my dad owns a nissan van drom 1989, it allready has 350.000kms (217.000miles) and till the moment, no issues at all, and has been driven hard everyday. it a genuine made in japan nissan, don't know if your toyota's in the states are made in japan or usa, but gotta say it's top quality for what i see.
i own 2 vw polo's g40 1.3 supercharged from 91 and 92, a well know pocket rocket that goes from 0-60 in 6seconds bone stock, genuine engine made in germany and chassi made in pamplona, spain, gotta say that the engine in this little beast is his highlight it's freakin strong for a 1.3l and 116hp stock engine that can easily reach 200hp with some small mods, the problem is spliting chassi legs, every polo g40 broke chassi lags to lack of resistance due to his weak design as the car was meant to use a 1.0 and 1.3 athmosferic engine.
besides that i have a fiat stilo sport 1.6l from 2003, and gotta say that in every inch you notice lack of quality, it has been a nice car till today, but the quality has been lost in the last decade, even vw's are not what the used to be, and they still be the best quality cars here in europe, not to mention mercedes-bens or bmw.
nowadays nissan is owned by renault, quality has decreased and i'd ratther say that maybe on motorcycle industry happend the same. quality and reliability are a thing unknown these days.
do you guys feel the same in the us? how are the GM cars today compared to 20/30 years ago?