That's part of what splits me so badly on the decision to buy or keep. The buyback + settlement puts me in a situation where to replace my nearly new car with a similar optioned and priced vehicle there's no way to get around the fact that my principle will be higher on my new loan. Were I not already in a new vehicle this wouldn't seem so egregious. Owners of newer cars didn't get the years and many miles of usage many here have so its part of why many 2015 owners think the buy back is garbage.Attempting to decide to stay in, without knowledge of the fix details, is asking an awful lot. This is one major comment to the judge on this. How do you make an informed choice, when you don't have enough data to pick.
Even if the approved fix is available this fall along with the buy back option which I definitely think it won't be, I would need some in depth information to exactly what they're doing to the car and what effects it will have on performance and mileage. I already wish my tdi was a bit more powerful but it has such a good mix of power and economy that I've been happy with it. If power or economy suffers which I'm sure it will, I don't think I'll be interested in keeping the car.