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    Volkswagen is in trouble with just about everybody on the f'ing planet

    So the article cited in the previous page confirms what I thought was the only way this could happen: some lazy idiots thought this would be a great idea, people eventually found out, failed to report it and now management and compliance have to clean this up. I can't imagine the reactions and...
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    Volkswagen is in trouble with just about everybody on the f'ing planet

    They can still prosecute GM in the US for any wrongdoing they do overseas.
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    Ownership Verified: 2005 Honda Civic 1.6i Executive

    I'll just wait around for the inevitable thread where you categorize normal wear and tear as unreliable, sell it at a loss, and burn more money on cars not worth the effort of keeping on the road or restoring. Do yourself a favor and do not buy that third car, just tell the owner you don't need...
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    Volkswagen is in trouble with just about everybody on the f'ing planet

    And this was also confirmed by German investigators. I forgot to grab the link, but VW and the German regulators assure that the majority of cars will be fixed by software updates.
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    Random Thoughts... [Automotive Edition]

    i don't think it was base. It was all wheel drive and the CVT. Which brings me on to this: why are CVTs shifting nowadays? I bet that slaps the efficiency right out of them. I actually like the slipping clutch sensation in the Corolla because I know it's doing it for efficiency. The Journey...
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    Random Thoughts... [Automotive Edition]

    I just grabbed a picture from the Internet. My rental does have BT, but a plastic wheel. Rick: the car is not brown inside, it's beige. On the Journey: what do you mean an "honest car?". It is mediocre, bland styling inside and out, the one I had got horrible mileage (22 mpg using cruise...
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    Random Thoughts... [Automotive Edition]

    Are you ever going to mature? In other news: I've been in the US for work for 5 weeks. I had a Dodge Journey for 4 weeks. Remind me again why people put their hard earned money towards buying one of these? I'm now in a Corolla, who thought that this interior looks good? So many different...
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    Volkswagen is in trouble with just about everybody on the f'ing planet

    The EPA and CARB have stated that the cars are still legal to drive as no recall has been issued yet. If you need to get an inspection the cars will be allowed to be tested and pass.
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    Volkswagen is in trouble with just about everybody on the f'ing planet

    I'm just transcribing what other sources cited as official VW information. No one said the fix would be easy. The cars also have some wiggle room in regards to economy since they were consistently beating the EPA estimates. Not much of a case if the car meets the window sticker I guess.
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    Volkswagen is in trouble with just about everybody on the f'ing planet

    I read in other sources that the solution depends on the application. Some cars will need software updates (I'm guessing the 2.0s with urea tanks that still don't meet emissions), others will require hardware updates (the hints from VW are urea tanks), and some others both hardware and software...
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    Volkswagen is in trouble with just about everybody on the f'ing planet

    I got through 16 pages of this thread. The amount of idiotic ideas Spectre spews out is even higher than the NOx VW got caught with. I stopped when he insinuated that they may also be cheating on safety. For my own sake I stopped reading, I just can't handle stupidity. VW messed up big time...
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    Random Thoughts... [Automotive Edition]

    I'm becoming an Uber driver this week. I'll mostly do it to and from work since I drive a pretty congested route, I guess someone must be going in the same general direction every now and then.
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    Matt2k's ?500 Banger Watch Graveyard

    Are cars that cheap across Europe? We may have an interesting business opportunity....
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    Idiots + cars = LOL

    Solid white line.
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    Random Thoughts... [Automotive Edition]

    That's the only Tiida (Versa) we got. The 1.6 was the only engine. You were able to option up to nicer interior trims though.
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