I was mulling over buying a MK8 so I perused the forum. Still the same issues. Given the lack of support from VW for the navigation maps and other things in the 22 years I've owned GTIs and the R, I decided to keep mine. It only has 27,000 miles and only one wheel speed sensor or its connector failed since I bought it new. I doubt the bugs will ever be resolved, just like every other VW I've owned. I wish there was a comparable car from another manufacturer. The closest thing I found is the little Mercedes CLA AMG 450 SUV. The last I looked a them, one with every comfort and performance option cost at least $25K more than the R. Probably $35K more now. All of the safety items are not standard features, and they're like a Porsche in that no matter what trim you buy there are desirable options that stand alone ones. And you become a target for miscreants. IOh well, that's life.