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VW diesel recall - who's got 'em?
« on: April 21, 2016, 06:09:12 PM »
Looks like VW finally agreed to fix or buy back the 2008-2015 diesels.

Does anyone know how a buy back like that will work? If you we're leasing the car will they just give you the total amount of payments you've made since purchase?

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Re: VW diesel recall - who's got 'em?
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2016, 08:44:56 PM »
No details available yet on how it will work. I think the judge gave them till June 21 to come up with the specifics. Unlikely that they will just refund the lease payments you made. After all, you had the use of the car for the time you made payments. I own my outright and expect any buyout offer to reflect the fact that I drove it for over a year.

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Re: VW diesel recall - who's got 'em?
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2016, 06:26:32 AM »
I've got one!

Bought it cheap after the scandal and I expect to do very well out of it - I think the most likely path for them to take in order to avoid outrage will be to buy them back for the pre-scandal value plus some percentage, or give owners some cash and a free fix (that will harm gas mileage, performance, or both).

But details like how much and when are still fuzzy, all they announced yesterday was the framework of the deal.

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Re: VW diesel recall - who's got 'em?
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2016, 07:18:16 AM »
Looks like VW finally agreed to fix or buy back the 2008-2015 diesels.

Does anyone know how a buy back like that will work? If you we're leasing the car will they just give you the total amount of payments you've made since purchase?

From what I read leases can be canceled and returned (depending on specific model, newer cars can be fixed with software patch). They're going to be writing checks on top of whatever they end up doing with the car.

I'm sort of regretting not picking up a used one super cheap then taking the cash plus buyback deal.

Edit: summary and full transcript: http://jalopnik.com/vw-finally-has-a-plan-to-fix-dieselgate-heres-the-whol-1772346691

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Re: VW diesel recall - who's got 'em?
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2016, 12:57:19 PM »
The RAM buyback was market value +10%. They may just offer September 2015 price, but given they actively hid the cheating since 2014 (US head of VW), well, you might be able to get more back through alternatives.

Best solution, ignoring environment is to get the fix and cash, then get it reflashed (Malone tuning). This way you still get performance.

Either way, they lost me as a customer.

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Re: VW diesel recall - who's got 'em?
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2016, 01:05:50 PM »
I'm sort of regretting not picking up a used one super cheap then taking the cash plus buyback deal.

I'm sort of regretting not picking up a used one super cheap then taking the cash plus aftermarket tuning to "fix the fix" deal. Even out of compliance -- and tuned to have worse emissions than factory -- one of these "dieselgate" TDIs would still be much less dirty than my '98 TDI is allowed to be.

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Re: VW diesel recall - who's got 'em?
« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2016, 01:14:55 PM »
We have a 2011 JSW that we bought used about a year before the shit blew up.  Not much substance to the announcement from the judge, and he issued a gag order.  Maybe we will know more details on June 21, but I fully expect more delays.  I don't really want them to buy it back.  No equivalent vehicle on the market for space and fuel economy.  Since ours is a Gen1 not real keen on a fix either.  Not sure how you add a DEF injection system and tank in the field without making it look like Red Green did it.  Better have a lifetime warranty.  Keep driving and make a decision once real details come out.
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