I bought my Golf new in Dover Delaware and about a year later moved to Rapid City South Dakota. While out west I would make several trips to the East Coast averaging 20,000 a year. I had very little unexpected maintenance other than the occasional glow plug issue. She just hit 100,000 as I was driving into Philly right before I put her in storage. When I return from Iraq, I plan to put another 100, 000 miles on her.