It truly is a dog. And VW service is atrocious. What has gone wrong: catalytic converter; exhast hangers broke; driver's wind failed THREE TIMES; one tire (wheel) goes flat for no reason (even after replacing the tire). One of the more recent events was a violent shaking upon acceleration. The dealer replaced mass air flow sensor and some other electronic components. Got back on the road and he problem was still there. That is pure incompetence.
That it is a cute convertible;e that gets good mileage when it is not in the shop.
VW should hire some good engineers from Tokyo, Seoul, or Detroit and train their service people better. We don't bring our cars in for your mechanics to guess on our nickle. No more VWs for me or my family. And I have owned a bunch of them over a 41 year period.