It’s pcs vs macs, if that means anything to you. The hallmark of a corolla or civic is it will reliably get you from a to b with excellent fuel economy and basically no maintenance for the first 150k miles of its life. Most of my german friends said that if you are going to own a german car that the only choice was a mb. For the price of a porsche 911 oil changed i can swap in rebuilt beetle transmission, clutch and axel bearings and seals for the same price. I am driving a 1999 e39 bmw 540i for about 10 years. There is a lot of valid criticism of this but it is actual data, and a lot less subjective than stereotypes.
A reputation lost
Sacrifice for performance
To do the same job with less components. But when you look beyond the high price tag and the fancy commercials, do these vehicles actually live up to their notoriety? You can’t go wrong with that.