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I talked with my dealer today concerning the arrival of the Arteon at his dealership. He said VW is launching dealer training within the next couple of weeks. He expects new Arteons to hit the lot the first week of October.

I have all my TDi deisel return paperwork approved now. All I need to do now is schedule the buyback appointment and I get my check. I’m need to coordinate timing so I can have VW buy my Passat and I can turn around and buy an Arteon from the dealer all in one trip.
 

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Is the buyback based upon its current value or its original MSRP? Glad to hear they finally have some sort of idea for what this model will hit the U.S. Which trim are you considering?
 

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Is the buyback based upon its current value or its original MSRP? Glad to hear they finally have some sort of idea for what this model will hit the U.S. Which trim are you considering?
I haven't seen a pricing or option list yet so I'm not sure which trim I will buy. If VW keeps the trim levels similar to other US models, I'll probably go with the SEL Premium with 4-Motion. I'm not sure of the R-Line. It seems to be mostly cosmetic. The only engine in the US will be the 2.0 gas turbo.

The buy back amount was set by the Kelly Blue Book as of the date the EPA notified VW cheat was discovered. That was September 18, 2015.

Option 1:
Sell your car back to VW for a set value plus a cash settlement payment.

Option 2:
Keep your car, get a free modification to reduce emissions plus a cash settlement payment and an extended warrenty.

I have a 2013 Passat SE TDi. My buy back offer from VW is about $25,000 plus $350 from Bosch. I guess they had something to do with the cheat. You can still drive the car until you turn it in. The monthly allowance is about 1090 miles. If there are fewer miles on the car than the allowance there is a slight boost in the buy back number. If you drive over the allowance there is a slight penalty. In effect, my Passat has had no depression in value since September 2015. The buy back is about $4000 under what I paid at delivery.

I have a second VW, a 2015 Golf Sprtwagen SE TDi, that was purchased in March 2015. I'm getting a 100% buyback on it.

Plus, right after the cheat was announced, VW gave each US owner a 'good will,' $1000 ($500 VW gift card that could be used at a dealership for service, parts or accessories. Plus a $500 VISA gift card good anywhere VISA is taken.)

I decided to wait until the end of the program to complete the buy back because the buy back was guaranteed. I have had two VW that haven't had depreciation in 3 years of use. All you have to do is be able to drive it the dealership to turn it in. Condition does not matter.
 

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I got around $800 more than I paid for my 2015 golf after driving it for 3 years plus the $1000 good will money. What are you doing now that the Arteon is delayed? I bought a Golf R, and I love it! EverytimeI drive it puts a big smile on my face!

 
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