i think there was a thread before about the car and i remember there were quite a few VW owners here at MR... so i have a question - relevant if you live in an area where it gets cold (like well below freezing) at nights. i own a '01 golf. my sister owns a '03 jetta. we both have had the same problem, so i imagine it's a general design fault with a VW. the problem i encounter, after a particularly cold night, is that the foam (not rubber) gasket used to seal the door tend to collect water, freeze overnight and get stuck to the metal door. this is at the top part of each door. this makes the door very difficult to open in the morning and i've damaged the foam gasket a few times when i forced the door open. does anyone else have a similar problem? i'm wondering if i greased the foam gasket with some vaseline, it may repel water and help with this problem... any other ideas?