Vw has made good vehicles over the years, dont think I would EVER consider one a tow vehicle though.
I have worked on quite a few over the years, and dread it every time. Even with a $5k scan tool with euro programs, vws are a nightmare with literally dozens of control modules. And many repairs will have to be done at a vw dealer. Oh and keep your old vehicle for a spare, cause parts are hard to get sometimes or most times.
I really couldnt care less what you drive, but thought I would share my experience- which has always been a long drawn out affair with vw