Jr noob here. Been a lurker but wanted to read some of the restricted "how to" sections.
I bought a 2006.5 Jetta new around October 2006. I have racked up 60,500 miles since then. Perform all routine maintenance myself. At 50,000 miles I began running Mobil 1 Turbo Diesel Truck 5w-40. Up to that point I have always run a 505.01 5w-40.
I have returned it to the dealer for: heater/ac fan and resistor replacement, I had a steering warning light come on, so the replaced the steering rack and just recently a new battery. Other than that, no issues.
Really enjoy the car. I actually look forward to my morning and afternoon or evening commutes to/from work. She's a kepper. ;-)
Awesome site. Someone has put in a lot of time and effort. Thanks for all the useful information.