German engineering---what is that anyway? Crap ergonomics, crap switchology, expensive (extremely) maintenance intervals, oil usage on a new engine, long wait for parts, ----OVERrated!
Go to Europe and BMWs 3series and Audis are as common as a Ford Taurus is here!
Scoobies stand out and are better engineered and manufactured than this touted Teutonic crap. The last BMW I drove was 98 5 series and it was for s^&t! More gadgets than a thing with a lot of gadgets, doors you couldn't get out of, melting plastics, and overly sensitive diagnostic lights.
Want to beat 45K German Engineering? Spend it on a Scooby or an EVO