And 142€ later the passenger window was repaired: Apparently a material flaw, it was said that the standard plastic bracket is known to break on occasion, with the window dropping into the door. Repair kits feature one made of metal.
“Pretty normal,” the guy from VW said. “Pretty expensive,” I replied.
Now with 180,000km on the clock, it’s apparently also pretty normal that the windscreen wipers have given up the ghost. Oh, they still do wipe — but in slow motion. At least the wiper motor’s fine then, ‘cos that would’ve been real pricey.