Until I bought my Focus it used to be Ford, everyone told me avoid Ford, get Japanese, it was like conventional wisdom.
Now I have my Focus and I love it...next car will be another Focus or a Fusion, due to my great experience with this car.
So due to that I keep an open mind now about any car.
Granted the car I do really HATE and its not on the list is any Mercedes. I just really dislike them. Even if I was a millionaire, yeah I wish, its not my thing.