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    Arizona Settlement and Payout

    Got mine (same amount $964) yesterday.
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    Arizona Settlement and Payout

    Yes, I purchased it in Arizona.
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    Arizona Settlement and Payout

    Just got my claim form from the Office of the Arizona Attorney General. Said "payment of up to $1000." Just in time for the election for AG in November.
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    Buyback Snafu: Dealer Claims Fuel-Injection Pump Damaged By Bad Fuel

    Yes, that's why I got rid of my 2009 as soon as I could, last December. Never had a repair while I had it and wanted to get rid of it before a big ticket item came up. BTW this guy went to the media when VW claimed bad fuel and they decided to fix his TDI...
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    Ugh, now there's a downside to parking the TDI...

    When I was a kid we had a bunch of mice in our house so we got a cat. Within a week all the mice were gone. As the cat only caught one (that we knew of), I assume that the mice can sense the presence of a predator and they just leave.
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    If you are considering buyback which cars are you looking at as replacements?

    Bought a new 2016 Mazda 3 hatchback with the base 2.0 engine at the end of November to replace my Jetta. Couldn't decide on manual or auto (my TDI was a manual) but the selection of 2016s was limited and the one I wanted had an auto. I have been very happy with the car. So far the mileage in...
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    If you are considering buyback which cars are you looking at as replacements?

    I bought a new 2016 in Dec to replace my Jetta, it was still manufactured in Japan (Hiroshima) and the VIN starts with a "J".
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    Mazda 3 Hatchback

    Have a buddy that owned a 323 (distant ancestor to the current Mazda 3; about 30 years ago). Drove it 160K miles, original clutch. Sold it to a friend in Mexico where it went and lasted another 100K+ miles
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    Got REFUSED to buy back car today. Had appointment

    I just saw a TDI on the freeway today in Phoenix with a paper plate. My first thought was, "I wonder who they bought that from?" but when I got closer I saw it was an AZ temporary permit. I would assume if CA and AZ issue them that most states do. Here you can buy a 3 day permit and print it...
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    Reversed Electronic funds by VW from my account

    I accidentally transferred money from the wrong account once by an EFT originated at another bank. It was more than I had in the account but the bank paid it and left me with a negative balance and charged me 35 bucks for an overdraft fee. As it was my mistake I paid the 35 bucks and put money...
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    Feds arrest first VW exec, Oliver Schmidt

    The two major constituents of air by far are nitrogen (78%) and oxygen (21%). it actually takes energy for these two to combine (rather than releasing energy as when oxygen and carbon or oxygen and hydrogen combine). Under conditions of high temperature and pressure (like in a combustion...
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    Formal Bill of Sale upon return?

    Did you not get a written receipt from the settlement specialist in addition to the email reciept? My written receipt states, "Under the buyback option, Volkswagen of America, Inc. repurchased your vehicle for a total of $14,400.00 as broken down below: ..." It has a header at the top of the...
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    The VW TDI Buyback Reality

    I had mine notarized at a UPS Store. They offered to scan it and send it for a small fee. I told them I would try to fire up my 20yo flatbed scanner I had in the closet and try it myself but I'd be back if I had problems. As it was my 20yo scanner worked fine.
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    Mazda 3 Hatchback

    I got an automatic and in mixed driving (mostly surface streets) am getting 34.5mpg. My 6spd manual TDI on the exact same routes (from week to week I do the exact same drives unless I go on a trip) would get 38mpg. Well, I figure 38/34.5=1.10 RUG is 1.95 and Diesel is 2.29. 1.10x1.95=2.14...
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    Turned in my car and no idea when the check will come

    Here in AZ, they just trust us. Go online with the MVD, and fill out a short form telling them when and to whom the car was sold. Takes a minute. Then you can tack the old plate (we only have rear plates here) up on the garage wall or whatever else you want to do with it. Oh, and two weeks...
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    Mazda 3 Hatchback

    Why would insurance be lower with an automatic transmission? I would think it would be slightly higher as manuals are less likely to be stolen.
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    question about how long the EFT refund takes

    Check your email before you leave the dealer. You should already have an electronic receipt generated for turning your vehicle in. It seems that those who have had problems are the ones who didn't have a receipt generated at the time of turn in. The same process that generates the receipt...
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    If you are considering buyback which cars are you looking at as replacements?

    Just looked at Edmunds, FWIW the 5yr depreciation on a Jetta Sedan is 48% and a Mazda3 Sedan 50%. The dollar value for depreciation on the VW is higher due to the higher initial cost. The difference in depreciation is more than made up for in the higher costs for repairs and maintenance for the...
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    Mazda 3 Hatchback

    I was just looking at a Consumer Reports article about "Cars that Owners Love and Hate" and in the compact class the Mazda 3 has an overall of better than average while the Golf and the Beetle get an average; the Jetta gets a worse than average. Only vehicle in that class that got much better...