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YouTuber Got Rid Of £270,000 Lamborghini Because It Cost Too Much To Own

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YouTuber Got Rid Of £270,000 Lamborghini Because It Cost Too Much To Own

A YouTuber has explained why he got rid of the dream car he'd always wanted - after realising it was sitting on his driveway 'collecting dust'.

Jay Swingler, who had been into cars from a young age, was in a position to purchase a Lamborghini Aventador S Roadster by the time he reached 24.

Credit: Instagram/byjayswingler
Credit: Instagram/byjayswingler

Jay, who claims he was 'easily influenced' by materialistic objects as a youngster because he didn't know the 'value of life', paid £270,000 ($370,000) for the Lambo.

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On top of that, he was forking out over £2,000 ($2,700) a month just to keep it insured, along with £300 ($415) a week in fuel.

The YouTuber says the car was a 'f***ing machine' and, clearly still mighty impressed by it, he added: "I had so, so much fun in it. I can never deny that. This car was just... I would find any excuse to get in this car.

"I would literally drive to the shop in this car to get water even though I had water in the fridge.

"I was living my dream, I absolutely loved this car and I cannot express the feeling I had the day I picked this up."

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But the car that had a top speed of 222 miles per hour (mph), a 6.5 litre V12 engine and was, in a nutshell, 'f***ing mad' came with its downsides.

Despite Jay comparing turning the car on to sounding like an 'orchestra playing you music', he ended up getting rid.

You can watch the full video below, but be warned it does contain some strong language:

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Speaking on his YouTube channel, Jay said: "How do I say this without sounding like a pr***? It took me to have this car to realise that these things don't matter in life. I think my values started to change.

"I began to realise that a car doesn't make you a better person or a car doesn't help you in any way, in fact it actually depreciates in value so, so much it's mind blowing.

"These cars - these supercars - are mind blowing how much money you lose on them."

Jay went on to explain how sometimes he wouldn't drive the car for three weeks and it would be sitting in his back garden while he shot videos next to it.

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Ultimately, his priorities and values changed and he talks about falling out of love with the vehicle and realising he was 'just in a car'.

Credit: YouTube/Jay Swingler
Credit: YouTube/Jay Swingler

He said: "The insurance cost me about £2,000 a month, not the year - a month. Purely because of my past driving experience, I had points and stuff which didn't help."

It took Jay a month to find a company that would insure him, he added: "On top of that, whilst you own this vehicle it depreciates a lot. The dealerships up price these things like crazy. So when they buy them back off you, they buy them back at a lower price... but then they re-sell them for a s*** tonne more."

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In conclusion, he said: "Buying supercars is actually a joke to be honest. Was it worth it for the experience and the joy and the fanboy in my 13-year-old self - f*** yes. Financially, probably the dumbest move you could possibly make is investing in supercars."

You can find more of Jay's videos or subscribe to his channel here.

Featured Image Credit: YouTube/Jay Swingler

Topics: UK Community, Community, UK, YouTube

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