A friend of ours owns an auto repair business that he started in a small, three bay rental about 30 years ago, and today, his business takes up a whole city block.My husband never wanted a foreign car. We had 3 new American made cars at any given time, had trouble with all 3, mostly from built in obsolescence. In 2009 he bought a VW, and he loves it. Says it is the best handling car we ever had, takes it on long trips for hardly nothing. Yes, he over looked the American Union workers, but maybe, just maybe they should have thought of that when they gave Americans faulty mercandise. They laughed at the American buyers, now it isour turn. They can eat their cars.
Needless to say, he works on lots of cars. And when the subject of American versus foreign comes up, he says neither is better than the other. It seems more like luck of the draw because he sees the same cars all the time. You either get a good one, or you don't.
My wife and I have had vehicles from all three major American companies, and the only one we had repeated problems with was a Chrysler product back in the mid to late eighties...all those electronic parts. Yet we had another Dodge that went to 274,000 miles without any major problems...aside from the undercarriage starting to rot, which was why we finally got rid of it.