Hi guys. This is my first post here. I must say, you guys have done a great job with all the excellent information on this board. I really have learned a lot in just the few days that I have been lurking around here. I purchased a used 2000 VW Passat 1.8T a couple of months ago. I plan on getting my first oil change done on this car. I live in NY, and the weather is really starting to get warmer here. The manual for my car states to use a 5W-40 motor oil for the 1.8T Turbo engine. I was planning on going with either the Valvoline SynPower 5W-40, or the Mobil 1 Truck & SUV 5W-40 motor oil. I read that the Valvoline isn't a pure synth as it is mineral based where as the Mobil 1 is. However, is it safe to use the Mobil 1 Truck and SUV oil for my car? The labeling seems to make the oil targeted specifically for SUV's and Trucks. Also, the M1 SUV & Truck 5W40 oil does not have the VW 502.00 specification on it. This is where I am concerned. So I just need some advice on this. I'd appreciate your advice and suggestions. Thanks.