Just to make Geoff feel better, I was scrolling down a site about cars and their faults. Surprisingly the Ecosport did quite well with a battery problem on the Ecosport and a couple of other models. Acid was leaking up past one of the posts on the battery. However, VW had a brake problem. The brakes were inadequate on the Tiguan and Passat. Also the tow hitch could fold up when towing.
Not exactly good enough especially as those vehicles had been around for a while and the numbers sold.
The A pillar is a nuisance but to be fair the Jazz ain't much better. Why manufacturers can't get over this problem I know not. I appreciate it is to give the vehicle structural strength but the problem of visibilty is not new,
Back in the Eighties a bus pulled out of a side turning and a car ran into the side of the bus. On inspection the double folding doors fitted to the bus completely obstructed the bus driver's view. The two doors came together and formed in the centre a blind spot that would have hidden a small lorry.