I have a Golf8 Life, bought it new March 2021, great car to drive but the software is a nightmare so much so my wife refuses to drive it as nothing works as it should and finds distracting when driving so obviously dangerous!! There are too many issues to mention, l would be writing for hours! It will change from radio mode to CarPlay automatically without being prompted. I have to connect my iPhone Bluetooth every time l get into my car which on all other Golfs l have had is automatic. This is jus two of many issues plus static through the speakers which VW are going to replace in September. The main dealer has had my car back twice but still unable to rectify the many software issues. Needs a complete new system refit as l believe my present software package is corrupted!!!I have a Golf 8 since December 2020. I would strongly recommend no one to buy this car.
The software is a joke and there is an endless list of issues with this car.
I even started a youtube channel about it, cause there is an error in about 95% of the drives.
Starting from today, I'll speak english....
If you are considering getting this car, go to youtube and search for "Golf8Daily" (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCevVYIPRH4HEbgB8cUDFWjA)