Are luxury cars overrated

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06-03-2012, 08:24 AM
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What car brand do you guys think is significantly overrated..

For me it is BMW..

It's not that their bad, but they are very overrated and are driven by mostly posers who lease them..

They used to make very good engineered cars, but today they are very very average cars.. And very overrated

-- and also bit bland
06-03-2012, 08:36 AM
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06-03-2012, 08:46 AM
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Mercedes by far....BMW is heading that way with their 6/7 series cars too!
06-03-2012, 08:48 AM
Location: San Antonio, TX USA
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Honda. Living on reputation, no were near as good as they use to be.
06-03-2012, 11:05 AM
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Cadillacs, BMW's, and Mercedes.
06-03-2012, 11:37 AM
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I'd actually go with what most people have said here in saying BMW, Mercedes, Audi, Cadillac, etc.

It's really only their halo cars (M, AMG, V, S/RS) that are really worth it. Just my opinion, although the new 328i from BMW is actually pretty good, but again, it will run about 40-45,000 dollars with options that should come as expected. Nice car, not sure if it's worth that much though.
06-03-2012, 11:52 AM
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I'll agree with BMW and rank Audi as a close second with Mercedes pulling up 3rd place. I have driven a number of cars from these brands and I just don't understand peoples obsession with them.....
06-03-2012, 12:21 PM
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Honda. Plastic-fantastic marshmallow Civic, cheap adorned noisy landyacht with a small backseat and trunk family car Accord. The new CRV and Odyssey look uhh well, I don't need to elaborate on that but are otherwise still solid. Honda's idea of a sports car is the poorly done hackjob of a Prius made impractical, aka the CR-Z.

BMW/Mercedes are perennial favorites... but at least in my demographic they're really just badge cars. There used to be something special about Mercedes, it really was perceived as a real cut above from the rest of the luxury pack. Not so much anymore. It's just another luxury car to 20-somethings. They still make some nice cars but the brand premium isn't what it used to be. Same with BMW's ultimate driving machine.
06-03-2012, 12:34 PM
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Mercedes Benz; neighbor has been leasing a new one every 6 months. Has money and not much into the mechanical thing. I see a loaner car in the driveway once a week. The new ones have to go back for one thing or another constantly. My 13 year old domestic van has seen the mechanic less than the 6 month old E series.

For the other brands (Honda, Kia, Hyundai), at least they are not claiming that their machines are a work of art. They are just building commuter appliances with decent reliability and for what they want to be I think they are just fine with some hits and misses.
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