I bought a 2010 model Sportwagon TDI in January 2011. Last model available on clearance sale. It is the fully loaded one with the huge sunroof and all the goodies. DSG transmission.
Had it 3 and half years it has 70K on in and this is the list of problems I have had.
Sun roof problem
Injector wire harness failure
Transmission cap broke and leaked tranny fluid out.
Now the AC went out this weekend
The transmission is extremely expensive to do regular maintenance on. I would only recommend a stick shift to anyone buying a VW TDI.
Seats - for comfort and heated feature
More leg room, and have the telescopic steering wheel come back closer to driver. I need to have my arms fully extended with it pulled all the way back.
100K mile 7yr warranty standard
Back up the defects that have become well known.
Offer the sunroof on a stick shift version.
Improve the electronics and lower the maintenance cost.