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"Owners of the 475,000 Volkswagen vehicles with 2-liter diesels covered under the settlement will receive payments ranging from $5,100 to $10,000 if they agree to the settlement. In addition, Volkswagen will either repair their cars to bring them into compliance with emissions laws — if it can figure out how to fix them — or buy back the cars or terminate the leases on them.

Buybacks will be worth at least $12,500 and are capped at $44,000."

http://www.usatoday.com/story/mon.../86462942/

http://www.reuters.com/article/us...SKCN0ZD2S5

http://jalopnik.com/volkswagen-mu...1782730728
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Can I buy a vw on craiglist right now and still get the credit?
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I bought mine used (but from a dealer) last year... I assume im still eliglbe for the settlement?

It also begs the question, should i take the buy-back deal? I love my car and im dont want to go through the trouble of buying a different one, but all this scandal has affected the resale value if i should one-day want to sell it.
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Last edited by sgong33 June 28, 2016 at 09:32 AM
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Don't do it. You have a gem of a car and will never get another chance at what you have. The Blue-tec stuff in Mercedes has made me realize hippies have destroyed diesel in this country. An un-nuetered diesel will last you through the apocalypse. The mileage your getting will pay for the car over the lifespan.
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lol at vw owners. made the mistake of buying a vw 2 cars ago...never again. hunk of junk and expensive to repair/fix. live and learn..k...bye
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Quote from Smokeysgrowl View Post :
Don't do it. You have a gem of a car and will never get another chance at what you have. The Blue-tec stuff in Mercedes has made me realize hippies have destroyed diesel in this country. An un-nuetered diesel will last you through the apocalypse. The mileage your getting will pay for the car over the lifespan.
Just texted my niece. Told her she is getting a chunk of cash. But in return, she has to get her emissions fixed in order to receive the settlement. She was very disappointed. She drives a lot for work. Mileage will drop. Before the settlement, I told her to NEVER ever get the emissions fixed or her mpg would go way down. Only Cali loons have to worry. These stupid CAFE and emissions standards ruined diesel engines in the United States.
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has anyone quantified the mileage drop? Is it like 10MPG? Or 1?

EDIT: per Autoguide
The results? With the 2011 Jetta Sportwagen TDI, acceleration from 0-60 mph went from 9.9 to 10.5 seconds. Fuel economy dropped from 50 mpg to 46 mpg while the 2015 Jetta TDI saw a loss of three mpg from 53 to 50.

meh
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Quote from redly1 View Post :
has anyone quantified the mileage drop? Is it like 10MPG? Or 1?

EDIT: per Autoguide
The results? With the 2011 Jetta Sportwagen TDI, acceleration from 0-60 mph went from 9.9 to 10.5 seconds. Fuel economy dropped from 50 mpg to 46 mpg while the 2015 Jetta TDI saw a loss of three mpg from 53 to 50.

meh
Eh, I woudlnt want any less acceleration that what was already offered. But if the financial incentive is high enough I might overlook that.

Seems to be a loss of about 10 HP/15 ft lbs torque. I would expect top speed to be hampered but thats irrelevant for most folks.

If the diesel is now getting 46 MPG, it might be better to get one of the 1.4 TSI cars, cheaper fuel and similar real world MPG.
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If you are like me, I drive 90 miles round trip to work. If I get 50mpg (from 53mpg), in one day I'm only losing 6 miles. There are 2,080 work hours in a year so that means 260 business days in a year.

6 miles x 260 = 1,560 miles lost in a year.
1,560 miles / 50mpg = 31.2 gallons or around $110 a year more to fuel.

Assuming you will keep this for 10 years, that is only $1100 in 10 years. It is better to get the settlement and get this POS fixed and get some cash out of it.
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Last edited by airshaq20 June 28, 2016 at 09:58 AM
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Too bad this likely doesn't apply to FORMER owners. I sold my Golf Diesel about six months before all this came out.

I want a chunk of cash!
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Too bad this likely doesn't apply to FORMER owners. I sold my Golf Diesel about six months before all this came out.

I want a chunk of cash!
The person you sold it to is doing a happy dance right now.
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Quote from Smokeysgrowl View Post :
Don't do it. You have a gem of a car and will never get another chance at what you have. The Blue-tec stuff in Mercedes has made me realize hippies have destroyed diesel in this country. An un-nuetered diesel will last you through the apocalypse. The mileage your getting will pay for the car over the lifespan.
I second that. These diesels are awesome and so much more fun to drive than their gas counterparts. I have my 4 year-old Touareg TDI at the 40K maintenance right now and the dealer offered to buy it off of me for 5k over blue book and was very disappointed when I refused. He said they can't restock used TDIs fast enough as they are flying off within a day or two.

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"We're getting VW's polluting vehicles off the road and we're reducing harmful pollution in our air, pollution that you never should have been emitted in the first place," EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy said at a press conference. She called it a "groundbreaking settlement."
Yeah, right... Most of these cars will likely be resold for more than they worth after owners collected VW check. But they are definitely staying on the road for the years to come.
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Last edited by sleepybubba June 28, 2016 at 10:30 AM
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Quote from Nutdotnet View Post :
Too bad this likely doesn't apply to FORMER owners. I sold my Golf Diesel about six months before all this came out.

I want a chunk of cash!
So you had full use of the car in its unaltered state with all the benefits of performance and MPG. Plus you sold it at an uncompromised resale value because you did so before news of the emissions scandal broke.

What exactly is your loss that you're lamenting you won't get compensated for? Pain and suffering from the ex post facto knowledge of damaging the environment?

Seems quite equitable that the current owner saddled with that polluting, soon to be performance-compromised cheatermobile is the one to receive compensation, not you.
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Just texted my niece. Told her she is getting a chunk of cash. But in return, she has to get her emissions fixed in order to receive the settlement. She was very disappointed. She drives a lot for work. Mileage will drop. Before the settlement, I told her to NEVER ever get the emissions fixed or her mpg would go way down. Only Cali loons have to worry. These stupid CAFE and emissions standards ruined diesel engines in the United States.
Wait, i didnt know you HAD to get it fixed in order to get the cash settlement. Are you sure that is correct? I assumed I would get the settlement AND have the option to sell the car back or get it fixed.
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Quote from Smokeysgrowl View Post :
Don't do it. You have a gem of a car and will never get another chance at what you have. The Blue-tec stuff in Mercedes has made me realize hippies have destroyed diesel in this country. An un-nuetered diesel will last you through the apocalypse. The mileage your getting will pay for the car over the lifespan.
Good Adivce, thanks!
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