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VW Dieselgate Scandal of September 18, 2015

Posted: Wed Nov 02, 2016 12:17 pm
by Done with VW
On September 18, 2015 VW got Busted for having 'cheat software' that enabled a VW TDI being tested for Emissions on a Dyno to PASS with Flying Colours.

A settlement was finalized in the USA on October 25, 2016. Things are being sorted in Canada and Canadian owners can not find anything out due to the Judge imposing a Gag Order. VW has said that they would 'mirror' the US settlement in Canada.

But why a Gag Order? Is this even constitutional?

VW Dieselgate Scandal of September 18, 2015

Posted: Sun Nov 06, 2016 12:54 pm
by FalcoColumbarius
I was talking to a guy with a diesel Jetta. 16:1 Compression ratio and he can get to Calgary from Vancouver on one tank. Perhaps the lying computer chip aspect of it should be an issue but as far as diesel goes... it's the cleanest fuel out there, in my humble opinion. People see the black smoke and freak out and assume the worst but unlike gasoline, it doesn't float up into the atmosphere, it cools and sinks back to the Earth.

If you are going to argue that electric is better for the environment... sure, while the motor is running but I'd ask the question what about the creation and disposal of the batteries? Or the flooding of a valley (destroying a complete eco-system) in order to create that glorious hydro-electric power?

As far as the gag order goes... we Canadians are far too polite to ask, anyway. :?


P.S.: This just in: ... SKBN1300V7

VW Dieselgate Scandal of September 18, 2015

Posted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 1:35 am
by Mr. Flibble
I have a 2013 Jetta Tdi Sportwagen (Called a Golf in Canada as it should be) it is being returned to VW, and I am basically getting back what I paid for it.

I am using some of that money to pay of the Used Kia Soul Electric car I just bought.

I am very angry at VW (I have achieved about 1000km on a tank) but I am extremely happy with my Electric Soul now, so there is that.

Plus, I can drive my Deli in the US in 2 years! :)