So my wife has had new-car-fever and I indulge her because I like to drive lots of different vehicles.

Since prices are starting to drop on VW Diesels because of the current kerfuffle, she has been looking at TDI Jetta Wagons. Specifically, the one at CarMax in that link. It’s brown, has the panoramic roof, DSG, and tan vinyl.

Not this one, but identical.

Well... after running a payment calculator, it looks like the payments would go up by about $100. That’s on a five year loan with the 100k/$250 deductible MaxCare plan. Because she wants a warranty if she changes cars.

So this one’s a big fat NOPE.