Mystery..... Every time I took my new 2010 Passat in for service, they said the brakes were hardly worn at all. At about 42K I replaced the tires, mostly because I had gashed one on a curb. But other than that, I have not spent a nickel other than the last two oil changes (first 3 were on VW)..... Ok, so at 52K I'm thinking it's time to look at the brakes...I'm going to do some long drives soon. So I bring it into the local shop and they remove the tires and tell me "you are kidding, right?" - they say that the brakes are all perfect and they KNOW they have been replaced recently. I ask them how recently - they say in the last 3K miles or so, which is a joke since that's about a 45 days and I have not had the car in anywhere since last spring (tires)...... On one hand I'm glad to have perfect brakes. On the other hand, where they came from is a mystery! Or, maybe I drive so much like an old man that they hardly wore!