I'm sorry that you did not receive a reply sooner. My past experiences with Japanese companies is that they do not seem to care about you, the consumer, whatsoever. They only want money, and they are litigious mother fuckers. If there were a car manufacturer that I would stick next to, it would be Mercedes Benz. Other than that, each car I see I look at individually, and not at the make.
For example, the Nissan Quest makes me sick to my stomach, while I am loving my 2005 Altima 2.5 SL. One more would be the BMW X3, which I see as their "affordable" SUV that they don't really care about. Yet the BMW M5 makes me pre-cum. Yes I just said that. Can you imagine a 21 year old in a $100,000 507 HP sedan? Vroom.