A little perspective, folks...
(1) My clients are all in the construction business, and they all drive trucks. The trucks they all buy for the really heavy work- the ones they'll keep for years, use and abuse, and know that they'll have to rely upon- are almost universally Fords- Power Stroke diesels for the heavy hauling.
The Japanese trucks still just don't hold up over the long haul, even the Toyotas, which are exquisitely built, but have a needlessly complex engine, one which is higher-tech, but no more effective.
(2) Compare apples to apples here- my Caddy deville cost about the same as a v6 Lexus, has more room and a 32-valve Northstar V8. I picked it up in September of last year and, after 12,000 miles (not kilometres, though I can change the vehicle's display to metric with a touch of a button), all I've done so far is have the oil changed twice. It was, as delivered, perfect.
The engineering in most contemporary American cars is unsurpassed by any, and in an appropriate comparison, they are soundly competetive.
Of course, I still miss my Audi and I expect I'll drive another one, one of these days. And, my wife loves her BMW cabrio (though she sure gets a lot of speeding tickets in it!).
In cars, there is something for everyone, and no need for anyone to be insulting anyone else about their choice of car.
Though I still have not a clue who the target market for the Pontiac Aztek is; blind people maybe? But if you're blind, you can't drive a car, right? Oh, except in Palm Beach, Florida.
...three miles from BRONS, clear for the ILS one five approach...