Sorry to bump an old thread, but I need advice. I purchased a 2012 Passat SE TDI just about 3 weeks back. It is high mileage and will break 100,000 on Friday. I don't want to risk damaging my daily driver, so I am looking to get the timing belt replaced soon. I'm in the Des Moines, IA area. I've got a dealership and an independent (large) European auto specialist in the area. The independent quoted $1200 for the TBelt w/water pump. I'll have a price tomorrow from the dealership. Are there other options in the area that I could consider?