Was just thinking about this today. Mags like Car and Driver are a great read ( I'm a subscriber ) but for the most part they do not tell you what owning the car is going to be like. You can only find out what nightmares await you via forums and consumer reviews. That 2014 Golf sounds great , but is it still 10,000 if the fuel pump shreds ? 4000 for the EGR? Car and Driver never delves into this stuff.