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Stephen Thomas poses with his new diesel Passat in this 2011 file photo.

A longtime Volkswagen dealer says most VW drivers probably won't want to bring their cars in for a recall.

Al Johnson is the 81-year-old owner of Al Johnson Volkswagen Inc., in Dalton, Ga.

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Al Johnson is photographed at the Volkswagen Volvo dealership that bears his name on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015, in Dalton, Ga.

After Volkswagen admitted to rigging its diesel cars' emissions to pass U.S. tests, the company is expected to come up with a plan to recall nearly a half-million diesel cars in the country.

However, experts say a fix to the problem might increase fuel consumption or reduce performance on the vehicles. Johnson says most diesel drivers like their cars how they already are.

He also downplayed concerns about the company's long-term health.

"All I know is that I have been a Volkswagen dealer going on 48 years," Johnson said, "And we've always had ups and downs."

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