Just to affirm what several people have said. Honda is still the most reliable. Sure Toyota has big sales but that doesn't mean it doesn't have it gremlins. (This is coming from someone who has experience with Toyota his whole life; *ehem* pundidong brake light - I see lots of this on the road) Honda on the other hand is great in both performance and reliability. It's engines are world famous for their smoothness and properly engineered characteristics. Let's not forget, the Honda S2000 won the Most reliable engine and car award for 4 consecutive years (from different bodies).