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    If you are considering buyback which cars are you looking at as replacements?

    Update Quick update on the 2017 Subaru Legacy I bought the 2017 Subaru Legacy to replace the 2013 VW Passat TDi SEL. The car now has a bit over 25,000 miles. Average (flat 4 engine) MPG is hovering at 30 MPG however that is mainly city miles in stop and go traffic. On the road (however it's...
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    RNS510 Firmware & Maps Info Thread

    Rns My 2013 VW Passat SEL TDi had the RNS nav system. It was the worst system I've ever had in a vehicle. I have several vehicles w/nav systems and have installed systems in the past. IMO VW's nav implementation, at least in my case, was an overpriced substandard paper weight. Here are some of...
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    If you are considering buyback which cars are you looking at as replacements?

    Our 2013 has had major issues with the trans-axle. I believe Ford extended the warranty to 120,000 for the trans-axle and TCM. Ford had a lot of issues with the overall design which causes issues when shifting(shaking, rattling, etc.). Hopefully the 2014's didn't have the same issue... -Chris
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    Loan paid off but lower than offer

    VW isn't shorting the loans - the issue is the consumer isn't receiving the balance of the loan to actual amount owed. VW is shorting the consumer. Hopefully VW or VW Credit will make good and pay the remaining balance to the consumer in a timely manner. -Chris
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    Loan paid off but lower than offer

    The whole process has been littered with issues since day one. This is the first issue I've encountered however there are many complaints with the process from several other claimants. Seems VW never had this fully thought through from the beginning which is unacceptable. Unless VW releases a...
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    Loan paid off but lower than offer

    I'll wait until the end of March. If nothing shows up I'll call again and if they cannot provide intelligent information I'll simply stop communications with VW credit and contact a lawyer. I'm not going to run in circles and play games regarding money thats owed - never have, never will. The...
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    Loan paid off but lower than offer

    Investigated I did some investigation work on the remaining balance today. The story I received after calling a few places is that the payoff was in fact higher than the amount owed. VW credit will cut a check after a 17 day hold. Preparing the check typically takes three days. Chris
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    Loan paid off but lower than offer

    It's happened to me as well. Currently short around 1300 and some change. Not sure what the deal is...I was waiting to see if I'd receive an over payment check automatically from VW credit however I might make a call after reading the other posts. The issue I have with this whole process is that...
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    If you are considering buyback which cars are you looking at as replacements?

    The larger tires used on trucks, SUVs, Jeeps, etc. will cost more than the typical car tire. Ex. replaced all tires on the F450 - total coat was over $4000.00. This did not include the rims - just tires. The original tires had 35,000 miles however they had developed cracks within the tread...
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    If you are considering buyback which cars are you looking at as replacements?

    2017 Subaru Legacy Update So - I've had the 2017 Subaru Legacy Limited since mid November 2016. Thus far I am really liking the car. The CVT transmission isn't really that bad, not a DSG but it gets the job done. Fuel consumption thus far is approximately 32 MPG and that's including mileage...
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    Is any one keeping their TDI

    Not sure this applies to the current crop of VW TDi's due to the fact they have had numerous issues with their exhaust systems without any tunes... Chris
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    Is any one keeping their TDI

    So someone is pedaling a tune with no modifications? The PDF, cat, and regen cycles are still in place and somewhat functioning. I can see a big issue here...DPF troubles on down the road unless something is done to alleviate the standard equipment. I've done a whole lot of work on diesels over...
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    VW TDI goodwill package: Offers $500 Visa cards & $500 dealer credits to TDI owners

    I thought about calling a Subaru/VW dealer however I don't need $500 worth of accessories. I am enjoying the car thus far. Lots of nice touches. Many people complain about the CVT but I find it a reasonable transmission, definitely not a DSG but it gets the job done. I was looking for an AWD...
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    Trump threatens to repeal.....and emissions

    Let's remember that many promises are made during campaign time in fact I'd venture that anything would be promised just to get the "chair". He's not official acting as POTUS yet so only time will tell - anything else is purely speculation.
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