VW TDI Settlement - buying a TDI now

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  • 28firefighter28firefighter Member Posts: 9,294
    I just received a call that they can take me early as well, but I need to stay at work for another couple of hours.
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  • mjfloyd1mjfloyd1 Member Posts: 3,182
    @breld -Thanks!
  • corvettecorvette Member Posts: 10,197
    Same happened to me. I think the settlement specialist wanted to go home early. 
  • kyfdxkyfdx Moderator Posts: 233,470
    mjfloyd1 said:

    VW settlement guy called me in early today because of weather possibilities tomorrow. I was >1300 miles over what I reported when I set up the appointment  but still got the check. $26476.73   Took 20 minutes. 

    Congrats!

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  • kyfdxkyfdx Moderator Posts: 233,470
    mjfloyd1 said:

    @breld -Thanks!

    +1!

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  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 50,276
    seems like they might be banging these out in less than the allotted time, so they want to get folks in early to fill in the gaps, and finish the day early. Probably get paid by the return, not the hour!

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  • greg128greg128 Member Posts: 526
    greg128 said:

    While this scandal is costing VW $18 or roughly 4-5 years worth of net profits I would think many should reconsider a purchase of thier product, especially when German citizen employees are being shackled and brought into court here in the US.

    sorry not $18...rather$18B
  • xwesxxwesx Member Posts: 16,726
    corvette said:

    Same happened to me. I think the settlement specialist wanted to go home early. 

    Seems to be a trend! Mine couldn't have called me early, but I arrived at 1700 (appointment was 1730) just hoping that they didn't really need two hours between 20-minute appointments, and my specialist was thrilled I was there early, as it meant she could go home early, too.
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  • 28firefighter28firefighter Member Posts: 9,294
    And just like that, I'm done!  Seamless. Already have the receipt from the submission. 

    Full amount - $33,226.73. 

    Now to wait for the money. 
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  • xwesxxwesx Member Posts: 16,726
    It's a pretty short wait. ;)
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  • 28firefighter28firefighter Member Posts: 9,294
    I snapped a farewell photo with Mt. Rainier in the back...
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  • breldbreld Member Posts: 6,692
    Man, that is a nice looking A3! The wheels really set it off.

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  • 28firefighter28firefighter Member Posts: 9,294
    breld said:
    Man, that is a nice looking A3! The wheels really set it off.
    I know. Definitely one of the best looking cars I've driven. 

    But alas, someone was going to cash in on it, better it be me!
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  • kyfdxkyfdx Moderator Posts: 233,470


    breld said:

    Man, that is a nice looking A3! The wheels really set it off.

    I know. Definitely one of the best looking cars I've driven. 

    But alas, someone was going to cash in on it, better it be me!

    That would have been hard to give up, except for the $33K thing.

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  • qbrozenqbrozen Member Posts: 32,826
    Done. Took all of 9 minutes.

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  • 28firefighter28firefighter Member Posts: 9,294
    Congrats!
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  • henrynhenryn Member Posts: 4,289
    Congrats, Q! I wasn't in any hurry until now. Now, with three cars, and only room for two in the driveway, I am ready for Tuesday to get here so I can get rid of the 3rd car.
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  • 28firefighter28firefighter Member Posts: 9,294
    henryn said:

    Congrats, Q! I wasn't in any hurry until now. Now, with three cars, and only room for two in the driveway, I am ready for Tuesday to get here so I can get rid of the 3rd car.

    Congrats again, @henryn! Sounds like you got exactly what you were looking for.
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  • 28firefighter28firefighter Member Posts: 9,294
    @qbrozen have you received the Chase email yet?
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  • qbrozenqbrozen Member Posts: 32,826
    Nope. Figured its a weekend and all, so I'm not surprised.

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  • 28firefighter28firefighter Member Posts: 9,294
    qbrozen said:
    Nope. Figured its a weekend and all, so I'm not surprised.
    Me either. I was just curious. 
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  • kyfdxkyfdx Moderator Posts: 233,470
    Mine came at 8:30 pm on a Friday night. About 34 hours after drop off.

