Yeah......we knew what ya meant!
Went through a lot of the same thing; didn't have much luck with.....
(our Childrens)Japanese cars...
(Honest to God)... one YUGO!!
I was running out of countries!
Only major country left in auto mfg was Italy, and being half Italian, I know bettern' that
I went for a ride thru the fields of my Uncles farm in a half Navy, half Army, cobbled together WWII Jeep. We were riding out to his airplane to check out the cattle situation back in the timber. It was a day in summer 1948 that forever caught my attention.
The AMC Wrangler came out in 86 and it was civilized just enough that I was able to convince the Wife that yes, she may actually be somewhat comfortable ocassionally in what was to be my back and forth to work four wheeled motorcycle. Which is what it was, and still is even today: my daily driver never to be seen with a top or doors. Took delivery in April '87 and haven't had a serious complaint all these years.
Had no choice where to buy it; only came from one place: A US company half owned by the French, assembled in Canada.