We got our car in 1998 with around 45,000 miles on it. Drive it to work on the Montana winter roads all the time. Not quite as versatile as my ’68 bug I use to own in High School (drove that one everywhere), but a good road car. I replaced the transmission at around 90,000 miles (tried to get it home with a broken clutch cable, worked with the old bug, not a good idea in the Jetta). Even ran over an already dead deer in the dark one winter morning on the way to work. Sort of skimmed over it and still made it to work! Glad to find an affordable parts source like the PartsPlaceinc., as VW Jetta parts always seemed expensive, especially after owning that old ’68 bug (250,000 when I sold it).