Originally Posted by lecatrache
This is my first BMW, and I love it, however I have not become what I have seen in this forum, a BMW fanatic. I have had Fords and Mazdas, and I was happy. BMW is clearly superior, but not cost-effective superior for most people. There are many other cars that are betther than a BMW, but not cost-effective to us. Let's not idolize the BMW - it's just a car made by humans who are part of company that want to make money.
I agree with you on your last sentence, but maybe I'm wrong when I say that what sets BMW apart from most is the quality, reliability, and drivability. In my opinion, American cars are way lower in quality compared to Euro/Asian vehicles.
Of course they are also more expensive!