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  • andres3andres3 Member Posts: 13,718
    Today is technically a holiday for the lucky gov't and bank employees that take most every Holiday off.
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  • henrynhenryn Member Posts: 4,289
    The traffic on my morning commute was really light. I think a lot of people have today off.
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  • MichaellMichaell Moderator Posts: 238,572
    henryn said:

    The traffic on my morning commute was really light. I think a lot of people have today off.

    Wife and daughter have the day off. I don't.

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  • 28firefighter28firefighter Member Posts: 9,294
    My company is closed, but my client isn't, so I don't either.
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  • corvettecorvette Member Posts: 10,197
    Our corporate overlords is closed today, but our company isn't, so I'm at work. Traffic driving to my hometown Friday night was awful. 
  • 28firefighter28firefighter Member Posts: 9,294
    Chase payment notification arrived 5 minutes ago. 1-2 business days or less and it should be in my account - my guess is less since its going to a Chase checking account.

    I'm currently a hero at home.
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  • kyfdxkyfdx Moderator Posts: 233,470

    Chase payment notification arrived 5 minutes ago. 1-2 business days or less and it should be in my account - my guess is less since its going to a Chase checking account.

    I'm currently a hero at home.

    I feel an "I told you so" coming on... lol

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  • qbrozenqbrozen Member Posts: 32,826
    Received 11:12pm last night. Hit the transfer button just now.

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  • kyfdxkyfdx Moderator Posts: 233,470
    qbrozen said:

    Received 11:12pm last night. Hit the transfer button just now.

    Congrats!

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  • 28firefighter28firefighter Member Posts: 9,294
    Money was in my account before I woke up this morning. 

    And yes, @kyfdx - many I told you so moments today. 
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  • henrynhenryn Member Posts: 4,289
    My appointment is 4:30 this afternoon. I went through the car last night, removing all of my "stuff". And then took it down to the car wash and gave it a bath. I'm going to miss this car, it has been a very nice daily driver. When and if they get these back out there for sale, I am going to be quite interested.
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  • qbrozenqbrozen Member Posts: 32,826
    you washed it?? Wow, you are nice.

    I didn't wash it once during my entire ownership.

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  • 28firefighter28firefighter Member Posts: 9,294
    qbrozen said:

    you washed it?? Wow, you are nice.

    I didn't wash it once during my entire ownership.

    I washed and waxed twice during the time I had it. But definitely not before returning it.
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  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 50,276
    Henry, if you like the Passat that much, why didn't you just get a gasser? Quite peppy and frugal on gas with the 1.8t engine too.

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  • henrynhenryn Member Posts: 4,289
    stickguy said:

    Henry, if you like the Passat that much, why didn't you just get a gasser? Quite peppy and frugal on gas with the 1.8t engine too.

    I still may. The truck is still sitting there in my driveway. Before I bought the Passat TDI (last August), I used to drive the truck on weekends. But in the last 6 months, I have not put 1,000 miles on the truck. The VW dealer made me a very good offer on trading the truck for a 2017 Passat R-Line, back on December 31st. The same dealer where I will be this afternoon for the buy back.

    I just may ask them if the same deal is still on the table. Use the new R-Line as a my daily driver, and the T&C as my hauler. I have a lot of junk to haul around when I have a DJ gig, and I sometimes volunteer to carry a bunch of people with me to out of town Meetup events.

    And @28firefighter, I only waxed the TDI once in the 6 months that I had it. But it is still beading very nicely, I use the synthetic wax. I just washed it one last time as a sentimental gesture, I guess.
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  • andres3andres3 Member Posts: 13,718
    edited January 2017
    henryn said:

    stickguy said:

    Henry, if you like the Passat that much, why didn't you just get a gasser? Quite peppy and frugal on gas with the 1.8t engine too.

    I still may. The truck is still sitting there in my driveway. Before I bought the Passat TDI (last August), I used to drive the truck on weekends. But in the last 6 months, I have not put 1,000 miles on the truck. The VW dealer made me a very good offer on trading the truck for a 2017 Passat R-Line, back on December 31st. The same dealer where I will be this afternoon for the buy back.

    I just may ask them if the same deal is still on the table. Use the new R-Line as a my daily driver, and the T&C as my hauler. I have a lot of junk to haul around when I have a DJ gig, and I sometimes volunteer to carry a bunch of people with me to out of town Meetup events.

