7 Tips For Buying A Used Luxury Car | Savini Wheels

Buying a used luxury car definitely has its benefits and drawbacks. While it might be the cheapest way to purchase the luxury car of your dreams, you have to ensure that you’re getting everything you want in a vehicle. 

Follow these tips to ensure the car of your dreams meets your standard — and nothing less.

1. Get an Inspection Right Away

Even if your personal inspection has determined that nothing is wrong with the vehicle, you should take it for a professional inspection as soon as you buy the car. A professional examination might detect things you couldn’t, including issues that might be covered in your warranty. 

If you want to buy a car without a warranty, make sure you bring a witness. In case something is wrong with the car, having a witness present will help you defend your point that you asked certain questions to make sure the luxury car works effectively. You should also always check the vehicle history before purchasing it.

2. Check the Security Features

Does the car you’re looking at have all the security features you want in a vehicle? Test out all the features, especially automatic locks. When you get out of the car after locking it, test every door handle to make sure the locks work in every door. 

See if there are any theft protection devices already installed in the car, and make sure you check the emergency brake. If the brakes ever go out, that’s your first line of defense to protect yourself from a potentially scary wreck.

Savini Wheels SV-F 6 flow form wheels

3. Test the Central Command System

One of the most important parts of a car is the central command system, as you need it if you want to drive anywhere. Functionality is crucial, so make sure to test everything from the audio input from different sources to the Bluetooth capabilities. You should also inspect every part of the car to ensure nothing’s sticky. 

If someone spilled something in the car, you might be able to haggle the price down. Make sure other command systems aren’t laggy or glitchy — they could negatively impact your experience driving the vehicle until you repair them.

4. Stick to Your Budget

Setting your budget in advance is one of the most important factors in shopping for a used car because going outside your budget can affect the rest of your finances. When shopping for a luxury car, you may have a higher budget than you normally would when searching for a used car. It’s essential to stay within budget so you have enough to take care of any other issues you may face after purchasing your vehicle. 

The price of luxury cars increased by over $2500 in 2020, but the price should be falling steadily soon. If you find the total price to be out of your budget, you can always wait for the market to cool off. Don’t be afraid to haggle the price down to one you can afford — many car dealerships will give you a good deal if you are persistent.

5. Keep an Eye Out for Modifications

Many people modify their cars to fit them. Some people may use steering wheel covers or seat covers to add a flair of their own, but other people can take modifications to the extreme. Some people might change up their pedals to give a greater sense of luxury, but if it’s not what you want, you need to think about the cost of removing those modifications. If it would be cheaper overall to opt for a different car, keep looking. 

Savini Wheels Black di Forza BM 14 cast wheels

6. Try Every Part of the Car

Sit in every seat. Make sure every knob in the car and every feature works. You want to make sure the car is comfortable and functional in all forms. Make sure that every screen works and that you can utilize the keyless entry. 

Take as much time as you need to go through everything in the vehicle. You want to make sure you get what you’re paying for, especially if the price is higher than you thought it might be. 

7. Remember Your Needs

Having a good idea of your pain points before you start shopping around is key to staying on target and getting the best luxury car you can. You may have a specific type of car in mind, like an electric vehicle, but you should plan before subscribing to a particular model. For example, you need to know where you’ll charge your EV — and ensure that there are chargers near the places you would frequent or travel to. 

Make a list of what you must have in a luxury vehicle and what you want to have. Your must-haves should be the driving force in you finding the used luxury car that’s perfect for you. Your list should not be a compromise — that’s what the wants or “like to have”s are for. If you can’t find the luxury vehicle of your dreams right now, you can always try again somewhere else or at another time.

Savini SL1 forged Wheels

Be Cautious When Buying Used Cars

Buying used is the best way to afford a luxury vehicle. No matter the type you’re going for, you need to pay attention to every part of the car when shopping for a new one. Luxury vehicles are a luxury that shouldn’t be taken for granted. 

