Yup, same experience. No way I am buying American cars anymore as they have all been crap. We actually had 2 Honda Civics in the family for 10 years that required a grand total of 1 repair that went beyond upkeep. No such luck with American brands that seem to sit in the shop constantly. I've had Fords, GM's and Chryslers and all of them were shoddy products that required endless maintenance. I'm sticking with Japanese cars from now on.
I think a good rule of thumb is, if a product is made by union workers the best bet is to avoid it at all costs.
I’ve now bought three American-brand cars new.
The first was a rebranded Kia.
Both recent have been American, made in the USA. They have been exceptional.
Zero problems with any of them. One even after a significant crash. American cars are very robust.