When I compared vehicles, the WK2 stole my heart from the second time I saw it. I ignored it the first time and simply thought I'd never buy an american vehicle again.
But spending time comparing feature to feature, style and build, I chose not to spend 12k more for the MDX, 20k more for the X5 or ML or Q7, or 40k more for a Range Rover.
What I find funny are my friends. Now they're great (good people, hard working, etc).. but they agitate me. How? They MUST drive either a BMW, Acura, or a Benz.
Its almost like a religion. In fact, they wont always buy them new, not all of them; some will get them used as well. But they gotta be the 'brand' just because the 'brand' says "HEY! I'm driving a 'BRAND!'"
Now to each his own, but I think - hell, I know this is a smarter, better purchase in every which way.
But why oh why do they always try to talk me into a 'brand' and look at me funny when I tell them my ride is nice.. REAL nice.. and I'd rather buy it new than spend the same money for a 3 year old 'brand'.
I feel funny when I talk about my wk2. almost like I'm trying to justify the reason I bought it...
meh.. just a late night rant on the good, the bad, and the ugly..