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AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – Volkswagen of America, Inc. today announced that applications are now being accepted at www.vw.com for the oldest and highest mileage diesel-powered Volkswagens. Interested owners have until May 31 to get their application turned in; entering “Diesel Search” in the search box on the home page will take applicants to the application form.
The oldest U.S. market diesel Volkswagen search is open to registered vehicles, still running on the road with their original engines. Volkswagen anticipates this will be a Rabbit, as 12,393 were sold in 1977.
The highest accumulated mileage diesel Volkswagen search is also open to registered vehicles, still running on the road with their original engines. The odometer reading must be substantiated with service records and/or logbook data.
“Since announcing this search, we’ve already heard from several diesel owners in the 300,000 to 400,000-mile range,” said Keith Price, public relations manager, Volkswagen of America, Inc.,
The winner of each search will be provided with the use of a diesel-powered 2007 Volkswagen Touareg V10 TDI for six months.