Don’t assume everything will work just because it’s a luxury vehicle — there could be problems with it that you can’t detect on your own. Take care when purchasing your future luxury car, and you’ll feel satisfied every day. And if you’re looking to raise the bar on your used luxury vehicle, add some aftermarket wheels to it from Savini! We have a variety of car wheel collections to choose from, some made especially for luxury vehicles, so we have something for every taste, car and style! Contact us HERE to find a Savini Wheels dealer near you!

Savini SV-F2 flow form wheels

Author Bio: Oscar Collins is the founder and editor-in-chief at Modded, where he writes about cars, luxury topics and more. Follow him on Twitter @TModded for frequent updates! 

Savini Dealer Spotlight: Vibe Motorsports

“Where can I find Savini Wheels…”

This is a common question we get asked regularly. Because we don’t sell to the general public, we use a network of authorized Savini Dealers to sell our wheels and wanted to showcase some of the various dealers across the nation (and world) who offer our wheels!

First up in our new Savini Dealer Spotlight Series is Vibe Motorsports! Based out of Burbank, CA, this automotive shop is an e-commerce shop that’s made up of die-hard car enthusiasts. And they also have a full installation facility for those local to SoCal. They are industry leaders in the game and are made up of a creative team of experts, who will guide you in the right direction of your automotive customization goals. They dedicated themselves to really knowing many of the parts they sell to ensure that customers will not only love them, but the mods will also be effective for a wide variety of rides.

Plus, customers will appreciate how real they are. If something doesn’t fit, then they’ll tell you upfront so that you won’t have to deal with the hassles of any do-overs when it comes to mods. As a Savini Wheels dealer, they’ll be able to help you with your wheel needs when it comes to which style, fitment, finish and offset you should go with!

Here are a few examples of some rides they did styled with a set of fresh Savini Wheels!

1. Jaguar F-Pace On BM16s

2. Mercedes-Benz E550 on SV-F1

3. Lamborghini Huracan on SV-F2

4. BMW X4 on SV-F6

5. Ford Explorer On SV-F3

So if you’re looking for some Savini car wheels and are in SoCal or would like to order some despite living on the other side of the country, Vibe Motorsports can help! Hit them up and follow the on socials (ig:@vibemotorsports) for more automotive inspiration!

Which ride is your favorite?

Top 5 SEMA Throwbacks With Savini Wheels

Next week is the return of the biggest automotive aftermarket event in the world – SEMA! After being on hiatus for a year (thanks Covid), the highly anticipated show is back. Although not as big as past years given the circumstances with the lingering pandemic, the industry is excited to get back on track. Usually, we display all of our hottest and latest wheels at the show and showcase a few rides, but this year, we’re low key. But that doesn’t mean we can’t reminisce on some of our favorite past vehicle showcases, which is why we complied some of the best from our SEMA debuts! Which one is your favorite!

1. Kuhl Racing GT-R

This hard-to-miss Nissan GT-R from Kuhl rocked some BM9 Savini Wheels that stunned at the 2015 SEMA Show.

2. BMW i8

This Liberty Walk Bimmer i8 was a stunner at the 2018 SEMA Show on Forged SV78

3. Mansory Ferrari 488

The yellow exterior of this Mansory Ferrari 488 broke necks as it was displayed at the 2017 SEMA Show on Forged SV50 Savini Wheels.

4. Rolls-Royce Cullinan

This RR rocking some Ncredible x Savini wheels was showcased at the 2019 SEMA Show and looked classy AF!

5. Mansory McLaren

Creative Bespoke dressed up this eye-catching McLaren with a set of SV79 Savini Wheels for the 2019 SEMA Show!

LA Auto Show 2017 | Savini Wheels

The LA Auto Show is always a huge event for Savini Wheels and a chance for us to display some of the most enticing rides on our wheels! For the 2017 show, we brought out a few vehicles that were showcased at SEMA a month before (because they were that amazing) and a few new ones, including: the world debut of a Liberty Walk Dodge Charger by LTMW, the debut of the Liberty Walk GT-R Type II by Shift Performance and Jin Performance and the Liberty Walk Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG by LTMW. Other vehicles featuerd on Savini Wheels included: Liberty Walk Lamborghini Huracan by Shift and Jin Performance, Mansory Ferrar 488 by Shift and Jin Performance, Aimgain Lexus LX570 by LTMW and Mansory Bentley Bentayga by Shift and Jin Performance. 


