just because the car is "made in america" does not make the design any better. toyota and honda are terribly boring cars and not even very good for the few things they can do. sure you can get 40mpg in your civic, i can get that if not more in my cruze(which is not a chevy car, it is a holden) without it looking like dog****. from my own experience with foreign cars from japan and korea specifically, reliability is a major issue. granted i drive my car like ive stolen it, but most other cars ive driven(american,german,Australian) hold up a hell of a lot better.