Beauty is not just from the outside. The inner working has to be considered as well.
Take the case of Perdana V6 2.0, a higher class model of Proton. I have been considering it for a while and finally decided to rule it out. Base case is that this model is so awesome looking and the ride is smooth – I’ve tested it myself. But according to what I heard from my brother, an office mate, and a skilled car mechanic, Perdana is somehow quite troublesome from the inside. The V-shaped engine introduced hefty labor to change out its timing belt. The engagement of gears are slow coming out of a halt.
*All the above may or may not apply to only cars.