Everybody is familiar with Ferrari. You know all about Nissan, and Mercedes-Benz is one of the best-known car brands in the world. Many international car brands are just as popular as many domestic U.S. brands, if not more. Overseas car manufacturers enjoy unwavering loyalty with American consumers for a variety of reasons: real and imagined superior quality, a general overall “trust factor” when it comes to reliability and, strange as it may seem, they’re more expensive. Big-ticket purchases like cars and houses are given extra value from the buyer when the price tag is a little higher.