From my experience
VW and Ford
I bought a new 1998 Passat. Needed a new timing belt at 50k. Needed a new transmission at 70k. It broke houses and broke down constantly. It was a huge piece of shit
ford. Bought a 2016 fusion. Blew a fucking gasket at 48k miles. Had a major fuel issue at 45k. Got rid of it and will never buy ford again.