My moms 2007 VW GLI DSG (I been driving it allot lately, when I really need a car) has 114,xxx miles. Transmission rebuilt at 103,000 miles and reverse is going out currently (But I think they did a shitty job, still transmission died at 103,000 miles is young). A/C Compressor died at 68,000 miles, months after she bought it. Head and brake lights always burning out. Key Fobs works on and off... Airbag light currently on. Headliner is falling off and paint peeling...All maintenance done by dealer (accept rebuild of transmission) and washed weekly, waxed every 6 months.
My step-fathers 2010 VW CC M6 30,xxx miles. No mechanical problems, just minor issues. Such as plastic peace between rear window and trunk cracked (Recall) and small plastic square cover in rear bumper keeps popping out.
As nice as VW looks, feels, and drives... I question how long they will truly last. I hope the GLI is just a lemon.