If you are talking about the car brand, YES! stick to the 2006 and newer models, they are light years apart from their older siblings. Quality is awesome , but, as with American cars, customer perception is everything and its gonna be a while before customers realize the great cars you can get for the price . What's their edge over the domestics?? purchase price, gas mileage to horsepower, styling, fit and finish. Il love my country but Ill buy an Optima over a Malibu,Impala, Fusion, G6 or the godawfull Sebring.