VW - I'm having trouble with this...

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  1. Stan Beeman

    Stan Beeman Well-Known Member VIP

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    what am I missing here...

    VW actually made cars that would purposely trick the emissions test to pass and actually pollute the environment to a significant scale over what the test allows?

    I'm not a tree hugger, but who the F would green light something like that?
     
  2. DarkFriday

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    :bigcry: yet I see 18 wheelers and dump trucks putting out smokestacks worth of pollution on a daily basis.
     
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    this won't end well for VW


    'Liability minefield'
    Still waiting for the Volkswagen press conference to kick off, so here are some thoughts from Alexander Traill, partner at law firm BLM, on what the new CEO could face:

    [​IMG]Assuming he is appointed, Matthias Müller may be walking into a liability minefield. First of all, Martin Winterkorn may be held personally liable for the failures that occurred when he was in charge. The fact that he openly accepted responsibility for the irregularities found in the engines won’t help his case, and the prospects of class actions by disgruntled shareholders are significant, particularly if the share price of VW is negatively impacted in the longer term. Mr Winterkorn also faces the matter of assisting and potentially being a subject of any regulatory prosecution both in the US and the UK.

    “The new CEO is now under a huge amount of pressure to rectify the problem. If this is not done quickly enough to avoid a further fall in share price, he could also face the wrath of shareholders as well as becoming embroiled in prolonged regulatory investigations himself. However it is worth remembering that there will be other members of the VW board who may have failed in their responsibilities, so it would not be surprising if we were to see others called out and held accountable for the situation as well.”
     
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    Obama will bail them out :coffee:
     
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    never owned a German car,never will.
     
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    An article explained VW wants to appeal to a sport/performance market with it's diesels. The cheat was a way to get it to market.

    Looks like all of the German auto makers might have done the same.
     
  8. Stan Beeman

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    It is mind blowing how stupid a decision that was by VW...insane
     
  9. RH Goatcabin

    RH Goatcabin Time to pulsate. Time to yearn. 2010 OG POTY The Bar Gold

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    Great minds think alike. Blarked.
     
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    KIA and Hyundai lied about their MPG a few years back. Ford keeps faulty/deadly ignition switches in and waits for people to die.
     
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    Penalties from the government are going to be massive, and the class action lawsuit by the current owners of vehicles affected is going to be just as big, since once fixes are implemented, their vehicles may not operate as well as they did when dirty, and trying to sell them they're going to take a big hit.
     
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    because it's ridiculously expensive to make a diesel meet current emissions standards.

    it's the only reason the US market will never see the Ford Focus that gets 75 mpg.
     
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    My 94 Ford Ranger ran great for almost 16yrs.
    My current Ford XLT runs even better.

    :salute:
     
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    Does anyone ever know where the money actually goes when these shithead companies get fined?
     
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    Mack Well-Known Member 2010 OG VIP

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    You can buy a 6.7 PowerStroke in Mexico for 17k less, because it's stripped of all the emissions equipment.
     
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    Yes, mein Furher....room for 500....2 Nazi's in the front, 2 Nazi's in the back and 496 Jews in the ashtrays and truck...
     
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    to help Syrian refugees :salute:
     
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