I just picked up my 03 GTI from the service department at Roseville Volkswagen and I was talking to a service manager about some of the work they had performed when I noticed that the rear brakes were down to 7mm. I have read on this board before that rear brakes do go out faster than the fronts (1/2 life left ar 18000 miles nevertheless surprises me) so I was not totally caught off guard and I decided to ask this guy how much a rear brake job would cost me. He informed me that it would be about $360 seeing as how I have to replace the rotors also. Replace the rotors?! His response was that Volkswagen only makes rotors with enough material on them to last through one set of brake pads and when you replace the pads you have to change the rotors too! Now I am no car expert but i have done several brake jobs before and this sounds absolutly rediculous! Please someone tell me this guy is as crazy as I think he is.