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Dieselgate - VW Group Emission Scandal Discussion around the VW Dieselgate Emissions scandal. Details and news updates can be viewed here: http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?goto=newpost&t=448336 This forum is a work in progress depending on requirements, usage, etc.

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Old Today, 12:04   #2791
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There still doesn't seem to be any clear information if you opt out of this. Does anyone know if we'll be able to keep driving these cars? Am I the only one who wants to keep their car?
You don't have to opt out to keep your car. You only need to opt out if you are going to sue VW independent of the class action. If you don't opt out you can postpone your decision on accepting the buy out or fix settlement or not until the end of 2018.

Regardless of whether you opt out or not it is not clear whether you will be able to continue driving your car. There is no issue getting registered now and I think (some will argue otherwise) that you will continue to be able to register your car.
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Old Today, 14:02   #2792
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There still doesn't seem to be any clear information if you opt out of this. Does anyone know if we'll be able to keep driving these cars? Am I the only one who wants to keep their car?
At the moment in the USA (and soon, here), there are 4 possible courses of action:

(1) File the paperwork for having VW buy back the car. You get $, they get the car, then the car becomes their problem. You no longer own the car.

(2) File the paperwork for having the fix done. IF and WHEN that fix becomes available (Gen 3 - 2015 models - the situation is known, Gen 1 should become known in a month or so, Gen 2 Passat before 2015 sometime soon as well) you can get "the fix" done, they pay you some $, you get a pretty good warranty out of the deal, and you keep the car and keep on driving it. Initial reports on the gen 3 software fix has been that it doesn't seem to appreciably affect how the car drives. There is no issue with continuing to drive the car if this is done. The compensation and the warranty extension are good incentives for people to keep the car (in "fixed" form) and keep on driving it.

(3) You explicitly "opt out" and sue VW on your own. Good luck with that. No one knows what the outcome will be. This is really what "opt out" means. It is DIFFERENT from choice 4, which is ...

(4) Do nothing, Close your ears to the world. Keep on driving as if nothing had ever happened. Get nothing (you are not eligible for any compensation whatsoever unless you choose "buyback" or "fix"). This is the one that we don't know whether it will remain possible. In 45 of the US states, this is a valid choice. The other 5 states could force the issue in some way by denying subsequent registration of the vehicle. NO ONE KNOWS what will happen in Canada yet.
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Thanks very much for the info. I really want to keep this car. As far as I'm concerned, nothing being produced now is comparable.
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Just wondered if anybody on here, is taking up Kathleen Wynne's $14k offer on an electric car? I am debating the ethics of taking $14k from my fellow taxpayers, which will be sent directly to an American, German, or Japanese auto company. I don't think I can do it.
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