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    Default Re: Anyone else stuck in the VW TDi Quagmire ?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhambulldog View Post
    I'm curious about the Toyota hybrids.
    I've a few questions, if you don't mind,

    Are there more than on battery on a Prius? (starting battery for the engine? And running battery for the motor?)

    How long does the motor battery last in a Prius?

    What's the cost of replacing the motor battery?

    What about disposal of the motor battery, is there a disposal fee?

    I've never owned a Toyota.
    Never had a hybrid.
    I had an Isuzu Trooper turbo Diesel. It gat fantastic mileage. Power sucked.
    I had a 2000 Nissan Frontier (gasoline)Power and mileage sucked.
    My '90 F250 7.3L Diesel gets better mileage than my Nissan did.
    James ,
    The Prius has a normal automotive battery that is mounted in the trunk . If it is dead you have to jump the car , the hybrid battery pack is also in the rear of the car . I have read that it is a group of lithium batteries and they rarely all fail , there are places that "rebuild" the hybrid packs by testing and replacing only the failed individual cells, for much less[$1200] than a replacement from Toyota [$2400] .Many first gen. Prius's are still running around on original batteries . All of the rebuilders and the dealer exchange the whole packs [in under 2 hours] .When a certain number of cells in the pack fail the car uses its gas engine only . Here is a good explanation of what happens when the end comes http://www.edmunds.com/fuel-economy/...batteries.html . I have sold a number of Toyotas over the years they are reliable and long lasting . My Duramax gets better mileage than my Saab with the LS2 gas motor . My dad bought a diesel Rabbit new in "82" it was a gutless turd but got over 50mpg and he loved it , it was still running well @350k when I refused to fix the rust any more . I sold the motor to an Amish family to run a refrigeration unit on their dairy farm .
    Oh and their will be no political stickers on the back of the wife's Prius .

    Chuck
    70 SportWagon , GS Trim 455/400
    66 Skylark Conv.300 2bbl , solid but sportin' patina
    02 Duramax Crew Cab 4x4 Rollback replacement .
    70 Monte Carlo SS 454 , LS5 , 400 Turbo , Loaded , 57k miles .
    07 International Rollback DT 466/ Allison, sold .
    09 Saab 97 Aero , 6.0 LS2 , AWD, {Trailblazer SS in Saab Trim} my new beater .
    07 Toyota FJ Cruiser
    09 LaCrosse , Wife's ride totaled .
    07 Lucerne V8 , Wife's car
    12 Prius Wife's work car 53MPG .
    and some corvettes .

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    Default Anyone else stuck in the VW TDi Quagmire ?

    Thanks for that.
    So the motor battery is comparable in price to a turbo-charger.
    I see a lot of Priuses (Pri-i for plural?)
    They are usually scooting past me as I drive 70mph on the Interstate highway.
    I wonder what kind of mileage they get driving like that.
    Again thanks. You've told me a lot.

    Oh, I would say about my Nissan;
    It was extremely reliable. I drove it 140,000 miles in five years.
    Other than regular maintenance, it needed a shot of refrigerant at the start of each summer.
    "Bulldog" James A. Miller

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    Default Re: Anyone else stuck in the VW TDi Quagmire ?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhambulldog View Post
    Thanks for that.
    So the motor battery is comparable in price to a turbo-charger.
    I see a lot of Priuses (Pri-i for plural?)
    They are usually scooting past me as I drive 70mph on the Interstate highway.
    I wonder what kind of mileage they get driving like that.
    Again thanks. You've told me a lot.

    Oh, I would say about my Nissan;
    It was extremely reliable. I drove it 140,000 miles in five years.
    Other than regular maintenance, it needed a shot of refrigerant at the start of each summer.
    A recent one I purchased was in Bordentown NJ. Mapquest said it was a 138 mile trip one way . I took the purchaser to pick it up in my Saab . We filled both cars up at the first gas station outside the auction [gas was $1.53 in NJ and $1.89 in York] . He suggested we reset both cars trip computers, which we did . We averaged 67.8 MPH stopping at toll booths ,we were traveling between 75 to 90 mph , I was following him . I used 10.3 gallons , he used 2.5 ; that is what made me decide to try to get my wife to use one for her 70+ mile daily commute . I hope she will decide to drive it on a daily basis , I figure with the miles she drives even if gas prices stay down we will save aprox. $1300 in a year on fuel . Time will tell . The fuel mileage is the selling point for sure . Oh the A/C compressor is electric on the Prius , thus it can run while the gas motor is off .
    If you want one this is a great time to buy . If I knew gas was going back up I would buy 10 right now and sit on them .
    Most Pr-i[good word] we do state inspections on have way over 200k miles on them and have happy long term owners . That is why off lease Pri-i seem to be the only low mile used examples available . Sorry for the thread Hi Jack

    Chuck
    70 SportWagon , GS Trim 455/400
    66 Skylark Conv.300 2bbl , solid but sportin' patina
    02 Duramax Crew Cab 4x4 Rollback replacement .
    70 Monte Carlo SS 454 , LS5 , 400 Turbo , Loaded , 57k miles .
    07 International Rollback DT 466/ Allison, sold .
    09 Saab 97 Aero , 6.0 LS2 , AWD, {Trailblazer SS in Saab Trim} my new beater .
    07 Toyota FJ Cruiser
    09 LaCrosse , Wife's ride totaled .
    07 Lucerne V8 , Wife's car
    12 Prius Wife's work car 53MPG .
    and some corvettes .

