The build quality and durability of Volkswagen cars is impressive, even if Audi has stepped things up a notch.
I once owned a 150,000-mile 1993 Golf diesel that performed as well car that had half its mileage and my wife's current 2004 Golf feels more solid and dependable than some of test cars I'm lucky to drive.
Having seen the Volkswagen corporate video below that has surfaced on YouTube, it's easy to see why their cars last so long - as they are obviously tested to destruction.
My favourite part of this video has to be the flying Transporter that's about 1 minute 30 in and a soundtrack that's as amusingly German as Bratwurst. Enjoy.