A friend of mine.....
.....had been an American car owner for years, then went and bought a Mitsubishi. He was going on about what a great car it was and then he showed me one reason he felt that way. He took me out to the car and popped the hood.
"You see all these rivets?" (holding the top and bottom pieces of hood together). The rivets were only a couple of inches apart, running the perimeter of the hood. "American cars have the rivets further apart, so they don't have to use as many of them. It saves them a few bucks but it makes the hood feel flimsy. This hood is rock-solid."
That's just one example. Sit inside a Toyota and look at the workmanship. Then sit in a Chevy. The differences are obvious.