I was really considering also looking at a tdi, but really..there seem to be enough cases of catastrophic failure to the tune of an uncovered $7k repair bill. Clearly these people aren't all guilty of putting gas in their car...and assuming they filled up with commercial diesel, this shouldn't be happening.
That said it's really put me off even considering a tdi tbh. It's a shame because from what I gather they have been historically quite reliable...my neighbor even has a mk iv jetta which iirc has over 200k miles.
So all that said, do you think vag will eventually own up to a defective part, batch, etc and sort things for those affected? At least if they did that it would inspire some confidence that the issue is resolved. Denying the issue certainly doesn't imply to me it's been remedied. While it may affect a very low number of cars, it's an awfully expensive repair to gamble on. How many people have had this issue and it isn't reported (not enthusiasts, tech peole, etc). Seems like a big deal to me.