Buyback COMPLETED Car is now in Dealership Lot

TDILeo

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While waiting for my ride home from the dealership, I was checking out the Golf, Alltrack and Jetta 1.4T on the showroom floor. All 3 were automatics. Two of the three transmissions were sourced from Japan and the Alltrack's from Germany. I was a little surprised by this.
 

Jimbo70

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I don't know why so many people still doing ETF. With check you don't have to wait.
No, you just have to go home with nothing, and reschedule, if the check turns out to be for too much. But with ETF, the buy back is completed, and the right amount gets deposited into your account.

But then I suppose some people like getting out of the house and going to do a TDi turn in.
Usually it takes 3 days for check to clear anyway.
I guess if you enter the wrong mileage or drive a lot more miles than usual after scheduling your appointment and you were right up against the mileage bracket and you paid no consideration to when you enter your miles. Basically a lot of things would have to line up and you would have to bad at simple arithmetic as well.

We deposited our check on a Thursday morning and it had cleared on Friday morning.
Just a plug for EFT

Turned in car Tuesday afternoon.
Received Chase email late Wednesday evening.
Filled out Chase transfer Thursday.
Money in bank Friday morning.
Turned in car Monday morning. Received paper check
Deposited paper check in bank while on way to pick up new car.
Check cleared overnight, and funds were in my account Tuesday morning

This isn't direct deposit, its an EFT. It takes longer than people realize.
 

2015vwgolfdiesel

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Did our turn-in today at Bommarito VW St. Peters, Mo.--In and out in 15-20 minutes, a totally pleasant experience.
The buyback rep Trish was ready for us even tho we were early. While we were taking care of paperwork, and young gentleman asked if we needed to get the plates off and took care of them right away.
While we were helping ourselves to a free Starbucks Trish went out and took pix and verified the mileage---nothing was mentioned about the check engine light being on---has been for 2 months or so--we wrapped up the paperwork, and was on our way.
Nobody approached us about a replacement car at all. The fact is, we have a new Passat SE w/Tech that has big shoes to fill as the 2010 has been a great car for the last 202,000 miles---hate to see it go.

My 2015 Golf TDI DSG has an engine light on ~~ BUT ONLY with the radio on ~~ and the motor NOT on

Should I be worried:confused:
 

Jimbo70

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Direct deposit is an EFT.
Yes, but I think there is an assumption that the EFT from Volkswagen is going to hit your bank instantly, like your paycheck does if you use direct deposit, when that is clearly not the case. There are extra steps involved that does slow the process. Meanwhile, a check can be deposited as soon as you can get it to the bank, or instantly if you have a bank that allows you to deposit using a phone app.
 

DanB36

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True, though there often holds on funds availability for large checks, and phone apps often have deposit limits that would prevent their use with buyback checks. I don't think there is an assumption that the EFT would be in the bank as soon as you leave the dealer--if there is, it's contrary to what just about everything in this process is explicitly telling people.
 

chadbag

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This isn't direct deposit, its an EFT. It takes longer than people realize.
As was mentioned, direct deposit is an EFT and uses the exact same banking mechanism (for non Chase account holders that is ACH).

The only reason your direct deposit at work is "instantly" there is that your employer sent it a day or two before you go look for it.

The VW one is a two step process. VW does a transfer to Chase, they notify you, and you give Chase your banking details and they do a transfer to you.

Many banks will put a 5 day hold on large checks. Sometimes payroll checks and certified checks are exempted. Maybe some banks will exempt VWs check. (Are they certified bank checks or directly drawn on a VW account?)
 

S2000_guy

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My bank indeed puts a hold on large bank checks. They explain this to me every time I use a bank check from the institution where I have my savings account to transfer funds to the checking account at another bank. I know this and plan accordingly, so I've never tested how long it actually takes for the funds to become available.

My savings account is at a different bank because they used to pay a higher rate on savings accounts.
 

tomg113

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For those of you who have done the EFT, at what point in the process did they ask for your bank info? I have an appt. for this Friday and I chose the EFT method, but I don't remember being asked for my bank info for the EFT.
 