What’s New At Savini Wheels!

The 2016 SEMA Show is already next week and we’ve been hard at work getting our wheels on some of the hottest rides you’ll see at the show! Although we won’t have our own booth this year, we will feature our wheels on numerous projects and customs around the show, including the majority at the big DUB LIVE! Expo right in front of South Hall. We’ll also be collaborating with DUB on their annual SEMA party, so stay tunned for the recap from what’s sure to be an amazing party!


Theotis Beasley | Savini Wheels

Our boy Theotis Beasley recently came down to our headquarters and we gave him the grand tour. Being the skateboarding pro he is, he didn’t miss an opportunity to try his skills in our warehouse! And if you missed his Bentley riding on Black di Forza Savini Wheels, check it out here!


MC Customs Ferrari 458 Italia | Savini Wheels | DUB Magazine

MC Customs is one of the hottest players in the cusomizing scene in the MIA and they’ve had numerous DUB covers over the years, but what makes this one so special is that it’s flossing a set of our wheels! The candy-colored hue exotic rides low on a set of Forged SV55-D Duoblock wheels wrapped in Pirelli P Zero tires. The cover star of their latest issue is owned by MLB star Felix Hernandez and boasts a ton of hot hod mods like a custom, one-off widebody exterior, custom yellow paint and reupholstered interior with carbon fiber accents. You can ready more on the Ferrari here!


Vorsteiner | Antidote Motorsports Lamborghini Huracan | SV67 | Savini Wheels

The Vorsteiner Lamborghini Huracan is a stealth beast and has been capturing attention on social media for a minute now. Dressed with some serious mods by Antidote Motorports, the LP is a crowd pleaser, racking up looks everywhere it cruises on 20×9 front and 20×12 rear Forged SV67 Savini Wheels in a triple dark high polish finish wrapped in Pirelli tires. To add some uniquenes to the bright orange bull, the team at Antidote Motorsports added a Vorsteiner Novara Edizone Program, which includes: full replacement front pumper with carbon lower bumper; full replacement front fenders with carbon vents; carbon fiber side aero blades; carbon fiber wing with billet aluminum uprights; and full replacement rear bumper with attached carbon fiber diffuser. To make sure its exterior stayed immaculate, the entire Huracan features an XPEL Stealth clear bra, which also gives a satin finish that only amplifies its pearlescent paint in direct sunlight. Announcing its prescene is done by a custom Antidote Motorsports ceramic coated cat-back exhaust system with custom tips and a Novitec Group Torado Spring Kit lowers the extoic 3/4″ and gives it its aggressive stance, along with a custom aftermarket front hydraulic lift assist package to safely conquer any bumps or potholes it encounters. Rounding out the list of mods are a Stage 1 ECU tune and Cerami window tint (70% windshield and 35% side and rear window).


Mansory Lamborghini Aventador | Savini Forged SV64-L Step Lip Concave Wheels | RDB LA

So you might recognize this Italian stunner from a previous blog post when we featured it right after the 2015 SEMA Show. Well, we coudln’t get enough of it and this social media star needed to portray her full glory in broad daylight so we decided to do another photo shoot with it. In case you never got around to reading the last blog post, the Lamborghini Aventador sports a Mansory carbon fiber body kit that’s dressed to the nines in a matte black finish and rocks a set of our Forged SV64-L wheels in the new step lip concave configuration we’re now offering. But unlike other customs, the Aventador features gloss black w/matte black and a brushed shocker yellow step lip wheels on the passenger side, while brushed shocker yellow with honeycomb carbon fiber step lip wheels grace the driver side. Check out the pics and video below and drop us a comment if you’re feeling the look!


