Expectations vs Reality: German Edition

Brand: Mercedes

What you think you’re getting: Comfort and Respect inspired by the old Grosser Limousines for the dictators of the world

What you’re actually getting: Overtly electric luxury vehicles which will force you to change to the next generation  every few years to keep your image as a person who always has the very best. These overcomplicated electronics mix with a “why did you build that?” theme as the company tries to fill every niche car market available. “A cheap Mercedes will soon become an immensely expensive one with time” is not a comment on appreciation.

Mercedes Grosser 600 Limousine

Brand: Audi

What you think you’re getting: Stylish and Modern take on German luxury

What you’re actually getting: Besides the RS rage you effectively have someone internally screaming “Its not a Passat I swear..”. The A3/A4/Q3/Q5 are the most susceptible to this and suffer the most from mass reliability issues

2009 Audi A4

Brand: Volkswagen

What you think you’re getting:German Engineering and prestige of a European Car

What you’re actually getting: A car that screams wanting to be middle class by shunning Japanese models that offer better value and reliability

2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI

Brand: Porsche

What you think you’re getting:A piece of racing heritage and fine craftsmanship. You want the 911 DNA

What you’re actually getting:(not applying to a high performance 911(Turbo or GT3) or a 918 Spyder) You’re feeding money to Volkswagen group by paying for SUVS, SUV inspired sedans(Panamera), and for that yellow seatbelt option that you desperately need.

2015 Porsche Panamera Turbo S Executive

Brand: BMW

What you think you’re getting:A little bit of everyday performance with quality to match.

What you’re actually getting:  Mass produced cars with dubious reliability and a brand losing its hallmark steering feel and composure with each successive model. Being the top selling luxury brand for so long has meant the breakeven point of what makes a performance luxury vehicle has fallen by the wayside.

Brand: BMW What you think you're getting:A little bit of everyday performance with quality to match. What you're actually getting: A mass produced car with dubious reliability and losing its hallmark steering feel and composure with each successive model. Being the top selling luxury brand for so long has meant the breakeven point of what makes a luxury vehicle has fallen by the wayside.
The Classic stereotypical BMW driver

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