The really nice thing is that for a VW we all have VCDS. Think of it this way, you can access every single system in the car and even modify it. All for a $300. For example, I changed the amount that my rear diff gets power thus it drives much more like a RWD car. Plus changed the ratio for my throttle and reduced the amount of traction control. Tp it off, mae it where the fog lights are on no matter if it's on high or low beam, the behaviour of the rear tail light, the way the sunroof operates and eliminated all nannies on the NAV system (so my wife can mess with it while I drive). Plus for the $250 I spent when I bought it, it's faster than the Abarth and I also have paddleshift extensions .VW might have discontinued those models. There’s still lots VW dealership to take you car in for service. We have 6 of them here. Can’t say that for Fiat dealerships. Same for my smart car. I always park my smart car, where I can find it.
I'm thinking that it's time to sell the Abarth since Fiat is giving up and there will never be a new model for me to replace it with.