2016 DUB Show Tour Dallas | Savini Wheels

It’s true what they say about Texas, everything is bigger down in the Lone Star state, including its interest in all things automotive as was shown at the 2016 Dallas DUB Show. Held on Sunday, May 22nd at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Center, this year’s show showcased the state’s best in automotive culture and displayed a few rides on Savini Wheels and GRID Off-Road! We were on hand to show off our newest wheel styles along with a few featured rides including: Complete Customs’ Cadillac Escalade rocking a set of Savini Forged and their Chris Kyle x GRID Off-Road x Complete Customs Jeep. Starwood Motors is known as a heavy-hitter in the customizing scene and both of their Kevlar-caoted Jeeps riding on GRID Off-Road wheels were a crowd pleaser. We also had a few rides sporting Savini wheels with Big Boys Customs’ like their Dodge Challenger and Porsche Panamera. Also spotted on GRID Off-Road wheels was Branded Customs’ lifted Ford F-250 towering over the crowd on GF9 wheels. To further entice guests, the ladies holding down our booth were the lovely Lina Martini and Marie Madore. Scroll down for more pics! (more…)

Now Available Forged SV66 & SV67 | Savini Wheels

In the market for new wheels or know someone who is? If so, make sure you check out two of our newest forged wheel styles – the SV66 and SV67! Both styles were unveiled at last year’s SEMA Show and are just what your ride needs to amplify its exteior good looks. They both offer a unique look to your ride and will enhance it’s stance thanks to a number of finishes – custom and standard – in addition to various fitments and configurations, including the all-new step lip concave. Each configuration offers your vechile a differnt look and ride – with all the style that comes when  you floss a Savini wheel like our SV66 or SV67. Just feast your eyes on the red hot Ferrari 458 by Car Ninja sporting a Misha Designs body kit and a set of SV67-L step lip concave Savini Wheels.  Let us know which ride you’d throw a set of either style on in the comments below!


Now Available Diamond Series Verona | Savini Wheels

When it comes to stand out wheels, our Diamond Series collection provides enthuaists with uniquely styled wheels for those that like to make a statement. With urban inspirations, these wheels will have all eyes on you and your ride! Our latest style to the collection is the Verona wheel, with its directional 5-spoke original design that will elevate any vehicle’s exterior looks. Available in a vareity of fitments and finishes, you can easily customize the Verona wheel to suit yoru ride’s custom look. Check out how it looks on a Dodge Durango below!


Now Available Forged SV64 | Savini Wheels

We unveiled a few new wheel styles at last year’s SEMA Show, incluidng our Forged SV64! The multi-spoke design is available in (7) configurations, including our all-new step lip option  that features a  center disk that’s actually 1” smaller in diameter, which reduces weight, improves return on inertia and reduces sprung mass. We offer both standard and custom finishes for all our Forged wheels, allowing you to choose the color that best fits your ride and style. Butler Tires & Wheels laced Atlanta Hawks’ Dennis Schroder’s gold Audi R8 with a set of our SV64 wheels in a gold finish, creating a truly unique ride that breaks necks!  (more…)

Misha Designs Limited Edition Ferrari 458 | Forged SV67-L | Savini Wheels

The Car Ninja Ferrari 458 is back on the scene with their latest iteration of the Italian Stallion! The world debut of the Misha Designs widebody kit provides a fierce look for the already menacing Ferrari with its wide body kit, while the Apa America Satin Candy Red wrap makes it look even more intense. To give it an aggressive stance a set of our all-new step lip concave Forged SV67-L in a matte black with gold finish wrapped in Toyo Tires were added. The result is an eye-catching ride that gets envious stares everywhere it goes!


Theotis Beasley Bentley GT | Black di Forza BM13 | Savini Wheels

When our boy Theotis Beasley decided to get a new Bentley GT, we knew we had to lace his ride with some new wheels! His last Bentley sported our Black di Forza BM12 wheels and this time we went with a set of 22″ BM13 wheels. To make it stand out even more, he went to RDB LA to get it dressed in a matted red wrap that really breaks necks. We caught up with the Nike SB pro skateboarder for a day of shopping on Fairfax Blvd. in Los Angeles, stopping at a few notable shops like Hall of Fame and Diamond Supply. Peep the pictures and video below!


