I too have had the issue with the coils. 4 months after having the car, I was driving to work on a very busy highway and the car bucked, jumped and an array of lights came on on the dash.
After having it towed to the VW dealer, they described the whole issue and only replaced the 2 that had blown... I have since had the car in the shop at my own mechanic to replace 3 more coils.
This car sits in front of my house for days on end not being used, and it is quite disappointing that when you need it, this happens. Frustrated? Yeah, a bit! I would never take this car on a long trip, for fear of another coil blowing, and am anxious to get this piece of crap off my hands.
Not to mention the heated seats... LOL... another issue, apparently one wire was loose, burned a hole through the seat and burned my pants and my bottom! The fact that they know of this and didn't recall each and every vehicle, regardless of a supply problem... is unacceptable.
I would never buy another VW, regardless of how many updates and changes have been made. Past performance and support or lack thereof... I don't see another VW in my future, and am ready to send this heap to the junk pile.