DanB36

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You'll get an email from Chase, probably the evening of the following business day (Monday), with the transfer information. That will let you log in and transfer the funds.
 

k1xv

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Yes, in your response to the Chase e-mail, you will provide the routing number and account number where the money is to be deposited.
 

rmstephenson

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Turned mine in this morning with both driver side windows missing (thanks vandalism). The buyback specialist was very pleasant and the whole process took all of 10 minutes. Kind of sad to think of my low mileage sportwagen wasting away in a storage lot with the rain soaking in... but no longer my problem.:D
 

2015vwgolfdiesel

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Turned mine in this morning with both driver side windows missing (thanks vandalism). The buyback specialist was very pleasant and the whole process took all of 10 minutes. Kind of sad to think of my low mileage sportwagen wasting away in a storage lot with the rain soaking in... but no longer my problem.:D
Gad

Well........


Condition was never an issue

Happy it worked out for you
 

Jimbo70

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As was mentioned, direct deposit is an EFT and uses the exact same banking mechanism (for non Chase account holders that is ACH).

The only reason your direct deposit at work is "instantly" there is that your employer sent it a day or two before you go look for it.

The VW one is a two step process. VW does a transfer to Chase, they notify you, and you give Chase your banking details and they do a transfer to you.

Many banks will put a 5 day hold on large checks. Sometimes payroll checks and certified checks are exempted. Maybe some banks will exempt VWs check. (Are they certified bank checks or directly drawn on a VW account?)
Not quite. The reason it works instantly with your employer is that the link between your employer's account and your account already exists. The link doesn't yet exist with Volkswagen for this purpose. That is your delay and why I was saying it was different, although it isn't in reality.
 

Mr. Furious

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This part of the conversation led me to call my Credit Union to see if there will be a hold on the funds given the large amount. The rep I spoke with was familiar with the buyback program, and let me know that there wouldn't be.

I love my Credit Union. :)
 

BARIIINGS

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Turned my A3 in today at sewickley audi. Rep was very pleasant, and took maybe 10 mins. All the numbers matched up exactly to my calculations!
She took notice to the fact that there was only 5 miles of range left in the tank. She didn't notice that i was 12 miles away from being put into a higher mileage bracket. Originally scheduled the buyback for last week, when realized my calculations, I rescheduled for feb 1st to get credit for the extra 1k in miles.
Wish I could of kept it longer, but it needed tires, brakes, DSG service, the timing belt replaced and the HPFP was now out of warranty.

Told her I would see her again when they buyback the Q7. I think we will be able to keep that one closer to the end of the buyback period though. With the miles that are on it, and the 1250 mileage credit they'll be giving per month, I should be able to cash out big. Once the final numbers are calculated I do the math and figure out what makes the most sense. Preliminary numbers show I should be able to get more for it then I purchased it for 3+ years ago.
 

111R

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Today was the day. I was 20 miles under the next milage bracket, check engine, ABS, ESP, and airbag lights were all lit and Tuesday night, the radio died, but started working yesterday when I turned the car on. It's as if my car knew that it was heading for the crusher.

Process went very well and was quick. I was introduced to the "Ambassador" afterwards who asked how the experience went, but also wanted to know if I was ready for a new VW. I told him that I wasn't in the market and that I'd purchased 2 VWs from his dealership. He didn't ask if I needed a ride and I didn't inquire because I wanted to get the heck out of their and back to work.

It would be a good gesture on VW's part if they offered a coupon to cover a certain dollar amount for Uber service.

It's hard to believe after all the Dieselgate events and timeline that it's almost over. Still need the email from Chase and the EFT deposit.

Until technology changes, this will be my last diesel vehicle. I feel like I've dodged a bullet because I never had DPF, HPFP or other issues. Plus, I didn't have to fix the drooping headliner.
 
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SOCALGAL

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TDI #2 turned in today. Was a little nervous at first because they were training a new person but everything went smooth, received the email confo before we left. Went in and thanked the service rep whose always helped us and gave us great service for the last 10 years.

Picking up my new JKU Sahara on Tuesday, here's to Jeep Life!
 

peterdaniel

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ALL of you make me sick.... no excuse. Please make sure to turn in your TDIclub membership as well and dont let the screen door hit you on the way out.

