Thanks for the positive words!
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I obviously haven't had a chance to get my hands on the owners manual yet, but the Gates website lists this model as using a T262 belt having 60k service intervals. I will have to see if VW concurs or if they recommend 100k intervals now.
Since at this point we are still unsure of the boys college plans after he graduates high school next year, we have no idea how long he will be needing this car. Right now it looks like 18 months minimum so even 60k seems a long way off. If he won't need a car for the college he ends up at, he should be able to sell this car and make a little money on it or at worst, break even.