I've never liked German cars. What I don't get is that they are supposed to be "the best", yet their reliability is actually a hell of a lot worse than anything Detroit makes in regards to reliability. It doesn't matter if they are over-engineered and full of gadgets. The bottom line is that they're POORLY engineered. I can't tell you how many people I know with them or have owned them and the things just fall apart and have ridiculous problems.
Its all about status and badges. If you want luxury and reliability, get a Lexus. If you want to pay $200 for an oil change and have the transmission implode, get a Mercedes or Bimmer.
I especially hate VW's. Mostly because yuppies love them, they fall apart almost immediately, and the ads for them strike me as a bit on the Nazi side with that German accented Beetle saying: " It Wat da' peeple vant!" and they talk about "German Engineering" Ya?...ya?.. you vant guuumahn enganeeeering? ya? ya? Welll. not really if the things blow their zero centrifugal clutches at 30k. I know because my Wife's Mom has a Jetta and the thing is the biggest POS.
by the way- that new Caddy is hot.