This is just a question out of curiosity since I don’t own a VW, but for the TDI owners taking the buy back, is there any restrictions on condition of the vehicle? Are they appraising each vehicle as it comes in? Or are they setting a standard price?

From today’s article on the FP it sounds like they are using a standard price based only on year and mileage. So, if that’s the case, is there anything preventing an owner from stripping everything of value leaving just what’s required for it to drive?

They could then return the car stripped and sell off all the other parts.

Chiron for your time