Kuhl Racing Nissan GT-R | Black di Forza BM9-L | Savini Wheels

This Nissan GT-R is more than just a ride – it’s a rolling piece of art on four wheels! Unveiled for the first time in the States at the 2015 SEMA Show, this neck-breaking GT-R by Kuhl Racing is unlike anything you’ve laid eyes on. And seriously, pictures don’t do it justice – you definitely need to see thie beauty up close to really see it in all its glory . In fact, many people thought its elaborated engraved exterior and shiny metallic silver hue was a wrap, but it’s actually handcarved details! The beast also sports a widebody kit, which includes widened front and rear fenders, as well as a swan neck GT wing for extra style. And to complement its aggressive stance and elegeant exterior, a set of limited edition Black di Forza BM9-L step lip concave Savini Wheels in a brushed finish were added. Only 25 sets of these forged Black di Forza wheels will be sold and each one will come with a certificte of authenticity and will be engraved with a special serial number. Check out our limited edition forged BM line here!


Savini Wheels | Unique Rides | Will Castro | Velocity

Gear up for Velocity’s all-new automotive show “Unique Rides” with Will Castro world premiering Tuesday, February 2nd at 9PM ET/PT. The show will take viewers inside Castro’s extradoridary automotive businesss, creativity and his production process as he creates exceptional cusotm rides for some of today’s most popular tastemakers in movies, music, TV and sports. And you’ll be seeing lots of Savini Wheels gracing his bespoke customs for the stars, including gracing Jason Derulo’s SUV!


WALD Mercedes-Benz S550 Coupe | Black di Forza BM13-L Step Lip Concave | Savini Wheels | RDB LA

The Mercedes-Benz S550 represents elegance and performance, which is why we knew we had to take it up a notch with the WALD Black Bison C217 S Class Coupe Program that only adds to the Mercedes’ already exceptional good looks. The updated program for the 2015-present models inlcude: front half bumper, sport fender set, side skirt set, rear bumper, sport exhaust with valve control, and both a roof and trunk wing. To provide the finishing touches to a stellar ride, we’ve added a set of limited edition Black di Forza BM13-L step lip concave wheels in a brushed gold finish. Our boys at RDB LA worked their magic on putting this Benz together, which is actually the first S550 Coupe in America to be laced with the new WALD Black Bison C217 Program.  Let us know what you think in the comments below!


Aimgain Lamborghini Aventador GT | Savini Wheels Forged SV65 | Tokyo Auto Salon

Aimgain is a household name in the JDM and VIP scene in Japan, but they’ve recently expanded their focus to include super cars with the world debut of their Lamborghini Aventador sporting their new GT body kit at the 2016 Tokyo Auto Salon. The Japanese tuner is already world renowned in the aftermarket scene and their bold and aggressive kit only enhances their street cred. The eye-catching kit includes a front bumper with with massive air intakes, lowered, front splitter, lowered side under spoiler, rear diffuser and stealth carbon fiber GT wing, creating the perfect body kit that makes this super car even more desired.

A Bold World air suspension makes it practically kiss the floor and a aftermarket exahust lets it roar with power. To complete the look, a set of 20×9 front and 21×13 rear Forged SV65-XC Savini Wheels in a black and white finish  and wrapped in Pirelli P Zero Nero rubber keeps its stance clean. It was one of the most talked about cars at the Tokyo Auto Salon and is sure to continue being the talk of the town (and web) in the coming months!


Mansory Lamborghini Aventador | Savini Forged SV64-SL Step Lip Concave Wheels | RDB LA

RDB LA has spruced up some dope Lamborghini Aventadors in the past and laced them with Savini Wheels and they’ve done it once again with this Mansory Aventador that sports a matte black with carbon fiber body kit. To add to its intimidating demeanor, they’ve also added all-new Savini Forged SV64-SL wheels with our new step lip configuration. But what sets this beast off from others is that its passenger side flosses gloss black w/matte black and a brushed shocker yellow step lip wheels, while the driver side is rolling with brushed shocker yellow with honeycomb carbon fiber step lip wheels. The end result is a ride that begs to be noticed!