The very basic truth is that anyone who can afford to own a Rolls-Royce, can also afford to maintain it.
Aside from the cost of ownership, maintenance, and repair, actually driving these kinds of cars that cost a quarter million to over a million dollars may not actually be a pleasant experience… That isn’t to say they don’t drive or perform well. In fact, quite the opposite, these cars are typically at the pinnacle of performance and comfort.
People that work hard for decades to be able to afford Rolls-Royce’s and Ferrari’s may come to the realization that they’re too stressed whenever they drive these cars. They cost as much as a home, so owners need to be very careful everywhere they go. Constantly worrying about scrapping the front end of a low supercar or worried about whether the Rolls will fit in a parking space or garage. Not to mention the fact that these cars get lots of attention anywhere they’re driven, something that definitely isn’t for everyone. Also, in the event that these cars do get damaged it may take months to get simple parts like bumpers or fenders as they may need to be ordered or remade from the factory in Europe.
The cars are absolutely impeccable and stunning, in every single way. Their build quality, craftsmanship, fit and finish, as well as the design and materials are without equal.
However with production numbers being extremely low, and many pieces built and assembled by hand from the finest materials known to man, they were and are incredibly expensive to maintain and repair.
You will find no parts for a Rolls at your local Autozone.s. Most ordinary mechanics will not touch them, mostly due to liability and the service rates for a genuine Rolls mechanic are higher than what many doctors get paid.
It’s the ultimate symbol of prestige, and that message comes at a price. The brutal truth about Rolls-Royce ownership is it’s like a little taste of automotive heaven, which comes with a price tag from hell…