Dont let these posts scare you. this forum makes it seem worse than it is. i mean people will only post if there is an issue, if everything is running fine, they are probably not gonna post about it. ive had my 1.2 for just over a year now and have had no problems besides a annoying rattle that is due to be fixed. i cant really comment on the DSG as i have got a good old fashioned manual but it seems by what i read on here, that most of the issues have been fixed by the latest software update. the high oil usage seems to be an ongoing issue with the GTI. there are some horror stories on here about GTIs drinking oil. but since you arnt getting a GTI it shouldnt be an issue.
Overall i love my car. great fuel economy, ussually get 650-750km out of the 40L tank. plus it looks awesome. much better than anything the koreans can offer