Don't get me started about hitting the windshield wipers during an AutoX... lolWhen I had the Arteon loaner which has a very similar steering wheel, I completely agree that it is easy to hit the side buttons. If I have my elbow on the window sill, my left hand is at about the 9 o'clock position. Didn't hit it all the time, but every now and then. Where I hit it the most, was when I was turning. No different than when I turn in with my MK6, and I hit the voice command button. Annoying yes, but its not an every day event.