I got into VW's 4 years ago because I wanted something that ran on waste vegetable oil. I've been doing it now since. I started with a 2002 Jetta that I got with a veggie kit. I liked it a lot, ran on WVO all year around. It has 360000 miles, i put on 40000 miles, but it uses just about as much motor oil as it does WVO. I just never seem to find time to fix it. Then I found a 2003 near by with 221000 that ran super, didn't look so good but also didn't have to add oil. some one hit me and totaled it. I intend to switch motor to the 2002 but now I got a 2003 station wagon with 160000 on it, one owner, who said he had a problem with the turbo at around 50000, right after the warranty ran out that got him a "large bill" as he put it. After that he didn't like driving it so it sat most of the time. Never did a timing belt, that's the first thing for me to fix, Also power brakes don't work and the battery is low. I live in CT and do all my work outdoors so between going to work, I work construction, and the weather I don't find many days I can wrench. I will retire soon so that should help.