Three transmissions and lots of aggravation later I've finally decided to give up. No more VWs for me. That's it. A car should be built to last and not give the kind of trouble that VWs give. I'm going to get a Honda for my next vehicle. VW service was expensive and the work was not good on a number of occasions.
The best thing about VWs is their handling. If they were built better and the dealership was not so expensive they would still be only OK against the competition from Japan.
I don't think there's anything VW can do at this point to entice me back so I have no suggestions for them.