The dealer threw up the white flag. They contacted VW corporate and requested a buy back, so the end may be near for me and the GTI. I’m kind of sad. It’s been by far my favorite car I’ve ever owned, problems be damned. When I had it, it was absolutely perfect at everything it did. That all being said, as much as I want another one, I believe I’m going to attempt to be smart and take this as a chance to get out of debt. So no more GTI for me, probably. I’m going to miss it, but I guess I’m going to find out what being stranded often feels like until I figure out a cheaper replacement. Don’t worry Daender, I feel like this will drag on past the weekend, so we’ll still likely have the Tiguan.