For years people have bought German engineered and built cars because they are well designed, powerful and sporty. Whether you’re in the market for an Audi, Mercedes Benz, Porsche or VW, German cars are typically quite a bit more expensive than their American and Japanese counterparts. The old saying rings true today as ever, and “You always get what you pay for.”
Spending more on your initial investment for a car will always pay off when you go German, a German car gives long lasting benefits not only in the comforts of a quality, comfortable interior but also a superior engine make that will outlast its non-German competitors. A German car will not depreciate as quickly as other cars and it retains its value through the years.
German cars are engineered to a higher standard, built with better materials and manufactured by a more skilled workforce resulting in a far superior automobile experience. Their engines and mechanical components are built to tighter tolerances than anything American. The resulting increase in quality means that you are not going to have any engine or drive train problems for a long time after your purchase. The quality of the parts also results in a tighter ride and smoother performance.
German cars are designed to drive the Autobahn. Because of this, they are designed to drive faster and harder than anything else on any road.
The only problem with any import is that when it inevitably comes time to repair it, it’s usually quite a bit more expensive to fix. A German car is almost always about one and a half times more expensive to fix. And you have to be careful to find a knowledgeable mechanic that’s familiar with German cars. Not all technicians can work on German cars, though most all will say they can.
Even with the additional costs associated with maintenance, it is still cheaper to own and drive a German car. The additional costs will be returned with the resale value being higher. German cars, in my opinion are superior to anything American or Japanese.