Rolls-Royce does not have quite the huge lineup of cars in the market unlike some other mass producing car companies like Suzuki or Honda or even Hyundai for that matter. But what they have is a lot for a person to decide as to which one is the best fit for them. So here is a guide for all you Rolls-Royce dreamers to choose which Rolls-Royce is the best fit for you.
Rolls-Royce currently has 3 models in its lineup, the Ghost, Dawn and Phantom. And then there are the extended wheelbase versions. So to choose among them you are going to have to think hard as to what you are after. If you wish to buy a Rolls-Royce just for the name of it and the model doesn't really make a difference to you, our suggestion would be to go for a used Rolls-Royce.
If you are among the ones who are not into used cars, then the cheapest car off the lot, Rolls-Royce Ghost, is your best bet. Also in terms of add-ons you need to be clear as to what you really want and what will look cool for the car. But if you are looking for a particular model, then go for it simply. Like if you are looking for a convertible, then the Dawn is the one for you.
If you want the top-of-the-line car hand down, then just go for the Phantom, as there is no better Rolls-Royce than that in today's time. But it all depends on what you need and what status you own in the society. If you plan to hold video conferences or need huge legroom, then prefer the extended wheelbase version, else going around the city in that big car is never practical.
Financing is a big part of your Rolls-Royce buying experience. If you are not on a very cut-to-cut tight budget, then the preferred option would be to opt for a used Rolls-Royce, it will be cheaper on the pocket with the feel of a Rolls-Royce. But if you plan to go for a new one, make sure you have all the expenses on that car up front and later as well accounted for.
As we have always said, used Rolls-Royce is never a bad investment until and unless it is not well maintained. It is an iconic car with an iconic brand and apart from the usual depreciation, the brand value of the marque and the car always keeps it up. So if you wish to hold on to the car for some years and later just get done with it, then you better go for a used one.
The vintage value of the car will go up and you will stand to get some profit from it. This is possibly the only such car which actually has a good vintage value. So why not milk the cow while it is lactating? It is both easy on the pocket for you and also a way for returns in the future as well, considering you have maintained it well.
That's true in case you are living in the harshest climatic conditions. Extreme rains or know or even heat is never good for a convertible and also for a driver. So if that is the case with you, we would seriously recommend against going for a convertible, especially one which costs as much since it is a Rolls-Royce.
If you plan to be driving the car most of the times, makes no sense to go for the extended wheelbase version. It is only in case you have a chauffeur driving you around is when the extended wheelbase version really comes in its own. So do make a note of that and take a decision accordingly.
Don't forget that it's not you who are choosing the Rolls-Royce, but the company. If the company doesn't feel you fit as the owner of a Rolls-Royce then your application for the car will get rejected.