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    1. Member sehaare's Avatar
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      03-31-2017 08:15 AM #1
      looking through the threads is looks like almost 100% are selling their TDI's back. Is anyone thinking about keeping theirs? Since they don't have a fix yet I'm doubting that they will come up with one. I love my car and one of the reasons that I bought it was to be able to put high miles on the TDI. I'm sitting at about 75K and it would be kind of a waste to just through it away. I doubt there would be much of a resale value after the buy back runs out but I could just drive it until the tires fall off.

      One concern would be, if there would be any spare parts if I run into issues.

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    2. 03-31-2017 10:37 AM #2
      Well, I'm keeping mine at least until june 2018.

      If there is no fix by then, I'll still have the option to sell it back to them.

      I'm not worried about parts. VAG is a big group and those engines are everywhere in europe so I don't see why parts would be scarce...

      Plus I would net 1600 CAD if I give it back. Not a great deal to buy something else...

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      03-31-2017 12:13 PM #3
      Nope. It's going back as soon as possible. Just wished they moved faster up here in Canada.


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      04-02-2017 03:04 PM #4
      Keeping my '14 JSW, TDI 6 MT until I wear it out. Last car was a '96 Passat TDI wagon, 5 MT. It took me to the moon (~250k miles), before I sold it about a year ago to another enthusiast, who is restoring it. I'm on diesel #8, 7 were from VW group (OK, there was an '83 Audi 5000 TD sedan, not sure if Audi was part of VW group at the time), plus the odd '81 Isuzu I-Mark diesel normally aspirated sedan. Diesels are us.
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      04-05-2017 01:47 AM #5
      Own a 2010 TDI Sportwagon. Would never sell it - if I didn't have to. But the fact is these cars will always have an asterisk on them, we'll never get the value VW is required to give us on them now, and I suspect somewhere down the road you'll no longer be able to emissions test it. And I agree, 19 months after the fraud was announced and no repair yet? Time to move on. But since I love the car, I'm replacing with an AllTrack. (PS. I grew up in Barrington)

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      04-05-2017 09:50 AM #6
      Keeping it!

      With the $5100 post fix or whatever they do it'll get out fitted with the 2Micron CP3 and containflow kits, RAWTEK & Malone 1.5

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      04-05-2017 10:17 AM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by crashtested View Post
      Keeping it!

      With the $5100 post fix or whatever they do it'll get out fitted with the 2Micron CP3 and containflow kits, RAWTEK & Malone 1.5
      Don't think Malone is doing 1.5 anymore (or at least wasn't). Stage 1 or 2 only now if I'm not mistaken.


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    8. 04-05-2017 06:10 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by crashtested View Post
      Keeping it!

      With the $5100 post fix or whatever they do it'll get out fitted with the 2Micron CP3 and containflow kits, RAWTEK & Malone 1.5
      Good luck finding a 2micron kit... :s

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      04-06-2017 03:11 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by Mrblah View Post
      Good luck finding a 2micron kit... :s
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      04-07-2017 07:30 AM #10
      2012 JSW TDI with 46k miles... plan on keeping as long as I can. If no fix by May2018, I'll be turning it in.

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      04-07-2017 08:01 AM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by hobyone View Post
      (PS. I grew up in Barrington)
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    12. 04-07-2017 08:07 AM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by crashtested View Post
      Sourced! Canadian connections run deep
      Used?

      If not, you better post a link to that new supplier!!!!

    13. 04-07-2017 03:56 PM #13
      if anyone is selling their VCDS because they are moving on from VAG, I'd buy it!

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      04-14-2017 01:02 AM #14
      I will be surprised if they fix any 2.0L TDI engines made before 2015 models, excepting maybe the 2012-2014 Passat TDI. Too much trouble. too expensive.

    15. 04-14-2017 12:27 PM #15
      I'm planning on keeping my 2014 sportwagen. If a fix is ever determined - and it doesn't add a urea tank - I'll take the fix and the money, then remove the dpf altogether

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      04-16-2017 07:24 PM #16
      Keeping mine as long as I can... Because it's a 2.0T with a K04. Glad I was able to find one (4 years ago).

