VW’s diesel buyback program had some vague language about what condition the car had to be in to stay eligible. Basically, it had to be “operable.” Does it run? Does it roll? Then you’re good to go.

So disgruntled owners started stripping off parts and selling them online before sending their cars in. And it worked … for a while.

According to CarComplaints.com, a judge is saying you jetta stop doing that:

U.S. District Court Judge Charles Breyer has [said] owners should think twice about altering their vehicles if they want VW to pay for the cars.

OK, Judge Breyer didn’t use the Jetta pun and it’s such a wasted opportunity. The pins were setup, he just had to knock them down.

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