Regardless of how reliable cars are these days one of the key requirements I believe is ease of service/getting service if indeed they do break down. For those in the Northeast:
There is exactly one BMW dealer in Vermont (in Shelburne near Burlington)
There are no Land Rover dealerships in Vermont
There are 4 Audi dealers in Vermont
There are 5 Subaru dealers in Vermont
I thought Automaster in Shelburne also did both Land Rover /and/ Mercedes (for teh G-wagen funk)???