Do you want to buy a new car and find out which cars you will benefit from the longest? The following 7 German cars will last long
German cars enjoy an excellent reputation worldwide. This is due in part to the top work of our engineers, but also to the fact that the technology in new models is up to date. However, this often makes German cars more maintenance-intensive than others. This means that there is a dichotomy: In cars that last a long time and those that should not be expected to last ten years. We present seven from each category here!
1. BMW 7-series
With over 90,000 euros, you are in for a real luxury car: Radio & Co. can be controlled via gesture control, the parking system runs automatically at the push of a button. You are sure to have fun with this car for a long time. By the way, you can see the BMW 750i xDrive in the photo.
2. Long lifetime: Porsche Cayenne
The second generation Porsche Cayenne is considered a reliable and long lasting companion. Various models are available: From hybrid to diesel, “S” to turbo – if you can pay for it, you can get it. Pictured here is the Porsche Cayenne S Coupe, which is available for or from 83,711 Euros. It belongs to the third generation of the Cayenne.
The space inside is enormous, and even complaints from owners are rarely heard.
3. A German car that will last a long time: Mercedes E-Class
It may not be the S-Class, but both the design and equipment make car fans dream. The car simply looks good and dashing and the seats even massage you if necessary!
The medium-sized luxury car also seems to be able to take a lot – there are hardly any complaints from owners who seem to have found a longtime friend in it.
4. Longtime companion: VW Golf R
Although you have to pay quite a lot for the Golf R, you get quite a bit for it. The 2L turbocharger makes it from zero to 100 in 4.5 seconds and delivers a proud 300 horsepower.
The car will be fun for a long time – there are hardly any indications to the contrary.
5. BMW X5
The SUV achieved 5 out of 5 stars in the NCAP Crash Test 2018. The car is also extremely safe for the passengers: With a full 89% in occupant protection, the BMW was able to show off.
6. Audi A6
The Audi A6 also achieved first-class results in the NCAP crash test, with an even better overall score than the BMW X5. Also 5 stars in the crash test, 93% in occupant protection and 85% in child safety. A true safety expert!
Furthermore, the Audi even manages to protect pedestrians: It achieves 81% in pedestrian protection.
7. Audi Q3
There’s hardly a safer way: the Audi Q3 achieves an overall score of 87.4% in the NCAP crash test. Only the Mercedes A-class scored better. In an accident, the occupants are protected with up to 95%. In addition, the car has an active safety level of 85% – this is the car’s ability to anticipate accidents and avoid them with artificial intelligence. This value is top-notch!
8. A car you can’t rely on for long: 2010 Audi A4
The Audi A4 is not a car you should build on for a long time. The problems caused by the four-wheel drive alone – called ” quattro drive” by the manufacturer – caused a lot of problems for many customers. From ABS and digital displays to the vehicle’s catalytic converter, workshops had to deal with the same problems time and again.
9. You should not invest in this: 2013 VW GTI
Actually, there is little to criticize about the GTI. It goes from zero to 100 in 6.4 seconds, which is perfectly fine for a city car. Also the 227 hp are completely within the limits. However, the 2012 and 2013 models have had a lot of problems with the engine cooling, brakes and suspension.
10. Long life? Missing: 2013 VW Tiguan
The Tiguan was so well received by consumers that it has been produced since 2007. And rightly so, since it looks good and performs well. Unfortunately, some vintages were not the most reliable: The models from 2011 and 2013 always had to struggle with problems with the electrical system and the engine.
11. VW Phaeton
The goals were ambitious: 20,000 phaetons were to be produced each year – in the end, only 6,000 phaetons per year were produced. The VW Phaeton never really gained a foothold outside the Chinese market. Neither the appearance nor the performance was convincing. In 2016, production was finally stopped completely. That means almost completely: Especially for China the VW Phideon is produced since 2016.
12. 2013 BMW i3
Although relatively safe in terms of occupant and child protection (86 and 81% safety rating), active and pedestrian protection leave a lot to be desired at 55 and 57% respectively. Artificial intelligence or anticipation of traffic is by no means provided by the car. Also the constitution of the car does not protect a pedestrian in an accident situation very well.
13. 2015 Audi TT
The Roadster Sport version of the Audi TT was tested in 2015. The result was a safety rating for adults of 81%; children, on the other hand, should not be taken from A to B with the car: The Audi was only able to achieve 68% in terms of safety for children. Not a promising value!
14. 2010 VW Amarok
The pick-up is relatively safe for adults (safety rating 86%) due to its sheer size alone, but the car is not particularly family-friendly: the VW can only achieve 64% in child protection. In addition, pedestrians have bad cards, because the safety rating of the pick-up is only 47% for pedestrians.