It's no surprise that rag hacks will always push their own agendas and favorite makes/models. This has been the case since guy1 wrote the first article in magazinex, then guy2 wrote his view slanted to his personal choice.
I go based on the current facts that I see in my own personal experience. When I'm driving down the highway, and I see a car pull up next to me and the occupants are taking pictures of my car on their cell phones, that tells me something. When I walk out of the store and head to my car that is currently being checked out by 2 or 3 or 5 people, and they start asking me questions about the car when I get there, that tells me something. I also know something is different about this car when I'm putting gas in the car, waxing it in my driveway, going through a drive through, or getting any kind of work done on it, people just can't stay more than 5 feet away, they always want to see inside, and they always have questions about the cars numbers. I always make a judgement call about the people to determine if I'm about to get jacked, then when I see it's relatively safe, I answer their questions and talk to them about my Camaro. I don't know about you, but I can't remember the last time I saw anyone hanging out around a 2010 mustang, GT, GT500, or any other model of that car or any other make/model in the Camaros class to do the same thing. (I did see a guy walk up to and check out a Challenger in the parking lot att work, but I attributed that to an attempted break-in
I leave the articles to the people that write them, and to their level of subjectivity. You'll always have those that make constant sways to their "brand", but you also have those who try to be very objective in their assessment and still come up with the "other" car coming out on top.