  4. #29
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    Default Re: Anyone else stuck in the VW TDi Quagmire ?

    Thanks
    And sorry for the hijack
    Hijack over
    "Bulldog" James A. Miller

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    Default Re: Anyone else stuck in the VW TDi Quagmire ?

    Hi Chuck. Back when the world was still flat I worked in a machine shop (my job was running a free-abrasive machine making turbine engine blades for Pratt & Whitney. We were not supposed to know what the parts were, but it was obvious). The shop had a Diesel Rabbit that was constantly running out of fuel. The reason for this was that it used so little of it that nobody thought about filling it. If the fuel gauge was on empty, you could still make a trip from Medfield MA to Fall River. Not much in the get-up-and-go dept. but easily 50+ mpg. It was bulletproof as long as there was fuel in it.
    Last edited by John Codman; 05-24-2016 at 07:53 AM.
    John Codman
    Formerly owned Buicks:
    '33,'48, '51, '52, '54, '55 (3), '56, '60 LeSabre 3 sp stick.
    264 powered '53 Mercury
    322 then 264 powered 55 Ford
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    Presently - 431 nailhead powered '82 C-10

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    Default Re: Anyone else stuck in the VW TDi Quagmire ?

    As always I an amazed at the intelligence , inquisitiveness and just general and historic knowledge about all subject's discussed on any given post on this forum . I'm learning things every time I log in . From apple trees to raising zebras I think one could find good information on just about any subject here .

    Chuck
    70 SportWagon , GS Trim 455/400
    66 Skylark Conv.300 2bbl , solid but sportin' patina
    02 Duramax Crew Cab 4x4 Rollback replacement .
    70 Monte Carlo SS 454 , LS5 , 400 Turbo , Loaded , 57k miles .
    07 International Rollback DT 466/ Allison, sold .
    09 Saab 97 Aero , 6.0 LS2 , AWD, {Trailblazer SS in Saab Trim} my new beater .
    07 Toyota FJ Cruiser
    09 LaCrosse , Wife's ride totaled .
    07 Lucerne V8 , Wife's car
    12 Prius Wife's work car 53MPG .
    and some corvettes .

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    Default Re: Anyone else stuck in the VW TDi Quagmire ?

    Quote Originally Posted by corvettzo View Post
    As always I an amazed at the intelligence , inquisitiveness and just general and historic knowledge about all subject's discussed on any given post on this forum . I'm learning things every time I log in . From apple trees to raising zebras I think one could find good information on just about any subject here .

    Chuck
    I have had Apple trees and horses, but never a Zebra.
    John Codman
    Formerly owned Buicks:
    '33,'48, '51, '52, '54, '55 (3), '56, '60 LeSabre 3 sp stick.
    264 powered '53 Mercury
    322 then 264 powered 55 Ford
    264 powered '56 Chevy
    Presently - 431 nailhead powered '82 C-10

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    Default Re: Anyone else stuck in the VW TDi Quagmire ?

    I went down to Bayside VW last week to claim my $1000 in good will money.The service rep runs out and takes down the miles about 184K on one of my cars.I question as to why is there a limit of miles in order to qualify for the $1000. She says no but explains that VW will be buying back the TDI cars and offering book value which will be tied to the cars mileage.

    1969 GS400 Convertible Auto STG1
    1969 GS400 Convertible 4spd My first car 1983
    1969 GS400 Convertible 4spd
    1970 GSX # 366 Auto STG 1
    1970 GSX # 308 Auto
    1970 GS 455 Convertible 4spd
    1970 GS 455 Convertible Auto
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    1972 GS 350 Convertible Auto
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    Default Re: Anyone else stuck in the VW TDi Quagmire ?

    what I've read is they will be buying back the TDI cars already in service for their book value in Sept 2015 ( before the scandal broke) plus a premium (whatever that means)
    Tom Lynch
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    Default Anyone else stuck in the VW TDi Quagmire ?

    Well, seems they are Priii , then.
    Thanks for that Erik

    Edit; oops, one too many i


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    Last edited by bhambulldog; 05-24-2016 at 07:39 PM.
    "Bulldog" James A. Miller

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    Default Re: Anyone else stuck in the VW TDi Quagmire ?

    Well,to put some closure to this thread for anyone interested .. I just filed my paper work for VW to buy back my (wifes') 2012 GOLF TDi

    We bought it certified/used in 2013 with 8,xxx miles on it for $21,500 which was an extremely good deal at the time ..

    .. they are giving us back $22,400 and it will have just over 70,000 miles on it when we turn it in

    not bad .. they're paying me $900 to drive the car 62,000 miles ~4 years

    I'll do a follow-up once we receive payment and what will replace it
    Alan W

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    ... They have awkward proportions from certain angles, and they look dumpy compared to their GM brethren
    ....'68 SportWagon400 "Sportn'Wood"..............'69 GS400 Convert "BigRed"..........

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    Default Re: Anyone else stuck in the VW TDi Quagmire ?

    I bought a new 2014 Passat TDI in the fall of 2013. Paid $31,500 for it. The car had 10,000 miles on it. Just got my check last week for $31,850. It doesn't get much better than this. Never bought a new car, put 10,000 miles and drove it for two years and sold it for more than I paid for it.

    John Durdahl
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    Default Re: Anyone else stuck in the VW TDi Quagmire ?

    How did the buy back go for you guys? I filed my information online last summer and was given an estimate of November for the actual buyback. Since then I've heard nothing. Am i supposed to contact a dealer or something?
    Tom Lynch
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    Default Re: Anyone else stuck in the VW TDi Quagmire ?

    It all has to be done on line. Did you get a reference number?

    John Durdahl
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    2008 Velocity Yellow Z06

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    Default Re: Anyone else stuck in the VW TDi Quagmire ?

    Yes i have a reference number and an online account with VW of America
    Tom Lynch
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    Default Re: Anyone else stuck in the VW TDi Quagmire ?

    I don't remember what all I had to do, but it was all done through the computer. Maybe you can call VW for some help. The dealer has nothing to do with it.

    John Durdahl
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    Default Re: Anyone else stuck in the VW TDi Quagmire ?

    Quote Originally Posted by 69GS400s View Post
    in all likelyhood, EPA will tie this into State DMV and unless recall is performed, no registration renewal will be allowed.
    If you're lucky, by the time they figure out how to actually do that, the car might be eligible for historic tags (I.e. Ready to be melted & made into a new VW).

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    Default Re: Anyone else stuck in the VW TDi Quagmire ?

    Quote Originally Posted by durjon View Post
    I don't remember what all I had to do, but it was all done through the computer. Maybe you can call VW for some help. The dealer has nothing to do with it.
    I have only just completed the Online forms and submitted what they requested as for title, ownership etc.

    When I processed, I did have to elect a local dealership which the car will be inspected by and turned in to, so a dealership is loosely involved with the process.

    I have read on forums that people are already being reimbursed .. done deal, over. Since you filed early, I'd certainly follow up

    Lets use this post to track progress
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    ... They have awkward proportions from certain angles, and they look dumpy compared to their GM brethren
    ....'68 SportWagon400 "Sportn'Wood"..............'69 GS400 Convert "BigRed"..........

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    Default Re: Anyone else stuck in the VW TDi Quagmire ?

    I started my paperwork as soon as it was announced. My license plates expired the end of September. I quit driving the car and left it in storage at my dealership. I had a couple of mistakes with my paperwork and had to resend some forms but it all worked out and I met with the VW Rep on December 23.

    It was a slow process but worked out OK.

    John Durdahl
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    2008 Velocity Yellow Z06

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    Ok i looked into this and apparently i hadn't submitted all the documents they needed. I have them all in now and we are in the review of documents phase. I had initially filed in May and must have thought i was done too bad i wasted 7 months.
    Tom Lynch
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    Quote Originally Posted by durjon View Post
    and left it in storage at my dealership.
    What kind of dealership (WinkWink) .. need to replace Wife's ride with something

    tough finding something as good of quality that gets nearly the mileage .. and in a "wagon-ish" style, which is what she wants (has no interest in CUV/SUV .. small jacked up jellybeans)

    Im contemplating a used BMW 328d X-drive Wagon but their tough to find especially loaded up the way I'd want one
    Alan W

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    Quote Originally Posted by 442w30 View Post
    ... They have awkward proportions from certain angles, and they look dumpy compared to their GM brethren
    ....'68 SportWagon400 "Sportn'Wood"..............'69 GS400 Convert "BigRed"..........

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    Default Re: Anyone else stuck in the VW TDi Quagmire ?

    Quote Originally Posted by 69GS400s View Post
    What kind of dealership (WinkWink) .. need to replace Wife's ride with something

    tough finding something as good of quality that gets nearly the mileage .. and in a "wagon-ish" style, which is what she wants (has no interest in CUV/SUV .. small jacked up jellybeans)

    Im contemplating a used BMW 328d X-drive Wagon but their tough to find especially loaded up the way I'd want one




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