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VW MKVI-A6 Golf family including Jetta SportWagen (~ 2010-2014) Discussions area for A6/MkVI (2010-2014) Golf and Golf Wagons (Jetta Sportwagon in the USA).

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Old January 5th, 2017, 08:37   #1
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Default A bad day

This happened in mid-November, 2016. With under 50k miles, this three pedal 2014 had many miles in front of it, and I was going to keep it, planning to turn down over $26k buyback. In fact, I was planning on walking away from the fix and restitution (over $6k), if a mod ever shows up for this one.
It was a heavy MB E-series that ran a red light. The TDI engine was actually pushed to the right, and slightly upwards by about 3 inches. Left front wheel was pinned pushed in and back against the wheel well. Even the right front fender was pushed OUT! And, the left rear end was damaged grazing the MB while the TDI spun clockwise almost 360 degrees after impact. Very violent accident happened in milliseconds. Two bags deployed, which did not prevent my head from hitting the handle above the driver door.
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I found an '03 GLS TDI wagon to replace it. It's an ALH that needs work. Look for it in the MKIV section threads. A new project.
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Old January 5th, 2017, 08:44   #2
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Ouch.

Hope your head injury was slight, and no other long term effects.
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Old January 5th, 2017, 08:56   #3
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Thanks Mike. Stitches, concussion. I am recovering. I don't heal so fast anymore at near 60!

But I am really sad to see the TDI gone. It was such a great vehicle, and a unicorn now.
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Old January 5th, 2017, 10:47   #4
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While you are recovering, be sure to look into VW dieselgate compensation you can get for the totaled car.

I am not certain of the details, but there was some mention of payment for some folks who had the car totaled. Hope you get something.

If nothing else, perhaps the insurance company will base the value on the buyback amount.

either way, the important part is your recovery and continued health.
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Old January 5th, 2017, 12:50   #5
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Ouch! Im glad you are still in one piece....

Is the engine intact? If so, take it out for your future project?
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Old January 5th, 2017, 13:07   #6
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Glad to hear you're okay and that you've already found a replacement car. Hope you at least get the resistitution amount since you've helped them remove one from the road.
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Old January 8th, 2017, 18:12   #7
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Damn, as said, glad you are ok.

I guess the Police showed up?
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Old January 18th, 2017, 08:00   #8
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This whole mess is still in limbo. Medical issues not resolved, and the VWclaims situation is not done (issued, signed, and notarized), but I am waiting for the appointment to turn it in. They know about the condition, and advised me to render it drivable so it would qualify. I paid nearly $1000 to get the front left wheel "unpinned" and yes, it drives under it's own power. The shop actually bought a new lower control arm instead of trying to flatten the mangled thing that the MB350 destroyed. I am not sure it could be flattened and still be strong enough to hold that wheel !

As I said, this is all unresolved. My appointment for the buyback is mid-Feb. The police report was in my favor. A driver behind me had to stop at the green light we were going through to avoid getting involved in the fray. She was a great witness. There was another uninvolved witness (good witness). The Uber driver had a passenger (yes, I said Uber). He is/was fully insured. He was probably looking at his cell phone mounted on the dash when he hit me. I think that he was accelerating until the last moment.

One of the reasons I leased a new Passat (2017) was because VW stuck behind me on the buyback. Thank you VW! I have not been one of those that blame the company as a whole for the engineers and who knows how many administrators that new about dieselgate. Frankly, VWs are excellent cars and ironically are now poised to be top selling worldwide, this year. No mean feat under the circumstances, but says a lot about VW quality and worldwide marketing strategy.

Imagine what a TDI Alltrack would have been like? It would have sold as fast as they made them. It is so ironic that it was missed by less than one year!
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Old January 18th, 2017, 08:34   #9
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Wow thank you for sharing your awesome statement. I hope you will have a speedy recovery. You are in my prayer.
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Old January 18th, 2017, 08:38   #10
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Good luck at the buyback appointment. There was another post on here with someone that took their wrecked car and got it processed without any issues.
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Old January 18th, 2017, 11:29   #11
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Wow. Glad you walked away relatively unscathed. Could have been a helluva lot worse if you were in that intersection a second sooner.

Anyway, hope you get this issue resolved to your satisfaction.

As for the totaled buyback thread, look for the one that says Goodbye and Thanks for all the Fish...
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Old January 18th, 2017, 13:17   #12
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That would be this one: So long, and thanks for all the fish! (Totaled Buyback Complete)
There's also mine: Wrecked my Car, Part 2
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Didn't see your thread before Dan. Thanks for the link.
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Old February 12th, 2017, 08:26   #14
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I picked up the JSW and my appointment for the buyback is tomorrow morning. It amazes me that there are no fluids leaking, and that the linkage and driving controls still basically work. It's badly toed in, but drives under its own power.
The shop actually bought a NEW lower control arm and installed it for me, so the wheel is "unpinned". The engine sounds perfect. With under 50k miles, this TDI had a FULL life ahead of it. Starts right up and purrs like a perfect CR TDI.
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Old February 12th, 2017, 20:39   #15
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