My 1.8T seems to run hot to me, but I think I may just be a little paranoid. When Sitting, the temp seems to creep up just a bit on my aftermarket VDO gauge. The stock gauge in the cluster never moves from the middle. I find that gauge to be very misleading anyway. Here is a picture of me cruising at probably 50mph on a cool morning. Looks to be at about 200 degrees F.
Usually when I'm driving, it is a bit cooler, and it reaches that point when sitting at a light. I just feel like i remember it staying more around 180 before my rebuild, and now its more around 200.