German cars have out-muscled their Japanese rivals to become the best-value models on Britain’s roads, according to motoring experts.
Volkswagen and BMW models led the way among vehicles that cost drivers the least over a three-year period – a list usually dominated by Japanese brands.
Although they have long been envied for their engineering, design and luxury, German cars are rarely considered cheap to buy or to run.
But analysis by the magazine What Car? found German-owned marques topped seven out of the ten categories for being the best value for money.
The data takes into account the ‘best purchase price’ which is achieved after haggling with a dealer as opposed to the price on the ticket, and how much the car can be sold for after three years.
Thu Feb 16 2012, 06:56 PM #1
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