#### bsdnuke69

##### Member

**TDI buyback math**

I think that is correct. I have a 2015 Golf TSI SE. They have just one base number for the turn in or fix and don't have the adjustments for xenon headlamps but the numbers seem reasonable.

Mine looks to be $27k for turn in or $7k for fix. I have not figured out which I will do but the net effect of the turn in is about $0.48 per mile. I figure I turned in a car worth $1500 and paid $28500 and paid $460 a month for 18 months since Dec. 14. Add in insurance and fuel, and my ~30k miles cost net $14300.

If the car costs me net $23k after the fix money and I use it for six years at 19,000 miles a year, the total is $34,550 for car, fuel and insurance. How much for maintenance and repair? if I add $5000 which is entirely arbitrary, that's $39,550 for 114,000 miles and the cost per mile is $0.347.

So if you love the car and are ok with assuming 40 mpg and $3 per gallon that is what my math came up with. BTW My insurance is $500 per year.