we have no regrets whatsoever about keeping our '15 GSW TDI S w/DSG... and the Phase 1 Emissions Modification has had little, if any, effect on performance and mileage (we still don't know about DEF consumption, although some folks report that it increases about 15%)
you have purchased a bargain vehicle - think about it: a high-performing, fuel-efficient diesel station wagon for $18,500 new (considering the settlement money)... the only alternative for the same type of vehicle in diesel is a BMW diesel wagon that *starts* at $45,000!!!!
we love out wagen and we're going to drive the wheels off it...
on the 'smile with every VW mile' Gulf of Mexico
p.s. the federal settlement over-rides any eco-tardism by the Kalifornicators