Even though sports cars are pushed in adverts and on movies as the dream cars that everyone should be wanting to drive, the reality is that owning a sports car actually comes with a lot of baggage that many people aren't prepared for.
Because of that, even though sports cars can be many people's dream vehicles, they simply opt to not have one and instead buy another car as there are elements of owning a sports car that people aren't interested in.
Within this article, we will take a look at 10 reasons why people might decide to not buy a sports car when they are next in the market for a new vehicle.
10 The Fear Of Crashing It
Sports cars are much faster and more powerful than a vast majority of cars on the road, and for people buying their first sports car, there is always a certain level of fear about potentially crashing the vehicle.
Even drivers who have lots of experience can find themselves worrying about whether or not they can handle a car that quick and what might happen if they end up crashing at the wheel.
Because of how much money the cars cost to buy and then potentially repair if a crash does happen, the stress and panic of driving it are enough to stop many from buying one.
9 They Guzzle Gas
Another factor that puts a lot of people off buying a sports car is the fact that, typically, they guzzle an awful amount of gas that leads to spending a lot of money on a regular basis for very short journeys.
Whilst some brands of sports cars are trying to break that stereotype - Tesla and Ford, in particular, are pushing those boundaries - even the very best sports cars in that area still require lots more gas than a normal car.
When companies look to create their latest models, the main focus isn't on how much gas the car can be sustained on, instead, looking to increase the speed, which only means putting more gas in on a regular basis.
8 Police Attention
Whilst it might seem unfair that a driver is singled out by the police simply because they are driving a sports car, the reality is that cops tend to be very interested in sports cars and their drivers.
Drivers will often find themselves being pulled over for constant 'checks' as these are the types of cars that are stolen the most, plus officers often think that the cars are going faster than they actually are.
Whilst this is simply the police doing their job, it can become a bit of an issue when it is constantly happening and it can be enough to put people off purchasing one.
7 It Isn't Convenient
Most people only have one car and therefore that vehicle is needed for common daily tasks such as shopping or taking the entire family on a trip out, which is where the idea of having a sports car becomes an issue.
With most sports cars being incredibly compact, normally only having two seats, the car isn't exactly convenient for a family and can't really be used for anything other than going for nice drives.
If people can't afford to have that luxury, then there is no real need for them to be purchasing a sports car as it will serve very little purpose.
6 Other People's Opinions
While sports cars are awesome vehicles, let's face it, when you see someone driving around in one there is a little jealous part that makes you think the driver is a jerk, even if they might not be.
Any type of person may become slightly more confident when behind the wheel of a top sports car, and that is something that other drivers are going to pick up on and complain about.
Other road users tend to not like sports car drivers and will be less inclined to let you out. Some people simply do not want to deal with the extra hassle.
5 A Lack Of Privacy
The fact is that in most places, sports cars are not a common sight. Consequently, people tend to be in awe, with some even getting their phones out to capture proof of this unexpected sighting.
Most people just want to go about their day to day business without being bothered or annoyed and the fact that you can't drive around without at least someone stopping to take a photo can become annoying.
Whilst many people will enjoy the attention, for some, it would simply be a major problem that they do not want to deal with, which is why they decide to not get a sports car.
4 Maintenance Is Expensive
Whilst nobody wants to be having to visit the mechanic on a regular basis, when you have a sports car, that desire increases because the cost of maintaining the car can be incredibly high.
Because of the fact that many sports cars have incredibly expensive parts, it obviously costs a high fee when they are needed to be changed up, tweaked, or repaired. Owners have to part with a lot of cash to keep the car looking and performing at the highest level.
Whilst some folks might be lucky enough to avoid suffering too many scrapes or bumps with their car, eventually, maintenance will be needed and it will be expensive.
3 They Are Too Small
Some people in life are on the larger side of things, therefore, they need to have plenty of space within the driving seat to be able to fit comfortably.
Whilst sports cars often look incredibly appealing and have some serious power and speed, the reality is that they aren't exactly made with comfort in mind. The driving area is normally very small and cramped.
A lot of bigger people opt against buying a sports car because even though they might want one, they simply cannot fit in comfortably.
The beauty of a sports car is the speed at which they can drive, with people wanting to buy one in order to get the maximum out of them, driving at high speeds to fully showcase what the car is capable of.
Unfortunately, amazingly long, winding roads that are perfect for road trips with sports cars are not at the doorstep of everyone on earth, with the vast majority of people living in busy urban areas.
What comes with busy urban areas? Traffic. This is a big reason for people not wanting to buy a sports car as all they would be doing is sitting in traffic in a vehicle that just guzzles fuel.
1 They're Too Expensive
Ultimately when it comes to buying anything, the major choice always boils down to the cost. As the saying goes, 'Money makes the world go round,' and that is the biggest reason why people do not end up buying things.
That includes sports cars, which tend to be on the much pricier side of things. Unsurprisingly, the biggest reason people opt to not buy one because there is better value for money in cheaper cars.
Unless you have a lot of surplus cash, picking up a sports car is something that just isn't feasible, with this being a luxury that most people simply cannot afford.