We have a 1999 VW Passat with about 81k Miles. We had the car in to the the dealer for some warranty work last month, and in passing the dealer recommended a timing belt change. I asked and independent garage about changing the belt today--to see what their price would be-and was told that the recommended interval was 105k. That seems a little long to me, but I don't really know with this car. I don't have enough experience.