Germany, the words “World War” spring to mind when someone mentions Germany. Even Hitler, Adolf Hitler and how ‘beastly’ he was. If you are that sort of person, then Kumbaya my friend, today is history class for you.
In the same beastly nature, Germany is home to Mercedes Benz (1926 – present), Volkswagen (1937 – present), BMW (1916 – Present), and Audi (1909-present). The list is endless but let’s go with the leaders of the class. The top 4 luxurious car brands that come from Germany.
Also its home to Disney land for petrol heads, The Nürburgring.
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And well, since it’s history class, i should also mention that Adolf Hitler travelled in a 1938 Mercedes-Benz 770 Series II – W150
First of all, presently Germany is home to 2 of the most significant car manufacturers in the industry right now. Mercedes Benz, which makes ‘the best cars’ in the world. Then Volkswagen which is currently the leading car manufacturer in the world. As of the stats last year, Volkswagen made and sold more cars than Japan’s Toyota; unbelievable right!
Toyota remains a very popular brand. Especially here in Uganda. It’s affordable, it’s cheap to maintain, it’s what you drive and you can borrow a spare tyre from your neighbor because he drives a Toyota too.
German cars are the sort of cars driven by either genuine car fanatics or people with a lot of money. People who buy what their other rich influential friends recommend. Or people that ask Google “what’s the best car for a General Manager” and with the results they head to beforward.com and order a Mercedes. The unserious ones end up with an Estate Mercedes or Audi or BMW, a crime we’ll discuss soon.
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I’ve always said that people that drive Estate cars are the sort of people that wear socks with open shoes. However, people that drive Estate Mercedes’ or BMWs are the sort of people that iron their Arsenal FC underwear and then wear socks with open shoes. I have a dedicated article about this coming soon.
Germany makes cars not to compete. Each of the different German car houses have comfortably established and earned their unequaled places, strangely in the same market. They cater for the same markets but differently. They offer services that are similar but uniquely refined depending on who is manufacturing and who’s buying.
What Germany does, they make cars to give their intended consumer “an experience.” An experience tailored to suit the consumers’ specific need, stroke their ego and appeal to their snobbishness. If you are looking for the level best comfort and status, Mercedes Benz sits alone on that table.
If you are looking for sheer driving pleasure, BMW is what the epitome of that experience feels like. If you want reliability, affordability but while maintaining that German luxury, quality, Volkswagen is where you want to go. And finally, if you are sort of guy that refuses to use Samsung and iPhone because it’s what everyone has, the sort of guy that drinks Scottish Whiskeys whose labels your friends can’t pronounce, then Audi is that best choice to represent how uniquely classy you are.
REVIEWS BY IAN PAUL
Author: Ian Paul Byamugisha
Ian Paul Byamugisha is a writer/author/novelist and car journalist. As a writer for Newslibre, he writes car reviews, cars news, tech news and anything that one might find interesting to read. Currently working on a spy novel collection titled “Arthur Vintage.”