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Old December 6th, 2018, 11:29   #1
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My woodworking shop is in an industrial area near a big Roll-on-roll-off marine terminal with storage lots for automobile and truck shipments. I recently noticed that the lots full of the VWs were emptying out. I asked one of the guards, but he had no idea where the cars were going.
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Old December 6th, 2018, 14:55   #2
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The wrecking yard across the parking lot from my workplace continues to get them by the truckload to crush. I have also seen more on the lots. It's probably a combination of both factors has hit a tipping point.
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The wrecking yard across the parking lot from my workplace continues to get them by the truckload to crush. I have also seen more on the lots. It's probably a combination of both factors has hit a tipping point.

Yes, there are more on dealers' lots. The dealers are buying these cars from VWOA auctions, thousands of them, and with the big supply, prices are coming down. You can get a very clean Gen 1 with low miles at a very reasonable price. Ask me how I know.
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Here's a shot from earlier today. Two weeks ago, the lot was full...

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It's possible that rather than gradually picking cars out from all of the storage lots evenly/randomly, they are going from one lot to the next and emptying each one out completely in sequence. Empty lot means they don't have to pay for it any more.
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Old December 9th, 2018, 14:50   #6
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Here's a shot from earlier today. Two weeks ago, the lot was full...

Is that a VW dealer's lot, or a VWOA storage lot?
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It is an Amports lot. One of several full of VWs very near one of the marine terminals here in Baltimore. Makes me wonder if VW is shipping them elsewhere.
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It is an Amports lot. One of several full of VWs very near one of the marine terminals here in Baltimore. Makes me wonder if VW is shipping them elsewhere.
Elsewhere, as in ?

All I know is that I'm suddenly seeing dealers with a bunch of Gen 1 TDIs for sale.

Also, several times in the last few months I've seen car carrier trailers on the interstate loaded up with TDIs.

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Elsewhere, as in ?

All I know is that I'm suddenly seeing dealers with a bunch of Gen 1 TDIs for sale.

Also, several times in the last few months I've seen car carrier trailers on the interstate loaded up with TDIs.
Who knows where? Just thinking out loud because of the proximity to the RORO terminal and how fast the cars are disappearing. I've not seen any on car carriers.
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VW has an auction site were dealers can bid on and purchase cars from storage lots. New cars are put up daily. And dealers are buying them from all over the country and having them trucked in, they don't just pull from local lots. That's where some of them are going.
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VW has an auction site were dealers can bid on and purchase cars from storage lots. New cars are put up daily. And dealers are buying them from all over the country and having them trucked in, they don't just pull from local lots. That's where some of them are going.

That's exactly correct, and exactly what dealers have been telling me. And with many people waiting to do the BB in the final two months, there are a flood of these getting bought up at auction and winding up in dealer lots. In the last year, I have never seen this many TDIs available for sale, and prices are down due to the large supply.
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Where I live the Ford dealer, the Mitsu guy and others are running ads for there huge inventory of TDIs. Strange times.
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Where I live the Ford dealer, the Mitsu guy and others are running ads for there huge inventory of TDIs. Strange times.

Yep, it's not just VW dealers. I've seen many TDIs for sale recently at non-VW dealers, mostly Gen 1's.
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And still no fix for the 2012-14 manual transmission passats. Really curious what's gonna happen to those cars.
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Nothing. Leave them like they are.
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