It was a sad evening tonight. No more VWs are in my stable.
I bought my first VW back in 1985, it was a 1973 Beetle. It went through a few paint jobs and bits of body work, and left me in 1992 as a black Baja Bug with a 140 HP 2.1 liter engine in it. That was a fun car! Stock Beetles had a 1.6 liter 40 HP engine.
In 1991 I bought a 1990 recovered theft Jetta with about 10k on it. I was working at a VW restoration business with a friend, and another friend of ours bought it at the insurance auction and we had to fix a few things and then I bought it. I got rid of it in 1997 with 150k on it. My friends always picked on me for getting it. They always asked why some young guy would want a lame 4-door sedan. When they saw my "old man car" blow the doors off of many a "sports car" flying up hills and around curves at 100 MPH, they stopped asking.
I went a few years with no more VWs, and my wife and I almost bought a Passat in 2000. In 2005 we bought a new Passat TDI diesel. Tonight we traded it in on a new car for my wife. It had 160k on it and I don't have any complaints. My wife wanted something sportier, and she said she had had enough VWs in her life for now. She was looking at the new Audis, but went with a 2011 Infiniti G37xS. I'll admit it, it's a bad ass car!
So no VWs, and my only diesel is my green 2520. I'm sure at some point I'll end up with another VW. Maybe when my kids are old enough to drive.