Originally Posted by rotarykid
But today because of high cost at the pump making all VW diesel offerings sold for the last 30 years if in working order hold their value like no other thing ever sold here in the states.
For today, this is not exactly true. Due to the problems in Japan, most of the Japanese manufactured used cars are increasing in value. I have a 2009 CR-V with almost 50K miles and was just offered $21,500 in cash from the Honda dealer. No tie to having to purchase a new car from them. I can take the cash and walk across the street to buy a 2011 TDI Golf, if I wanted. I paid around $26,000 for it in November of 2008 and value has gone up between $3000 and $4000 this summer. I know this is short lived but at least I can dream of having two TDIs in my garage at the same time.