I drove the 2 L for a week on pch trip. I felt it was very slow because of the SO button. Every time I raised the revs or used sport mode or put it in paddle mode, the SO kept beeping.What is interesting is that he didn't bash on the 2.0T for the sound which is the go to gripe. He instead bashed on it for the lack of acceleration and what he called a serious lag in acceleration. If I remember correctly he was doing something goofy which was partly causing the problem and a number of the comments called him out for it. But this is all from long ago memory.
I don't fault the car for that however....