This thread is mostly for Americans, but Europeans can chime in too. Are there any advantages to purchasing and owning a European automobile over an American one if you live in the USA? I've always appreciated cars, and as a freshman in college I like looking at what each company has to offer. I compare all the American brands to the European brands, and the European brands are usually 10-20k more expensive for comparable models, and I have heard stories of how expensive European repairs can become in the USA. So, for people who have owned european automobiles, or have heard stories, etc... what makes them worth it?