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VW News: Volkswagen's Plan To Sell Their Older 'Clean Diesels'

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Volkswagen has gotten the approval on a fix for their older first-generation 2.0L TDI models involved in the diesel emission scandal. Now they're waiting for Federal officials to give the go ahead for the automaker to begin selling these vehicles. When that approval comes, Volkswagen's head of North America Hinrich Woebcken says they have a plan to get them to dealers.

Speaking with Automotive News, Woebcken said the company would slowly release the 2.0L TDI vehicles to their 652 dealers in the U.S. Dealers will get a "right of first refusal" for models that were returned through their dealerships. The slow release is to try and keep the residual values somewhat stable. Dealers are excited to start selling these fixed vehicles according to Woebcken.

"There is, of course, a community of customers who would like to take a look at these cars, once they fulfill the regulations, and that's why we are pretty optimistic that we will have a successful remarketing of those cars," said Woebcken.

The first-generation 2.0L TDI models require a more extensive fix than the second-generation 2.0 TDI with new hardware and software. 

However, not all of the first-generation 2.0L TDI models will be fixed. Herbert Diess, global head of the Volkswagen brand said some of the higher-mileage models would be scrapped.

"If the mileage is too high and the residual value is too low, it doesn't make sense anymore" to fix them. But the majority of the cars are going to be resold," said Diess.

Source: Automotive News (Subscription Required)

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Yes this will piss off the Diesel fans, but I wish the EPA had dug in and required VW to scrap all of the first generation Diesel rather than put the coal huffers back on the road.

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1 hour ago, dfelt said:

Yes this will piss off the Diesel fans, but I wish the EPA had dug in and required VW to scrap all of the first generation Diesel rather than put the coal huffers back on the road.

What a lamebrained comment this is.

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I have consideried getting diesel for a daily driver few years back because I have long, mostly highway commute.  But as of now most mid size sedans getting close to or better then 40mpg it is simply not worth it.

I have calculated and even with diesel car getting about 50mpg on highway and regular about 35mpg, it is not worth it because of the price disparity between regular gas and diesel prices and higher initial price plus higher maintenance of diesel engines.

Unfortunately or fortunately, I think diesel is dead.  It is still probably useful for now for truck applications but I think regular consumers simply will not buy diesel anymore, they don't really have too,

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