To the original poster - I know that this is a) none of my business, and b) probably not what you want to hear, but if you have been fortunate enough to have inherited quite a large sum of money from a relative, please don't spend it a big chunk of it on a rapidly depreciating asset like a car. I know that cars are great fun and that most men - young and old - have an almost visceral attraction to sports cars. However, if you do want to buy a sports car, buy a cheaper one. If you want something that's affordable and quite reliable, get a 350Z. If you want cheap fun and fantastic handling, get a Miata (which is what I did). If you want some classic appeal, get an older Porsche that has been well looked after. Then, spend some of the money on travelling, and see some of the world if you haven't done so already. Then, put the rest of the money into an account with a reasonable rate of return or some other stable, unexciting investment. Use some to pay for your college or university fees, or to purchase an apartment (if that sort of thing is a good investment where you are at present). But, please, whatever you do, don't spend well over $100k on a car that, whilst nice, will have lost over half its value in a few short years. Unless you are a merchant banker, it's damned hard to earn and to save money. Being given a good chunk of change at a young age is - in very real terms - a great gift. It can help you to get your life off to a great start and lay the foundations for a lifetime of financial security. I know that the temptation is there to throw money around and being young, you should do that - in moderation. But please, save most of it and put it to some productive use because if you don't, you'll probably really regret it in a few years' time.