Well, I come from a Passat 1.8T that was lightly modified. I want to know the tuning capabilties of this car. I'll probably be looking at a 98 or 99, what were the problems/recalls on these years? What are the major service times? I mean, if I'm looking at one with 45K miles on it, am I going to have to shell out a grand when it hits 50K for service? Where the heck can I find one of these around St. Louis? There are a couple, but I want a manual. Are these cars reliable? They have good stock power, but they are heavy, does it drive like a big car? I'm not a balls out willing to spend $20K on mods kind of driver, but I'm also not just some guy looking to buy something with 4 wheels. Does that help?