Over the years, I have driven various cars brands from Europe, the US, and Japan. My biggest disappointment was the shoddy workmanship in my American-made Jeep Cherokee. Which we purchased because Chrysler was customer of my previous company. I am very big on supporting those who work with you.
Beads of glue were coming from under the molding along the body of the car. I think they have gotten better since the first Cherokee imports into Japan.
Probably the best brand I have seen is Toyota of Japan. The service, the support, and the workmanship is clearly well-managed.
It seems very strange to me that after decades of producing some of the best designed, most reliable and best made cars, all the sudden, Toyota is having quality problems. What is going on at Toyota?