I am looking to buy to a post-2010 VW Polo, but I am concerned about the DSG issue. Is there a year that is mostly issue-free, like the risk is below 10 per cent? Above 20 per cent I definitely wouldn't buy it.
The later you can afford the better, particularly as the 2010 model is quite an old car now, without even considering the possibility of an issue with the gearbox. I would recommend you go for a model that is no more than five years old. It would be also be a good idea to have it assessed by an automatic transmission specialist.