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« Reply #405 on: November 08, 2015, 08:11:05 am »
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VW ‘TDI Goodwill Program’ Will Pay Owners $1,000

http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/exclusive-volkswagen-to-announce-tdi-goodwill-program-next-week/


Volkswagen of America, in a bid to regain the trust of current diesel owners, will announce a prepaid card campaign on November 9, TTAC has learned.

The program, detailed to dealers Thursday in preparation of its public announcement, is aimed at current owners of affected TDI models regardless of whether they bought their car new or used.

Two prepaid cards will be offered to those TDI owners. The first one will be for $500 and has no restrictions on where it can be used. The second, which may be valued between $500 and $750, will be limited to use at Volkswagen dealerships.

According to our tipster, owners of affected models will need to visit their local Volkswagen dealership with proof of vehicle ownership to activate the prepaid cards.

Owners can find out if they qualify for the “TDI Goodwill Program” by going to www.vwdieselinfo.com and doing a VIN lookup on or after November 9. If they qualify, owners will then be asked to register to receive updates regarding future developments on their diesel vehicles.

The program is expected to apply only to four-cylinder diesels for now, though it could be expanded to 3-liter V-6 diesels later.

Representatives for Volkswagen of America could not be reached for comment.

The additional cash could be a plus for those looking to stay with the brand but get away from their diesel cars. Volkswagen announced October 31 that they would subsidize dealers to take in TDI vehicles on trade at pre-crisis valuations, on top of a $2,000 TDI owner loyalty discount announced October 2.

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Re: Bought a Jetta TDI W/Nav package
« Reply #406 on: November 08, 2015, 01:20:36 pm »
Interesting,

Given all the pending litigation (class action types), I wonder if part of accepting the cards is agreeing not to be part of the various actions?  If so, it's likely deep in the fine print.  I'm generally not a fan of class action lawsuits as they tend to be a money grab for the law firm and do little for the actual consumer.  I've already received and ignored letters from three law firms.  May be interesting to see what falls out from all this but more often than not, lawyers will get richer and the EPA will collect huge fines.     
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Re: Bought a Jetta TDI W/Nav package
« Reply #407 on: November 09, 2015, 06:17:32 pm »
It looks as if the rumors are true,


"Owners can find out if they qualify for the “TDI Goodwill Program” by going to www.vwdieselinfo.com and doing a VIN lookup on or after November 9. If they qualify, owners will then be asked to register to receive updates regarding future developments on their diesel vehicles."

VW says no strings attached.

$500 gift card
$500 VW cash
3 years 24/7 roadside assistance
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Re: Bought a Jetta TDI W/Nav package
« Reply #408 on: November 09, 2015, 06:32:34 pm »
Are they having a buyback program?
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Re: Bought a Jetta TDI W/Nav package
« Reply #409 on: November 10, 2015, 04:43:51 am »
Are they having a buyback program?


No one knows what's going to happen yet G. VW is still working on this. Some of our politicians are calling for a buyback where VW pays us what we paid for the cars. I'd go along with that! Drive the car for 4 years and get all my money back.  :)



Here's a copy of my Goodwill Package confirmation letter.



Thank you for requesting the Goodwill Package and signing up to receive communications regarding the 2.0L TDI emissions issue.
 
Your registration code is xxxxxxxxxxxxx
 
Volkswagen is committed to finding a remedy as soon as possible. We would like to emphasize that the EPA has noted that vehicles affected by this issue are legal and safe to drive, and we are working to develop a remedy that will meet the expectations of the government agencies.
 
Within 4 weeks you should receive your Goodwill Package materials. You will need these, along with additional verification items, in order to activate the Goodwill Package at participating Volkswagen dealerships. You must remain the owner of the vehicle at the time of activation in order to receive the benefits of the Goodwill Package.
 
For immediate inquiries please contact VW Owner Customer CARE:
 
1-800-822-8987
8am - 7pm LOCAL
Monday - Friday
http://www.vw.com/contact

 
 
Thank you,
 
Volkswagen of America
 
Helpful information:
Goodwill Package FAQ's
Program Rules
Program Overview
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Re: Bought a Jetta TDI W/Nav package
« Reply #410 on: November 10, 2015, 05:26:54 am »
What's the mpg on your VW?
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Re: Bought a Jetta TDI W/Nav package
« Reply #411 on: November 10, 2015, 08:51:35 am »
What's the mpg on your VW?

Mid to upper 40's on the highway (70 - 80mph). Upper 30's in mixed warm weather driving, mid 30's in mixed cold weather.
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Re: Bought a Jetta TDI W/Nav package
« Reply #412 on: November 10, 2015, 09:29:45 am »
You could use that money to buy a Toyota with the added bonus of unexpected acceleration...
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Re: Bought a Jetta TDI W/Nav package
« Reply #413 on: November 10, 2015, 09:42:15 am »
You could use that money to buy a Toyota with the added bonus of unexpected downhill acceleration...

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Re: Bought a Jetta TDI W/Nav package
« Reply #414 on: November 10, 2015, 11:33:56 am »
....or buy a Government Motors car and never worry if your key was in the ignition...
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Re: Bought a Jetta TDI W/Nav package
« Reply #415 on: November 29, 2015, 08:51:28 am »
I too took advantage of the $1000 + plan. There does seem to be some fine print involved. It is pretty hard to find it though. It was in the card acceptance information. Even though the CEO said that you could take the deal and still sue them. I decided to accept the money and just see how it plays out.

fine print

https://www.vwdieselinfo.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Goodwill_Package_Cardholder_Agreements.pdf



This is where he said you could do both.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2015/11/19/vw-diesel-deadline-goodwill/76036232/
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Re: Bought a Jetta TDI W/Nav package
« Reply #416 on: November 30, 2015, 04:41:43 am »
I too took advantage of the $1000 + plan. There does seem to be some fine print involved. It is pretty hard to find it though. It was in the card acceptance information. Even though the CEO said that you could take the deal and still sue them. I decided to accept the money and just see how it plays out.

fine print

https://www.vwdieselinfo.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Goodwill_Package_Cardholder_Agreements.pdf



This is where he said you could do both.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2015/11/19/vw-diesel-deadline-goodwill/76036232/


I signed up for the $1000+ plan as well.

The 'fine print' appears to apply to the use of the 'gift card' and seems to be standard. I can't imagine that VW would 'pull another fast one' with the world watching.
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Re: Bought a Jetta TDI W/Nav package
« Reply #417 on: November 30, 2015, 08:19:12 am »
They already have, C.  They just got caught.
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Re: Bought a Jetta TDI W/Nav package
« Reply #418 on: November 30, 2015, 10:08:15 am »
They already have, C.  They just got caught.

You're right, I fixed my post.    ;)
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Re: Bought a Jetta TDI W/Nav package
« Reply #419 on: December 02, 2015, 06:33:27 pm »
Seems like it will be a while before it all gets figured out.
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