Did anyone say timing chains yet?
It all comes down to how you take care of your car.
All of my cars have little to no issues.
Things like wheel bearings, breaks, tune up parts cant count because they are expected to wear out. Plus you do rear bearings when you do breaks anyway.
If you have alot of susp parts going bad I recomend getting a better place to get your car alig. because they are not doing it right, or your driving over to may curbs.
Yes the power windo reg go bad, more often then any average car? No
If you fail to keep things like plug wires up to par, your going to mess up your coil pack, but again, buying a $200 coil pack every 120k is not that big of deal. If you keep the oil and grime off the coil pack it will not crack on you either.
DONT BUY A AUTO!! Yes, VW cant seem to make a auto that will not self destruct. Time will tell with the DSG, all of them are to new still to start showing mass failure. And MKI's did not make enough power to break the trans
Oh, did i mention chains?