You are right.. A Honda is every bit as good as a BMW, probably a lot more reliable, and defintlely has a higher residual value.
But the BMW's look soo cool!!
Honda Civiv awesome !! or M3 ....? No debate what most people would want.
I know not a fair comparison, but you know what I mean
BTW I ordered a very cool Salk T shirt, for our NYARrave next week!
Look for it.
Mr. Processed Meat Fellow:
No, that's not what I mean, I don't think. I mean that a car buyer that purchases a 60000.00 MSRP car would, notwithstanding reliability and specific intended use issues, have a degree of confidence that the 60000.00 MSRP car would be as good, if not better, than a 14000.00 MSRP car. "Good", of course, is objective to varying degrees and subjective to varying degrees. With speakers, I don't have any confidence, based solely upon price, that a 60000.00 MSRP speaker is as "good", if not better, than a 14000.00 MSRP speaker. Both speakers could be great, one could be markedly better than the other, they could both be dogs, etc. There are too many variables to make any determination about "quality" based upon price.
BTW, I am not necessarily a "value-oriented" consumer. I tend to purchase British cars and currently own a Jaguar. IIRC, Hondas are purportedly more reliable and have a higher residual value. My wife has a Honda, and I don't find much pleasure in driving her vehicle. I also own several custom-made pistols which don't necessarily shoot better than the limited-production pistols that I own. The customs, however, are works of art, IMO, and I obtain a lot of enjoyment from owning and shooting them.