First of all....relax Pscholte, I'm not joining the ranks of the GC bashers. My last 5qts of GC gold are going into my Wife's VW Golf this afternoon. The car has been running great on this oil for the past year(5-7k OCIs). The problem is simply....availability. Too many trips to AZ, too many empty spaces where the GC should be. So, I've declared the perpetual hunt officially over. There are several other VW approved oils that I can buy that are readily available from local sources. I fairly certain my next oil for this car will either be Syntec 5W40(from the VW dealer) or MaxLife Syn 5W30(from Wallyworld). So let it be known, the Phila area AZ shelves may be a little more full `cause I'm leavin' the GC alone.