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      04-17-2017 07:59 PM #17
      mine is gas and I love it.

      Even if it was diesel I am sure I would want to keep it too as long as I can. I have no issues with it and it a great car.

    18. 04-21-2017 11:30 AM #18
      I will reluctantly turn mine in 2017,because the price is too good to pass up. I'm hoping to find a replacement TDI from one of the Euro car co's. Maybe MB .

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      04-21-2017 03:54 PM #19
      I calculated all the timing and mileage options that will net me the most money for a buy back.
      That said, I am still hoping and am registered for the fix.

      I have a 2010, and as a Gen 1 TDI, I don't think they will do enough to keep them on the roads.
      I think I read that one of the provisions of the EPA/CARB settlement, there are fines to VW for every vehicle that stays on the road over a certain number(and maybe percentage).

      With that, there really isn't much incentive for VW to even try to devise a fix.

      I called the hotline a couple of weeks ago to find out that May 1, 2018 is the last date that a fix is to be announced.
      Then something about you then have 30 days to get it fixed or an appointment.
      Not sure of the 30 day details, but I'm sure we will learn more as that time frame approaches.

      I plan to wait for the fix and if there isn't one, register for a buyback before Sept 2018, but not turn in my car until Nov or December2018.
      I get more money for my car the longer I keep it, so long as I keep putting on as few miles as possible.

      I have a buddy who is a parts tech at my local dealer. I talked to him a couple of days ago.
      He said that a fix has been approved for the newer models and the dealer can now prep the cars still in their inventory for sale to the public.
      Something of a software upgrade and maybe an oil change. Beyond that, he wasn't sure of the details.

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      06-01-2017 03:01 PM #20
      Keeping my 2010 MT6 TDI as long as I can. It's in perfect condition with 80K miles. Will not get enough back to make me happy, but will take the buyback if I can't get the $5K and the fix. Like others, plan to play with tuning if I can keep her...

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      06-02-2017 09:14 AM #21
      The Dilema is huge with me...

      2013 Candy White 6spd with full delete, Malone Stage 2, resonated straight pipe exhaust... R32 Brakes, VWR coil overs, APR sway bars, and a ton of other mods...
      cost if i buy back is 24,500 it has 60k miles if I keep it I get 6000$.

      If i sell it along with all components i have, with wheels and tires I can probably get around 28k total which would put me in a nice spot to buy something used and pay off some debt.

      Will have to wait until next year to make the decision, in the mean time I will continue to enjoy the little beast.
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      06-04-2017 03:01 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by dakar8 View Post
      I'm planning on keeping my 2014 sportwagen. If a fix is ever determined - and it doesn't add a urea tank - I'll take the fix and the money, then remove the dpf altogether
      You are doing the EXACT same thing as I am. I have a 2013 Sportwagen.


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    23. 06-05-2017 07:04 AM #23
      How could I NOT return it? They paid me MORE than I paid for it, including tax!

      Then they sold me a 2015 TDI Golf SportWagen, BRAND NEW, or $6k less than I paid for the 2014 and gave me 0% money. LOL.

      No brainer.

      Mine is a SportWagen S with MT. Had to truck it 2000 miles because it was so rare. LOL.

      Great car.

    24. 06-05-2017 07:39 AM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by PetePetePete View Post
      How could I NOT return it? They paid me MORE than I paid for it, including tax!

      Then they sold me a 2015 TDI Golf SportWagen, BRAND NEW, or $6k less than I paid for the 2014 and gave me 0% money. LOL.

      No brainer.

      Mine is a SportWagen S with MT. Had to truck it 2000 miles because it was so rare. LOL.

      Great car.
      I'm skeptical...

      I also have a 2014 and the value offered isn't even half of the taxed price...

    25. 06-05-2017 12:21 PM #25
      Skeptical of what? I have it from VW in writing and they spell out exactly what the payoff amount is and exactly what the wire transfer is. 26326.73 is the exact amount before loan payoff of 12013.70 with 14313.03 being my wire.
      Add in the $1000 package they gave me and the Bosch money, and I'm $452 ahead of what I paid for the car including taxes and all fees.

      Are you saying they aren't going to do what is in writing? That would be impossible...

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