Greg Macke - Your Car Angel - shares why Japanese built cars are the best used cars to buy. Toyota and Honda were producing the most reliable cars in the mid 2000's. Build quality was excellent, together with high quality parts and high quality manufacturing. This was is what is considered the golden age of Japanese build quality. Toyota Rav4, Camry, Corolla, Avalon, 4Runner, Tacoma and Land Cruiser were all nearly bullet proof. However not all Japanese cars were great. There were good years and bad years, good engines and bad engines, good transmissions and bad transmissions. However, overall the Japanese were building the most dependable cars that were being built during that era. American and German car manufacturers could not compete with Japan. Also listed is the Halo and Pitchfork List. These were the best and worst used cars. When car buying you should always get the right support.