I like Dodge Trucks and had a 2007 Dodge Ram 1500. I also have a 1991 Doge B250 3/4 ton van. They make nice heavy duty equipment that does the job.
I had a 1988 Cavalier and it was a simple car that was easy to repair. A comparable Tempo/Topaz had twice the parts under the hood to complete the same task.
My last car was a 1992 diesel VW Golf. It got great mileage and the interior did not wear out despite the high mileage. The car was always needing some sort of parts and its poor engineering made it time consuming to repair...it was 50% tractor and 50% low HP turtle speed car.
I also have a 2013 Honda Civic Touring and it is an alright car. I'm not in love with it, maybe a few more years and I'll be impressed but I'm not so far. We are going to turn it into our winter car when the Vibe dies. We bought it 2 years ago to do this but the Vibe refuses to die.
Would I buy a Dodge/Ford/GMC vehicle where I could buy an equivalent Toyota? No, never. Too bad Toyota doesn't sell 3/4 ton trucks and real vans.
The Vibe is expected to be dead by this time next year and my wife and I are on the fence on what to get. She wants a Porsche Cayenne or perhaps a 7-passenger SUV with big towing capacity. I want a Cummins Dodge Ram 2500 4-door truck...or a Maserati Quattroporte...I'm not sure what we'll get other than it will be used.