You are like sheep.. falling for the biggest witch hunt ever from one the most corrupt organization around. You are no fan of the TDi

You are doing absolutely nothing for emissions or the environment.

The amount of pollution coming from all the transport trucks as well as ships needed for transporting these cars is more in one trip than would EVER in 5 lifetimes what these cars would ever put out

and then theres the need for a new car...and the waste of materials and transport emissions that brings...

and the end of using a truly renewable fuel that helps gets us off of foreign oil

Please.. go away now.

begone...
 
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kulak

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ALL of you make me sick.... no excuse. Please make sure to turn in your TDIclub membership as well and dont let the screen door hit you on the way out.

You are like sheep.. falling for the biggest witch hunt ever from one the most corrupt organization around. You are no fan of the TDi

You are doing absolutely nothing for emissions or the environment.

The amount of pollution coming from all the transport trucks as well as ships needed for transporting these cars is more in one trip than would EVER in 5 lifetimes what these cars would ever put out

and then theres the need for a new car...and the waste of materials and transport emissions that brings...

and the end of using a truly renewable fuel that helps gets us off of foreign oil

Please.. go away now.

begone...
I agree but we couldn't turn down being paid more for our 2013 Passat than we paid. It wasn't about emissions for me but $$$. We didn't replace with new and bought a gently used car so your new car point is moot.

If we all truly cared about emissions or health you would have riots against the EPA against the use of GDI engines which have significantly more particulate emissions than a modern diesel with particulate filter.
http://articles.sae.org/13624/
 

111R

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ALL of you make me sick.... no excuse. Please make sure to turn in your TDIclub membership as well and dont let the screen door hit you on the way out.

You are like sheep.. falling for the biggest witch hunt ever from one the most corrupt organization around. You are no fan of the TDi

You are doing absolutely nothing for emissions or the environment.

The amount of pollution coming from all the transport trucks as well as ships needed for transporting these cars is more in one trip than would EVER in 5 lifetimes what these cars would ever put out

and then theres the need for a new car...and the waste of materials and transport emissions that brings...

and the end of using a truly renewable fuel that helps gets us off of foreign oil

Please.. go away now.

begone...
I don't need a new car, but thanks for assuming that I do. My TDI was used primarily for work when I was at a different company and did a lot of driving. My other VW will serve my needs fine.

I didn't fall for a witch hunt. I took a great offer from VW and sold back a car with a dash lit up with warning lights and don't have to worry about the HPFP grenading or the DPF cracking.
 

Mr. Furious

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I agree but we couldn't turn down being paid more for our 2013 Passat than we paid. It wasn't about emissions for me but $$$.
Ring-a-ding-ding. I frankly didn't care about the emissions; that didn't play into my decision to purchase my Passat at all. It was all about getting great mileage for my then-long commute.

Now, though, my needs have changed. I need more room now that my kids are a bit older and I don't have nearly as onerous a commute. The buyback was an absolute boon, because it's allowing me to purchase a vehicle suits my needs perfectly but would have cost more than I wanted to pay.
 

iadubber

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It was about money for me as well. I was only into mine for 6500 and they are going to pay me almost 11,000? That's a no brainer for me. My 1.8T Passat wagon gets around 30 mpg, only 7 MPG worse than my Sportwagen.


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chadbag

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ALL of you make me sick.... no excuse. Please make sure to turn in your TDIclub membership as well and dont let the screen door hit you on the way out.

You are like sheep.. falling for the biggest witch hunt ever from one the most corrupt organization around. You are no fan of the TDi

You are doing absolutely nothing for emissions or the environment.

The amount of pollution coming from all the transport trucks as well as ships needed for transporting these cars is more in one trip than would EVER in 5 lifetimes what these cars would ever put out

and then theres the need for a new car...and the waste of materials and transport emissions that brings...

and the end of using a truly renewable fuel that helps gets us off of foreign oil

Please.. go away now.

begone...

No one here caused this "witch hunt" or had anything to do with except for the fallout, where car values sank. People are just reacting to economic decisions forced on them by VW. VW doesn't seem to be a fan of the TDI either.

