Japanese cars are disposable cars. I have one to rack up high miles for work, occasional trips to NYC, when the Mrs. wants to pick up potting soil, plants etc to do gardening, and when I have to go some place where cars could either be dinged with shopping carts, or its just a bad part of town. It serves a purpose, but I've never seen a Japanese car that I thought was beautiful and
which I truly desired to own. Maybe the closest I can think of would be the 1960's Toyota 2000 GT,...although for that kind of money I'd rather have an early 1960s MB 300SL Roadster.
The German cars are for carving up nice winding roads with some of our friends who also have fun German, Italian, or British sports cars. We specifically choose to take longer routes, enjoying the scenery and going out for lunch or dinner at the end of the journey. Either you get owning a German car or you don't.