Not a theory or a preference actually.I agree with everything except for the Honda theory... Only cars I've ever had problems with and or blown up were Honda's but everyone has there own preference.
I've been a service writer for almost 20 years now. It's based on real experience from thousands and thousands of examples and not having to rely on the owner's version, I get to see the real repairs that they need not some watered down version to defend their purchase decision.
I'm not a Honda or Toyota fan at all. But they still make the most reliable cars in the industry.
Still like my Cruze better than any Civic or Corolla ever made though.