Go for the Japanese cars because they tend to last longer and have better quality build. The Japanese car parts can be pricey as well but they are justified because they last longer and performs better. In contrast, the American cars are not as good in build quality and they do break down more often than Japanese cars. The American car parts are similar in prices to Japanese cars but the American parts does not last longer. Korean car company are not better than American or Japanese cars. Although they offer good warranty on their cars, most people say that the build is not as good as expected. German cars are equally as good as Japanese cars or in some cases better than Japanese cars. I am not comparing the Mercedes or BMW. I am referring to Volkswagen. Conclusion is to go for Honda, Toyota or Mazda or Volkswagen.