. 

There could be issues with the car’s electrical system or just an overheated engine due to less coolant. 

But another potential reason for this that shouldn’t be ignored, is a faulty fuel pump system. This can raise real issues in the long run. 

Look out for fake parts- 

We’ve been telling you this for a long time now- private deals are iffy!

One major reason that private dealings have very little credibility is that there is a huge probability that the car owner had compromised on the maintenance somewhere.

 And one major factor that contributes to this compromise is replacing worn out parts with fake parts. 

Now you might not spot any replaced parts at first sight, but if you dig a little deep and try to keep an eye for these changes- you might as well catch a few.

Look out for extensive modifications- 

Extensive modifications are never appreciated, and the reason is that modifications include replacing or adding parts in the vehicle. 

With no credibility of these additions whatsoever, it becomes a liability of the person who buys it second hand. 

As the car tends to age, these additions wear out or even damage other parts, leaving behind huge repair costs and decreased engine performance. 

Servicing done from unauthorized service centres- 

This doesn’t necessarily mean that the engine is bad but the chances are pretty good. 

Local mechanics keep less knowledge of premium and luxury cars, if the previous owner entrusted them with their vehicle, you don’t want to buy it and increase your headache. 

Moreover, there is zero accountability of these unauthorised service centres, there are good chances that the mechanic had replaced a few parts with local parts to deal with something temporarily. 

But the thing is these temporary repairs kill the car’s life. 

Oil leaks- 

Engine oil leaks can never be good and you should be able to spot a leak easily if you look below the car. 

Whenever a car’s engine starts leaking, it’s a clear sign there’s something wrong with the engine’s gasket. A broken gasket is probably the reason this car is leaking too much. 

Burnt oil smell!

A burnt oil smell indicates an excessive oil leak. The oil is probably dripping on the heated parts of the car because of which you are smelling burnt oil. 

Whatever the reason may be, these leaks are not good and can further deteriorate the engine’s condition.

Excessive smoke-

One thing you should be concerned about is excessive smoke from the engine as this could be because of a poor engine block. 

An engine block is an important part of the car and it is a structure that holds many important parts like the cylinder together. 

Thus any mishappening with the engine block can lead to serious damage. Also, repairing this part could cost a lot of money. 

With this, it’s a wrap! We know it’s difficult to find that one perfect car when there are so many options lined up. But buying used luxury cars is only worth it when you buy them after proper inspections. 

As you could end up paying high repairing costs for the cheap deals you make and it won’t look like an affordable deal for a long time. 

It’s only a matter of time till you start cursing the dealer and the garage is where your car spends most of the time. 

If you take care of these pointers, chances are you will get your hands on a good model. But you will have to inspect several pre-owned luxury cars to find that one reliable fit you’ve been looking for. 

But if you wish to cut short this time and get your dream car with the least effort- go for a certified car dealership!

Buying from a car dealership comes with innumerable benefits, plus, you wouldn’t have to work your fingers to the bone to find a good quality car. 

Trust us and check out Kings Auto’s collection of pre-owned luxury cars, we sell 100% original quality assured Second hand cars and provide the best deals possible in the market!

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How to save maintenance costs on pre-owned luxury cars?

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Maintaining second-hand luxury cars isn’t everyone’s cup of coffee. 

Luxury cars ask for good maintenance and servicing costs and it is the dream of luxury car owners to save a few bucks on their annual maintenance budget. 

But saving and going cheap are two different things. To save, you take good care of your car and make the right decisions to avoid future occurrences where you might have to pay hidden costs. 

Whereas when you go cheap, you sit still, cross-legged! 

So, it’s all about how you choose to go about it. The latter will look tempting but will deteriorate your car’s condition tremendously which will further bring up huge hidden costs. 

When you spend on your car at the initial stages, it will save you tons of money throughout its life. 

That’s why we’ve curated a list of measures you can take to save maintenance costs on second-hand luxury cars.

DO THE BASICS YOURSELF

How often do you take your luxury car to a fancy car wash? Twice? Thrice a month? 

Maybe even more. It’s a luxury car right, you want its charm to woo people when you take it on the road. 

