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Illinois VW owners welcome buyback in emissions settlement

Illinois VW owners welcome buyback in emissions settlement

The record $15.3 billion settlement in the Volkswagen diesel-emissions cheating scandal will affect nearly 30,000 vehicles sold in Illinois, as well as thousands of owners who went from brand loyalists to betrayed.

Some owners can't wait to sell their cars back to VW, ending a nightmare that turned their beloved and peppy "clean diesel" cars into a source of driveway shame. Others have mixed feelings after years of good if illicit performance and are mulling a modification option, but worry their cars will never be the same after going under the knife.

"I don't know what the fix is going to be," said Jamie Dihiansan, 41, a graphic designer from Chicago's...

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