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    Regarding the VW fix for the emissions cheating software


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    Have heard of quite a few of these problems due to the supposed fix, mostly of overseas VW owners. Although some people might not like him, John Cadogan on his autoexpert website regularly eviscerates VW and their poor behaviour.

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    I'm almost surrounded by VW products and they are behaving perfectly.

    2 Toyotas at the end of the street aren't though.

    I don't own a VW but my Ford Ranger, almost same mechanicals as a Defender , has none of the constant problems that appear to plague Defender owners.

    Just depends how you look upon a product and where your allegiance lies. I have none.

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    All our vw's past and current have been flawless!
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    Maybe,, but they are trying hard to kill the planet, VW had a choice, the worlds health or money..
    and they chose money.
    This problem wasnt an accident. They deliberately lied to the world about their emissions. They built millions of cars BY DESIGN that did not conform to health regulations. I dont care that they perform flawlessly (though you may not have 100% backing there--) I care about the fact VW dont care about the worlds health.

    I hope the ACCC sues 'em for billions.
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    So all the other car makers who built millions of vehicles that don't comply,not to mention all the LR owners who disabled their EGR's etc are angels then?. Pat

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    Hi all. We have a MY12 VW Golf GTD that we bought new as Wifetec drives from The Barossa to Port Adelaide daily (and wastes an hour of her life each way IMO). Our Golf was in the 'group' that required the 'upgrade' to the software. I was sceptical and held off on getting it done for ages (car has now covered 180000kms), but the garage started getting funny about it so I relented on the proviso that they could guarantee no change in power. Anyway, before it went in, I did a timed 0 to 100 in a known clear safe spot. After the mod was done, I repeated the test, and there was no change in the time. So, we are happy, and still love the car.

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    no, where did I say that Pat?

    They won big at the Car Of the Year two years back,, lots of awards, lots of ads saying Look at US we won these awards!
    Then the awards organization kicked them out the next year and this year they, Audi and VW, are not offering cars for evaluation saying the awards "lack validity".
    as a company VW can be categorized as sociopathic.

    Someone elses opinion now,,
    "The poison

    Oxides of nitrogen - the poison gasses in question - are toxic chemicals. A peer-reviewed study in the journal: Environmental Research Letters >>, estimates 59 premature deaths in the US alone. The same study found 130 additional deaths would be prevented by making the cheating vehicles comply with emissions laws by the end of 2016. Good luck with that.

    Learn more about oxides of nitrogen in Australia >>

    About half a million vehicles in the US are affected - thatís about four-and-a-half per cent of the total globally. Official global death toll estimates are unavailable. So if we pro-rate those deaths, multiply by 22, for a ballpark estimate, for 11 million cars, thatís 1300 prematurely dead people. One thousand, three hundred. (Or 4158 if they donít fix their f^ck-up by the end of the year.)

    Four thousand plus: Thatís more deaths than those Saudi Al Qaeda assholes killed 15 years ago in New York. Imagine if Boko Haram, Al-Shabaab or Hamas killed 4000 people - westerners - tomorrow. How indignant would you feel about that?

    Why is this any different? Those lives matter too. Surely your life is not worth less outrage if you are killed by a carmaker instead of a terrorist?"
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    Pedro,How many deaths can be blamed on a 2.0ltr VW T/D burning 5ltre/100 compared to the millions of Yank tanks fitted with oversize engines burning 20ltres/100 that had no chance of passing emission laws so they simply changed the laws?.If you want to prosecute VW over 4000 deaths they supposedly caused,why don't you sue McDonalds,KFC,Hungry Jacks,Coke,Mountain Dew etc over the obesity epidemic they are directly responsible for which kills more people a day than any other cause?.

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    VW lied to us. thats enough for me.

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