I have had several VW's over the years beginning with a 1968 Beetle at 16. My most recent was a 2005 VW Passat TDI wagon. No repairs and still on original brakes with 148,000 miles. When I had 68K miles on it, I ended up having my local VW dealership doing the BSM procedure which VW covered except for the cost of the new timing belt.
Now 2012 VW Passat TDI with 13k. No repairs needed.