The domestics have improved while the Japanese fallen. Fallen so far that the data lags reality. The auction companies and dealership have supported and propped them up in order to make money off the public for too long. The Japanese have led the recall race for most of the last decade and recommending Subaru, as some have here, from the last 5 years with their oil consimption, cracked windshilds, puffing blue smoke, tinny sounding interior of my then girlfriend's 2012 Forester without warning of side effects is irresponsible of a fellow enthusiast or owner. Being a Toyota owner like being a paid beta tester for that company with all of their recalls. GM gas one major recall this last decade and it's ignition did not really need to be recalled as having only a few keys on the ring does not bother or wear the iginition. None of my cars have gone in for that work.
I average one new/used car a year and have not gone in for repair since my 2005 Pontiac GTO had to have it's power steering pump replaced. There were a number of us having them replaced as it got noiser but never failed. My cars range from German, Swedish, and domestic brands and assembled from all developed countries. I don't represent but do back the best deal to the buying public based on personal experiences of the last 30 years.
Most cars have quirks and small flaws. We can follow forums and bulletin boards and see these trends. Some cost the customers money out warranty, some not any cost. But recommending one model without mentioning a costly engine problem like Subaru failing ring lands, or Honda V6 VCM oil consumption, or late model HMC failing 9-speed tranmsiasion, Focus automatic transmission issues...should not go ummentioned. And I'll continue to point out possible flaws in them all.