I’ve been re-watching 2nd Top Gear and now that I’m on season 7, I’ve noticed that they keep talking about the high reliability of Fords and VWs. Is there really that big of a difference between European and American builds of these makes? Or do they just take care of their cars better over there?

The want is real...

At this point, I’m really curious because almost all the other brands reliability stereotypes carry over between the continents. Are Ford and VW that different across the pond?