Maybe you should get a clue and STFU yourself.
 

k1xv

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When life hands you lemons, make lemonade.
 

daesania

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Buyback done, took about 10 mins. no id check as required per the check list. literally sat us in an office, she went out and took photos, came back in, gave us the print out and done.

Then felt the need to "introduce" us to the GM of the dealership who of course wanted to sell us on new cars with special deals :rolleyes:
 

daesania

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ALL of you make me sick.... no excuse. Please make sure to turn in your TDIclub membership as well and dont let the screen door hit you on the way out.

You are like sheep.. falling for the biggest witch hunt ever from one the most corrupt organization around. You are no fan of the TDi

You are doing absolutely nothing for emissions or the environment.

The amount of pollution coming from all the transport trucks as well as ships needed for transporting these cars is more in one trip than would EVER in 5 lifetimes what these cars would ever put out

and then theres the need for a new car...and the waste of materials and transport emissions that brings...

and the end of using a truly renewable fuel that helps gets us off of foreign oil

Please.. go away now.

begone...
its all about the money. where else would i get 19k, nearly 20k for a 7 year old car?
 

tdismurf

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Look at the title of this subforum and the title of the thread. No one is making you come in here and forcing you to read everything. This is a great community and lots of subforums for members to enjoy. Get your relax on, eat an apple pie, and have a coke and a smile and go enjoy another part of tdiclub.
ALL of you make me sick.... no excuse. Please make sure to turn in your TDIclub membership as well and dont let the screen door hit you on the way out.

You are like sheep.. falling for the biggest witch hunt ever from one the most corrupt organization around. You are no fan of the TDi

You are doing absolutely nothing for emissions or the environment.

The amount of pollution coming from all the transport trucks as well as ships needed for transporting these cars is more in one trip than would EVER in 5 lifetimes what these cars would ever put out

and then theres the need for a new car...and the waste of materials and transport emissions that brings...

and the end of using a truly renewable fuel that helps gets us off of foreign oil

Please.. go away now.

begone...
 

ATR

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Baltimore
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2011 Golf TDI 6MT
ALL of you make me sick.... no excuse. Please make sure to turn in your TDIclub membership as well and dont let the screen door hit you on the way out.

You are like sheep.. falling for the biggest witch hunt ever from one the most corrupt organization around. You are no fan of the TDi

You are doing absolutely nothing for emissions or the environment.

The amount of pollution coming from all the transport trucks as well as ships needed for transporting these cars is more in one trip than would EVER in 5 lifetimes what these cars would ever put out

and then theres the need for a new car...and the waste of materials and transport emissions that brings...

and the end of using a truly renewable fuel that helps gets us off of foreign oil

Please.. go away now.

begone...
Really? That's pretty harsh.

My reasoning for handing over the keys was pretty simple. I bought my 2011 Golf TDI in 2013 for $18,750. Volkswagen gave me a bit over $20k. My previous job also had me driving all over the place randomly. And it was ~33 miles one way to work. I was going around 20k a year. (peanuts compared to some of the members here).
I now have a job where my commute is only 40 miles round trip with very little travel. So it made even more sense to trade in the car.

Add to that the issues with the DPF, HPFP, and some other smaller issues.

I bought a new GTI to replace it. No regrets... But I will miss my TDI more than all my previous cars combined. If I can get a chance to get another diesel powered car I most certainly will :cool:

I've also made some great friends here. Pretty much everyone I've met here in person have been great down to earth folks.

If you don't like this thread ignore it. Just let it be known that even though I no longer own any diesel powered cars I would like to try again one day in the future :D
 
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2015vwgolfdiesel

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Really? That's pretty harsh.

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Just let it be known that even though I no longer own any diesel powered cars I would like to try again one day in the future :D
Diesel has been fine by me ~~ at least in the operation and fun in driving it.

Funny thing ~~ I have zero trust in ever owning a non-VW diesel

Paradoxically I have 'bout zero trust in VW ~~ for the future ~~ say 3-4 years out.

When would you feel good about getting a new VW TDI ????
 
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