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#4485203 - 08/10/17 10:13 PM Wonder where all those VW buyback cars go?
PimTac Offline


Registered: 03/04/17
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I was looking for something else and happened upon this site. At least there is some use for the old Mitsubishi plant in Normal, IL. That is a lot of cars waiting for destruction.

http://www.pjstar.com/news/20170805/rivian-quietly-brings-former-mitsubishi-plant-back-to-life
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#4485211 - 08/10/17 10:24 PM Re: Wonder where all those VW buyback cars go? [Re: PimTac]
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#4485220 - 08/10/17 10:34 PM Re: Wonder where all those VW buyback cars go? [Re: PimTac]
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Nice. It was awful when mitsu left !
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#4485230 - 08/10/17 10:46 PM Re: Wonder where all those VW buyback cars go? [Re: PimTac]
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Seems like a waste to me..
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#4485234 - 08/10/17 10:55 PM Re: Wonder where all those VW buyback cars go? [Re: L_Sludger]
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Registered: 12/31/16
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Originally Posted By: L_Sludger
Seems like a waste to me..


"destruction or repair as part of the German manufacturer’s diesel emissions scandal."

I hope they don't destroy them.... that would be a huge waste.
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#4485239 - 08/10/17 10:59 PM Re: Wonder where all those VW buyback cars go? [Re: merconvvv]
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Originally Posted By: merconvvv
Nice. It was awful when mitsu left !



I had heard rumors that drugs and alcohol were a big problem at that plant. It's a problem in any workplace but they had more than their share. Looks like Rivian is trying to make a go of the place. Hate to see places like that closed.

I'm curious how much VW pays in logistics to ship these vehicles? This must be just one of many sites. It can't be the only one?
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#4485242 - 08/10/17 11:01 PM Re: Wonder where all those VW buyback cars go? [Re: PimTac]
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There is a huge lot of thousands of them just south of Colorado Springs at the old Pikes Peak International Raceway facility.
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#4485267 - 08/10/17 11:28 PM Re: Wonder where all those VW buyback cars go? [Re: PimTac]
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Some more locations here. Pontiac Silverdome, Norton AFB in California, port of Baltimore.

http://jalopnik.com/volkswagen-stashed-hundreds-of-cheating-diesels-in-an-a-1791535662
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#4485272 - 08/10/17 11:37 PM Re: Wonder where all those VW buyback cars go? [Re: PimTac]
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Registered: 06/23/14
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Loc: Phoenix, Arizona - USA
Kind of a tangent, but the article mentions that this is ultimately going to be a location for production of electric vehicles.. made me think..

.. Would there be a market for a company that makes electric power plants to retrofit into these 'destroy or repair' vehicles and actually make them 'better' than new...?


Just something that popped into mind.
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#4485278 - 08/10/17 11:50 PM Re: Wonder where all those VW buyback cars go? [Re: PimTac]
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Interesting thought. But my understanding is that these are all buyback cars. So some of them could be years old and tons mile on them. Beat up and dirty.

The buyback has already been written off. I don't think any of those cars will ever see the road again.
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#4485295 - 08/11/17 12:42 AM Re: Wonder where all those VW buyback cars go? [Re: PimTac]
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#4485334 - 08/11/17 05:13 AM Re: Wonder where all those VW buyback cars go? [Re: PimTac]
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My bet is they will ship them to Africa. At least some. Lot of European vehicles go to Africa after use in EU.

But what crossed my mind now about the VW's emission scandal in U.S. is that OEMs are subjected to an unreasonable emissions limits (which is fine by me), yet final users are free to delete all emission devices without consequences. Double standards?
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#4485338 - 08/11/17 05:33 AM Re: Wonder where all those VW buyback cars go? [Re: chrisri]
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Registered: 01/25/08
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Originally Posted By: chrisri
My bet is they will ship them to Africa. At least some. Lot of European vehicles go to Africa after use in EU.

But what crossed my mind now about the VW's emission scandal in U.S. is that OEMs are subjected to an unreasonable emissions limits (which is fine by me), yet final users are free to delete all emission devices without consequences. Double standards?

It's illegal for owners to remove or disable any emissions device in all 50 states (even areas that don't have emissions testing), and owners can and do get fined for it, although most get away with it. The problem is how do you enforce it?
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#4485355 - 08/11/17 06:16 AM Re: Wonder where all those VW buyback cars go? [Re: exranger06]
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Registered: 08/19/10
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Loc: Champlain/Hudson Valley
OneEyeJack: Is that video (specifically its title) supposed to be for real? As usual, nearly 3 minutes of vid to show me a 10 second operation.

Also, I "always heard" that bunches of our old cars go to South America. AS usual, no supporting data.

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#4485387 - 08/11/17 07:18 AM Re: Wonder where all those VW buyback cars go? [Re: PimTac]
opus1 Offline


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Loc: Chicago Area
Gary Airport as well. VW Storage at Gary

In the last week or two there were people in there trying to steal the cars. Theft Story
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