Quote: Somewhat surprised to hear this. I owned a 1997 Golf for 12 years and about 160,000 miles. Mine was, I believe, the final year of the Mk III Golf, which may account for the disparity in our experiences. Anyway, my main objection to the above-posted entry is its use of the word "fanboy," and the legitimizing effect that this and other "serious" pieces may have toward that term. It's a meaningless word -- lobbed as it is from both sides of each debate, it's basic usage is something like "you're an idiot because you don't agree with me." I personally can't stand it, and as a professional writer I cannot justify validating a recently created term that is simultaneously so pejorative and so vague in application.