I'm a pretty big advocate of daily driving your mk7. Just food for thought:
It's going to depreciate nearly the same at 5k miles a year as 30k.
It's not rare. So if it's totaled they'll just replace it.
Gets the same or better mileage than your beater options.
You'd spend $2500-5000 on the beater, plus maintenance and insurance...far more than even 60,000 mile per year depreciation on the R would add up to
Won't be as fun as the R
Won't have any of the comforts or safety features
The list goes on and on. I could see if the R were an M2, a 1969 Hemi cuda, or a Ducati...but it's just a mk7. While it's the best of the mk7, it's still a daily driver in its purest forum. A practical, refined, hatchback