I love VW's. Might be buying a new one this fall, a new Jetta Wagon TDI most likely.
I have a 1997 Jetta TDI with 156,000 km, and I haven't had to replace the clutch. My dad drives a 2001 Passat 1.8T. Both cars have been extremely trouble free, and they both feel safe and secure even at high speeds. True German cars for reasonable prices.
"it's kind of like an Airbus, it's an engineering marvel, but there's no sense of passion" -- J. Clarkson re: Coxster