Why do normal people buy BMW, Benz, etc.? Why?
"The larger [European] manufacturers, Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz, are among the worst automakers overall," Consumer Reports said.
It turns out that expense and luxury don't always equate to reliability, said Jake Fisher, senior automotive engineer with Consumer Reports. Often, there is an inverse relationship.
Big luxury cars come with "a lot of power equipment, electronic gizmos and complexity," Fisher said, "and that means more chances for something to go wrong."[/QUOTE]
http://articles.latimes.com/2010/oct/27 ... y-20101027
But "Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz are among the worst automakers overall in terms of reliability," CR says. And among the worst individual models in the 2011 ratings: the supercharged Audi A6 3.0T (not a turbo, despite the "T"), Jaguar XF, Mercedes-Benz E-Class coupe, BMW's 135i and its Mini Cooper convertible.[/QUOTE]
http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/money/au ... 7_ST_N.htm