+1 on the odometer. For lots of opinions, most of us will want to know what type of tranny. Based on my experience and that of many others, your timing belt is the least of your concern, your cam may give out before your belt is due. Further, I would not worry too much about if VW's 'special oil' was used before you got your car. I used that overpriced special stuff since day 1, every 5K miles. My cam and bearings puked at 80K of mostly highway droning. Some guess that being in a southern climate, will hasten your cams demise.
Research how to identify cam wear, and start with a cam evaluation. If your cam is worn, get it to a guru before big and bad things happen, if you don't feel you are able to replace a cam and all of the necessary modifications to fix VW poor design.
Since I have a 5 speed, I won't address the DSG. The mark V are great cars though...
I just did an 06 with 200k and the lifters were worn through. I looked at an 05 BEW with 165k and no wear at all. It varies. Both of these were doing oil changes with approved oil at a 5k interval. Could this be why they made it so far?
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