In February I just leased a 2012 TDi Golf, 2dr 6 speed manual. After only 2000 miles I can't stand to drive the car anymore, the seat bolsters dig into my legs and sides, the lumbar "support" is killing my back. I've had the dealership try to adjust the seats and I've spent hours messing with them trying to get them to stop causing me pain but it isn't working. There's other things I don't like about the car but the bottom line is, it causes me pain to drive it for more than 1 hour at a time. VW customer service isn't willing to do anything for me, so I'm left to figure something out on my own. My only solution is to trade it in and here's where the steaerlships want to royally screw me.
There aren't any published trade values for the car yet so the few places I've taken it for a possible trade, they want to low ball me to death. I can show them the value of a 2011 TDi Golf equipped like mine and the published "value" is more than I'm being offered. Does anyone have any ideas on how to figure out a reasonable value for this car? If I had the extra cash to make up a payoff difference I'd just sell the car outright myself but I don't have that kind of cash available right now so a trade is my only real option right now.