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    Buyback Lessons Learned

    My buyback was concluded on 8/11, per post #186 above, today I received the $350 from Bosch....so I guess this is the end of that.
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    Heater core or not

    When we had the symptoms you describe on our '13 Passat (since turned in for buyback), it turned out to be the heater core, which was replaced under the extended warranty. The person on the passenger side of the car in a trip home from VA had to have a blanket over their legs to keep warm.
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    Buyback Lessons Learned

    This is an interesting outcome. I turned in our Passat a day earlier, had the email receipt by the time I got home, still have not got the Chase e-mail....and presumably, all this stuff is being processed through the same office in MI. <UPDATE> Found Chase e-mail in my TRASH folder, not JUNK...
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    Buyback Lessons Learned

    <Concluding Unscientific Postscript> Turned the Passat in Tuesday, all went smoothly, about 20-25 minutes end-to-end. I have NOT received the payment e-mail from JPM Chase yet, and the "receipt" e-mail VW sent said I should have had that Friday (72 hours, as long as they are business days)...
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    Passat turned in, ave atque vale!

    I now take my leave of this forum, having today sold our first (and who knows, perhaps last…) diesel back to Volkswagen. I should state that it has been a great car, and were it not for Dieselgate, I’m certain we’d go on driving it as long as practical. I have read all the arguments on fix as...
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    Current buy back timeline?

    In answer to the last question: I'm not sure, but here goes. The first question: probably not. The second question: maybe.* The third question (implied, even though it lacks a question mark): it's probably a good idea, if it's still owned. *You can make more money letting it sit, as the mileage...
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    Current buy back timeline?

    We really liked the Sportback for the hatch, in the past we owned several SAAB hatchbacks, and really enjoyed the utility...the same reason we considered holding on to check out the Arteon when it arrives. But the Accord just struck us as the right car for us, and maybe we were ready for a...
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    Buyback Lessons Learned

    We didn't. We've owned this car since brand new, 5 years and almost 80K miles and it's been a great car. But the Passat goes in on Tuesday morning at 1030, and three days later Chase puts $27K in our bank account. Can't pass that up, no how, no way. If there were new VW diesels, we'd be...
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    Current buy back timeline?

    The tariffs weren't on our horizon when we pulled the trigger on a new car. The Sportback was on our short list, and we drove it. Very nice car. We ended up with the Honda Accord Touring, which we've had about a month now. The Passat goes back Tuesday, at which time I will of course cancel the...
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    Current buy back timeline?

    Yes, this risk is real. Everything you state is correct. What is the actual risk? Not large. I am 74 years old, and there is some statistically calculable risk that I will croak of something before I get to turn in the car on Tuesday. As with the car, I'm willing to risk it. Furthermore, I...
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    Current buy back timeline?

    At this point (August 4th), this needs to become a sticky in big black letters. Underlined. We completed our application back in 2016 sometime, and only a few weeks ago did I choose the turn-in date, which is next Tuesday. No reason not to have the registration done.
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    Buyback or Fix?

    I can't advise you what to do with your Jetta, only relate what we're doing. The short version is that we're turning in our Passat for the buyback money next Tuesday, but we did the registration and made the decision about what to do very early. Although VW has given us extended warranties on...
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    One week warning e-mail

    I got a very thorough and detailed e-mail from VWOA yesterday going over all the details, requirements, and payback estimate and method of payment for turning in our Passat on the 7th. I get the impression they really want this to happen.....
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    40K mile service...

    Below find the link to the thread on my DIY service on the DSG. The rest of the 40K, by comparison, was a piece of cake on our 2013. NOTE:The following DSG service incorporates the "measure and refill" method, NOT the VW "official" method. http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=457823
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    Current buy back timeline?

    I signed and returned the offer letter well over a year ago. I took the process right up to the stage where the turn-in appointment is chosen. I left it there until a couple of weeks ago. We finally decided to buy a new car, did so, and I picked the earliest turn-in date at our local dealer...
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    Sellback car just hit deer

    This is what my son did with a '13 Jetta that had been t-boned. He collected the insurance check and drove it in to Village VW in Chattanooga with both passenger doors taped shut to keep water out. They didn't blink an eye, completely legal.
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    Sellback car just hit deer

    It was not accepted due to luck. It was accepted because the legal settlement specifies that the car* must be bought back if it is drivable. That is the only criterion of the car's condition. *NB: The judge in the case has clarified the definition of "car" that it may not be stripped, or...
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    U.S. appeals court upholds Volkswagen's $10 billion diesel settlement

    Thanks for the clarification. I feel better now, since that's what I thought it had to be.
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    U.S. appeals court upholds Volkswagen's $10 billion diesel settlement

    The stories are not clear. Some of the stuff in them implies that VW appealed the decision, but elsewhere the court ruled that VW gets to keep the remainder of the $10B that won't been paid out in settlements. Not well written, not at all.
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    Current buy back timeline?

    Yeah, I made my appointment last evening. It turned out that the dates for July had disappeared, so I made one for the first date in August (the 7th). After you set up the appointment, it's got a button at the bottom to cancel if rescheduling is needed.
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