    And @28firefighter, I only waxed the TDI once in the 6 months that I had it. But it is still beading very nicely, I use the synthetic wax. I just washed it one last time as a sentimental gesture, I guess.
    I believe you don't like DSG nearly as much as I do, so for me the Passat 1.8T without DSG feels lackluster. The DSG in the Alltrack helps the 1.8T feel better in my "butt dyno."

    Also, the Golf even with AWD might be a tad lighter.
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  • henrynhenryn Member Posts: 4,289
    edited January 2017
    The DSG does not work well in heavy stop and go traffic, and is especially painful on the steep uphill slope entering the parking garage. Out on the road, sure, the DSG is great. Not so much in my daily commute to work downtown.

    But I have still enjoyed this Passat TDI. I liked it enough, I often used it on the weekends in preference to my truck.
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  • breldbreld Member Posts: 6,692
    It does sound like you would enjoy a new Passat TSI, with its conventional 6-speed auto - I like the subtle tweaks they made with the recent facelift, and the R-line is sharp.

    Not surprised the VW dealer would make a great deal for you at the time of buyback. When I completed my buyback, there was a (what sounded like) a scripted apology from the buyback coordinator, and then the sales manager came by to ask if I had given thought to a replacement. No doubt they are very motivated to keep you in the brand and their dealership.

    Hmmm - maybe there will be a punch later this afternoon?

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  • xwesxxwesx Member Posts: 16,726
    Henry, I'll admit that I washed mine, too. Well, went through a car wash anyway. I still haven't pulled the photo I took of it buried in snow and debris before I took it to Anchorage. But, suffice to say that it was one crusty looking critter!

    I was a little surprised that the sales staff literally ignored me after an initial greeting, to which I responded that I was there for a buyback appointment. The guy said, "oh, okay. She'll be with you in a moment." and went back to his desk. There were three sales people there at desks in the main showroom, and all were just sitting there either browsing the internet or playing games. That was one motivated sales team! LOL
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  • kyfdxkyfdx Moderator Posts: 233,470
    Yeah.. I got almost nothing from the Audi dealer.

    The buyback guy introduced me to the dealer ambassador. He seemed very disinterested, so after about 30 seconds of small talk, I took off.

    My wife loves the Audi Q5. If he had a CPO unit, we might have been able to do a trade with her X3.. but, I'm not going to beat down his door.

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  • qbrozenqbrozen Member Posts: 32,826
    Yeah, the buyback woman took me to the "ambassador" and told him I already bought a car, so he looked at me and said "OK. Bye."

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  • andres3andres3 Member Posts: 13,718
    xwesx said:

    Henry, I'll admit that I washed mine, too. Well, went through a car wash anyway. I still haven't pulled the photo I took of it buried in snow and debris before I took it to Anchorage. But, suffice to say that it was one crusty looking critter!

    I was a little surprised that the sales staff literally ignored me after an initial greeting, to which I responded that I was there for a buyback appointment. The guy said, "oh, okay. She'll be with you in a moment." and went back to his desk. There were three sales people there at desks in the main showroom, and all were just sitting there either browsing the internet or playing games. That was one motivated sales team! LOL

    I believe the settlement agreement had language that the VW dealers are not to try and make a sale off the buyback appointments. Now, this is a rule meant to be broken, but it is probably somewhat honored at most dealerships.
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  • 28firefighter28firefighter Member Posts: 9,294
    edited January 2017
    Wrong board. Whoops.
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  • xwesxxwesx Member Posts: 16,726
    edited January 2017
    Two punches in a month! You may just give @breld a run for his money this year! ;)

    You better update that signature!
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  • 28firefighter28firefighter Member Posts: 9,294
    Congrats!
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  • andres3andres3 Member Posts: 13,718
    henryn said:

    Buyback went smoothly. Trading the truck for a new Passat R-Line. They're giving me exactly what @qbrozen quoted for the truck, $24,000, and selling me the Passat for $20,150.

    How much is that off sticker on the R-Line?
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  • qbrozenqbrozen Member Posts: 32,826
    Congrats!

    what exactly is a passat r line?

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