Its interesting, I picked up a 14 GTI about 4 months ago, I have 115k on the clock right now. An I read all kinds of horror stories about the timing chain and tensioner ect.. However when I called several local VW shops inquiring about putting in a new chain/ tensioner in, they all acted confused, like it was not something they typically do for these cars "Uh... we don't typically do that on those cars".. These were VW/ European specialist type shops not dealers, or Meineke. Either several shops in my area are oblivious to this "common" problem. Or the internet is full of paranoid people.. I haven't decided yet.. I held off for now.. But I still feel like it may be worth it just for peace of mind.. Maybe the 14 it isn't such an issue. I read they supposedly updated the tensioner ..