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VW Agrees to Buy Back Diesel Cars

If you currently own a 2009 - 2015 diesel Volswagen, you may finally be getting compensated for the diesel-cheating scandal. Volkswagen agreed to buy back nearly 500,000 diesel cars as part of a settlement with the Environmental Protection Agency.

Details will be finalized this summer, and owners of Volkswagen and Audi-brand 2.0-liter diesel cars will receive “substantial compensation”, either through a buyback or combination of fix and cash payout.

Nothing has been decided yet for owners of Audi, Porsche, or Volkswagen vehicles with larger 3.0-liter V-6 TDI engines. Rumors suggest Volkswagen will provide $5,000 compensation for those owners.

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Gregg Fidan Gregg Fidan is the founder of RealCarTips. After being ripped off on his first car purchase, he devoted several years to figuring out the best ways to avoid scams and negotiate the best car deals. He has written hundreds of articles on the subject of car buying and taught thousands of car shoppers how to get the best deals.

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