Why VW diesel owners should get full price in buyback: opinion

Why VW diesel owners should get full price in buyback: opinion

If Judge Charles Breyer signs the final settlement among Volkswagen, the EPA, and a California agency tomorrow, buyback offers will start to go out sometime next month to owners of almost half a million VW and Audi diesel cars. However, not every owner plans to participate in the settlement. The... read more

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