If you're looking for the most reliable possible car, Toyota or Honda are the way to go. You can play around in True Delta's reliability numbers a bit, but nothing really is going to touch those two. Generally, I find that Hondas have a lot less head room than Toyota. I was going to get an Accord, but it was too tight for me and I'm only 6'3". I actually ended up with a Mazda3. It is much more fun to drive than a Toyota, and I find that I'm very comfortable. The hatch is really useful for hauling stuff - I can fit 20 bags of mulch in the back with the seats down, or a family of 4 plus a dog in the back. Averaging about 37 mpg over the life of the car, including midwest winters. No problems other than a software glitch that was solved with an update during an oil change. If you like sedans the Mazda6 is a great car, I would definately check it out. The downside of the Mazdas is the road noise, which gets a little annoying on long drives over 70 mph, but on my typical commute is not an issue. The True Delta numbers suggest Mazda is a tad less reliable than Toyota, but certainly a step above an american car.