I have been loyal Honda customer for years and I currently own two of their cars, the CRV and the Honda Fit. Honda cars are reliable and trouble free. They reflect Japanese craftsmanship, the very opposite of the kind of garbage produced by Americans. I understand that Japanese culture is being infected with modern culture, but so far this hasn't seemed to affect their products. Japanese products have declined in popularity mainly as a result of modern culture ruining the ability of the average moron to identify quality. No sane person in his right mind would buy an American car. I can't say much about other Japanese cars since I haven't owned them, but I can unquestionably recommend Honda cars.