Thanks for the advice. I have noticed that VW's maintenance is much more aggressive than Honda's. My Acura doesn't require a timing belt replacement till 105000 miles. I guess this is what people mean when they say German cars cost more to maintain.
German cars just require a bit more finesse and gentleness. Heck even the air cooled beetles needed valve adjustments, carb adjustments, seal replacements, torsion tube greasing, wheel bearing stuff, etc.
It is just a fact of owning a VW...you need to stay on top of maintenance and know your vehicle and its motor. It's an even tradeoff for driving such a cool car though:warmfuzi: