2016 VW Golf SE LEASE / RESIDUAL, post-cheating value
Hello. I leased a 2016 Golf SE TSI 4dr auto, with Bi-Exon lights and the collision/safety package back on January 1, 2016. I have noticed that since then the value on gas-powered VWs has gone down, albeit not as much as the diesels due to the clean-diesel scandal. The residual value of my car will not be what it states on the contract, significantly lowering the chance of me purchasing the car when the lease is up. MY QUESTION: After speaking with a VW dealer today they recommended I contact VW corporate and ask if I can have my residual lowered, which would lower my lease payment slightly. Any recommendations, advice, insight into this call I hope to make next week? I realize it's unlikely they'll change it, but I figure it couldn't hurt to try. Thank you for an help in advance.