VW Dieselgate - No More VW Diesel Vehicles In the US?


#181

Nothing official has been announced. There’s a lot of stuff at work here. I was just in Wolfsburg, Germany last month meeting with the VW AG head of global sales, and the #1 and #2 Chairmen of the VW AG board. Don’t believe anything until VW makes it official.


#182

That’s awesome. Were all the managers from VW dealerships invited?

And that article is garbage.


#183

No, I’m on a national council that represents the 600+ dealers. There are 10 guys on the council.

I’m extremely fortunate to have been nominated and given the opportunity. It’s a pretty big deal and a majority of dealers go their entire lives without being nominated, let alone actually getting on the board.


#184

Lol, they updated it twice since I first read it


#185

So time to buy a bunch of cheap high milage TDI’s?


#186

Yeah, especially with the updates since i had first read it, the article just seems like wild speculation.

I just want to know whether I should bother buying a new stereo or not…
Other than the ongoing extensions, this was the first new information that’s been out in months, so I figured I’d share it.


#187

You’re so important.


#188

You sound like my mother.


#189

i’m legit a little jealous… just want you to know that.


#190

Seems pretty finite today, but you know better than I do apparently. Hoping the rumored settled “purchase back at September 2015 value + some level of compensation” is accurate. I plan to take any amount of cash offered ASAP and then immediately go get my wife a G Wagen to replace that shitbox because fuck that thing. I would’ve already gotten rid of it had I not assumed I might win some free cash on the way out the door.


#191

It’s finite today that they have come to an agreement. They aren’t going to announce the agreement until June. Anything you’ve heard to be “rumored” is exactly that.


#192

God damn it. Another couple of months of Bluetooth speaker it is!


#193

What years are in this group? Might be a good reason to buy a cheap tdi.


#194

2009 and up, but I doubt they’ll be including cars purchased after the cheat was announced. They had a cutoff on the date of ownership for the diesel bucks last year.


#195

Its 100% going to only be for people who have owned the car before September.


#196

Rats lol


#197

Well shit, I think I bought mine in November.


#198

Not that there are any substantial details, but here’s the transcript from the hearing yesterday.

Then the judge described the nature of the agreement, mentioning buybacks, lease cancellations and vehicle modifications:It is also my understanding that the agreement will give consumers several options, including the option to have Volkswagen buy back their vehicle; and, subject to governmental approval after further testing, the option to have the consumer’s vehicle modified in accordance with the agreement;and for those consumers who have leased their car, to cancel the lease and return the car to Volkswagen.


#199

People who owned an affected VW model as of Sept. 18, 2015, when the EPA first exposed the scandal, or acquired a vehicle since then will be eligible. Anyone who sold their vehicle before Sept. 18 is not eligible, Cabraser said


#200

What a mess