I'm with Simon - mine will be a year old on Friday, and have had no leaks or major issues. Only glitch is that the ice sent my computer into a bit of an epi, and stopped the windows closing completely, but a quick trip to VW dealer resolved it.
We (Scarlett and I) have just had our first service, and nothing needed doing - but the dealer did lube the seals as part of the service.
Oh yes, and I found the bugcatcher...I had no idea it was there till last week!!