We All Know That Supercars Aren’t Good Investments, But They Could Be Worse Than Just Money Drains
Yes, I admit that this isn’t anything new. It’s a topic that’s echoed by many other websites for people that have a passion for cars. These problems aren’t new. The reasons why owning a supercar might not be as awesome as it sounds haven’t changed. But all of that is to be expected — you don’t buy a supercar out of practicality, you do so as a way to make your presence (as much as your status) known to the people around you.
Just when I thought that there isn’t much to talk about regarding supercars, I suddenly realized that there aren’t many women who buy supercars. And that baffled me. Could there be a new problem with supercars that we rarely discuss? Even in an age where we’re striving for gender equality, and where we’ve become more open to the concept that women, too, get to enjoy hobbies and passions previously thought to be only for men.
But, before I proceed, don’t misread me. Personally, I love the thought of my partner having the same passion I have for cars. I am not threatened by it, in fact, I am happy because women get to experience what they’ve been missing out on in more restrictive times.
You can argue that there are indeed women who own and drive supercars, but they’re more the exception to the rule in the same way that there are very few men who buy supercars compared to the norm. In fact, 100 percent of Dodge Viper owners are male. Talk about going full sausage party right there!
I think it’s really because of the stereotype that supercars create for their owners that becomes the problem here. Sure, there are the financial disadvantages of owning a supercar. They’re expensive to purchase, they’re expensive to maintain, and the moment you get into an accident with a drunk driver, or any accident at all, it’s bound to cost you a lot of money to have your supercar repaired.
But we rarely ever look at the societal effects. And the most glaring downside is that supercar owners are easy to brand as pricks. Who else would want to spend $440,000 on a sports car that doesn’t have much storage space, is a pain to service, and is wasteful of fuel?
It’s just unwanted attention in the sense that you could be an honest hardworking man, but because of these stereotypes, it’s easy for people to perceive you negatively. And for those people that you’re actually able to truly impress? Materialistic — these aren’t the type of people you’d want to have in your life anyway. And those who yearn for these things but don’t have the capacity to acquire them often resort to less moral means.
It’s difficult to be subjected to a stereotype, to be branded as a “peacock”, whose obnoxiously large and colorful tail feathers attract both mates and predators alike. They do not enable the peacock to fly, no more than a Lamborghini’s doors serve any real purpose more than that of a regular car door. The worst part of it that women don’t exactly perceive supercars to be as appealing in the same way that most men do. Most of the time, they aren’t even impressed by supercars.