noR said:Most people will say yes, change it now. Personally; I say make VW pay if it breaks before it's scheduled to be replaced, the only way they'll learn is through their wallet. And being a '01; aren't you covered by a 100K powertrain warranty?
There's no way VW will pay to change your belt unless you have some kind of maintenance warranty. And even then, they'll only cover it if it's scheduled.
Personally, I say ride it until it breaks and let their warranty coverage deal w/it. But if you have the $ to pay them to do it, and don't want it just break some random day, I guess replacing it would be good insurance.