For second-hand luxury cars, the average estimated cost per wash is 2500-3000 INR. 

Meaning thereby that your car’s monthly washes are costing you around 8-15 K which is 1,80,000 INR annually. This is a huge chunk of money that you can save annually. 

While there are separate packages for luxury cars at car washes, the procedure includes more or less the same- shampooing, cleaning, drying, vacuuming, etc. 

What you should do is get someone to clean the car at home and take it to a professional car wash once a month. 

There are so many tools available online that give you the finish of a professional car wash and yet 

cost you way less than that. 

DON’T IGNORE MINOR FIXES 

While minor fixes aren’t alarming, it’s not recommended you keep ignoring them unless they become a whole different problem. 

You can probably ignore a hole in your leather seat. But what you shouldn’t ignore is an issue with the headlight or maybe the AC condenser. 

Say you ignored a recurring issue with your condenser. Now, if you own an Audi or a BMW, it’ll cost you around 1.5 lac to get that condenser replaced. 

Which might have worked if you just took some time out before it stopped working entirely. 

Ignoring minor issues can put a big dent in your wallet. So get things fixed in time!

ACCESSORIZE YOUR CAR TO PREVENT BASIC WEAR-AND-TEAR

The internals of the car can get worn out quite easily. 

To ensure they don’t, use every possible additional you can to avoid expenditure on upgrading the interior like the leather seats. 

You can get car seats and cushion covers, car mats, sun shades, etc. like this the original setting of the car stays put. 

And all you have got to do is replace or remove the accessories and woylaa!! A brand new car is all set to be driven. 

Doing this is not only cost-effective but also a great way to preserve the car if you wish to resell it in the future.

GET YOUR CAR AN EXTENDED WARRANTY

Now an extended warranty can seem like a tough choice to make. 

Some say it’s useless and some say it’s not. And it depends on your requirements. 

For how long do you wish to keep the car in good shape? 

If you see yourself driving the car in the coming years, then we suggest you get an extended warranty for your car. 

The answer to your “Why” is simple. You’ll save money. 

Extended warranties are offered by car manufacturers or third parties and these warranties cover different maintenance expenses subject to your package. 

Many extended warranties cover the vehicle’s powertrain system. This includes AC repairs, Electrical repairs, Engine rebuild/replacement, transmission rebuild, and more. 

Extended warranty also covers different parts of your vehicle and comes with additional perks like roadside assistance, gas delivery, and tow services. 

Without an extended warranty, getting your powertrain fixed can cost you in lacs. 

CHOOSE THE MOST FEASIBLE INSURANCE COVERAGE 

Extended warranties do not cover external damages like dents, accidental damages, or regular wear-and-tear losses. 

To be fair, used luxury cars are all about maintenance and looks. And who likes a dented luxury car anyways? 

Getting a comprehensive insurance plan from a recognized bank or third party is going to help you cover damages and costs which extended warranties do not cover. 

DON’T GO CHEAP!

Getting your luxury ride serviced through local mechanics or garages isn’t good.

Local mechanics don’t take exclusive accountability for the changes they make. Neither do they value quality. 

Luxury second-hand cars ask for quality service and maintenance. Give your vehicle in the hands of professional mechanics and service centers to ensure that the changes are going to benefit you in the long term. 

Also, local mechanics keep less or no knowledge of luxury vehicles. Thus, if anything goes wrong, you might end up paying even more. 

LEARN ABOUT YOUR CAR

While purchasing luxury second-hand cars, you are most likely to be provided with an owner manual or verbal briefs about the car’s maintenance. Put that to use!

Don’t just let that manual sit at your table- it has everything that you need to know about the car and its functionality. 

Having extensive knowledge about the car and its parts can help you in the up-keep of the car. 

Hence it is recommended that you keep exploring your car’s requirements to fulfill them seamlessly. 

That’s all you need to know to reduce your annual maintenance budget. In all, refraining from spending money on servicing isn’t a viable option. But spending money rationally and smartly will definitely do you good! 

If you’re looking for certified quality assured pre-owned luxury cars, you’re at the right place. Look no further because Kings Auto offers a wide range of pre-owned luxury cars!

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