Most people would've just traded it in at this point. I suppose because it's from a pot hole you can't have it lemon lawed, can you?
I love the car. It's rare, hard to find in my area, and the ones that are for sale are going for a lot.
Matter of fact, based on the used car market in my area right now, I could actually sell my car for more than I paid for it. Newer Golf Rs with less than 20k miles are selling for close to 40k private party.
This is the last generation of this car until the MK8 comes out, which to be completely honest, I'm not really that excited about. I also don't want to just trade a car in that has issues for someone else to deal with. Bad karma. I can't really think of anything else I would want to drive. If the RS3 hatchback was available in the US, I'd trade for that.