jss21382 wrote: Most shops in the US can't even do an alignment on a german luxury car because of specialized tools required. But a properly aligned bmw/mercedes will out handle just about any of the japanese or us vehicles.
So according to you a Corvette, Nissan GTR or Lexus LFA can't hold a candle in handling to an underpowered, overweight, overpriced, poseur-special BMW 320i as long as BMW is adjusted by a European mechanic? You must be kidding.
As for Eurotrash, those cars tend to be very overpriced, quite complex, unreliable and expensive to fix when older. That would go double for Germans. Take Subaru WRX and compare it to an entry level 320i. Sure, Subaru might look a bit silly and the interior materials are pretty cheap. But it's got much more power, good awd, practicality (on hatchback), amazing tunability with huge aftermarket support and much better long-term reliability. And yet a fully loaded WRX is still cheaper than a base stripper 320i with rwd and no options. Why? Because you're paying for the badge and the privilege of driving a BMW over common sense. Oh, and to make you feel better according to google stock WRX pulls .9g on skidpad while 320i does .88g. What was it you were saying about German cars handling better?