$5k off MSRP and 0% interest isnt really much of a deal IMO.
when i bought my 2008 GTI, i got about $3500 off MSRP and 0%.
when we bought our 2013 JSW TDI we got exactly $4k off MSRP but not 0%... 1.99 was good too though.
i GET that these will be new cars. but sitting for 2-3 years they are not new in the eyes of the market. the posters here are not the greatest sample set... but it does prove people will notice.
when 2018 cars are about on the lots... and they want to sell a 2015 at a slight discount, many many people will just move onto the new model year.
adding in longer/better maintenance and warranty could help some, but some of that is ALREADY added on any AEM completed TDI that VW gets to resell anyways.
the biggest problem is that these cars while new are really not. they have sat. yes, VW can swap out fluids, tires, batteries, etc. but that will not cure the reality of being 2-3 model years behind other new cars.
$5k off isnt IMO enough to eliminate that gap in perception.
$10k off, is absolutely enough... i maybe even say $7k off would be enough. I just don't see $5k as being quite enough.
proposed AEM warranty for fixed VW TDIs.
WARRANTY AND LEMON LAW PROTECTION FOR MODIFIED VEHICLES
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that Defendant shall provide an Emission Control System warranty and an Engine Long Block warranty (collectively, the “Extended Emissions Warranty”) for each Eligible Vehicle that undergoes an Approved Emissions Modification (“Modified Vehicles”):
A. The Extended Emissions Warranty shall cover all parts and labor, as well as the cost or provision of a loaner vehicle for warranty service lasting longer than 3 hours. Defendant must not impose on consumers any fees or charges, and must pay any fees or charges imposed by Volkswagen Dealers related to the warranty service.
B. The Emissions Control System warranty must cover all components which are replaced as part of the Approved Emissions Modification and any component which can
reasonably be impacted by effects of the Approved Emissions Modification in accordance with Sections 3.9.1 and 4.3.10 of Appendix B of the DOJ Consent Decree, such as increased thermal load or cycling, increased soot load, increased use of EGR, increased DPF regeneration, and increased fuel injection pressure. The Emission Control System warranty shall cover the following parts, as further specified in the applicable Extended Emissions Warranty Parts Coverage List that Volkswagen AG or Audi AG will submit with each emissions modification proposal submitted to EPA/CARB for review and approval of any proposed emissions
1. The entire exhaust after treatment system, including the DOC, the SCR catalyst (if applicable), the dosing injector and other DEF system components (if applicable), the NOx trap (if applicable), all sensors and actuators, and the exhaust flap;
2. The entire fuel system, including the fuel pumps, high pressure common rail, fuel injectors, and all sensors and actuators;
3. EGR system including the EGR valve, EGR cooler, EGR filter, all related hoses and pipes, and all sensors and actuators;
4. The turbocharger;
5. The OBD System and any malfunctions detected by the OBD System other than those related to the transmission; and
6. The DPF.
C. The Extended Emissions Warranty shall cover each and every DPF that has failed as a result of implementing any Approved Emissions Modification except as provided in Section 3.9.2 of Appendix B of the DOJ Consent Decree.
D. The Engine Long Block warranty shall cover the engine sub-assembly that consists of the assembled block, crankshaft, cylinder head, camshaft, and valve train.
E. The warranty period for the Extended Emissions Warranty shall be the longer of:
1. Measured from the Eligible Vehicle’s initial sale or lease: (a) for Generation 1 and 2, 10 years or 120,000 miles, whichever comes first; or (b) for Generation 3, 10 years or 150,000 miles, whichever comes first;
2. Measured from the date and mileage when an Approved Emissions Modification is implemented prior to any resale of the Eligible Vehicle: 4 years or 48,000 miles, whichever comes first; or
3. Measured from the date and mileage of the time of the first resale transaction after an Approved Emissions Modification: 4 years or 48,000 miles, whichever comes first; provided, however, that Subsection E.3 applies only to the first resale transaction after the modification to the first person who in good faith purchases the vehicle for purposes other than resale.