Is ford quality better now than the 80s? In high school and college I had a mustang gt and I loved it until it started to break down. I must have repaired almost every part on that car at least twice. Only part that broke down once was the rear end and I had one month of warranty left. Talk about getting lucky.
I wouldn't buy an american car. It's either japanese or german for me regardless that they have more bang for the buck performance. But buy what you want. If audi brought the rs3 I would love that as a 3rd car for me.