I own a 2001 Jetta TDI GLS with 211,000 miles and the 5 spd manual. Several low-key modifications. It's been in the family since it was new. I bought it from my father six years ago when I turned 16. He was willing to sell it because my grandfather could no longer drive and thus a 1998 Volvo S70 GLT with 50k was waiting in the wings.
So the Jet clearly has special meaning to me being my first car, and the car I learned to drive on on beginning at age 14...and the car I took my driver's ed test in. Very kind clutch the ALH has!
So it's been a lot of fun over the last few years to do all the work on the car. It all started in early 2005 when I found Cincinnati TDIclub (have a lot of family in Cinci). I found Rich C's HOW-TO videos on oil changes with the Pela as well as fuel filter changes. Haven't looked back since! It just went into the shop for de-muffler work because I can't weld. I realized that except for inspections it hadn't been in a shop or to local guru for 2.5 years.