What about the "VW Sludge" issue for 1.8Turbo vehicles throghout the mid 2000's. I know my B5.5 is in that range, and that VW will no longer cover the issues. Additionally, they have a known issue where Timing Belts break at 60K miles (yet vehicle maint. manual says replace at 100k miles NOT 60k), and any damage caused by the Timing Belt breaking is not covered under Warranty.
I would have NEVER known these issues if I was not part of ClubB5. Be careful what you wish for... if you want info, you come to an enthusiasts website, but you also get an information overload of good and bad.
Trust me, these issues are small in comparison... because at least they are recognizing the issues and rectifying them. Before I broke out the pitch forks and torches, I'd wait until GM refuses to fix it, and gives you the bill for a broken shaft. THATS when you can call GM crap.
1100, Preliminary order accepted 04/27/2009
6000, Delivered to the customer 07/23/2009 - 3 Months (worth the wait!!)