The Village looks like a mixed bag. In the housing guide they sent out, some students complained of rampant crime, others said there was no crime for 7 years. I'm guessing all the buildings have completely separate facilities?
You're clearly interested in 'pure' Japanese cars. However, I think you should give at least some consideration to the Mazda 3 and Mazda 6. Every review I've read of Mazda have been positive. Also, you might want to look into the Ford Fusion. It's based on the Mazda 6, is competetively priced and is kind of neat looking.